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.

The online version is fully text searchable, contains cross references and additional photo material.

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Demographics (United Nations) Population 2,913,000 Area 11,000 sq. km (4,200 sq. mi) Population density 270/sq. km (690/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. 0.29% (per 1,000: births 15, deaths 7) Under 15 years 22% Urban dwellers 56% (0.79% p.a.) Capital city Kingston 591,000 Languages & peoples (World Christian Database) Mother tongues 95% Jamaican Creole English, 2% Haitian Creole, 1% English, 1% Hindi, plus 4 others Peoples 78% Jamaican Black; 15% Jamaican Mulatto; 2% Haitian; 2% Afro-East-Indian; 1% British; plus 8 others Socioeconomics Development Index (max 100) 73 Corruption Index (m…


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Nippon-koku (Japan) Demographics (United Nations) Population 126,496,000 Area 380,000 sq. km (150,000 sq. mi) Population density 330/sq. km (870/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. -0.23% (per 1,000: births 8, deaths 12) Under 15 years 13% Urban dwellers 92% (-0.25% p.a.) Largest cities Tokyo 37,393,000; Osaka 19,165,000; Nagoya 9,552,000; Kitakyushu 5,529,000; Hamamatsu 2,922,000; plus 28 over 300,000 Languages & peoples (World Christian Database) Mother tongues 98% Japanese, 1% Central Okinawan, plus 22 others Peoples 98% Japanese; 1% Central Ryukyuan; plus 32 others Socioeconomics D…