Kiribati

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90159
Fläche:730 km2
Hauptstadt:Tarawa
BNE je Einw.:970 US$
Einstufung:Sich entwickelnde Wirtschaft
Sprachen:

Englisch

Kiribati

Religionen:

Christlich: 94.00%

Baha'i: 5.00%

Christentum:

Katholiken: 48908

Protestanten: 39330

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Kiribati is an island nation in the middle of the Pacific, made up of three groups of small islands on both sides of the equator and the international date line. The main group, the former Gilbert Islands, was inhabited by a Micronesian population when it became a British protectorate in 1892, together with the Ellice Islands. In 1915 the protectorate became a colony. Kiribati became fully independent in 1979, after the Ellice Islands had opted for their own independence in 1978 (see Tuvalu). The Gilbert Islands had phosphate deposits, which were however exhausted at the time of independence. The main economic activities are tourism, copra and fishing. Development is hampered by isolation, lack of skills and weak infrastructures. Christianity came to these islands in the 19th century. Besides the Catholic Church and the Kiribati Protestant Church, there are some smaller Pentecostal and other groups. The Kiribati National Council of Churches is the main body bringing the churches together.

 

Ökumenische Organisationen und Räte

ÖRK-Mitgliedskirchen mit Hauptsitz in Kiribati

ÖRK-Mitgliedskirchen vertreten in Kiribati

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

    Letzte Aktualisierung: 01.01.2006