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Migration & Minority Demographics/Statistics
Demographics & Economics
13/01/2012 - 10:47
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According to a research paper published by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), an estimated 3,8 – 4,3 million Muslims were living in Germany in 2009.
Next to the 45 per cent (1,7 – 2,0 million) of Muslims with a migration background having attained the German citizenship, the majority of Muslims in Germany are of Turkish citizenship (2,1 – 3,2 million). The second largest group are Muslims from Southeast Europe (355,000), while the remaining 353,000 stem from Iran, South /South-East Asia, Central Asia/CIS countries, the Middle East, North Africa and the rest of Africa. Estimates about Germans without a migration background that have converted to Islam range from 13,000 to 100,000.
Of the Muslims living in Germany the largest groups by religious practice are Sunni (74.1 %), Alevi (12.7 %) and Shiites (7.1 %).
Based on the estimate of the BAMF, the Muslim population amounts to 4.6 – 5.3 per cent of the total population living in Germany.



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