Lima Peru Temple

Lima Peru Temple
Number 38
Dedication 10 January 1986 (10 January 1986) by
Gordon B. Hinckley
Site 4.5 acres (1.8 hectares)
Floor area 9,600 sq ft (890 m2)
Height 112 ft (34 m)
Preceded by Seoul Korea Temple
Followed by Buenos Aires Argentina Temple
Official website News & images

Coordinates: 12°4′10.96680″S 76°56′56.02920″W / 12.0697130000°S 76.9488970000°W / -12.0697130000; -76.9488970000

The Lima Peru Temple is the 38th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Due to growth in Peru, church leaders announced in 1981 that a temple would be built in the city of Lima. The six-spired Lima Peru Temple was constructed on 5 acres (20,000 m2) of undeveloped area. Gordon B. Hinckley, then a counselor in the church's First Presidency, dedicated the Lima Peru temple on January 10, 1986.

The Lima Peru Temple serves more than four hundred thousand Latter-day Saints in the country. The temple has a total of 9,600 square feet (890 m2), four ordinance rooms, and three sealing rooms.

On April 3, 2016, church president Thomas S. Monson announced the intent to construct a second temple in the city.[1] This temple will be called the Lima Peru Los Olivos Temple.[1] Upon completion of this second temple, Lima will be the third city (and first outside of Utah) to have more than one temple, following the Utah cities of South Jordan and Provo.[2]

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