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    4,417

    Total Church Membership

    0.08% 1-in-1321

    Population vs. Church Members

    2

    Stakes

    22

    Congregations

    13 Wards
    9 Branches

    13

    Family History Centers

    13

    1

    Temples

    1

    Missions

    History

    A few Danes joined the Church in the United States during Joseph Smith’s lifetime. One of these converts, Peter Hansen, even began work translating the Book of Mormon into Danish. In 1849 Hansen and Elder Erastus Snow of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles were called to open a mission in Scandinavia. The Copenhagen branch was organized shortly after their arrival in 1850. In 1851 the Danish translation of the Book of Mormon became the first edition of the book printed in a language other than English.

    Most Danish converts in the 19th century emigrated to help build up Zion in the American West: in the 1850s and 1860s Latter-day Saints made up almost half of the total emigrants from Denmark. At the same time, Danish Saints contributed to their own country. In 1906, for example, Frederick Samuelsen of Aarhus became the first Latter-day Saint elected to a European Parliament.

    A wave of rapid growth in the 1960s helped the Church become more firmly established in Denmark, and the country’s first stake was organized in 1974. Since then, a faithful core of Saints have kept the faith in patience (see Revelation 14:12). In 2004 a temple was dedicated in Copenhagen.

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    Africa

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    736,701

    Members

    2,476

    Congregations

    Missions

    39Missions

    Family History Centers

    343

    Temples

    5Temples

    Asia

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    1,259,094

    Members

    2,110

    Congregations

    Missions

    45Missions

    Family History Centers

    363

    Temples

    8Temples

    Europe

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    500,239

    Members

    1,350

    Congregations

    Missions

    34Missions

    Family History Centers

    658

    Temples

    14Temples

    North America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    9,489,479

    Members

    18,476

    Congregations

    Missions

    174Missions

    Family History Centers

    2,621

    Temples

    112Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    587,462

    Members

    1,301

    Congregations

    Missions

    18Missions

    Family History Centers

    314

    Temples

    10Temples

    South America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    4,232,425

    Members

    5,602

    Congregations

    Missions

    97Missions

    Family History Centers

    1,106

    Temples

    21Temples