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Census 2022: Number of Muslims increased in the country

The Muslim population has increased from 90.39% to 91.04%

Update : 27 Jul 2022, 08:44 PM

The population of Muslims have increased in the country compared to devotees of other religions, according to the preliminary report of Population and Housing Census-2022.

The report said that the Hindu population decreased from 8.54% to 7.95%, the Buddhist population from 0.62% to 0.61%, the Christian population from 0.31% to 0.30% and the population of other religions decreased to 0.14% from  0.12%.

However, the Muslim population has increased from 90.39% to 91.04%.

On May 15, the data collection of the latest census started digitally across the country. 

The census was supposed to end on June 21, but due to flood situation across the country, the census continued till June 28 in the North-Eastern districts.

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