World Christian Encyclopedia Online

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Authors: Todd M. Johnson and Gina A. Zurlo

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This in the online version of the 3rd edition of the World Christian Encyclopedia, which documents the changing status of World Christianity over the past 120 years from historical and social scientific perspectives. It records the continued shift of Christianity to the Global South and contains estimates for religious and nonreligious affiliation in every country of the world, including detail on Christianity to the denominational level. This reference work features comprehensive descriptions of all Christian traditions, including current information on the uniqueness of Christian experiences around the world.

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La República del Ecuador (The Republic of Ecuador) Demographics (United Nations) Population 17,336,000 Area 270,000 sq. km (110,000 sq. mi) Population density 64/sq. km (170/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. 1.43% (per 1,000: births 18, deaths 5) Under 15 years 28% Urban dwellers 64% (1.62% p.a.) Largest cities Guayaquil 2,994,000; Quito 1,874,000; Cuenca 418,000; Santo Domingo 355,000 Languages & peoples (World Christian Database) Mother tongues 87% Spanish, 11% Quechua, plus 16 others Peoples 46% Mestizo; 25% Spanish-speaking Quichua; 10% Latin American White; 5% Chimboraz…


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Jumhūriyyat Misr Al ‘Arabiyyah (The Arab Republic of Egypt) Demographics (United Nations) Population 102,941,000 Area 1,000,000 sq. km (390,000 sq. mi) Population density 100/sq. km (270/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. 1.88% (per 1,000: births 22, deaths 6) Under 15 years 33% Urban dwellers 43% (1.90% p.a.) Largest cities Cairo 20,901,000; Alexandria 5,281,000; Port Said 737,000; Suez 638,000; Mansoura 556,000; plus 8 over 300,000 Languages & peoples (World Christian Database) Mother tongues 98% Arabic, plus 21 others Peoples 61% Egyptian Arab; 24% Upper Egyptian Arab; 6% Sudan…