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Centres of Worship. Counties and Aran, and areas

Centres of Worship. Counties and Aran 2021
Catholic centres of worship Evangelicalism Islam Jehovah's Witnesses Buddhism Hinduism Ortodox churches Seventh Day Adventist churches Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints churches Baha'i Faith Sikhism Taoism Judaism Others Total
Alt Camp 74 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 83
Alt Empordà 195 22 14 2 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 242
Alt Penedès 105 7 7 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 124
Alt Urgell 240 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 244
Alta Ribagorça 76 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 77
Anoia 148 7 6 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 166
Aran 70 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 72
Bages 299 22 9 3 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 339
Baix Camp 118 22 4 3 2 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 156
Baix Ebre 67 7 5 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 83
Baix Empordà 141 15 10 3 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 174
Baix Llobregat 119 67 23 16 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 3 233
Baix Penedès 58 5 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 71
Barcelonès 288 270 44 22 27 13 13 10 3 2 4 3 4 20 723
Berguedà 190 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 199
Cerdanya 99 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 104
Conca de Barberà 95 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 99
Garraf 28 13 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 49
Garrigues 57 1 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 63
Garrotxa 156 7 3 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 173
Gironès 166 40 14 1 2 0 3 2 1 1 1 0 0 3 234
Maresme 138 25 18 8 8 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 200
Moianès 97 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 102
Montsià 31 6 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 46
Noguera 280 5 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 291
Osona 494 32 8 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 541
Pallars Jussà 258 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 264
Pallars Sobirà 201 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 202
Pla d'Urgell 31 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38
Pla de l'Estany 84 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 89
Priorat 50 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51
Ribera d'Ebre 42 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 46
Ripollès 155 2 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 163
Segarra 160 1 2 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 168
Segrià 174 24 11 3 3 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 224
Selva 160 13 14 2 3 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 199
Solsonès 151 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 155
Tarragonès 114 28 9 4 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 165
Terra Alta 42 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 43
Urgell 93 7 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 105
Vallès Occidental 208 102 20 12 0 0 1 2 2 7 0 0 0 4 358
Vallès Oriental 204 36 23 6 2 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 278
Catalonia 5,956 812 290 115 67 27 57 26 13 10 10 4 4 45 7,436
Source: Ministry of Justice.

Last update: March 1, 2023.

CULTE

These statistics have a specific section with all the information available: Statistics on Places of Worship in Catalonia (CULTE).

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Centre of Worship
Public or privately owned building or establishment that is open to the public and legally recognised, declared or certified by the respective religious church, confession or community in accordance with the Organic law on religious freedom, and mainly and permanently destined for the collective exercise of worship activities.

Methodological aspects

In the field of the fundamental right to religious freedom, and in order to guarantee the real and effective guarantee of churches, confessions and religious communities to establish centres of worship, Decree 94/2010, of July 20, guarantees the exercise of this right and establishes municipal urban planning projects to provide sites qualified as community equipment systems, which include those of a religious nature. The opening of places of worship is a right that administrations must oversee.

Centres of worship that are open to the public must meet the required material and technical conditions to guarantee the safety of their users and the hygiene of their facilities, and to avoid disturbances to third parties. These conditions must be adequate and proportionate, in order not to impede or hinder the activities performed in these centres.

Places of worship located in hospitals, care centres, education centres, cemeteries, mortuaries and penitentiary centres are not considered to be centres of worship, and neither are those located in public or privately owned spaces that are used for other main activities.

Churches, confessions and religious communities conducting their activity in Catalonia and that wish to obtain a municipal license must be registered in the State Register of Religious Entities.

The data of 2013 are from January 1st, 2013.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".