“Church Country Web Sites Spread around the World,” Ensign, Feb. 2007, 80
Church Country Web Sites Spread around the World
With the launch of the new Ukraine country Web site, the Church now hosts 61 sites unique to countries around the world. These sites are places where members can go to find information, news, and resources in their own language.
Work first began on country-specific Web sites in 2001 as an effort to provide more localized content that could be easily found by search engines around the world. The Church launched its first country Web site, for Chile, in August 2003, followed closely by Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland of the Europe Central Area, where work on country sites first began.
The sites, which are managed locally under the direction of Area Presidencies, provide local news, history, events, and other information about the Church in the host country as well as links to content on the Church’s Web sites, such as LDS.org and Mormon.org.
The sites receive just under one million page views each month, providing a positive Church presence in the language of many countries.
Links to the country Web sites can be found at www.lds.org/countries.