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The Largest Sikh Communities


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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

NationNumberPercent
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

PlacePercentNumber
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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