Netherlands Antilles

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Netherlands Antilles

Caribbean

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Geography

Area: 800 sq km

Two larger, barren islands, Curaçao and Bonaire off the coast of Venezuela, as well as three islands in the Leeward Islands 800 km to the northeast – St Eustatius, Saba and the Dutch half of St Martin (St Maarten). In 1986, Aruba withdrew from the Netherlands Antilles as an autonomous territory of the Netherlands.

Population: 200,726    Annual Growth: 1.49%

Capital: Willemstad

Urbanites: 93.2%

Peoples

Peoples: 15 (20% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Dutch. Common languages Papiamento predominates, but use of English is widespread    Languages: 7 All languages

Religion

Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr
Christians183,82591.581.2
Evangelicals15,4277.72.1

Challenges for Prayer

Evangelical witness progresses slowly but steadily. A vital, growing Church on every island is a target for prayer. Pentecostal/charismatic (often single-congregation denominations) and Baptist groups are the fastest growing and most outreach-oriented.

     For an additional 2 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Netherlands Antilles.