Panama

Bevölkerung

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3000000
Fläche:75520 km2
Hauptstadt:Panama
BNE je Einw.:6000 US$
Einstufung:Entwickelte Wirtschaft
Sprachen:

Spanisch

Religionen:

Christlich: 88.00%

Muslimisch: 4.00%

Baha'i: 2.00%

Buddhistisch: 1.00%

Andere: 1.00%

Christentum:
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With the US backing, Panama seceded from Colombia in 1903 and promptly signed a treaty with the US allowing for construction of a canal and US sovereignty over a strip of land on either side of the canal, known as the Panama Canal Zone.  It remained under US control until 1999.  In 1989 the US invaded the country, toppling and imprisoning President Manuel Noriega on drug charges.  Since then, the country has experienced government reforms and free elections.  About a third of the populace lives in poverty, especially rural areas, and indigenous people are increasingly being forced off their land by cattle ranchers.  The Roman Catholic Church is the largest religious body, but indigenous religions still exist in Panama, where indigenous people make up 8 percent of the population.  Panama also has a significant numbers of adherents of several world religions, including Muslims, Baha'is, and Buddhists.  There are no WCC member churches based in the country.

 

(source:  In God's Hands)

 

Ökumenische Organisationen und Räte

ÖRK-Mitgliedskirchen mit Hauptsitz in Panama

    ÖRK-Mitgliedskirchen vertreten in Panama

    Anm.: Die Liste der in den einzelnen Ländern vertretenen Kirchen wird noch bearbeitet.

    Letzte Aktualisierung: 01.01.2006