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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Lýðveldið Ísland (The Republic of Iceland) Demographics (United Nations) Population 343,000 Area 100,000 sq. km (40,000 sq. mi) Population density 3/sq. km (9/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. 0.77% (per 1,000: births 12, deaths 7) Under 15 years 20% Urban dwellers 94% (0.74% p.a.) Capital city Reykjavík 219,000 Languages & peoples (World Christian Database) Mother tongues 93% Icelandic, 2% French, 1% Danish, 1% English, 1% Swedish, plus 5 others Peoples 93% Icelander; 2% French-Icelandic Creole; 1% Danish (Dane); 1% Swedish (Swede); plus 7 others Socioeconomics Development Index (max 1…