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The temple is in the metropolitan area of Barranquilla, in the oceanside community of Puerto Colombia across from Colegio Alemán, approximately two kilometers west of Barranquilla. A groundbreaking ceremony, to signify the beginning of construction, took place on 20 February 2016, with Juan A. Uceda presiding.[2] A public open house was held from November 3 through November 24, 2018, excluding Sundays.[5] The temple was dedicated by Dallin H. Oaks on December 9, 2018.[1][6]

Barranquilla Colombia Temple
Number 161 edit data
Dedicated 9 December 2018[1] (9 December 2018) by
Dallin H. Oaks
Floor area 24,000 sq ft (2,200 m2)
Height 107 ft (33 m)
Preceded by Concepción Chile Temple
Followed by Rome Italy Temple
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Coordinates: 11°01′00″N 74°51′46″W / 11.01667°N 74.86278°W / 11.01667; -74.86278 The Barranquilla Colombia Temple is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Puerto Colombia, Colombia.[3] The intent to construct the temple was announced by church president Thomas S. Monson on October 1, 2011.[4] The temple was announced concurrently with the Durban South Africa, Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo, Star Valley Wyoming, and Provo City Center temples.[3] When announced, this increased the total number of temples worldwide to 166 and, along with the temple in Bogotá, is the second in Colombia.

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  1. ^ a b "Barranquilla Colombia Temple Is Dedicated: 161st temple in the world", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2018-12-09
  2. ^ a b "Ground Broken for Second Colombia Temple", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2016-02-20
  3. ^ a b c Walker, Joseph (1 October 2011). "LDS general conference opens with the announcement of six new Mormon temples". Deseret News. Salt Lake City. Retrieved 1 October 2011..
  4. ^ a b "Mormon church president announces plans for new temples in Utah, Wyoming, Colombia, Africa". Washington Post. AP. 1 October 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2011..
  5. ^ "Second Colombian Temple Opens for Free Public Tours", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2018-10-30
  6. ^ "Announcement of Temple Dedication Dates in Chile and Colombia: Second temple in both countries", Newsroom, LDS Church, 2018-02-28