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    9,326

    Total Church Membership

    0.05% 1-in-1848

    Population vs. Church Members

    3

    Stakes

    24

    Congregations

    20 Wards
    4 Branches

    10

    Family History Centers

    10

    1

    Temples

    1

    Missions

    History

    In 1841, when Church Apostle Elder Orson Hyde was traveling on a missionary journey to Jerusalem, he stopped in Rotterdam and Amsterdam for more than a week and explained the gospel to several rabbis. The first missionaries assigned to the country arrived in August 1861. By May 1862, they had baptized 14 people in Amsterdam and the first congregation was organized.

    During the Church's first century in the country, some 4,500 missionaries served in the Netherlands and more than 14,000 people were baptized. Many of these converts emigrated to the United States. In recent years, however, few members have emigrated and today there are many second-, third-, and even fourth-generation Church members in the Netherlands.

    The Hague Netherlands Temple was dedicated September 8, 2002.

    Today the Church is officially registered in the Netherlands as a religious denomination.

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    Africa

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    666,508

    Members

    2,327

    Congregations

    Missions

    35Missions

    Family History Centers

    343

    Temples

    4Temples

    Asia

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    1,230,515

    Members

    2,130

    Congregations

    Missions

    44Missions

    Family History Centers

    354

    Temples

    8Temples

    Europe

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    497,436

    Members

    1,374

    Congregations

    Missions

    34Missions

    Family History Centers

    654

    Temples

    14Temples

    North America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    9,419,307

    Members

    18,256

    Congregations

    Missions

    173Missions

    Family History Centers

    2,543

    Temples

    110Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    572,895

    Members

    1,283

    Congregations

    Missions

    17Missions

    Family History Centers

    304

    Temples

    10Temples

    South America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    4,178,375

    Members

    5,570

    Congregations

    Missions

    95Missions

    Family History Centers

    1,000

    Temples

    21Temples