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Distribution of Sunni and Shia amongst Muslim population in Iran & Saudi Arabia 2009

This statistic illustrates the distribution of Sunni and Shia amongst Muslim population in Iran and Saudi Arabia as of 2009. As of 2009, around 73 million Iranian Muslims belonged to the Shia faith, whereas only 4.8 million people in Saudi Arabia followed Shia Islam.

Distribution of Sunni and Shia amongst Muslim population in Iran and Saudi Arabia as of 2009

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Release date

November 2014

Region

Iran, Saudi Arabia, MENA

Survey time period

2009

Supplementary notes

Numbers for Sunni Muslims calculated by subtracting Shia population amongst overall Muslim population.

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