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Vegetarianism: the countries where it is most widespread

Vegetarianism (or vegetarianism or vegetarianism) designates, in the context of human nutrition, a set of different dietary practices that exclude from the diet the meat of any animal (primarily meat and fish products).

They are decided on the basis of ethical, environmental, religious, hygienic or health reasons.

But which are the countries with the highest rate of vegetarians reported worldwide? In this photo gallery we report the top 10 countries in the world for rate of vegeterians (according to the ranking drawn up by Worldatlas.com).

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Vegetarianism
Vegetarianism (or vegetarianism or vegetarianism) designates, in the context of human nutrition, a set of different dietary practices that exclude from the diet the meat of any animal (primarily meat and fish products). They are decided on the basis of ethical, environmental, religious, hygienic or health reasons. But what are the countries with a high rate of vegetarians reported worldwide? In this photo gallery we report the top 10 countries in the world for rate of vegeterians (according to the ranking drawn up by Worldatlas.com)
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Australia 5%
Last place in this special ranking for Australia, where the number of vegetarians is constantly increasing: currently about 5.5% of the total population is vegetarian.
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Ireland 6%
About 6% of the Irish population adheres to vegetarianism.
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Brazil 8%
Brazil is the only South American nation to make it on this list, with a vegetarian rate of 8%.
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United Kingdom 9%
In the UK the estimate of vegetarians is about 9% of the population, a number that is constantly increasing.
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Germany 9%
The German population is 9% vegetarian.
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Austria 9%
Austria has a vegetarian rate of around 9%.
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Italy 10%
Italy ranks just above the previous ones, with a rate of vegetarians equal to 10% of the population.
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Taiwan 12%
Taiwan has a vegetarian rate of 12% of the population.
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Israel
In Israel 13% of the population is vegetarian.
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India 38%
India ranks first in the world with 38% of the total population. Avoiding animal products is no longer associated with the Ayurvedic cuisine of India or religious motivations.
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