Bahá'í Statistics

Map of the resident Bahá'ís in 189 independent countries and 46 territories across the globe. Source: Bahai.org.

 

1. There are more than 5 million Bahá'ís around the world.

 

2. There's only one Bahá'í Faith - no schisms, no factions, no branches. A robust framework has been established which ensures that the Faith remains impenetrable, indestructible and always united, forever.

 

3. The Bahá'í Faith is established in virtually every country and in many dependent territories and overseas departments of countries.

 

4. Bahá'ís live in some 100,000 localities around the globe.

 

5. About 2,100 indigenous tribes, races, and ethnic groups are represented in the Bahá'í community.

 

6. The Encyclopedia Britannica Yearbook has listed the Bahá'í Faith as the second most widespread religion in the world (in terms of geographic reach), after Christianity.


7. Members of the Bahá'í Faith are engaged in approximately 600 ongoing social and economic development projects, and several thousand smaller projects of fixed duration.


8. The Bahá'í International Community has been registered with the United Nations as a nongovernmental organization since 1948, it holds consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and with UNICEF, and it has an ongoing working relationship with several other U.N. agencies.

 

9. There are currently seven Bahá'í Houses of Worship - in Australia, Germany, India, Panama, Samoa, Uganda, and the United States. The eighth temple will be in Chile. More than 130 sites for future temples have been acquired.


10. Bahá'í writings and other literature have been translated into more than 800 languages.


11. Each year, nearly 400,000 people visit the Bahá'í Shrine, terraces, and gardens on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel.


12. The country with the most Bahá'ís is India, with well over a million Bahá'ís. The Bahá'í House of Worship in New Delhi is the most visited Bahá'í site in the world; with over four million visitors annually.

 

13. In Iran, where the Bahá'í Faith originated, there are now about 300,000 Bahá'ís, constituting the largest religious minority in that country.