Islam in Colombia

The Mosque in San Andres, Colombia, as seen from the Sunrise Hotel

The statistics for Islam in Colombia estimate a total Muslim population of 14,000 (0.03 %) according to a Pew Research Center report.[1] There are a number of Islamic organizations in Colombia, including Islamic centers in San Andrés, Bogotá, Guajira, Nariño, and Santa Marta. Ahmadiyya Community also has a presence in the country.[2] There are also primary and secondary Islamic schools in Bogotá and Maicao. Maicao plays host to the continent's third largest mosque, the Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab.

Most Arab immigrants to Colombia came from Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine during the late 19th to early 20th century.[3]

See also


  1. Muslimpopulation.pdf
  2. "Islamismo pretende llegar a varios países". November 30, 2014. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  3. Klich, Ignacio, Jeff Lesser (1992). Arab and Jewish immigrants in Latin America. Routledge. p. 58. ISBN 0-7146-4873-6.

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