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    4,458

    Total Church Membership

    0.08% 1-in-1295

    Population vs. Church Members

    2

    Stakes

    22

    Congregations

    13 Wards
    9 Branches

    13

    Family History Centers

    13

    1

    Temples

    1

    Missions

    History

    Missionaries arrived in Copenhagen in June 1850, and baptized the first convert in August. Within two months the missionaries baptized 15 people and established both a congregation and mission headquarters in Copenhagen. Other congregations were established throughout Denmark. Despite Church growth, heavy persecution raged against members, and in 1851, a mob vandalized the meeting hall in Aalborg where Church members met.

    The first converts to emigrate to the United States left in January 1852. Of about 26,000 people who were converted during this early period, some 14,000 converts immigrated to the United States by 1930. In April 1920, the Danish Mission was organized. Many members served missions and attended the Swiss Temple after it was dedicated in 1955. In 1973, a religious education program was organized in Denmark to educate youth on religious subjects and to prepare them for future leadership positions. The first stake (diocese) in Denmark was organized in Copenhagen in 1974.

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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

    109Temples

    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