Religion in Egypt
|Fast Facts and Religious Adherent Statistics|
|Population||106,437,241 (#14 in world) (2021 est.)|
|Ethnic Groups||Egyptian 99.7%, other 0.3% (2006 est.)|
|Religions||Muslim (predominantly Sunni) 90%, Christian (majority Coptic Orthodox, other Christians include Armenian Apostolic, Catholic, Maronite, Orthodox, and Anglican) (2015 est.)|
|Islam||90% (2015 est.)|
|Christianity||10% (2015 est.)|
Egypt is a majority Islamic country. Most Egyptian Muslims identify with the Sunni tradition, as do most countries of Islamic majority elsewhere in the Middle East and the world.
The presence of Christianity in Egypt dates back to the time of Christ and there are even traditions of some of the original apostles ministering in Egypt (e.g. Mark the Evangelist). The Christian cross may have been adopted by Egyptian Christians from the ancient Egyptian ankh symbol.