Area: 31,829,200 sq km
Approximately 23.5% of the world’s surface area. Russia east of the Ural Mountains is geographically part of Asia, but here all of the Russian Federation is included with Europe. Included here are the Trans-Caucasus states (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia) as well as the West Asian/Middle Eastern countries. Includes amazing geographic and ecological diversity – tropical rain forest, desert, alluvial plains, hills and the world’s highest
Population: 4,166,741,314 Annual Growth: 1.10%
Peoples: 4,860 (0% unreached)
Largest Religion: Muslim
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Answer to Prayer
Church growth in Asia continues to be remarkable; for its sheer scale, for its unprecedented occurrence in previously unevangelized nations and regions and, in many areas, for how long it has been sustained. Some of the greatest growth in the past decade or two has been in China, India, Nepal, Iran, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Vietnam and, although unverifiable, North Korea.
have increased from 22 million (2.3%) in 1900 to nearly 370 million (8.8%) in 2010.
increased from under 3 million (0.3%) in 1900 to nearly 200 million (4.9%) in 2010.
- from 11.1 million (1.2%) to 142 million (3.4%) over the same period.
nearly 150 million, now number more than those on any other continent apart from Africa. It is also the continent with the second-fastest growing evangelical population; if measured only by conversion rate (and not including biological growth), Asia has the fastest growing evangelical population by a significant margin - 33% faster than any other region.