Minas Gerais: more religious temples than schools and hospitals, according to the Census

Minas Gerais: more religious temples than schools and hospitals, according to the Census
Minas Gerais: more religious temples than schools and hospitals, according to the Census
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The 2022 Census, carried out by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), reveals that Minas Gerais stands out for having a greater number of religious establishments compared to the total number of educational and health institutions combined. The information, released this Friday (2), draws attention to the strong presence of religiosity in the state, reflecting in 288 churches for every 100 thousand inhabitantsan average that exceeds the national average of 286.

A preponderant religious perspective

The Census defines religious establishments as places such as churches, temples, synagogues and temples, covering a wide spectrum of religions. The survey showed that there are 59,281 religious establishments in Minas Gerais.

Comparison with education and health

In contrast, the number of educational establishments, which includes schools, daycare centers and universities, totals 24,184, representing 117 institutions for every 100 thousand inhabitants. Health establishments, which include hospitals, clinics and emergency rooms, total 32,966, which corresponds to 160 units for every 100 thousand inhabitants miners.

Other types of addresses in Minas Gerais

In addition to religious, educational and health establishments, the 2022 Census also mapped other types of addresses in the state. Private households, such as houses and apartments, lead with 9,561,961 records. Followed by commercial establishments and others with various purposes, totaling 1,292,653 locations, which include shops, cultural and public buildings. The agricultural sector is also present with 615,688 establishments, in addition to 437,593 buildings under construction and 13,864 collective homes, such as hotels, prisons, guesthouses and nursing homes.


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