|Tampico Mexico Temple|
Temple #83, Tampico, Mexico
|Dedicated||20 May 2000 by |
Thomas S. Monson
|Site||2.96 acres (1.2 hectares)|
|Floor area||10,700 sq ft (990 m2)|
|Height||71 ft (22 m)|
|Preceded by||Cochabamba Bolivia Temple|
|Followed by||Nashville Tennessee Temple|
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The first LDS temple in Mexico was built in Mexico City in 1983. Twenty-three years later, there are twelve LDS temples in Mexico. The Tampico Mexico Temple—actually located in Ciudad Madero, part of the Tampico conurbation—was the sixth to be dedicated in the country.
Tampico itself has a population of about 212,000 and is located in the state of Tamaulipas, on the Gulf of Mexico. There are about 18,000 church members in the city. Previous to the temple's dedication, local Latter-day Saints had to cross the Sierra Madre mountain range to reach the temple in Mexico City. A groundbreaking ceremony, which about 930 people attended, was held on 28 November 1998.
Thomas S. Monson, of the LDS Church's First Presidency gave the dedicatory prayer for the Tampico Mexico Temple on May 20, 2000. The Tampico Mexico Temple has a total floor area of 10,700 square feet (990 m2), two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.
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- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico
- "Dates announced for dedications, open houses of Mexico temples", Church News, Jan 22, 2000
- "Temple dates announced, postponed", Church News, March 11, 2000
- "Facts and figures: Tampico Mexico Temple", Church News, May 27, 2000
- Swensen, Jason (May 27, 2000), "Sacred hill now site of Tampico temple", Church News
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