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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to construct 18 additional temples around the world



Salt Lake City, Utah – President Russell M. Nelson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the construction of 18 new LDS temples to be built all around the world to wrap up General Conference weekend.

The remaining 13 temples will be constructed overseas in Asia, Africa, South, and Central America. Five of the new temples will be constructed across the United States each timezone.

There will be four new temples constructed in Mexico, all near Mexico City. Nelson said these temples are part of an effort to “build houses of the Lord in selected large metropolitan areas where traveling to an existing temple is a significant challenge.”

The 18 new temples would raise the total number of LDS temples worldwide to 295, or close to 300.

On the website of the Latter-day Saints, there are now 168 temples that are active, 68 that have been declared, and 41 that are being built.

Below is a full list of all 18 new temples and geographical locations:

United States

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Jacksonville, Florida
Lone Mountain, Nevada
Prosper, Texas
Tacoma, Washington

Central America

Cuernavaca, Mexico
Pachuca, Mexico
Toluca, Mexico
Tula, Mexico
Huehuetenango, Guatemala

South America

Chiclayo, Peru
Buenos Aires City Center, Argentina
Londrina, Brazil
Riberão Prêto, Brazil


Eket, Nigeria


Busan, Korea
Naga, Philippines
Santiago, Philippines

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