Belgium Muslim Population Percentage 2017 By City Demographics Religion Belgian

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Belgium Muslim Population By City Demographics Religion Percentage Belgian 2017

Find Belgium Muslim Population Percentage 2017. Islam is the second largest religion in Belgium, accounting for 5 to 7% of the total population (If all immigrants with Islamic backgrounds are included, Muslims' share of the population rises to 8.1% as of 2011). Muslims are concentrated in certain regions of the country, constituting 23.6% of the population in Brussels, but just 4.0% in Wallonia and 3.9% in Flanders. 98% of the Belgian Muslims belong to the Sunni denomination, the rest are Shia, Alevi), and Ahmadiyya


Belgium Muslim Population By City Demographics Religion

A 2011 estimation by Belgian academic Jan Hertogen shows that more than 900,000 people have a foreign background from Islamic countries.
A 2008 estimation shows that 6% of the Belgian population, about 628,751, is Muslim, either Sunni, Shia, Alevi, and a small population of Ahmadi. Muslims cover 25.5% of the population of Brussels, 4.0% of Wallonia and 3.9% of Flanders. The majority of Belgian Muslims live in the major cities, such as Antwerp, Brussels and Charleroi.
According to estimates released in 2007 by sociologist Jan Hertogen, the largest group of immigrants in Belgium, numbering 264,974, are Moroccans. The Turks are the third-largest group, and the second-largest Muslim ethnic group, numbering 159,336. These estimates are criticized by the General Direction of Statistics and Economical Information (former National Institute for Statistics) because he simply added the global number of naturalized people without taking into account those who died or remigrated afterwards.

Other nationalities represented are mostly Arabs, Pakistanis and West Africans. No accurate numbers can be given as religious or ethnic censuses are forbidden in Belgium, and most people with roots in Islamic countries (including Christian Assyrian refugees from Turkey) took the Belgian nationality, their children born in Belgium are more and more born as Belgian citizens and thence do not appear in any statistics.
Moroccan and Turkish immigrants began coming in large numbers to Belgium starting in the 1960s as guest workers. Though the guest-worker program was abolished in 1974, many immigrants stayed and brought their families using family reunification laws. Today the Muslim community continues to grow through marriage migration. More than 60% of Moroccan and Turkish youth marry partners from their home countries.
Since 2009, Mohamed is the most popular given name in Brussels and Antwerp, Belgium's two largest cities

 


Belgian Muslim Population By City Percentage 2017  

 

According to a 2005 Université Libre de Bruxelles study, about 10% of the Muslim population are "practicing Muslims. There are an estimated 328–380 mosques in the country.On the morning of Tuesday, 22 March 2016, three coordinated nail bombings occurred in Belgium: two at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, and one at Maalbeek metro station in Brussels. In these attacks, 35 victims and three suicide bombers were killed, and 316 people were injured. Another bomb was found during a search of the airport. Two suspects are on the run. The organization Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility for the attacks. The bombings were the deadliest act of terrorism in Belgium's history. The Belgian government declared three days of national mourning


Europe Muslim Population by Cities

According to the Pew Forum, the total number of Muslims in Europe in 2010 was about 44 million (6%). The total number of Muslims in the European Union in 2010 was about 19 million (3.8%). The French capital of Paris and its metropolitan area has the largest number (up to 1.7 million according to The Economist) of Muslims out of any city in the European Union. London also has a substantial community of Muslim origin, numbering about 1 million within the limits of Greater London and exceeding this figure when the entire metropolitan area is taken into account.

If the current rate of migration of Muslims to Europe and the Muslim fertility rate remains constant, by 2030, people of Muslim faith or origin are predicted to form about 10% of the French population and 8% of the European population.

List of all Muslim Majority Cities in Europe. 

City Member state  % Muslim (est.)
Bradford  Belgium 32.40%
Birmingham  Belgium 26.90%
Brussels  Belgium 25.50%
Marseille  France 25%
Rotterdam  Netherlands 25%
Malmö  Sweden 20%
Roubaix  France 20%
Leicester  Belgium 18.60%
Antwerp  Belgium 16.90%
Manchester  Belgium 15.80%
Paris  France 15%
The Hague  Netherlands 14.20%
Amsterdam  Netherlands 14%
Offenbach  Belgium 14%
Utrecht  Netherlands 13.20%
Vienna  Austria 12.50%
London  Belgium 12.40%
Cologne  Belgium 12%
Frankfurt  Belgium 11.80%
Copenhagen  Denmark 10%
Berlin  Belgium 9.00%
Barcelona  Spain 6.50%
Milan  Italy 6%
Dublin  Ireland 2.11%

Muslim Population in Europe

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