Jehovah's Witnesses by country

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Jehovah's Witnesses have a presence in most countries in the world. These are the most recent statistics by continent, based on active members, or "publishers" as reported by the Watch Tower Society of Pennsylvania. The Watch Tower Society reports its active presence in various dependencies and states as separate 'lands', as noted.

Africa[edit]

Country Population Peak Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per Population Congregations Memorial Attendance
Angola 27,794,030 155,991 9 178 2,111 635,980
Benin 11,486,000 13,644 4 842 209 44,661
Botswana 2,341,861 2,316 2 1,011 45 6,225
Burkina Faso 19,752,000 1,958 3 10,088 48 4,309
Burundi 9,732,000 14,508 5 671 266 50,681
Cameroon 25,293,116 43,965 4 575 486 98,947
Cape Verde 560,899 2,317 3 242 34 7,874
Central African Republic 5,000,000 2,889 3 1,731 56 17,622
Chad 15,000,000 847 3 17,710 19 4,558
Congo (Democratic Republic) 84,004,989 229,740 4 366 3,772 1,220,046
Congo (Republic) 5,399,895 7,899 8 684 88 34,550
Côte d'Ivoire 23,889,455 11,938 5 2,001 324 69,529
Equatorial Guinea 928,778 2,272 9 409 22 8,342
Ethiopia 104,957,000 10,472 1 10,023 221 23,401
Gabon 1,853,964 4,604 4 403 53 11,002
Gambia 2,163,765 246 7 8,796 5 597
Ghana 29,463,643 140,274 3 210 2,097 387,138
Guinea 13,740,608 1,015 8 13,538 20 4,059
Guinea-Bissau 1,907,268 171 3 11,154 3 642
Kenya 51,226,537 29,860 2 1,716 641 73,103
Lesotho 2,269,178 4,248 2 534 91 10,919
Liberia 4,892,190 7,286 3 671 141 46,011
Madagascar 26,431,287 35,823 3 738 778 136,847
Madeira[note 1] 254,368 1,152 1 221 19 1,836
Malawi 18,990,325 95,203 5 199 1,571 339,734
Mali 19,107,706 322 4 59,341 7 1,096
Mauritius 1,266,692 1,917 0 661 26 4,234
Mayotte[note 2] 260,000 177 8 1,469 3 358
Mozambique 30,500,000 64,536 6 473 1,289 306,876
Namibia 2,599,082 2,476 1 1,050 45 8,202
Niger 22,311,000 332 6 67,202 7 860
Nigeria 195,875,000 390,250 2 502 6,547 806,256
Réunion[note 3] 883,153 3,380 3 261 41 6,535
Rodrigues[note 4] 42,638 57 10 748 1 183
Rwanda 12,089,721 30,076 3 402 553 80,601
Saint Helena[note 5] 4,074 117 1 35 3 246
São Tomé and Príncipe 201,025 875 6 230 13 3,231
Senegal 16,294,270 1,369 3 11,902 29 2,725
Seychelles 94,988 338 -2 281 4 906
Sierra Leone 6,926,767 2,349 3 2,949 40 7,179
South Africa 57,539,935 105,232 2 547 2,034 262,126
South Sudan 13,172,963 1,697 6 7,763 32 5,435
Sudan 41,727,690 633 -3 65,921 14 2,319
Swaziland 1,396,414 3,316 1 421 80 8,272
Tanzania 59,477,688 18,705 4 3,180 455 58,620
Togo 7,991,000 21,755 3 367 307 64,898
Uganda 39,049,142 8,179 7 4,774 152 28,147
Zambia 16,897,386 204,176 6 83 3,249 931,426
Zimbabwe 16,913,261 48,278 4 350 1,353 122,058

North America[edit]

Country Population Peak Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per Population Congregations Memorial Attendance
Azores[note 1][note 6] 243,862 767 0 318 15 1,528
Canada 36,953,765 115,959 0 319 1,402 183,048
Costa Rica 4,956,898 31,786 2 156 451 69,999
El Salvador 6,190,216 40,900 0 151 738 88,132
Greenland[note 7] 55,877 165 -5 339 5 318
Mexico 131,918,726 871,339 1 151 13,245 2,214,594
Nicaragua 6,290,787 29,243 1 215 502 88,303
Panama 4,116,741 17,780 2 232 321 53,238
Rota[note 8] 2,477 12 0 206 1 23
Saint Pierre and Miquelon[note 2] 6,372 12 -23 531 1 19
Saipan[note 8] 48,200 217 -1 222 3 498
Tinian[note 8] 2,500 14 8 179 1 41
United States 326,767,000 1,234,877 0 265 13,016 2,441,125

Caribbean[edit]

Country Population Peak Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per Population Congregations Memorial Attendance
Anguilla[note 5] 17,087 67 0 255 2 225
Antigua 91,889 479 -1 192 7 1,337
Aruba[note 9] 106,000 1,080 0 98 14 2,898
Bahamas 399,000 1,762 3 226 27 4,237
Barbados 292,336 2,496 -2 117 30 5,573
Belize 383,040 2,673 1 143 63 7,987
Bermuda[note 5] 61,000 521 -2 117 5 927
Bonaire[note 10] 26,000 160 2 163 2 351
Cayman Islands[note 5] 62,000 265 0 234 3 620
Cuba 11,480,000 95,031 0 121 1,503 230,936
Curaçao[note 9] 161,000 2,057 -1 78 26 5,259
Dominica 73,897 428 -1 173 10 1,046
Dominican Republic 10,882,996 38,606 1 282 577 113,928
Grenada 117,724 595 0 198 10 1,215
Guadeloupe[note 3] 403,613 8,332 1 48 121 19,065
Guatemala 17,368,134 40,490 1 429 884 96,570
Haiti 9,993,000 19,951 0 501 282 82,913
Honduras 8,429,901 23,430 0 360 450 63,549
Jamaica 2,899,000 11,425 -1 254 178 31,962
Martinique[note 3] 384,769 4,901 0 79 62 10,233
Montserrat[note 5] 5,292 34 24 156 1 162
Nevis[note 11] 12,000 65 5 185 1 225
Puerto Rico[note 12] 3,659,000 23,632 -7 155 299 46,097
Saba[note 10] 1,800 11 -18 164 0 65
Saint Barthélemy[note 2] 9,604 34 -14 282 1 66
Saint Kitts[note 11] 40,715 216 -1 188 4 684
Saint Lucia 164,994 819 5 201 11 1,760
Saint Martin[note 2] 36,629 300 -9 122 5 1,047
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 102,089 344 -2 297 8 982
Sint Eustatius[note 10] 4,020 30 0 134 1 102
Sint Maarten[note 9] 42,083 361 4 117 5 876
Trinidad and Tobago 1,371,824 10,030 1 137 127 24,401
Turks and Caicos[note 5] 36,000 338 2 107 6 985
Virgin Islands (British)[note 5] 32,000 260 3 123 4 699
Virgin Islands (US)[note 13] 105,000 607 1 173 10 1,549

South America[edit]

Country Population Peak Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per Population Congregations Memorial Attendance
Argentina 44,494,502 153,342 1 290 1,980 312,994
Bolivia 11,240,000 27,776 3 405 404 86,800
Brazil 208,888,781 869,537 3 240 12,270 1,827,079
Chile 18,552,218 80,451 2 231 1,012 177,431
Colombia 49,850,000 181,691 3 274 2,243 512,386
Ecuador 17,023,408 97,168 3 175 1,119 276,542
Falkland Islands[note 5] 2,910 15 18 194 1 24
French Guiana[note 3] 290,384 2,694 3 108 47 10,535
Guyana 775,864 3,121 0 249 48 13,330
Paraguay 6,932,449 10,750 2 645 239 22,796
Peru 31,237,385 131,624 2 237 1,493 370,882
Suriname 569,874 3,133 2 182 56 10,061
Uruguay 3,505,985 11,915 1 294 152 23,579
Venezuela 32,560,997 148,042 -3 220 1,801 452,717

Asia[edit]

Country Population Peak Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per Population Congregations Memorial Attendance
Armenia 2,986,500 10,977 0 272 134 21,843
Azerbaijan 9,898,085 1,430 2 6,922 14 2,874
Bangladesh 166,368,149 303 1 549,070 6 839
Cambodia 16,245,729 1,156 5 14,053 16 3,023
Cyprus 885,600 2,659 2 333 43 4,674
Georgia 3,729,600 18,173 0 205 219 31,930
Hong Kong[note 14] 7,448,900 5,571 1 1,337 63 9,880
India 1,354,051,854 48,615 4 27,853 684 136,916
Indonesia 268,459,957 28,283 2 9,492 492 58,658
Israel 9,055,123 1,808 7 5,008 31 4,179
Japan 127,185,332 212,802 0 598 3,025 294,296
Kazakhstan 18,533,849 17,507 -1 1,059 261 30,809
Korea (South) 51,635,256 101,246 0 510 1,278 135,489
Kyrgyzstan 6,256,700 5,420 1 1,154 83 10,321
Macau[note 14] 658,900 346 10 1,904 5 765
Malaysia 32,000,000 5,350 4 5,981 118 13,584
Mongolia 3,121,772 459 -2 6,801 9 1,269
Myanmar 53,866,417 4,499 4 11,973 82 9,585
Nepal 28,441,000 2,629 5 10,818 41 8,097
Pakistan 197,015,955 1,140 1 172,821 20 3,622
Palestinian territories[note 15] 4,780,000 68 -18 70,294 2 147
Philippines 105,097,329 217,220 3 484 3,419 601,325
Sri Lanka 20,967,913 6,482 5 3,235 115 15,656
Taiwan 23,570,000 10,839 3 2,175 181 20,626
Thailand 68,414,135 5,170 6 13,233 125 10,347
Turkey 80,810,525 3,506 13 23,049 47 6,275

Europe[edit]

Country Population Peak Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per Population Congregations Memorial Attendance
Albania 2,870,324 5,647 0 508 93 11,866
Andorra 76,953 178 -4 432 3 354
Austria 8,823,054 21,563 0 409 299 34,118
Belarus 9,491,823 6,146 2 1,544 80 10,046
Belgium 11,514,752 25,429 0 453 339 43,326
Bosnia and Herzegovina 3,507,000 1,108 -4 3,165 16 1,690
Bulgaria 7,037,000 2,530 3 2,781 55 5,424
Croatia 4,189,000 5,042 -3 831 59 7,579
Czech Republic 10,625,449 15,442 0 688 216 26,370
Denmark 5,789,957 14,644 0 395 173 20,923
Estonia 1,319,133 4,036 -1 327 57 6,265
Faroe Islands[note 7] 50,844 123 -6 413 4 170
Finland 5,513,130 18,324 0 301 290 24,814
France 65,204,153 129,974 1 502 1,687 222,822
Germany 82,792,351 165,870 0 499 2,105 262,628
Gibraltar[note 5] 34,733 128 4 271 2 156
Greece 10,815,197 28,254 -1 383 359 44,777
Hungary 9,688,847 21,412 -2 452 294 36,677
Iceland 348,450 387 2 900 7 713
Ireland 6,632,457 7,061 2 939 120 11,842
Italy 60,457,909 251,502 0 240 2,921 417,090
Kosovo[note 16] 1,798,506 262 -1 6,865 8 579
Latvia 1,925,253 2,216 -1 869 37 3,288
Liechtenstein 38,110 90 -1 423 1 132
Lithuania 2,799,127 3,026 -1 925 46 4,661
Luxembourg 602,005 2,141 1 281 33 3,861
Macedonia 2,088,091 1,281 0 1,630 23 2,870
Malta 431,000 774 6 557 10 1,274
Moldova 4,043,000 19,213 -2 210 210 34,199
Montenegro 620,029 274 0 2,263 5 571
Netherlands 17,218,328 29,603 -1 582 357 49,622
Norway 5,312,343 11,745 1 452 167 17,235
Poland 38,433,558 116,299 -1 330 1,288 180,603
Portugal 9,792,797 49,299 1 199 652 86,182
Romania 19,581,000 39,788 -1 492 538 75,082
San Marino 34,589 198 3 175 2 313
Serbia 7,040,272 3,933 0 1,790 66 8,149
Slovakia 5,445,087 11,293 -1 482 134 20,639
Slovenia 2,075,000 1,841 -2 1,127 30 2,842
Spain 46,397,452 114,544 1 405 1,486 189,369
Sweden 10,182,291 22,330 0 456 306 34,035
Switzerland 8,482,152 19,354 0 438 272 31,329
Ukraine 42,309,269 138,513 -6 305 1,522 217,417
United Kingdom 64,310,785 139,783 0 460 1,615 221,205

Oceania[edit]

Country Population Peak Publishers Increase (%) Ratio per Population Congregations Memorial Attendance
American Samoa[note 13] 55,679 194 -6 287 3 682
Australia 24,772,247 68,247 1 363 786 116,581
Chuuk[note 17] 48,651 47 10 1,035 2 181
Cook Islands[note 18] 17,411 196 -3 89 3 482
East Timor 1,324,094 366 4 3,618 5 845
Fiji 912,241 3,250 1 281 82 11,131
Guam[note 13] 159,358 745 3 214 10 1,878
Kiribati 118,414 150 5 789 3 557
Kosrae[note 17] 6,616 18 -6 368 1 82
Marshall Islands 69,747 226 -6 309 4 793
Nauru 11,302 19 6 595 1 83
New Caledonia[note 2] 284,000 2,489 5 114 32 7,255
New Zealand 4,749,598 14,301 0 332 186 26,513
Niue[note 18] 1,624 22 -9 74 1 52
Norfolk Island[note 19] 1,748 9 17 194 1 26
Palau 21,108 80 -9 264 2 221
Papua New Guinea 8,418,346 5,141 4 1,637 118 39,086
Pohnpei[note 17] 35,981 67 -10 537 1 183
Samoa 197,695 538 6 367 12 2,300
Solomon Islands 626,227 2,077 -1 302 52 9,953
Tahiti[note 2] 275,918 3,250 1 85 48 9,196
Tonga 109,008 209 -5 522 2 511
Tuvalu 11,308 88 -6 129 1 224
Vanuatu 283,432 753 3 376 16 3,797
Wallis and Futuna[note 2] 11,000 52 15 212 1 275
Yap[note 17] 11,376 30 4 379 1 124

Other[edit]

Countries where Jehovah's Witnesses' activities are banned

In addition to the published figures for individual countries, statistics are also published collectively for countries where Jehovah's Witnesses operate covertly under ban,[1][2] including several Islamic and communist states.

Country Peak Publishers Increase (%) Congregations Memorial Attendance
33 "Other Lands" 223,747 1.3 3,371 334,215

There are 35 sovereign states not specifically listed in the Watch Tower Society's reported statistics:

Total[edit]

Countries/Territories Peak Publishers Increase (%) Congregations Memorial Attendance Memorial Partakers
240 8,579,909 1.4 119,954 20,329,317 19,521

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Portuguese autonomous region
  2. ^ a b c d e f g French overseas collectivity
  3. ^ a b c d Overseas department of France
  4. ^ Dependency of Mauritius
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i British overseas territory
  6. ^ Located on the North American plate in the Atlantic Ocean.
  7. ^ a b Danish autonomous region
  8. ^ a b c United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  9. ^ a b c Constituent country of the Netherlands
  10. ^ a b c Special municipality of the Netherlands
  11. ^ a b Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis
  12. ^ Self-governing US territory
  13. ^ a b c US insular area
  14. ^ a b Chinese special administrative region
  15. ^ Disputed territory comprising West Bank and Gaza Strip under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian National Authority and the Hamas Government in Gaza
  16. ^ Disputed territory within Serbia
  17. ^ a b c d Federated States of Micronesia
  18. ^ a b Self-governing in free association with New Zealand
  19. ^ Australian external territory

Sources[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keep Conquering the Evil With the Good". The Watchtower: 29–30. July 1, 2007.
  2. ^ "Global Support for the Kingdom Issue". The Watchtower: 23. January 1, 1983. Due to the viciousness of the enemy, and to protect our brothers, some of these places are not listed individually in the tabulated report, but the totals of their service appear in the line above the grand total, headed ... Other Countries
  3. ^ "2018 Country and Territory Reports". Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society of Pennsylvania. 2019.

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