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Temples dotting the world: 6 maps show location and status of Church’s 282 temples worldwide

Maps for United States and Canada, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Pacific areas show status of each temple

As of Friday, Sept. 30, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has 282 temples worldwide — dedicated and operating temples, temples under construction or renovation, and announced temples still in planning and design stages.

The Church currently has 173 dedicated temples, including five being renovated; 53 temples under construction; and 56 temples announced and still in design.

And the Church News has six maps showing the location of each temple and its current status.

The maps are broken down into six geographical areas:

  • United States and Canada
  • Latin America, including Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and all of South America
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • The Pacific, which includes Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific islands

Also, the color of each locator dot designates the temple’s current or upcoming status — dedicated and operating or scheduled for dedication, under renovation or scheduled for renovation, under construction or scheduled for groundbreaking, or announced and in planning.

Most of the maps reflect temples according to the Church’s 23 designated areas — first established in 1984 to to direct the work in geographic locations of the global Church.

Three notable exceptions vary from the maps and the Church’s areas, which were established beginning in 1984 to direct the work in geographic locations of the global Church.

  • Because of their locations in the Pacific Ocean, the Laie Hawaii and Kona Hawaii temples are shown on the Asia map, rather than the United States map.
  • The Praia Cape Verde Temple is shown off the coast of West Africa, but the temple pertains to the Europe North Area.
  • And the announced Dubai United Arab Emirates Temple falls under supervision of the Church’s Middle East/North Africa Area but is shown on the Asia map.

Beginning in 1984, areas were established to direct the work in geographic locations of the global Church.

Additional temples may be announced in the upcoming October 2022 general conference. In every general conference over which he has presided since becoming President of the Church in January 2018, President Russell M. Nelson has announced new temple locations — he has announced 100 total to date.

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Temples in the United States and Canada

Combination map of the United States and Canada with colored dots indication temple locations and if its announced (red), under construction or scheduled for groundbreaking (yellow), operating or scheduled for dedication/rededication (black), or under renovation or scheduled for renovation (blue).
Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the U.S. and Canada as of September 2022. | Aaron Thorup, for the Church News

The above map shows temples for six Church areas — the North America Central, North America Northeast, North America Southeast, North America Southwest, North America West and Utah areas.

Temples in Latin America

Combination map of Latin America, including Mexico to South America, with colored dots indication temple locations and if its announced (red), under construction or scheduled for groundbreaking (yellow), operating or scheduled for dedication/rededication (black), or under renovation or scheduled for renovation (blue).
Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America as of September 2022. | Aaron Thorup, for the Church News

The above map shows temples for another six Church areas — the Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, South America Northwest, Brazil and South America South areas.

Temples in Europe, Africa

Combination map of Europe, top, and Africa, bottom, with colored dots indication temple locations and if its announced (red), under construction or scheduled for groundbreaking (yellow), operating or scheduled for dedication/rededication (black), or under renovation or scheduled for renovation (blue).
Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Europe and Africa, as of September 2022. | Aaron Thorup, for the Church News.

The graphic above features two maps, one of temples in Europe and its three Church areas — Europe Central, Europe East and Europe North — and the other of temples in Africa and the Africa Central Africa South and Africa West areas.

Temples in Asia, Oceania

Combination map of Asia, Australia and Pacific islands with colored dots indication temple locations and if its announced (red), under construction or scheduled for groundbreaking (yellow), operating or scheduled for dedication/rededication (black), or under renovation or scheduled for renovation (blue).
Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Asia and the Pacific as of September 2022. | Aaron Thorup, for the Church News

On the map above are temple locations throughout Asia, Australia and the Pacific Ocean. The temples on this map pertain to the Church’s Asia, Asia North, Pacific, Philippines, North America West and Middle East/Africa North areas.

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