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What is the Hindu population in India in 2022

In this article, we will know in detail that what is the Hindu population in India. India is the seventh largest country in the world, while in terms of population it is the second largest country after China. The population of India increased from 36.1 crore in 1951 to 121 crore in 2011. India is the second most populous country in the world after China. According to the Worldometer, the population of India in 2022 is more than 140 crores.

What is the Hindu population in India

What is the Hindu population in India

At present, the Hindu population in India is more than 109 crores, which is about 80% of the total population. According to the 2011 census, the Hindu population in India was 96.63 crore, which is 79.8% of the total population. 94% of the total Hindu population of the world resides in India. According to the same report, Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of Hindus, whose population is 79.73%. States having more than 90% Hindu population include Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh etc.

However, Hindu religions reside in every corner of India. There are many states where Hindus come in the role of minority, including the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Lakshadweep, Mizoram etc.

According to Pew Research, there are over 120 crore Hindus worldwide, of whom over 94.3% live in India. Most of the Hindus are found in Asian countries. The top twenty-five countries (in descending order) with the most Hindu residents and citizens are India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, United States of America, Malaysia, Myanmar, United Kingdom, Mauritius, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Canada , Australia, Saudi Arabia, Trinidad and Tobago, Singapore, Fiji, Qatar, Kuwait, Guyana, Bhutan, Oman and Yemen.

The top fifteen countries with the highest percentage of Hindus are Nepal, India, Mauritius, Fiji, Guyana, Bhutan, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Kuwait, Bangladesh, Reunion, Malaysia and Singapore. The fertility rate, i.e. children per woman, for Hindus is 2.4, lower than the world average of 2.5. Pew Research estimates that by 2050, the world will have a Hindu population of over 140 million.

Hindu culture is a term used to describe the culture and identity of Hindus and Hinduism, including the historical Vedic people. Hindu culture can be deeply observed in the form of art, architecture, history, diet, clothing, astrology and other forms. The culture of India and Hinduism are deeply influenced and assimilated with each other. All Indian religions including Jainism, Sikhism and Buddhism are deeply influenced by Hinduism.

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