SHAFAQNA – There are 2,246 mosques in the Republic of Azerbaijan, 210 of which are in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic.
This was stated at a meeting of the board of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations.
The meeting also noted that religious courses were registered at 161 addresses from beginning of this year in Azerbaijan.
With the exception of nine of them, all the rest are the courses on reading the Quran organized in mosques. In general, there are 204 courses in the republic, of which 160 are for boys and 64 are for girls.
Religious communities of 727 mosques were registered in the State Committee.
It was noted that in January-June of this year the process of state registration of religious structures was continued, and their total number reached 767, including 10 Islamic colleges registered in the State Committee.
Among the past registration of religious structures 739 are Islamic, 28 are non-Islamic.