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The Stockholm Sweden Temple (Swedish: Templet i Stockholm) is the 34th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

Stockholm Sweden Temple
The temple in June 2017.
The temple in June 2017.
Number 34 edit data
Dedicated 2 July 1985 (2 July 1985) by
Gordon B. Hinckley
Site 4.47 acres (1.8 hectares)
Floor area 14,508 sq ft (1,348 m2)
Height 112 ft (34 m)
Preceded by Freiberg Germany Temple
Followed by Chicago Illinois Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 59°7′28.83360″N 18°6′33.03719″E / 59.1246760000°N 18.1091769972°E / 59.1246760000; 18.1091769972

The temple in 2004

The April 1981 announcement of the Stockholm Sweden Temple was received with virtually no opposition. There were numerous sites explored for the building of the temple, but the one decided upon by church leaders was in Västerhaninge in Haninge Municipality, just south of Stockholm. Municipal officials and merchants welcomed the temple project, and later the Municipality showed further support by changing the name of the street on which the temple is located to Tempelvägen ("The Temple Road"). The Stockholm Sweden Temple was dedicated by Gordon B. Hinckley on July 2, 1985.[1]

The temple sits on a 6-acre (24,000 m2) lot with six spires rising above the pines in the nearby forest. A cobblestone path leads to its doors. The Stockholm Sweden Temple has a total of 14,508 square feet (1,347.8 m2), four ordinance rooms, and three sealing rooms. The temple serves Latter-day Saints from the countries of Sweden, Norway, and Latvia.

The area surrounding the temple is known for its Iron Age burial grounds, including Jordbro Grave Field. The temple itself was built on a part of the ancient Åby Grave Field (Åbygravfältet).[2]

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  1. ^ "Stockholm Sweden". The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  2. ^ Tempelvägen: Rapport från Arkeologikonsult, 2002:2, Delundersökning av Åbygravfältet i Västerhaninge (PDF) (Report). Arkeologikonsult/Norn ICS AB. pp. 2, 106. Retrieved 13 April 2017. (In Swedish)

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