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Basilicas in the World

West Europe
Austria Austria32
Belgium Belgium29
France France170
Germany Germany74
Iceland Iceland1
Ireland Ireland2
Italy Italy554
Luxembourg Luxembourg1
Malta Malta8
Netherlands Netherlands25
Portugal Portugal7
San Marino San Marino1
Spain Spain112
Switzerland Switzerland12
United Kingdom United Kingdom3
Vatican City State Vatican City State1
East Europe
Belarus Belarus3
Croatia Croatia7
Czechia Czechia15
Greece Greece1
Hungary Hungary16
Latvia Latvia1
Lithuania Lithuania5
Montenegro Montenegro1
Poland Poland134
Romania Romania4
Russia Russia1
Serbia Serbia2
Slovakia Slovakia11
Slovenia Slovenia7
Ukraine Ukraine1
North America
Canada Canada22
Mexico Mexico29
United States United States81
Central America
Costa Rica Costa Rica2
Cuba Cuba2
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic2
El Salvador El Salvador4
Guadeloupe Guadeloupe1
Guatemala Guatemala2
Nicaragua Nicaragua3
Panama Panama2
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico2
Saint Lucia Saint Lucia1
South America
Argentina Argentina45
Bolivia Bolivia8
Brazil Brazil59
Chile Chile9
Colombia Colombia30
Curaçao Curaçao1
Ecuador Ecuador12
Paraguay Paraguay1
Peru Peru12
Suriname Suriname1
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago1
Uruguay Uruguay5
Venezuela Venezuela15
South and East Asia
China China1
India India21
Philippines Philippines13
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka1
Taiwan Taiwan2
Vietnam Vietnam4
Central and Southwest Asia
Israel Israel8
Palestine Palestine1
Turkey Turkey2
Oceania
Australia Australia5
Guam Guam1
Samoa Samoa1
Western and Northern Africa
Algeria Algeria2
Benin Benin1
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso1
Cote d’Ivoire Cote d’Ivoire1
Egypt Egypt2
Ghana Ghana4
Nigeria Nigeria1
Senegal Senegal1
Tunisia Tunisia1
Eastern and Central Africa
Cameroon Cameroon1
Congo-Kinshasa Congo-Kinshasa1
Kenya Kenya1
Rwanda Rwanda1
Uganda Uganda2
Southern Africa
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe1

Total: Papal Basilica 4 Major Basilicas, Roman-Rite Basilica 1670 Minor Basilicas (as of 2012.06.30)

Basilica is a title of honour given to certain churches because of their antiquity, dignity, historical importance or significance as centres of worship.

There are four major basilicas, all of which are in Rome: St. John Lateran (the Cathedral of the diocese of Rome), St. Peter's of the Vatican, St. Paul's outside the Walls, and St. Mary Major. Major basilicas have the papal altar and holy door, which is open during the beginning of a Jubilee Year.

The pope also grants to certain churches around the world the title of minor basilica. Minor basilicas enjoy certain ceremonial privileges. The papal arms may be displayed on the churches' exteriors.

See Also

Book on Basilicas

Cathedrals in the World

International and National Shrines

World Heritage Catholic Churches

Dioceses in the World

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