World Christian Encyclopedia Online

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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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Saint Helena

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Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Demographics (United Nations) Population 4,100 Area 120 sq. km (47 sq. mi) Population density 34/sq. km (88/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. 0.45% (per 1,000: births 12, deaths 9) Under 15 years 18% Urban dwellers 40% (0.98% p.a.) Capital city Jamestown 590 Languages & peoples (World Christian Database) Mother tongues 99% English Peoples 79% Eurafrican White; 10% British; 10% USA White Socioeconomics Development Index (max 100) 50 Corruption Index (max 100) 69 Income per capita (US$) $3,900 Education 25% Adult literacy 98% Internet users 22% Health…

Saint Kitts & Nevis

(1,863 words)

The Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis Demographics (United Nations) Population 56,800 Area 270 sq. km (100 sq. mi) Population density 210/sq. km (550/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. 0.91% (per 1,000: births 11, deaths 9) Under 15 years 17% Urban dwellers 31% (1.06% p.a.) Capital city Basseterre 14,400 Languages & peoples (World Christian Database) Mother tongues 95% Saint Kitts Creole English, 3% Hindi, 2% English Peoples 92% West Indian Black; 3% Mulatto; 3% East Indian; 2% British Socioeconomics Development Index (max 100) 78 Corruption Index (max 100) 66 Income per capita (US$) $24…

Saint Lucia

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Saint Lucia Demographics (United Nations) Population 181,000 Area 620 sq. km (240 sq. mi) Population density 290/sq. km (760/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. 0.45% (per 1,000: births 11, deaths 8) Under 15 years 18% Urban dwellers 19% (0.98% p.a.) Capital city Castries 21,400 Languages & peoples (World Christian Database) Mother tongues 94% Saint Lucian Creole French, 3% Hindi, 1% English Peoples 45% Black; 44% Mulatto; 5% West Indian Black; 3% East Indian; 1% British Socioeconomics Development Index (max 100) 75 Corruption Index (max 100) 45 Income per capita (US$) $13,000 Education 46% Adult…

Saint Pierre & Miquelon

(925 words)

Overseas Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon Demographics (United Nations) Population 6,400 Area 240 sq. km (93 sq. mi) Population …

Saint Vincent

(1,937 words)

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Demographics (United Nations) Population 111,000 Area …

Samoa

(2,625 words)

Malo Sa’oloto Tuto’atasi o Samoa (The Independent State of Samoa) Demographics (United Nations) Population 200,000 Area 2,800 sq. km (1,100 sq. mi) Population density 71/sq. km (180/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. 0.65% (per 1,000: births 23, deaths 5) Under 15 years 36% Urban dwellers 18% (-0.03% p.a.) Capital city Apia 39,800 Languages & peoples (World Christian Database) Mother tongues 88% Samoan, 11% English Peoples 88% …

San Marino

(892 words)

La Repubblica di San Marino (The Republic of San Marino) Demographics (United Nations) Population 33,800 …

São Tomé & Príncipe

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A República Democrática de São Tomé e Príncipe (The Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe) Demographics (United Nations) Population 218,000 Area 1,000 sq. km (390 sq. mi) Population density 220/sq. km (560/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. 2.20% (per 1,000: births 31, deaths 6) Under 15 years 42% Urban dwellers 74% (2.96% p.a.) Capital city São Tomé 75,600 Languages & peoples (World Christian Database) Mother tongues 88% Sãotomense, 4% Principense, 4% Angolar, 2% Kabuverdianu, 1% Fang Peoples 88% Saotomense Mestico; 4% Principense Mestico; 4% Angolar; 2% Caboverdian Mestic…

Saudi Arabia

(2,308 words)

Al Mamlakah Al ‘Arabiyyah As Su‘ūdiyyah (The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) Demographics (United Nations) Population 34,710,000 Area 2,200,000 sq. km (870,000 sq. mi) Population density 15/sq. km (40/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. 1.92% (per 1,000: births 17, deaths 4) Under 15 years 24% Urban dwellers 84% (1.69% p.a.) Largest cities Riyadh 7,231,000; Jeddah 4,610,000; Mecca 2,042,000; Medina 1,489,000; Dammam 1,253,000; plus 12 over 300,000 Languages & peoples (World Christian Database) Mother tongues 84% Arabic, 3% Tagalog, 2% Eastern Punjabi, 2% Urdu, 1% Swahili, plus 23 others Peoples 37%…

Senegal

(2,127 words)

La République du Sénégal (The Republic of Senegal) Demographics (United Nations) Population 17,200,000 Area 200,000 sq. km (76,000 sq. mi) Population density 87/sq. km (230/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. 2.81% (per 1,000: births 32, deaths 5) Under 15 years 42% Urban dwellers 48% (3.59% p.a.) Largest cities Dakar 3,140,000; Thies 377,000; Rufisque 347,000 Languages & peoples (World Christian Database) Mother tongues 36% Wolof, 25% Fulah, 11% Serer-Sine, 10% Mandingo, 3% Soninke, 3% Jola-Fonyi, plus 42 others Peoples 36% Wolof; 12% Fulakunda (Fula Cunda); 11% Serer-Sine; 7% Tuk…

Serbia

(4,416 words)

Republika Srbija (The Republic of Serbia) Demographics (United Nations) Population 6,608,000 Area 77,000 sq. km (30,000 sq. mi) Population density 85/sq. km (220/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. -0.45% (per 1,000: births 10, deaths 13) Under 15 years 16% Urban dwellers 56% (0.04% p.a.) Capital city Belgrade 1,398,000 Languages & peoples (World Christian Database) Mother tongues 83% Serbian, 5% Hungarian, 2% Romany, 2% Bosnian, 1% Croatian, plus 20 others Peoples 82% Serb; 5% Hungarian; 2% Bosniac (Muslimani); 1% Croat; 1% Kosovar (Gheg Albanian); plus 30 others Socioeconomics Development…

Seychelles

(1,758 words)

Repiblik Sesel/The Republica of Seychelles Demographics (United Nations) Population 96,100 Area 460 sq. km (180 sq. mi) Population density 210/sq. km (550/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. 0.50% (per 1,000: births 13, deaths 9) Under 15 years 23% Urban dwellers 58% (0.99% p.a.) Capital city Victoria 26,300 Languages & peoples (World Christian Database) Mother tongues 92% Seychelles Creole French, 2% English, 2% French, 1% Hindi, 1% Swahili, plus 4 others Peoples 92% Seychellese Creole; 2% British; 2% French; 1% Hindi; 1% Swahili; plus 4 others Socioeconomics Development Index (max 100) 80 Cor…