“Stakes Total: 1,125 By End of March,” Ensign, June 1980, 80
The total number of stakes in the Church reached 1,125 by the end of the first quarter of 1980, continuing the steady growth of 1979.
The 1979 total was 1,092, up 102 from the total at the end of 1978.
The number of new stakes increased by 9.4 percent in 1979, a small drop from the 10.4 percent of 1978 and the 10.9 percent of 1977. The 1976 increase was 8.3 percent, and the 1975 increase was 9.2 percent.
In 1979, stakes were formed for the first time in three countries—Panama, Bolivia, and Paraguay. Three stakes were formed in Bolivia in 1979.
Stakes formed during the first quarter of 1980 were Kingsport Tennessee, Schaumburg Illinois, Tucuman Argentina, San Juan Argentina, Bahia Bianca Argentina, Durazno Uruguay, West Jordan Utah Central, Arica Chile, Calgary Alberta South, Lebanon Oregon, Mililani Hawaii, Gisborne New Zealand, Sydney Australia Hebersham, Sydney Australia Newcastle, Lawndale California, Arequipa Peru, Ciudad Juarez Mexico East, Sandy Utah Crescent North, Salt Lake Wasatch, La Paz Bolivia East, Bogota Colombia Ciudad Jardin, Monterrey Mexico Moderna, Spanish Fork Utah South, Guayaquil Ecuador Duran, Guayaquil Ecuador Febres Cordero, St. Louis Missouri South, El Centro California, Kobe Japan, Tokyo Japan East, Chimbote Peru, Artigas Uruguay, Pleasant Grove Utah Manila, and Menan Idaho.
Stakes formed from missions from June 1979 through March 1980 were Scranton Pennsylvania, Quito Ecuador, Pusan Korea, Cochabamba Bolivia, Londrina Brazil, Panama City Panama, Talca Chile, Sioux Falls South Dakota, Santa Ana El Salvador, Kingsport Tennessee, Tucuman Argentina, San Juan Argentina, Bahia Blanca Argentina, Durazno Uruguay, Arica Chile, Gisborne New Zealand, Arequipa Peru, and Kobe Japan.