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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Dawlat Qaṯar (The State of Qatar) Demographics (United Nations) Population 2,792,000 Area 11,000 sq. km (4,400 sq. mi) Population density 240/sq. km (630/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. 2.38% (per 1,000: births 9, deaths 2) Under 15 years 14% Urban dwellers 99% (1.66% p.a.) Largest cities Al Rayyan 738,000; Doha 641,000; Doha Industrial Area 419,000 Languages & peoples (World Christian Database) Mother tongues 63% Arabic, 16% Persian, 6% Urdu, 4% Tagalog, 3% Malayalam, plus 7 others Peoples 16% Persian (Irani); 14% Qatari Arab; 13% Palestinian Arab; 10% Lebanese Arab; 10% Afri…