Dedications Bring Operating Temples Worldwide to 122
    Footnotes

    “Dedications Bring Operating Temples Worldwide to 122,” Liahona, Oct. 2005, N4–N6

    Dedications Bring Operating Temples Worldwide to 122

    With the recent dedications of the San Antonio Texas, Aba Nigeria, and Newport Beach California Temples, the total number of operating temples around the world has now reached 122.

    Since President Gordon B. Hinckley was called to lead the Church in 1995, the Lord has directed temple construction in a way few expected. In the last 10 years, 84 temples have been announced or dedicated—nearly double the 47 temples dedicated in the previous 118 years.

    President Hinckley has said that the temple is a place where we can learn more about life after death and the purpose of this life.

    “Every temple that this Church has built has in effect stood as a monument to our belief in the immortality of the human soul, that this phase of mortal life through which we pass is part of a continuous upward climb, so to speak, and that as certain as there is life here, there will be life there,” he said. “That is our firm belief. It comes about through the Atonement of the Savior, and the temple becomes, as I have indicated, the bridge from this life to the next” (“Words of the Living Prophet,” Liahona, May 2001, 16).

    The 122 operating temples include the Apia Samoa Temple, which was rededicated on September 4, 2005, after the original structure was destroyed by fire in 2003. An additional nine temples are under construction or have been announced.

    Temples around the World

    Operating Temples

    Dedication Date

    1 St. George Utah

    April 6, 1877

    2 Logan Utah

    May 17, 1884

    3 Manti Utah

    May 21, 1888

    4 Salt Lake

    April 6, 1893

    5 Laie Hawaii

    November 27, 1919

    6 Cardston Alberta

    August 26, 1923

    7 Mesa Arizona

    October 23, 1927

    8 Idaho Falls Idaho

    September 23, 1945

    9 Bern Switzerland

    September 11, 1955

    10 Los Angeles California

    March 11, 1956

    11 Hamilton New Zealand

    April 20, 1958

    12 London England

    September 7, 1958

    13 Oakland California

    November 19, 1964

    14 Ogden Utah

    January 18, 1972

    15 Provo Utah

    February 9, 1972

    16 Washington D.C.

    November 19, 1974

    17 São Paulo Brazil

    October 30, 1978

    18 Tokyo Japan

    October 27, 1980

    19 Seattle Washington

    November 17, 1980

    20 Jordan River Utah

    November 16, 1981

    21 Atlanta Georgia

    June 1, 1983

    22 Apia Samoa

    August 5, 1983

    23 Nuku‘alofa Tonga

    August 9, 1983

    24 Santiago Chile

    September 15, 1983

    25 Papeete Tahiti

    October 27, 1983

    26 Mexico City Mexico

    December 2, 1983

    27 Boise Idaho

    May 25, 1984

    28 Sydney Australia

    September 20, 1984

    29 Manila Philippines

    September 25, 1984

    30 Dallas Texas

    October 19, 1984

    31 Taipei Taiwan

    November 17, 1984

    32 Guatemala City Guatemala

    December 14, 1984

    33 Freiberg Germany

    June 29, 1985

    34 Stockholm Sweden

    July 2, 1985

    35 Chicago Illinois

    August 9, 1985

    36 Johannesburg South Africa

    August 24, 1985

    37 Seoul Korea

    December 14, 1985

    38 Lima Peru

    January 10, 1986

    39 Buenos Aires Argentina

    January 17, 1986

    40 Denver Colorado

    October 24, 1986

    41 Frankfurt Germany

    August 28, 1987

    42 Portland Oregon

    August 19, 1989

    43 Las Vegas Nevada

    December 16, 1989

    44 Toronto Ontario

    August 25, 1990

    45 San Diego California

    April 25, 1993

    46 Orlando Florida

    October 9, 1994

    47 Bountiful Utah

    January 8, 1995

    48 Hong Kong China

    May 26, 1996

    49 Mount Timpanogos Utah

    October 13, 1996

    50 St. Louis Missouri

    June 1, 1997

    51 Vernal Utah

    November 2, 1997

    52 Preston England

    June 7, 1998

    53 Monticello Utah

    July 26, 1998

    54 Anchorage Alaska

    January 9, 1999

    55 Colonia Juárez Chihuahua Mexico

    March 6, 1999

    56 Madrid Spain

    March 19, 1999

    57 Bogotá Colombia

    April 24, 1999

    58 Guayaquil Ecuador

    August 1, 1999

    59 Spokane Washington

    August 21, 1999

    60 Columbus Ohio

    September 4, 1999

    61 Bismarck North Dakota

    September 19, 1999

    62 Columbia South Carolina

    October 16, 1999

    63 Detroit Michigan

    October 23, 1999

    64 Halifax Nova Scotia

    November 14, 1999

    65 Regina Saskatchewan

    November 14, 1999

    66 Billings Montana

    November 20, 1999

    67 Edmonton Alberta

    December 11, 1999

    68 Raleigh North Carolina

    December 18, 1999

    69 St. Paul Minnesota

    January 9, 2000

    70 Kona Hawaii

    January 23, 2000

    71 Ciudad Juárez Mexico

    February 26, 2000

    72 Hermosillo Sonora Mexico

    February 27, 2000

    73 Albuquerque New Mexico

    March 5, 2000

    74 Oaxaca Mexico

    March 11, 2000

    75 Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mexico

    March 12, 2000

    76 Louisville Kentucky

    March 19, 2000

    77 Palmyra New York

    April 6, 2000

    78 Fresno California

    April 9, 2000

    79 Medford Oregon

    April 16, 2000

    80 Memphis Tennessee

    April 23, 2000

    81 Reno Nevada

    April 23, 2000

    82 Cochabamba Bolivia

    April 30, 2000

    83 Tampico Mexico

    May 20, 2000

    84 Nashville Tennessee

    May 21, 2000

    85 Villahermosa Mexico

    May 21, 2000

    86 Montréal Québec

    June 4, 2000

    87 San José Costa Rica

    June 4, 2000

    88 Fukuoka Japan

    June 11, 2000

    89 Adelaide Australia

    June 15, 2000

    90 Melbourne Australia

    June 16, 2000

    91 Suva Fiji

    June 18, 2000

    92 Mérida Mexico

    July 8, 2000

    93 Veracruz Mexico

    July 9, 2000

    94 Baton Rouge Louisiana

    July 16, 2000

    95 Oklahoma City Oklahoma

    July 30, 2000

    96 Caracas Venezuela

    August 20, 2000

    97 Houston Texas

    August 26, 2000

    98 Birmingham Alabama

    September 3, 2000

    99 Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

    September 17, 2000

    100 Boston Massachusetts

    October 1, 2000

    101 Recife Brazil

    December 15, 2000

    102 Porto Alegre Brazil

    December 17, 2000

    103 Montevideo Uruguay

    March 18, 2001

    104 Winter Quarters Nebraska

    April 22, 2001

    105 Guadalajara Mexico

    April 29, 2001

    106 Perth Australia

    May 20, 2001

    107 Columbia River Washington

    November 18, 2001

    108 Snowflake Arizona

    March 3, 2002

    109 Lubbock Texas

    April 21, 2002

    110 Monterrey Mexico

    April 28, 2002

    111 Campinas Brazil

    May 17, 2002

    112 Asunción Paraguay

    May 19, 2002

    113 Nauvoo Illinois

    June 27, 2002

    114 The Hague Netherlands

    September 8, 2002

    115 Brisbane Australia

    June 15, 2003

    116 Redlands California

    September 14, 2003

    117 Accra Ghana

    January 11, 2004

    118 Copenhagen Denmark

    May 23, 2004

    119 Manhattan New York

    June 13, 2004

    120 San Antonio Texas

    May 22, 2005

    121 Aba Nigeria

    August 7, 2005

    122 Newport Beach California

    August 28, 2005

    Announced or under Construction

    Temple

    Announcement Date

    A1 Harrison New York

    September 30, 1995

    A2 Kiev Ukraine

    July 20, 1998

    A3 Helsinki Finland

    April 2, 2000

    A4 Sacramento California

    April 21, 2001

    A5 Curitiba Brazil

    August 23, 2002

    A6 Panamá City Panamá

    August 23, 2002

    A7 Rexburg Idaho

    December 20, 2003

    A8 Draper Utah

    October 2, 2004

    A9 Twin Falls Idaho

    October 2, 2004

    Temples by the Numbers

    1877

    Year the St. George Utah Temple was dedicated, the oldest currently operating temple.

    16

    Temples dedicated in the following 100 years, ending with the São Paulo Brazil Temple in 1978.

    26

    Temples dedicated during the 1980s, the most in any decade until 2000—including the 25 dedicated in the 1990s.

    37

    Temples dedicated in 2000, the most in any year.

    4

    Temples dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley in an eight-day period from June 11–18, 2000, the most ever in that time span.

    6

    Countries with at least one dedicated temple in 1978.

    40

    Countries with at least one dedicated or announced temple in 2005.

    40

    Years the Salt Lake Temple was under construction.

    4

    Calendar years since 1980 during which no temple was dedicated: 1982, 1988, 1991, and 1992.

    26

    Years between the dedication of the Salt Lake Temple and the Laie Hawaii Temple, the longest span between dedications among currently operating temples.

    4

    Times two temples have been dedicated on the same day since the small temple building program was announced.

    253,015

    Square footage (23,500 m2) of the Salt Lake Temple (including annex), the largest temple in the Church.

    280

    Height, in feet (85 m), of the Washington D.C. Temple, the tallest in the Church.