San Salvador El Salvador Temple

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San Salvador El Salvador Temple
The Temple in late April 2011
The Temple in late April 2011
Number 135 edit data
Dedication 21 August 2011 (21 August 2011) by
Henry B. Eyring
Site 6.5 acres (2.6 hectares)
Floor area 20,990 sq ft (1,950 m2)
Preceded by Kyiv Ukraine Temple
Followed by Quetzaltenango Guatemala Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 13°41′0.0492″N 89°14′48.5592″W / 13.683347000°N 89.246822000°W / 13.683347000; -89.246822000 The San Salvador El Salvador Temple is the 135th temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). It is the fourth temple to be built in Central America and the first in El Salvador.[5]

Announced in 2007, construction began on the temple in September 2008. On 20 September, ground was broken and the site was dedicated by Don R. Clarke, of the Seventy and president of the church's Central America Area.

The temple is in Antiguo Cuscatlán, an affluent district southwest of San Salvador. The San Salvador volcano provides a background for the temple grounds and the three-story building.

A public open house was scheduled for 1–23 July 2011. The temple was dedicated on 21 August 2011, in three dedicatory sessions.[6]

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  1. ^ Morales, Chris (November 24, 2007), "New temple for El Salvador", Church News, retrieved 2012-10-15 
  2. ^ Satterfield, Rick, "San Salvador El Salvador Temple", LDS ChurchTemples.com, retrieved 2012-10-15 
  3. ^ Open House and Dedication Dates Announced for the San Salvador El Salvador Temple, "News Release", Newsroom (LDS Church), February 9, 2011, retrieved 2012-10-15 
  4. ^ San Salvador El Salvador Temple Dedicated, "News Release", Newsroom (LDS Church), August 21, 2011, retrieved 2012-10-15 
  5. ^ "Ground broken for El Salvador temple". Church News (Deseret News). September 27, 2008. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  6. ^ Open House and Dedication Dates Announced for the San Salvador El Salvador Temple, "News Release", Newsroom (LDS Church), February 9, 2011, retrieved 2012-10-15 

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