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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Ripablik blong Vanuatu/The Republic of Vanuatu Demographics (United Nations) Population 294,000 Area 12,000 sq. km (4,700 sq. mi) Population density 24/sq. km (62/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. 2.12% (per 1,000: births 24, deaths 5) Under 15 years 35% Urban dwellers 26% (2.55% p.a.) Capital city Port Vila 52,000 Languages & peoples (World Christian Database) Mother tongues 6% Lenakel, 5% North Efate, 5% Uripiv-Wala-Rano-Atchin, 5% Bislama, 4% West Ambae, plus 109 others Peoples 6% Lenakel Tannese; 5% North Efate Ngunese; 4% West Ambae (Duindui); 4% Central Raga (Bwatnapni…


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La República Bolivariana de Venezuela (The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela) Demographics (United Nations) Population 33,172,000 Area 910,000 sq. km (350,000 sq. mi) Population density 36/sq. km (94/sq. mi) Growth rate p.a. 1.26% (per 1,000: births 17, deaths 6) Under 15 years 27% Urban dwellers 88% (1.16% p.a.) Largest cities Caracas 2,939,000; Maracaibo 2,258,000; Valencia 1,910,000; Barquisimeto 1,214,000; Maracay 1,203,000; plus 11 over 300,000 Languages & peoples (World Christian Database) Mother tongues 95% Spanish, 1% Italian, 1% Portuguese, 1% Wayuu, plus 52 others Pe…