Today, there are many religions in the world varied by country and followers. Every day we observe a lot of people living in this world are turning to different religions for the sake of power and calm that is not practiced only by individuals of a particular nation, but it is being practiced almost in almost all the countries in the world. What is the most religious country in the world or which country has the most religious people it cannot be assumed without proper information. So we have prepared a list of Top ten countries that are considered the most religious nations around the globe with the biggest number of religious people.
List of Top 10 Most Religious Countries in the World – 2015 Rankings
Brazil is officially recognized as the Federative Republic of Brazil which is considered the 10th most religious country in the world with more than 85% active Brazilians in their faiths. Brazil is one of the most populated countries in the world; in 2013 estimates its population was counted 201,032,714. Brazil is also considered the ninth largest oil producing country in the world.
Peru is the one of the most religious countries in the world and also known as the sixth largest gold producing country in the world. It is located in South America having the 30,475,144 population and per capita GDP $11,148. Its people are considered much religious as compared to many nations living on the planet. 86% people are actively participating in different faiths such as Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism.
Kenya is officially recognized as the Republic of Kenya which is also famous as one of the largest tea producing countries the world having the largest number of religious people who are distributed in several ethnic groups such as Kikuyu, Luo, Luhya, Kalenjin, Meru, Kisii, African religions and others. It is given the eighth rank in the list of most world’s most religious countries. About 88% Kenyans are actively participating in their faith while 9% are not active.
Iraq is a largest Muslim country in the world having more than 31,129,225 populations it is the 9th largest country with most natural resources in the world. According to an estimate, it’s 95% population is Islamic while the rest of population belongs to the other religions. 88% people are active participants in their faiths making it one of the biggest religious nations around the world.
Romania is located in the Europe continent having different religions, but the majority of Romanian is following orthodox Christian faiths that are more than 86% making it the sixth country in the ranking list of top ten most religious countries in the world. Bucharest is the capital and largest city of Romania. Its population as per 2011 census is 20,121,641. Romania has a good economy with per capita GDP of $16,518.It is the 9th most populated country in Europe.
Macedonia is the European country having a rich religious history in the world. Ottoman Turks brought Islam and Byzantines brought Christianity while Bulgarian tsars are responsible for bringing Orthodox faith in Macedonia. Christianity, Islam, and Judaism are the religions still having the deep roots in this country.
Fiji holds the fifth spot in the list of most religious countries in the world with the religiosity rate of 93%. Suva is the largest city and capital. Fiji has more than 858,038 population according to 2012 census. It is located in Melanesian Region.Fiji is one of the remote nations that was given the religious position by Methodist missionaries in the 19th century.
In 1991, after the dissolution of Soviet Union, Armenia was one of the countries returning to their religious past in the world. Armenia is officially recognized as Republic of Armenia and Yerevan is the capital and largest city of this nation. According to 2010 estimates, its population was 3,262,200 distributed in four major ethnic groups Armenian 97.9%, Yezidis 1.3%, Russian 0.5% and rest of the other groups are 0.3%. It has a prideful Catholic history and currently 92% Armenians are active religious worshipers in the world.
There are various religious parties in the different regions of Nigeria, but the major religion in Nigeria is Christianity, which is accounted more than 50.8% while the second largest religion in Nigeria is Islam, which is 47.8%. The active participation rate of Nigerian people is above 93% making it the second most religious country in the world. It is officially recognized as the Federal Republic of Nigeria having the 174,507,539 population (2013 estimates).
Ghana is considered the most religious country in the world containing more than five popular ethnic groups in it. Ghana is a sovereign state that is located in Africa continent which is covering the total area of 238,535 square kilometers and 4.61% water its overall population according to 2012 estimates more than 24.2 million people. Ghana contains the Akan group that is more than 47.5% people strict in their faith.96% of Ghana People claimed to be the active followers of their faiths.
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