Area: 21 sq km
One main island and several small islets in the Leeward Islands.
Population: 9,300 Annual Growth: 2.06%
Official language: French (specifically a Norman dialect), English
Largest Religion: Christian
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This island caters to the uber-rich, trading on its sophistication and isolation for its exclusivity. There is little interest in spiritual things. Pray that amid the boutiques, cafés and villas there might awaken a hunger for spiritual reality and the opportunity to know God. Pray also that the few churches on the island might minister meaningfully into this unique context.
The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of St Barthélemy.