Hinduism in the U.K.
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Hinduism was the religion of 558,342 people in Great Britain according to the 2001 census but an estimate in a British newspaper in 2007 has put the figure as high as 1.5 Million.
UK-wide Hindu organisations include The National Council of Hindu Temples, the oldest UK-wide Hindu organisation comprising 88 Hindu temples,The Hindu Council UK representing almost 400 affiliated cultural and religious organisations of various Hindu denominations including temples and The Hindu Forum of Britain, with nearly 300 member organisations.
Most Hindus in the UK live in England, with half living in London alone, but small communities also exist in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. For details of Hinduism in each country of the United Kingdom, see:
- ^ UK 2001 census
- ^ Hindu school is first to make vegetarianism a condition of entry | Schools special reports | EducationGuardian.co.uk
- ^ Member bodies National Council of Hindu Temples (UK), accessed 3 August 2009
- ^ Affiliates Hindu Council UK, accessed 4 August 2009
- ^ About us About us, accessed 12 December, 2008
- ^ Minority religions mainly in London. National Statistics. Accessed 5 Jun 2006.