Antilles néerlandaises

Population

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Les profils de pays ont pour objet de compléter la présentation des Églises avec quelques informations générales et d’esquisser le contexte dans lequel elles vivent. Il convient de les lire en conjonction avec les profils des Églises du pays correspondant.

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224207
Superficie:800 km2
Capitale:Willemstad (Curaçao)
PIB par habitant:11400 US$
Classification:Economie en développement
Langues:

Papiamento

Anglais

Néerlandais

Religions:

Chrétien: 90.00%

Juif: 1.00%

Musulman: 0.20%

Christianisme:

Catholiques: 154000

Protestants: 31590

Anglicans: 2300

Indépendants: 2660

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The Netherlands Antilles consist of two groups of islands in the Caribbean, Curaçao and Bonaire off the coast of Venezuela, and St Maarten, Saba and St Eustatius which are part of the Leeward islands. The Dutch took these territories from the Spanish in the 17th century and used them for the slave trade. The majority of the population are Afro-Caribbeans; smaller groups are Carib Amerindians, Asians, and Europeans. The Netherlands Antilles are an autonomous country within the kingdom of the Netherlands. The island of Aruba, which was part of it until 1986, has its own status. The economy of the Netherlands Antilles is based on oil refinery, tourism, and off-shore finance. The poor soil of the islands does not allow the development of agriculture. The Catholic Church is the majority church in Curaçao and Bonaire, but not in the Leeward islands. In Curaçao, the United Protestant Church, the Catholic Church, the Methodists, Moravians, and Anglicans form together the council of churches. Councils also exist in St Eustatius and St Maarten. The Seventh-day Adventists Church is the largest non-Catholic community, and is associated with the council in Curaçao. Several Pentecostal and Evangelical churches are present, such as the Assemblies of God (Pentecostal), the Baptist Association, the Evangelical Church, and others.

 

Organisations et Conseils oecuméniques

Membres du COE basés en Antilles néerlandaises

Membres du COE présents en Antilles néerlandaises

Note: La liste des Eglises présentes dans chaque pays est encore en développement.

Mise a jour: 01/01/2006