3 European countries will soon have temples built. Here are statistics about the areas you might not know


Among the 20 new temples announced by President Russell M. Nelson in the April 2021 general conference, three locations are in Europe: Oslo, Norway; Brussels, Belgium; and Vienna, Austria.

Oslo, Norway

  • • First temple in Norway; fourth in Scandinavia, after Stockholm Sweden (dedicated in 1985), Copenhagen Denmark (2004) and Helsinki Finland (2006).
  • • Norway is home to 4,500 Church members in two stakes and 20 congregations. The stakes are based in Oslo (created in 1977) and Drammen (2012).
  • • Oslo, the country’s capital, has a city population of about 600,000 and more than a million people in its metropolitan area. Norway has more than 5 million residents. 
  • • The city is in southeastern Norway, at the northern end of the Oslofjord, which connects to the North Sea.
  • • Oslo is currently in the Stockholm Sweden Temple district; Stockholm is about 320 miles from Oslo.
  • • The first missionaries arrived in Norway in 1851, and the first two congregations were organized in July 1852. Until 1950, members and missionaries in Norway used the Danish translation of the Book of Mormon. In 1988, the Church officially registered with the Norwegian government.

Read about Brussels, Belgium and Vienna, Austria at Church News.

Lead image of Vienna, Austria, by Getty images.
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