27-Aug-2004, 13:48 PM
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From: DhartiPanjNadDi@a... Date:
Sun Aug 22, 2004 5:44 pm Subject:
Re: Sikh population It is estimated there are 3,750.000 sikhs outside India,which itself has an estimated population of about 25 million Sikhs.The main countries of sikh population are:
afgahnistan-had 250,000 but most have since left to germany,Uk canada US and India and other counntries mostly in the west.
malaysia-100,000 (or just under)
thare also many significant communities of Sikhs to be found in australia 28,000,new zealand 12,000,South American countries of argentina /Vanuezuela 20,000.There are two Gurduaras in caracas,and a third being built in another city cobota,I think.
Reference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/essays-on-sikhism/636-sikh-population.html
Reference:: Sikh Philosophy Network http://www.sikhphilosophy.net/showthread.php?t=636
Sikhs are also known to be living in numbers in greece- 5,000,abu dhai and Kuwait (35,000),Lebanon -3000,France(7000)Sweden ,danmark,Norway,spain ,Portugal all have some Gurduaras etc ..5000---15,000 in all these countrie, where they have 2-5 gurduaras.Smaller communities are found in South africa,malawi,Zambi,Nigeria,where they have one to two gurduaras.There are two gurduaras in panama.Belize,gutemala each have two gurduaras.Japan has about 5,000 sikhs ,Korea has two gurduaras ( about three thousand Sikhs).Fiji had about 10,000 sikhs in its prime time with five gurduaras.Philipines has a significant Sikh community of about 20,000.
Singapore has about 23,000.Indonesia has 7 gurduaras , about 10,000 Sikhs in medan alone.Jakarta has three Gurduaras with about 4000.Brunei has a tiny Sikh community of about 1000.Brazil, chile,and Bolivia are also known to have sikh communities.Mexico has two Gurduaras.
Beleive or not there is a Sikh community of about twenty sikh families in reyjavik,Iceland.The last I was there about three years ago they were trying to build their own Gurduara.Moscow is known to have about 3000 sikhs.there is a Gurduara in Dushanbe too in kazakhstan with about three hundered sikh families.Iran has about 2000 Sikh families mostly in Tehran ( about 200)and southern Iran bordering sistaan province -pakistan where there are two gurduaras.
I hope this helps.
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