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BUDDHIST COUNTRIES

 
 

Buddhism is spread over many countries and in every continent on the world. The Buddhist population in the world is about 6% of the total population of the world.  The Main Buddhist Countries includes  

1.             Bangladesh

2.             Bhutan

3.             Cambodia

4.             China

5.             Hong Kong

6.             India

7.             Indonesia

8.             South Korea

9.             Laos

10.         Japan

11.         Macau

12.         Mongolia

13.         Myanmar

14.         Malaysia

15.         Nepal

16.         Singapore

17.         Sri Lanka

18.         Taiwan

19.         Thailand

20.         Vietnam

21.         Philippines

 
   The list of top ten countries having significant Buddhist population are as given below:-

 

 Name of the Country

Percentage of the population

Thailand

95%

Cambodia

90%

Myanmar

88%

Bhutan

75%

Sri Lanka

70%

Tibet

65%

Laos

60%

Vietnam

55%

Japan

50%

Macau

45%

Taiwan

43%

Source http://www.buddhanet.net/

In terms of absolute numbers the  top 10 countries are as follows :-

Name of the Country

Number of Buddhists

China

102 000 000

Japan

 8 965 000

Thailand

55 480 000

Vietnam

49 690 000

Myanmar

41 610 000

Sri Lanka

12 540 000

South Korea

10 920 000

Taiwan

9 150 000

Cambodia

9 130 000

 

 Source : http://www.adherents.com/Religions_By_Adherents.html

 The religion wise population in the world is given below : Sizes shown are approximate estimates, and are here mainly for the purpose of ordering the groups, not providing a definitive number. This list is sociological/statistical in perspective.)

 

1

Christianity

2.10

Billion

2

Islam

1.30

Billion

3

Secular/Nonreligious/Agnostic/Atheist

1.10

Billion

4

Hinduism

900.00

Million

5

Chinese traditional religion

394.00

Million

6

Buddhism

376.00

Million

7

primal-indigenous

300.00

Million

8

African Traditional & Diasporic

100.00

Million

9

Sikhism

23.00

Million

10

Juche

19.00

Million

11

Spiritism

15.00

Million

12

Judaism

14.00

Million

13

Bahai

7.00

Million

14

Jainism

4.20

Million

15

Shinto

4.00

Million

16

Cao Dai

4.00

Million

17

Zoroastrianism

2.60

Million

18

Tenrikyo

2.00

Million

19

Neo-Paganism

1.00

Million

20

Unitarian-Universalism

800000

 

21

Rastafarianism

600000

 

22

Scientology

500000

 

Source http://www.adherents.com/Religions_By_Adherents.html

 

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