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Information about Grand Lodges throughout the World

Number of Members, Number of Lodges, Derived From, and Year Founded
(information from Freemasonry Universal, by Kent Henderson & Tony Pope)

Note that information about number of members and number of lodges may not be accurate, and might only concern one of several Grand Lodges in a particular country. The statistical information on this chart is as accurate as I could obtain, but it is probably far from being truly accurate.

italics indicates not in List of Lodges Masonic, by Pantagraph Publishers

 

 

Number of Members

Number of Lodges

Derived from

Year Founded

Canada

Alberta

9,641

141

Manitoba

1905

Canada

British Columbia

16,200

164

England, Scotland

1871

Canada

Ontario

71,799

641

England, Quebec, NY

1855

Canada

Manitoba

5,695

72

Ontario

1875

Canada

New Brunswick

6,770

51

Nova Scotia, NY, England

1867

Canada

Newfoundland

 

32

England, Scotland

1997

Canada

Nova Scotia

7,896

114

England, Scotland

1866

Canada

Prince Edward Island

1,066

16

England, Scotland

1875

Canada

Quebec

6,592

94

England, Ontario

1869

Canada

Saskatchewan

5,938

94

Manitoba

1906

Mexico

Baja California

2,000

30

 

1933

Mexico

Coahuila (Benito Juarez)

250

24

 

1890

Mexico

Chiapas

800

20

 

1929

Mexico

Chihuahua (Cosmos)

2,600

58

 

1936

Mexico

Nuevo Leon

3,000

74

 

1905

Mexico

Occidental Mexicana

750

36

 

1912

Mexico

Pacifico

387

22

 

1923

Mexico

El Potosi

600

13

 

1891

Mexico

Tamaulipas

2,509

95

 

1909

Mexico

Unida Mexicana (Veracruz)

2,500

102

 

1883

Mexico

Valle de Mexico

12,321

229

 

1862

Mexico

York

376

13

 

1862

Caribbean

Cuba

24,313

314

 

1859

Caribbean

Dominican Republic

1,200

20

England, Penn., France

1858

Caribbean

Haiti

6,000

40

England, Penn., France

1824

Caribbean

Puerto Rico

3,443

73

Cuba

1885

Central America 

Costa Rica

225

9

Colombia, Cuba

1899

Central America

Guatemala

677

30

Colombia, U.S.

1903

Central America

Honduras

350

13

Costa Rica, Colombia

1922

Central America

Nicaragua

300

10

Colombia

1907

Central America

Panama

400

14

Colombia, Venezuela

1916

Central America

El Salvador (Cuscatlan)

250

12

Costa Rica

1912

Brazil

Grande Oriente

97,754

1,745

France

1822

Brazil

Acre (Gleac) (Roraima?)

650

10

 

1973

Brazil

Alagoas

700

20

 

1958

Brazil

Amazonas-Glomam

6,572

40

 

1904

Brazil

Bahia

6,000

129

 

1927

Brazil

Brasilia

1,062

28

 

1963

Brazil

Ceara

11,139

117

 

1928

Brazil

Esperito Santo

3,700

70

 

1970

Brazil

Goias

3,068

111

 

1951

Brazil

Guanabara

 

 

 

 

Brazil

Maranhao

4,500

108

 

1960

Brazil

Mato Grosso

705

29

 

1978

Brazil

Mato Grosso do Sul

2,200

56

 

1962

Brazil

Minas Gerais

7,427

251

 

1927

Brazil

Para

2,920

60

 

1927

Brazil

Paraiba

1,616

38

 

1927

Brazil

Parana

2,800

92

 

1941

Brazil

Pernambuco

1,400

40

 

1932

Brazil

Piaui

1,840

31

 

1948

Brazil

Rio de Janeiro

8,711

134

 

1944

Brazil

Rio Grande do Norte

500

18

 

1974

Brazil

Rio Grande do Sul

3,503

105

 

1928

Brazil

Rondonia-Glomaron

455

17

 

1985

Brazil

Roraima

394

7

 

1981

Brazil

Santa Catarina

1,879

68

 

1956

Brazil

Sao Paulo

15,535

434

 

1927

Brazil

Sergipe

313

12

 

1983

Brazil

Tocantins

735

29

 

1989

Colombia

Barranquilla

300

8

 

1918

Colombia

Bogota

700

28

 

1922

Colombia

Los Andes (Bucaramanga)

250

11

 

1972

Colombia

Cali

350

13

 

1935

Colombia

Cartagena

241

13

 

1920

Colombia

Santander

169

8

 

1945

Colombia

Santa Marta

125

5

 

1984

South America

Argentina

2,540

85

Uruguay, England

1857

South America

Bolivia

2,338

46

Chile

1929

South America 

Chile

14,000

178

France

1862

South America

Ecuador

500

15

Peru

1921

South America

Paraguay

940

19

Brazil, Uruguay

1869

South America

Peru

7,131

162

Colombia, Scotland

1882

South America

Uruguay

2,600

59

Brazil, Pennsylvania

1856

South America

Venezuela

2,700

126

 

1824

Europe

Austria

2,350

57

Germany, France

1919

Europe

Bulgaria

200

5

Germany

1997

Europe

Belgium

1,500

37

 

1979

Europe

Croatia

100

3

Austria

1997

Europe

Czech Republic

190

6

Yugoslavia

1990

 Europe

Denmark

 

36

England & Germany

1743

Europe

England

326,659

8,651

 

1717

Europe

Estonia

110

4

Finland

1999

Europe

Finland

5,600

137

Sweden, NY

1924

Europe

France (GOF)

38,000

900

 

 

Europe

GLF

26,000

667

England, Sup Council of France

1728, 1894

Europe

France (GLNF)

20,000

1,087

GO

1913

Europe

Germany (United)

14,000

490

England, France

1958

Europe

Greece

8,000

73

France, England, Italy

1811

Europe

Hungary

170

7

Germany, Austria

1989

Europe

Iceland

2,947

11

Denmark

1951

Europe

Ireland

38,000

864

 

1725

Europe

Italy - Grant Orient

12,000

554

England, France

1805

Europe

Italy - Grand Lodge

1,200

38

GO of Italy

1993

Europe

Luxembourg

276

5

France

1803

Europe

Netherlands

6,528

160

England

1756

Europe

Norway

16,896

51

England, Sweden, Germany

1891

Europe

Poland

120

5

England, Germany, Italy

1991

Europe

Portugal

600

31

GLNF

1991

Europe

Romania

753

59

France, Italy, NY

1993

Europe

Russia

200

12

GLNF

1995

Europe

Scotland

150,000

1,160

 

1736

Europe

Slovenia

100

3

Austria

1999

Europe

Spain

2,000

107

GLNF

1982

Europe

Sweden

17,000

40

England & France

1760

Europe

Switzerland

3,842

79

England, France

1844

Europe

Turkey

11,900

175

 

1909

Europe

Yugoslavia

150

6

Germany

1990

Africa

Benin

350

11

GLNF

1995

Africa

Burkina Faso

200

5

GLNF

1997

Africa

Egypt

 

 

 

 

Africa

Gabon

300

12

GLNF

1983

Africa 

Guinea

120

4

Senegal

1998

Africa

Ivory Coast

1,000

20

GLNF

1989

Africa

Liberia

 

 

 

 

Africa

Madagascar

100

3

GLNF

1997

Africa

Mali

100

3

Ivory Coast

1999

Africa

Senegal

450

24

GLNF

1993

Africa

South Africa

3,300

95

Netherlands

1961

Africa

Togo

600

10

GLNF

1992

Australia

New South Wales

26,000

488

England, Ireland, Scotland

1888

Australia

Queensland

16,129

379

England, Ireland, Scotland

1921

Australia

South Australia

6,000

149

England, Ireland, Scotland

1884

Australia

Tasmania

3,357

58

England, Ireland, Scotland

1890

Australia

Victoria

24,314

481

England, Ireland, Scotland

1889

Australia

Western Australia

6,300

175

England, Ireland, Scotland

1900

Oceania

New Zealand

16,000

331

England, Ireland, Scotland

1890

Asia

China

754

10

Philippines

1949

Asia

India

14,870

315

England, Ireland, Scotland

1961

Asia

Iran

 

 

 

 

Asia

Israel

1,500

78

Scottish

1953

Asia

Japan

2,508

18

Philippines

1957

Asia

Philippines

16,676

278

California

1917

 


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