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    9,421

    Total Church Membership

    0.05% 1-in-1819

    Population vs. Church Members

    3

    Stakes

    25

    Congregations

    20 Wards
    5 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

    621,448

    Members

    2,150

    Congregations

    Missions

    34Missions

    Family History Centers

    329

    Temples

    3Temples

    Asia

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    1,206,148

    Members

    2,139

    Congregations

    Missions

    45Missions

    Family History Centers

    349

    Temples

    8Temples

    Europe

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    493,970

    Members

    1,382

    Congregations

    Missions

    34Missions

    Family History Centers

    645

    Temples

    12Temples

    North America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    9,336,465

    Members

    18,071

    Congregations

    Missions

    182Missions

    Family History Centers

    2,542

    Temples

    110Temples

    Oceania (Pacific)

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    562,341

    Members

    1,253

    Congregations

    Missions

    17Missions

    Family History Centers

    302

    Temples

    10Temples

    South America

    Total Church Membership

    Members
    Congregations

    4,093,363

    Members

    5,541

    Congregations

    Missions

    95Missions

    Family History Centers

    971

    Temples

    17Temples