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As of 2000, the world Catholic population was:

Africa: 130,018,400
America: 519,391,300
Asia: 107,302,000
Europe: 280,144,200
Oceania: 8,202,200
World Total: 1,045,058,100

Distribution of Catholic Population, by Region: 2000
Regions
World PopulationWorld Catholic PopulationCatholic in Each Region
Africa Total13%12%16%
Central2%4%45%
East4%4%17%
Indian Oceanless than 1%less than 1%27%
North2%less than 1%less than 1%
Southern2%2%18%
West4%3%12%
America Total14%50%63%
Caribbean1%2%67%
Mesoamerica2%11%90%
North5%7%25%
South6%28%87%
Asia Total61%10%3%
Northeast26%1%less than 1%
South22%2%1%
Southeast9%7%15%
Western5%less than 1%1%
Europe Total12%27%40%
Eastern5%7%23%
Northwestern4%10%40%
Southwestern2%10%96%
Oceania Total1%1%27%
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