Nuku'alofa Tonga Temple facts

Announced: April 2, 1980.

Location: At site of Church's Liahona College, several miles outside of Nuku'alofa; Loto Rd., Tongatapu, Nuku'alofa, Tonga; phone: (676) 20300.

Site:1.2 acres.

Exterior finish: "R-wall" exterior finish and insulation system on concrete block; copper shingles on roof.

Temple design: Modern.

Architect: Emil B. Fetzer, Church architect.

Renovation Architect: Naylor Whenton Lund Architects.

Construction adviser: Richard Westover and Richard Rowley.

Renovation adviser: Alan Rudolf.

Contractor: Utah Construction & Development.

Renovation contractor: Cabella Construction, John Cabella.

Rooms: Baptistry, celestial room, three sealing rooms, two ordinance rooms.

Original floor area: 14,572 square feet.

Renovated floor area: 21,184 square feet.

Original dimensions: 142 feet by 115 feet.

Renovated dimensions: 200 feet by 115 feet.

District: 16 stakes, two districts in Tongan islands.

Groundbreaking, site dedication: Feb. 18, 1981, by President Spencer W. Kimball with Tonga's King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV.

Original dedication: Aug. 9-11, 1983, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; seven sessions. Rededicated Nov. 4, 2007, by Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve, two sessions.

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