What are the demographics of Shia Islam?

  • Second largest denomination of Islam.
  • No definitive numbers, but estimated 200 million as of 2009 (constituting 10-13% of the world's Muslim population and 10-15% of the Middle East's entire population).
  • Shia majority countries are Iran, Iraq, & Azerbaijan. Other large populations are Lebanon (45% of total), Turkey (20-25%), Pakistan (10-20%), Afghanistan (10-19%).

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