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Religion > Jews: Countries Compared

Author: Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

Author: Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

Israel, the only officially Jewish country in the world, does not have the largest population of Jews. There are about a million more Jews in the United States than there are in the Jewish state.

Israel does have the largest number of Jews per capita, however, with over 25 times as many Jews per 1000 population than Monaco, the next highest country.

The World Jewish Congress says there were 14.26 million Jews in the world in 1998, in at least 90 countries. Close to 75 percent of the world’s Jewish population lives in Israel and the United States.

Approximately 4,000,000 Jews live in European countries (including Russia). Their populations range from a high of 600,000 in France to a low of 600 in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Argentina and Brazil both have more Jewish inhabitants than all but three of the European countries – France, Russia and Ukraine.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 United StatesUnited States 5.8 million 1998
2 IsraelIsrael 4.85 million 1998
3 FranceFrance 600,000 1998
4 RussiaRussia 550,000 1998
5 UkraineUkraine 400,000 1998
6 CanadaCanada 360,000 1998
7 United KingdomUnited Kingdom 300,000 1998
8 ArgentinaArgentina 250,000 1998
9 BrazilBrazil 130,000 1998
10 South AfricaSouth Africa 106,000 1998
11 AustraliaAustralia 100,000 1998
12 HungaryHungary 80,000 1998
13 BelarusBelarus 60,000 1998
14 GermanyGermany 60,000 1998
15 MexicoMexico 40,700 1998
16 BelgiumBelgium 40,000 1998
17 UzbekistanUzbekistan 35,000 1998
18 ItalyItaly 35,000 1998
19 VenezuelaVenezuela 35,000 1998
20 UruguayUruguay 32,500 1998
21 NetherlandsNetherlands 30,000 1998
22 MoldovaMoldova 30,000 1998
23 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan 30,000 1998
24 TurkeyTurkey 25,000 1998
25 IranIran 25,000 1998
26 SwedenSweden 18,000 1998
27 SwitzerlandSwitzerland 18,000 1998
28 GeorgiaGeorgia 17,000 1998
29 LatviaLatvia 15,000 1998
30 ChileChile 15,000 1998
31 KazakhstanKazakhstan 15,000 1998
32 SpainSpain 14,000 1998
33 RomaniaRomania 14,000 1998
34 AustriaAustria 10,000 1998
35 DenmarkDenmark 8,000 1998
36 PolandPoland 8,000 1998
37 MoroccoMorocco 7,500 1998
38 PanamaPanama 7,000 1998
39 SlovakiaSlovakia 6,000 1998
40 LithuaniaLithuania 6,000 1998
41 IndiaIndia 6,000 1998
42 Czech RepublicCzech Republic 6,000 1998
43 ColombiaColombia 5,650 1998
44 GreeceGreece 5,000 1998
45 New ZealandNew Zealand 5,000 1998
46 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan 4,500 1998
47 EstoniaEstonia 3,000 1998
48 PeruPeru 3,000 1998
49 BulgariaBulgaria 3,000 1998
50 Puerto RicoPuerto Rico 3,000 1998
51 Costa RicaCosta Rica 2,500 1998
52 Hong KongHong Kong 2,500 1998
53 JapanJapan 2,000 1998
54 CroatiaCroatia 2,000 1998
55 TunisiaTunisia 2,000 1998
56 TajikistanTajikistan 1,800 1998
57 NorwayNorway 1,500 1998
58 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan 1,200 1998
59 FinlandFinland 1,200 1998
60 ParaguayParaguay 1,200 1998
61 GuatemalaGuatemala 1,200 1998
62 MonacoMonaco 1,000 1998
63 IrelandIreland 1,000 1998
64 EcuadorEcuador 1,000 1998
65 CubaCuba 1,000 1998
66 ZimbabweZimbabwe 925 1998
67 PortugalPortugal 900 1998
68 YemenYemen 800 1998
69 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ 600 1998
70 LuxembourgLuxembourg 600 1998
71 GibraltarGibraltar 600 1998
72 EthiopiaEthiopia 500 1998
73 Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands 400 1998
74 Netherlands AntillesN. Antilles 400 1998
75 KenyaKenya 400 1998
76 BoliviaBolivia 380 1998
77 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. 320 1998
78 JamaicaJamaica 300 1998
79 SingaporeSingapore 300 1998
80 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. 250 1998
81 ThailandThailand 250 1998
82 PhilippinesPhilippines 250 1998
83 SyriaSyria 250 1998
84 SurinameSuriname 200 1998
85 The BahamasThe Bahamas 200 1998
86 ArmeniaArmenia 200 1998
87 South KoreaSouth Korea 150 1998
88 El SalvadorEl Salvador 120 1998
89 IraqIraq 120 1998

Citation

"All countries compared for Religion > Jews", World Jewish Congress (WJC), 1998. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Religion/Jews

Religion > Jews: Countries Compared Map

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Israel, the only officially Jewish country in the world, does not have the largest population of Jews. There are about a million more Jews in the United States than there are in the Jewish state.

Israel does have the largest number of Jews per capita, however, with over 25 times as many Jews per 1000 population than Monaco, the next highest country.

The World Jewish Congress says there were 14.26 million Jews in the world in 1998, in at least 90 countries. Close to 75 percent of the world’s Jewish population lives in Israel and the United States.

Approximately 4,000,000 Jews live in European countries (including Russia). Their populations range from a high of 600,000 in France to a low of 600 in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Argentina and Brazil both have more Jewish inhabitants than all but three of the European countries – France, Russia and Ukraine.

Posted on 03 Mar 2005

Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

Ian Graham <br>Staff Editor

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Jews are global parasites who demand full control shortly after they settle in a particular country. If they have money, it's only because they steal it, not because they earn it. Most of them wouldn't know an honest days work if it hit them in the face. They roam around the globe from country to country, steal money, demand superior legal status and special treatment, subdue the indigenous population, and then leave after they've ruined everything. They fleece and flee.

Posted on 30 Jul 2010

Albert

Albert

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Where is Greece? I believe there are 5,000 Jews living in Athens alone.

Posted on 09 Jul 2010

Mike

Mike

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