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    2,483

    Total Church Membership

    0.91% 1-in-110

    Population vs. Church Members

    1

    Stakes

    9

    Congregations

    6 Wards
    3 Branches

    3

    Family History Centers

    3

    History

    An overseas territory of France, New Caledonia is a group of islands in the South Pacific.

    Church activity in New Caledonia began in the 1950s as a few Tahitian members migrated to work in a nickel smelter. They were organized into the Noumea Branch (a small congregation) on 21 October 1961, however, visas for missionaries were not obtained until 1967. On 15 July 1968, the first two missionaries arrived, Harold and Jeannine Richards, and their daughter, Jacquelina.

    In June 1975, administration over the island group was transferred to the Fiji Suva Mission, and more progress was realized. The Noumea Branch was divided, and the small Church building was enlarged. In July 1978, the Tontouta Branch was organized.

    In 1990, there were 382 members in New Caledonia. By 1997, there were more than 1,000 members. In 2012 the Noumea New Caledonia Stake was organized. Also in 2012, the New Caledonia island group was transferred from the Fiji Suva Mission to the Vanuatu Port Vila Mission.

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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