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The Largest Sikh Communities


Last updated 9 March 2000.

The Sikh homeland is the Punjab, in India, where today Sikhs make up approximately 61% of the population. This is the only place where Sikhs are in the majority. Sikhs have emigrated to countries all over the world - especially to English-speaking and East Asian nations. In doing so they have retained, to an unusually high degree, their distinctive cultural and religious identity.

Sikhs are not ubiquitious worldwide in the way that adherents of larger world religions are, and they remain primarily an ethnic religion. But they can be found in many international cities and have become an especially strong religious presence in the United Kingdom and Canada.

Large National Sikh Communities

Nation

Number

Percent

India

19,000,000

2 %

United Kingdom

500,000

1

Canada

225,000

0.6

USA

100,000

 

Malaysia

50,000

 

Singapore

20,000

 


Places With the Highest Percentage
of Sikhs in the Population

Place

Percent

Number

Punjab, India

61.00%

11,000,000

Haryana, India

5.81

956,836

British Columbia, Canada

2.30

100,000

French Guiana

2.00

1,200

Rajasthan, India

1.48

649,174

Himachal Pradesh, India

1.01

400,000

United Kingdom

1.00

500,000

Alberta, Canada

0.54

13,600

Ontario, Canada

0.50

50,100

Fiji

0.50

4,000

Uttar Pradesh, India

0.49

675,775

Manitoba, Canada

0.32

3,500




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