Question: How many Syrian Orthodox Christians are there?

Are there Coptic Christians in Syria?

In 2009, the BBC reported that the Coptic Church had expanded and had 6 to 11 million members inside Egypt and one million members outside of Egypt (25 June 2009). Sources indicate that there are Coptic Christians in Syria (Syrian Christians for Peace 8 Oct.

Are Druze Shia?

Although most Druze no longer consider themselves Muslim, Al Azhar of Egypt recognized them in 1959 as one of the Islamic sects in the Al-Azhar Shia Fatwa due to political reasons, as Gamal Abdel Nasser saw it as a tool to spread his appeal and influence across the entire Arab world.

Are there Greeks in Syria?

Today, there is a Greek community of about 4,500 in Syria, most of whom have Syrian nationality and who live mainly in Aleppo (the country’s main trading and financial centre), Baniyas, Tartous, and Damascus, the capital. There are also about 8,000 Greek-speaking Muslims of Cretan origin in Al-Hamidiyah.

Which country has the most Coptic Christians?

Coptic Orthodox Christians are the largest Christian denomination in Egypt and in the Middle East. Coptic Orthodox Christians are also the largest Christian denomination in Sudan and Libya.


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Sudan c. 500,000
Libya 60,000
Diaspora: 1–2 million (estimates vary)
United States c. 200,000 – 1 million

What religions are there in Syria?

According to CIA World Factbook, 87% of Syrians are Muslim, the majority being Sunni Muslims (74%). A further 13% are Shi’a Muslims, following the Alawite (11%), Ismaili (1%) or Twelver Imami (0.5%) sects.

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