MUS­LIM POP­U­LA­TION IN STATE AT 11.5%

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Mus­lims make up for 11.5% of

the state pop­u­la­tion, com­pared to 14.2% in the coun­try, ac­cord­ing to the re­li­gion-wise census for Maharashtra com­piled by the of­fice of reg­is­trar gen­eral of In­dia and pub­lished in the eco­nomic sur­vey of the state for 2015-16

The se­cond largest mi­nor­ity

com­mu­nity is the state is Bud­dhists at 5.8%. The com­mu­nity makes up for 0.7% of the coun­try’s pop­u­la­tion

The lit­er­acy level of Mus­lims in

the state is 83.6%, higher than the all-In­dia av­er­age of 68.5%

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