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Panama City Panama Temple Facts

Plans announced — 23 August 2002

Groundbreaking — 30 October 2005

Public open house — Friday, 11 July 2008, through Saturday, 26 July 2008, excluding Sundays

Cultural celebration — Saturday, 9 August 2008

Dedication — Sunday, 10 August 2008

Location — Cárdenas, Corozal, Corregimiento de Ancón, entering through the Ministerio de Educación, Panama City, Panama

Property size — 6.96 acres

Building size — 18,943 square feet

Building height — 111 feet to the bottom of the Moroni statue (Moroni statue is 10 feet 8 inches tall)

Exterior features:           

•  China stone

•  Art-glass windows

•  Landscaping by SolMar

Interior features:            

•  Original murals painted by local artist Linda Christiansen

•  Wood doors and decorations of Panama mahogany

•  Stone floor and countertops from Spain

•  Oxen for baptistery made of fiberglass            

Architects — Mallol and Mallol

Contractor — Diaz and Guardia Panama

When dedicated, this will be the Church’s 127th operating temple worldwide and the third in Central America. The other temples in Central America are located in Guatemala City, Guatemala, and San José, Costa Rica. The construction of three more Central American temples has been announced: one in Tegucigalpa, Honduras; one in San Salvador, El Salvador; and one in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.

The Panama City temple will serve more than 40,000 Latter-day Saints throughout Panama — members of eight stakes and six districts (a stake or district is similar to a diocese).

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