Number of Bahá’ís in the world

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The Statistics Department of the World Centre has officially stated the membership total to be 5 million while other estimations vary between 5 and 7 million, see Statistics for more information.

All figures below based on available data, calculations are made using Bahá’í sources where available.

World Bahá’ís from chart Countries represented World pop represented Total world pop Estimated Bahá’í population
Bahá’í source 2,836,416 10 567,036,000 6,602,224,175 not enough data
Outside source 7,053,743 134 3,591,569,928 6,602,224,175 12,966,584


Country Bahá’í source External source Growth per year  % Growth per year Population (est) [1]  % of Pop
Abkhazia 170,000
Afghanistan 23,075 [2] 31,500,000 0.073
Akrotiri and Dhekelia 7,000
Åland 26,711
Albania 14,024 5,604 [3] 3,600,000 0.390
Algeria 3,147 [4] 33,000,000 0.010
American Samoa 65,000
Andorra 72,000
Angola 1,288 [5] 16,000,000 0.008
Anguilla 86 [6] 14,000 0.614
Antigua and Barbuda 628 [7] 81,000 0.775
Argentina 11,108 [8] 40,000,000 0.028
Armenia 1,408 [9] 3,200,000 0.044
Aruba 144 [10] 103,000 0.140
Ascension Island 1,100
Australia 17,000 [11] 20,800,000 0.082
Austria 8,300,000
Azerbaijan 1,547 [12] 8,400,000 0.018
The Bahamas 1,226 [13] 323,000 0.380
Bahrain 1,358 [14] 700,000 0.194
Bangladesh 147,000,000
Barbados 3,516 [15] 279,000 1.260
Belarus 350 [16] 9,489,000 [17] 0.004
Belgium 2,032 [18] 10,500,000 0.019
Belize 6,941 [19][20] 291,500 2.381
Benin 12,193 [21] 8,400,000 0.145
Bermuda 323 [22] 65,000 0.497
Bhutan 672,000
Bolivia 269,246 [23][20] 9,100,000 2.959
Bosnia and Herzegovina 4,500,000
Botswana 12,491 [24] 1,600,000 0.781
Brazil 190,000,000
Brunei 984 [25] 380,000 0.259
Bulgaria 823 [26] 7,600,000 0.011
Burkina Faso 2,387 [27] 13,000,000 0.018
Burundi 5,356 [28] 7,500,000 0.071
Cambodia 13,401 [29] 14,900,000 0.090
Cameroon 135,765 [30] 17,700,000 0.767
Canada 30,000 [31] 62,293 [32] 275 .91 33,000,000 0.091
Cape Verde 423,000
Cayman Islands 338 [33] 45,000 0.751
Central African Republic 11,930 [34] 4,000,000 0.298
Chad 80,683 [35][20] 9,700,000 0.832
Chile 18,254 [36] 16,400,000 0.111
China 1,300,000,000
Christmas Island 1,500
Cocos (Keeling) Islands 27 [20] 628 4.299
Colombia 64,758 [37][20] 45,000,000 0.144
Comoros 700,000
Congo 224,596 [38][20] 64,000,000 0.351
Cook Islands 18,000
Costa Rica 11,668 [39] 4,300,000 0.271
Côte d'Ivoire 29,572 [40] 17,600,000 0.168
Croatia 4,500,000
Cuba 1,120 [41] 11,300,000 0.010
Cyprus 784,000
Czech Republic 3,073 [42] 10,200,000 0.030
Denmark 5,400,000
Djibouti 574 [43] 793,000 0.072
Dominica 1,225 [44][20] 71,000 1.725
Dominican Republic 5,947 [45] 9,100,000 0.065
Ecuador 18,969 [46] 13,800,000
Egypt 82,900,000
El Salvador 37,656 [47] 6,800,000
Equatorial Guinea 504,000
Eritrea 4,900,000
Estonia 1,300,000
Ethiopia 75,000,000
Falkland Islands 67 [20] 3,000
Faroe Islands 85 [48] 48,000
Fiji 918,000
Finland 518 [49] 5,200,000
France 5,000 [50] 11,816 [51] 64,000,000 0.008
French Polynesia 278,000
Gabon 1,104 [52] 1,300,000 0.085
Gambia 5,221 [53] 1,500,000 0.348
Georgia 4,600,000
Germany 82,000,000
Ghana 20,212 [54] 22,000,000 0.092
Gibraltar 27,000
Greece 11,000,000
Greenland 281 [55] 56,000 0.502
Grenada 187 [56] 103,000 0.182
Guam 170,000
Guadeloupe 1,823 [57] 405,000 0.450
Guatemala 22,771 [58] 12,700,000 0.179
Guernsey 65,000
Guinea 9,400,000
Guinea-Bissau 1,500,000
Guyana 3,445 [59] 751,000 0.459
Haiti 16,444 [60] 8,500,000 0.193
Honduras 25,942 [61] 7,300,000 0.355
Hong Kong 6,900,000
Hungary 10,000,000
Iceland 421 [62] 301,000 0.140
India 2,200,000 [63] 2,331,422 [64] 1,100,000,000 0.200
Indonesia 234,000
Iran 300,000 [65] 352,051 [66] 70,000,000 0.429
Iraq 27,000,000
Ireland 4,100,000
Isle of Man 80,000
Israel 7,150,000
Italy 17,189 [67] 58,000,000 0.030
Jamaica 7,748 [68] 2,700,000 0.287
Japan 15,000 [69] 127,000,000 0.012
Jersey 90,000
Jordan 2,000 [70] 6,000,000 0.033
Kazakhstan 15,000,000
Kenya 330,884 [71][20] 34,000,000 0.973
Kiribati 4,321 [20] 107,000 4.038
Korea, South 37,475 [72] 49,000,000 0.076
Kuwait 9,858 [73] 3,100,000 0.318
Kyrgyzstan 940 [74] 5,200,000 0.018
Laos 5,433 [75] 6,500,000 0.083
Latvia 2,300,000
Lebanon 3,900,000
Lesotho 23,678 [76] 1,800,000 1.315
Liberia 9,462 [77] 3,200,000 0.296
Libya 5,600,000
Liechtenstein 34,000
Lithuania 3,500,000
Luxembourg 480,000
Macao 513,000
Macedonia 2,000,000
Madagascar 19,130 [78] 19,500,000 0.098
Malawi 21,850 [79] 12,800,000 0.170
Malaysia 88,976 [80] 24,000,000 0.371
Maldives 369,000
Mali 12,000,000
Malta 400,000
Martinique 1,977 [81] 399,000 0.495
Marshall Islands 1,023 [20] 61,000 1.677
Mauritania 3,200,000
Mauritius 7,500 5,782 [82] 1,200,000 0.625
Mayotte 200,000
Mexico 39,553 [83] 108,000,000 0.037
Micronesia 1,909 [20] 108,000 1.768
Moldova 4,300,000
Monaco 32,000
Mongolia 2,900,000
Montenegro 684,000
Montserrat 74 [84] 4,400 1.682
Morocco 33,000,000
Mozambique 19,700,000
Myanmar 79,044 [20] 50,000,000 0.158
Nagorno-Karabakh 138,000
Namibia 2,000,000
Nauru 1,106 [20] 13,000 8.508
Nepal 7,192 [85] 28,000,000 0.026
Netherlands 16,500,000
Netherlands Antilles 65 [86] 223,000 0.029
New Caledonia 221,000
New Zealand 4,100,000
Nicaragua 5,600,000
Niger 1,073 [87] 13,000,000 0.008
Nigeria 133,000,000
Niue 29 [20] 2,100 1.381
Norfolk Island 2,000
Northern Cyprus 264,000
Northern Mariana Islands 80,000
Norway 1,784 [88] 4,600,000 0.039
Oman 5,083 [89] 2,500,000 0.203
Pakistan 93,890 [90] 168,000,000 0.056
Palau 19,000
Panama 33,000 [91][92] 3,300,000 1.000
Papua New Guinea 5,800,000
Paraguay 5,496 [93] 6,500,000 0.085
Peru 23,096 [94] 28,000,000 0.082
Philippines 229,522 [20] 91,000,000 0.252
Pitcairn Islands 48
Poland 38,000,000
Portugal 6,000 10,000,000 0.060
Pridnestrovie 555,000
Puerto Rico 3,900,000
Qatar 1,198 [95] 839,000 0.143
Réunion 490 [96] 784,000 0.063
Romania 22,000,000
Russia 44,080 [97] 142,000,000 0.031
Rwanda 15,466 [98] 7,600,000 0.204
Saint Barthelemy 6,800
Saint Helena 19 [99] 4,000 0.475
Saint Kitts and Nevis 23 [100] 40,000 0.057
Saint Lucia 309 [101] 160,000 0.193
Saint Martin 33,000
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 6000
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 342 [102] 119,000 0.287
Samoa 4,178 [20] 185,000 2.258
San Marino 186 [103] 28,000 0.664
São Tomé and Príncipe 3,011 [20] 157,000 1.918
Saudi Arabia 4,321 [104] 27,000,000 0.016
Senegal 18,962 [105] 12,000,000 0.158
Serbia 10,000,000
Seychelles 310 [106] 80,000 0.388
Sierra Leone 6,100,000
Singapore 3,567 [107] 4,500,000 0.079
Slovakia 5,500,000
Slovenia 2,000,000
Solomon Islands 478,000
Somalia 10,000,000
Somaliland 3,500,000
South Africa 201,883 [108] 47,000,000 0.430
South Ossetia 70,000
Spain 40,000,000
Sri Lanka 18,827 [109] 20,000,000 0.094
Sudan 39,000,000
Suriname 5,006 [110] 470,000 1.065
Svalbard 2,200
Swaziland 5,039 [111] 1,000,000 0.504
Sweden 900 [112] 9,100,000 0.010
Switzerland 7,386 [113] 7,500,000 0.098
Syria 16,125 [114] 19,000,000 0.085
Taiwan 8,960 [115] 22,000,000 0.041
Tajikistan 7,300,000
Tanzania 140,593 [20][116] 37,000,000 0.380
Thailand 144,243 [20] 62,000,000 0.233
Timor-Leste 177 [117] 947,000 0.019
Togo 6,100,000
Tokelau 65 [20] 1,300 5.000
Tonga 6,582 [20] 102,000 6.453
Transnistria 555,000
Trinidad and Tobago 12,302 [118] 1,300,000 0.946
Tristan da Cunha 269
Tunisia 10,100,000
Turkey 71,000,000
Turkmenistan 5,100,000
Turks and Caicos Islands 32,000
Tuvalu 580 [20] 10,000 5.800
Uganda 105,000 [119] 87,114 [120] 1,875 1.78 27,000,000 0.389
Ukraine 1,000 [121] 47,000,000 0.002
United Arab Emirates 12,207 [122] 4,500,000 0.271
United Kingdom 29,415 [123] 60,000,000 0.049
United States 156,892 [124] 753,423 [20][125] 1,357 .89 300,000,000 0.052
Uruguay 3,300,000
Uzbekistan 26,500,000
Vanuatu 5,418 [20] 209,000 2.592
Vatican City 783
Venezuela 141,072 [126][20] 27,700,000 0.509
Vietnam 319,327 [127] 85,200,000 0.375
British Virgin Islands 192 [128] 22,000 0.873
United States Virgin Islands 558 [129] 112,000 0.498
Wallis and Futuna 15,500
Western Sahara 341,000
Yemen 250 [130] 21,000,000 0.001
Zambia 36,675 [131] 11,700,000 0.313
Zimbabwe 13,000,000

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