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Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple: Facts

Announced: June 9, 2006

Groundbreaking: Sept. 12, 2009

Public Open House: Saturday, Feb. 9, through Saturday, March 2, 2013; tours were not offered on Sundays

Cultural Celebration: Saturday, March 16, 2013

Dedication: Sunday, March 17, 2013 (three sessions)

Location: Residencial Roble Oeste, Bulevar Roble Oeste, 3a Calle Sur, Comayaguela, M.D.C., Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Property Size: 13.6 acres

Building Size: 28,254 square feet or 2624.88 square meters

Building Height: 135 feet or 41.2 meters

Exterior Features:

Mountain gray granite from China

Large, intricately designed art glass and decorative window grilles

Interior Features:

Mayan motifs and design elements throughout the interior of the temple and on exterior stone

Original oil murals by artist Linda Christensen highlight a scenic Honduran landscape

Chinese stone tile with flooring accents in limestone from Morocco and travertine from Turkey

Decorative millwork in maple and mahogany throughout the temple

Architects: VCBO Architects, Salt Lake City, Utah; Arquitecnic, Honduras

Contractor: CASA (Contratistas Asociados S.A.), Honduras

The Tegucigalpa Temple is the 141st operating temple of the Church worldwide and the sixth in Central America. It serves approximately 233,000 Latter-day Saints members in Honduras and Nicaragua. The other five temples in Central America are located in San Salvador, El Salvador; San José, Costa Rica; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala; Panama City, Panama; and Guatemala City, Guatemala.

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