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Manaus Brazil Temple facts

Plans Announced: May 23, 2007.

Groundbreaking: June 20, 2008, by Elder Charles Didier of the Seventy and president of the Brazil Area.

Public Open House: May 18 through June 2, 2012, excluding Sundays.

Cultural Celebration: Saturday, June 9, 2012.

Dedication: Dedicated Sunday, June 10, 2012, three sessions, by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency.

Location: Avenida Coronel Teixeira, 3162, Ponta Negra, Manaus, Brazil.

Property size: 7.7 acres.

Building size: 32,032 square feet.

Building Height: 112 feet without the 14-foot gilded statue of the Angel Moroni — total height 126 feet.

Features: Exterior — Branco Paris granite from Brazil; traditional art glass design by Art Glass Studios, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. Interior — Color Scheme of blue and earth tones.

Murals: Original murals by Alexandre Reider, original art by Leon Parson and Alexandre Reider.

Interior Stone: Interior stone flooring is Giallo Ornamental granite, accented with Giallo Jasmine and Azul Imperial granite from Brazil, and Emperador Light and Creme Marfil marble accents from Turkey and Spain.

Woods: Majority of wood used in interior design is ipe and tauari wood from Brazil.

Chandeliers: Custom-designed Tiffany-style lead glass and Swarovski crystal chandeliers .

Architects: GSBS Architect, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; JCL Arquitetos, Olinda, Brazil.

Contractor: Construtora Hoss, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

This is the 138th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide and the sixth in Brazil. The other temples in Brazil are located in Recife, Campinas, Sao Paulo, Curitiba, and Porto Alegre. Another temple is under construction in Fortaleza.

The Manaus Brazil Temple will serve Latter-day Saints in 14 stakes, districts and mission branches in the Amazon River Basin.

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