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Centres of Worship. Counties and Aran, and areas

Centres of Worship. Counties 2020
Catholic centres of worship Evangelicalism Islam Jehovah's Witnesses Buddhism Hinduism Ortodox churches
Alt Camp 74 5 2 1 1 0 0
Alt Empordà 195 23 14 2 3 2 2
Alt Penedès 105 7 7 2 1 0 1
Alt Urgell 240 2 1 1 0 0 0
Alta Ribagorça 76 0 0 0 0 0 1
Anoia 148 7 6 2 0 1 0
Aran 70 0 0 1 0 0 1
Bages 299 22 9 3 2 0 2
Baix Camp 118 22 4 3 2 1 2
Baix Ebre 67 7 5 1 1 0 2
Baix Empordà 141 10 10 3 1 0 4
Baix Llobregat 119 64 23 16 0 1 0
Baix Penedès 58 5 5 2 0 0 1
Barcelonès 288 263 42 22 27 15 13
Berguedà 190 5 3 1 0 0 0
Cerdanya 99 2 0 1 0 0 1
Conca de Barberà 95 0 3 1 0 0 0
Garraf 28 13 3 2 2 0 1
Garrigues 57 1 2 1 1 0 1
Garrotxa 156 6 3 1 3 0 2
Gironès 166 37 12 1 2 0 3
Maresme 138 25 18 8 8 1 0
Moianès 97 2 1 1 0 1 0
Montsià 31 6 7 1 0 0 1
Noguera 280 5 3 1 0 0 1
Osona 494 30 8 2 4 0 0
Pallars Jussà 258 3 2 1 0 0 0
Pallars Sobirà 201 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pla d'Urgell 31 4 2 1 0 0 0
Pla de l'Estany 84 1 2 1 0 0 0
Priorat 50 0 1 0 0 0 0
Ribera d'Ebre 42 1 2 1 0 0 0
Ripollès 155 2 2 1 1 0 1
Segarra 160 1 2 1 0 0 4
Segrià 174 25 11 3 3 2 3
Selva 160 13 14 2 3 0 3
Solsonès 151 1 1 1 0 0 1
Tarragonès 114 27 9 4 1 2 3
Terra Alta 42 0 0 0 0 0 1
Urgell 93 6 3 1 0 0 1
Vallès Occidental 208 100 19 12 0 0 1
Vallès Oriental 204 35 23 6 2 3 0
Catalonia 5,956 788 284 115 68 29 57
Source: Ministry of Justice.
Centres of Worship. Counties 2020
Seventh Day Adventist churches Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints churches Baha'i Faith Sikhism Taoism Judaism Others Total
Alt Camp 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 83
Alt Empordà 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 243
Alt Penedès 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 124
Alt Urgell 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 245
Alta Ribagorça 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 77
Anoia 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 166
Aran 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 72
Bages 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 339
Baix Camp 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 156
Baix Ebre 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 83
Baix Empordà 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 169
Baix Llobregat 1 2 0 0 1 0 3 230
Baix Penedès 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 71
Barcelonès 10 3 2 4 3 4 19 715
Berguedà 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 199
Cerdanya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 103
Conca de Barberà 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 99
Garraf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 49
Garrigues 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 63
Garrotxa 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 172
Gironès 2 1 1 1 0 0 3 229
Maresme 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 200
Moianès 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 102
Montsià 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 46
Noguera 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 291
Osona 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 541
Pallars Jussà 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 264
Pallars Sobirà 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 202
Pla d'Urgell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38
Pla de l'Estany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 88
Priorat 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51
Ribera d'Ebre 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 46
Ripollès 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 162
Segarra 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 168
Segrià 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 225
Selva 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 197
Solsonès 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 155
Tarragonès 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 164
Terra Alta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 43
Urgell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 104
Vallès Occidental 2 2 7 0 0 0 3 354
Vallès Oriental 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 277
Catalonia 26 13 10 10 4 4 41 7,405
Source: Ministry of Justice.

Last update: February 23, 2022.

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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 "..".