A new temple will be built in the Orlando, Fla., area, the First Presidency has announced.
The temple will serve approximately 80,000 members of the Church in Florida. It will be the 48th temple of the Church worldwide and the second in the Southeast area of the United States.Members in Florida now are served by the Atlanta Georgia Temple.
In the announcement, the First Presidency said, "We have selected Orlando because it is a central location with good highways from all parts of the state."
The site of the Orlando Temple has not been announced. Plans must be completed before a start of construction will be announced.
Currently, 43 temples of the Church are in operation in Argentina, Arizona, Australia, Brazil, California (2), Canada, Chile, Colorado, District of Columbia, England, Georgia, German Democratic Republic, Germany, Guatemala, Hawaii, Idaho (2), Illinois, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Philippines, Nevada, New Zealand, Peru, Oregon, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Tahiti, Taiwan, Texas, Tonga, Washington, Western Samoa, and Utah (7).
Another temple is nearing completion in Toronto, Ontario, and plans have been announced for additional temples in San Diego, Calif.; Bogota, Colombia; and Guayaquil, Ecuador.