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List of countries by Zoroastrian population

The total number of currently practicing adherents of Zoroastrianism is unknown. A 2004 esitimate gives a range of 124,000 to 190,000,[1] roughly half of them in India (the Parsi and Irani groups).

Figures below are based on the Fezana Journal survey as well as ethnographic research on the number of Parsis and other Zoroastrian ethnoreligious communities.

Country Population[2][3] Percent Population
India 69,000[4] 0.006
Iran 25,000 0.03[5]
United States 11,000 0.004
Afghanistan 10,000 0.031
Canada 5,000 0.014
Pakistan 5,000 0.003
Singapore 4,500 0.087
United Kingdom 4,100 [6] 0.007
Australia 2,700 0.012
Persian Gulf Countries 2,200 0.005
Azerbaijan 2,000 0.022
New Zealand 2,000 0.045
World c. 138,000 19 ppm

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  1. ^ According to a survey in 2004 by the Zoroastrian Associations of North America, the number of Zoroastrians worldwide was estimated at between 124,000 and 190,000. The number is imprecise because of wildly diverging counts in Iran. Goodstein, Laurie (2008-09-06). "Zoroastrians Keep the Faith, and Keep Dwindling". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-10-03. 
  2. ^
  3. ^ Zoroastrianism Demographics
  4. ^ India's 2001 Census reported 69,601 Parsi Zoroastrians.
  5. ^ 25,271 according to
  6. ^ 4,105 according to
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