Saturday, July 10, 2010

Muslim Population in India: Percentage in States and Metropolitan Cities

India ranks second in terms of Muslim population in the world. Muslims are in majority in Jammu & Kashmir state and Lakshadwip. They comprise around 33% in Assam, 25% in West Bengal and 24% in Kerala.

For almost a thousand years Muslim kings ruled India but the population of Muslims is most in regions where the Mughals and other Muslims kings had no influence. Kerala and Assam are such states. Uttar Pradesh (19%) and Bihar (16%) also have large Muslim population.

In States, highest population of Muslims is in Uttar Pradesh or UP that has 35 million or 3.5 crore Muslims. Bihar is second. Maharashtra has more than 10 million Muslims. 6arnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand have strong presence of Muslims. In percentage terms Kashmir has 70% Muslims.

Mumbai has 25 lakh or 2.5 million Muslims while Kolkata, Delhi and Hyderabad have more than one million Muslims each. In states Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Orissa and Chhattisgarh have relatively less Muslim population but in  cities in all these states also the mosques and madarsas are a common sight.

10 comments:

  1. heydrabaad(40%)rampur(50%)burhanpur(50%)mewat(70%)bhopal aligad and kishanganj are muslims area
    east to west and north to south(where are not muslims)

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  2. Assam only has a high muslim population because of the large influx of Bengali muslims since the 19th century. First encouraged by the British and then through illegal immigration from Bangladesh coupled with a significantly higher birth rate than others throughout the world let alone in India. The ethnic Assamese who are muslims is only around 7% while the vast majority are Vaishnava Hindus.

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  3. Nice Blog. India is the land of amazing diversity. That nice information about population in Indian States & Cities . Thanks for sharing. This information is used for all people who are interested to know about population.

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  4. india has muslims at least 25 percent of its population

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    2. 25% ......!!! impossible brother, because indian poulation is 120 crores and 25% means 30 crores, but hindus are 100 crores and how muslims can be 30 crores? muslims are 15% in indian population

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    3. well hindus population is decreasing .. it was 70% now its around 64% christians population is increasing due to converts in Andhra.. specially in Andhra and odissa .. muslims were 15% before now 18% due higher birthrate and muslim converts in Andhra

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  6. population matters but hardwork and joint efforts towards nation building matters more, take no pride in population growth.

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