STATISTICS ON NATIONAL SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLIES (NSAS) refers to the
National Spiritual Assemblies
There are no rules about when a National Spiritual Assembly can be established in a country by the Baha'is, but generally speaking it is a statement of the complexity of the community: that there are enough Bahá'ís in the country, enough Local Spiritual Assemblies , a need for the Bahá'ís in the country to own properties beyond the jurisdiction of any particular Local Spiritual Assembly, and that a National Assembly with jurisdiction across the whole country from a Bahá'í organizational point of view is required.
* 1 Totals * 2 Chronology * 3 See also * 4 References
YEAR NUMBER OF NSAS
Below are dates of the establishment and recognition of National
Spiritual Assemblies from the Bahá'í point of view. Other than in
predominantly Muslim counties, countries where there are no NSAs
include most where most any religious institution is illegal such as
1923: British Isles, Austria & Germany, India
1925: United States of America and Canada
1934: Australia and New Zealand, Persia
1953: Italy and Switzerland
1956: Central & East Africa, North West Africa, South Arabia; New Zealand; North East Asia (Japan), Pakistan, South East Asia; Mexico and the Republics of Central America; The Greater Antilles; The Republics of Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela; The Republics of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay Scandinavia and Finland; the Benelux Countries; The Iberian Peninsula.
1959: Austria, Burma, South Pacific, Turkey,
1961: Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina.
1962: Belgium, Ceylon, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy
1964 Hawaii, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam
1967 Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Laos, Belize, Sikkim
1969 Papua New Guinea
1972 Singapore, Iceland
1972 Republic of Ireland
1974 Hong Kong, South East Arabia
1978 Burundi, Mauritania, the Bahamas, Oman, Qatar, the Mariana Islands, Cyprus
1981 Namibia, and Bophuthatswana; the Leeward Islands, the Windward Islands, and Bermuda; Tuvalu. re-formation in Uganda
1984: Cape Verde Islands, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, French Guiana, Grenada, Martinique, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Yemen, Canary Islands
1991 Czechoslovakia, Romania & Soviet Union
1992: Greenland, Azerbaijan, Ukraine,
1994: Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Slovenia & Croatia,
1995: Eritrea, Armenia, Georgia, Belarus, Sicily.
1996: Sao Tome ">
* ^ A B Hassall, Graham. "Notes on Research on National Spiritual Assemblies". Research notes. Asia Pacific Bahá'í Studies. Retrieved 2008-12-21. * ^ Baha\'i World Statistics 2001 by Baha'i World Center Department of Statistics, 2001-08 * ^ The Life of Shoghi Effendi by Helen Danesh, John Danesh and Amelia Danesh, Studying the Writings of Shoghi Effendi, edited by M. Bergsmo (Oxford: George Ronald, 1991) * ^ The Bahá\'í Faith: 1844-1963: Information Statistical and Comparative, Including the Achievements of the Ten Year International Bahá\'í Teaching