Brazil has more religious temples than hospitals and schools combined, says IBGE

Brazil has more religious temples than hospitals and schools combined, says IBGE
Brazil has more religious temples than hospitals and schools combined, says IBGE
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Brazil has more religious establishments than the total number of educational and health institutions, according to the most recent data from the 2022 Census released this Friday, 2, by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). The average is 286 churches for every 100 thousand inhabitants of the country.

The unprecedented survey carried out by IBGE mapped all the geographic coordinates and types of buildings present in the 111 million addresses registered during the research in Brazil.

In the Census, religious establishments are considered to be churches, temples, synagogues, temples and other places of worship of all religions.

  • Religious establishments (churches, temples…): 579.7 thousand – 286 for every 100 thousand inhabitants.
  • Educational establishments (schools, daycare centers, universities): 264.4 thousand – 130 for every 100 thousand inhabitants.
  • Health establishment (hospitals, clinics, emergency rooms): 247.5 thousand – 122 for every 100 thousand inhabitants.

The North Region has the highest proportion between the number of religious establishments and the total population. In the states of Acre, Amapá, Amazonas, Pará, Rondônia, Roraima and Tocantins, there are 79,650 churches, which is equivalent to an average of 459 for every 100 thousand inhabitants, almost double the national average.

The South region, made up of Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, has the lowest proportion between the number of churches and the population, with 226 for every 100 thousand inhabitants.

Source: Redação Terra

The article is in Portuguese

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