Islam is the official religion in Bangladesh and is practiced by some 88 percent of the country's inhabitants. Other religions that are active in Bangladesh include Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism, animism and tribal belief systems.
The majority of the population who follow Islam pursue the Sunni branch of the Muslim religion whilst a small group are Shia.
The majority of the important religious sites in Bangladesh are related to Islam, the most widely practiced religion in the country with an estimated 88 percent of the population being Muslim. Other religions in Bangladesh include Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity, while minority groups practice forms of animism and follow tribal belief systems.
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