On March 20, the Provo City Center Temple became The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' 150th operating temple.

At that time, the LDS Church had 23 temples that had been announced or that were in various stages of construction and four that were undergoing renovations.

During the Sunday morning session of the 186th Annual General Conference, President Thomas S. Monson announced plans to build temples in four additional locations: Quito, Ecuador; Harare, Zimbabwe; Belem, Brazil; and Lima, Peru.

Here we've compiled information about the 31 LDS temples that have been announced, are being renovated or are in various stages of construction.

Click through the list to see pictures and learn more about their progress.

Abidjan Ivory Coast
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President Thomas S. Monson announced plans to build a temple in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, during the 185th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 5, 2015.

Arequipa Peru
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Arequipa will be home to the third temple in Peru. There are more than a half million Latter-day Saints in Peru, and those living in Arequipa have been traveling nearly 500 miles to attend the temple in Lima, according to a 2012 DeseretNews.com article.

President Monson announced plans to build the Arequipa Peru Temple in the October 2012 general conference.

Arequipa is the second most populous city in Peru.

Bangkok Thailand
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President Monson announced plans to build a temple in Bangkok, Thailand, during the 185th Annual General Conference on April 5, 2015.

The nearest temple is in Hong Kong, 1,000 miles away.

There are 19,665 members in Thailand.

Barranquilla Colombia
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President Monson announced plans to build the Barranquilla Colombia Temple in October 2011.

Elder Juan A. Uceda of the Seventy presided at the groundbreaking ceremony on Feb. 20, according to LDS Church News.

The temple will serve 45,000 LDS Church members in Colombia and Venezuela, according to a DeseretNews.com article. It will be the second temple in Colombia.

Barranquilla Colombia
IRI

Announced: Oct. 1, 2011

Status: Construction

Groundbreaking: Feb. 20, 2016

Elder Juan A. Uceda and Sister Maria Isabel Uceda, far left, join local civic, business and law enforcement leaders for the groundbreaking ceremony that symbolically commences the construction of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple.

Belém Brazil
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During the Sunday morning session of the 186th Annual General Conference, President Monson announced plans to build a temple in Belém, Brazil.

The temple will be Brazil's ninth according to ldschurchtemples.com.

Cedar City Utah
IRI

The Cedar City temple will be the 17th temple in Utah.

The temple was announced on April 6, 2013, by President Monson.

Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy presided at the groundbreaking ceremony on Aug. 8.

Cedar City Utah
Rachel Sterzer, Deseret News

Announced: April 6, 2013

Status: Construction

Groundbreaking: Aug. 8, 2015

Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy and Elder Kent F. Richards of the Seventy pose for a photo in front of an excavator. Elder Clayton presided over the groundbreaking of the site where the temple will stand.

Cedar City Utah
Stacie Frehner, ldschurchtemples.com

Announced: April 6, 2013

Status: Construction

Groundbreaking: Aug. 8, 2015

Photo posted to ldschurchtemples.com on March 20, 2016.

Concepción Chile Temple
IRI

Plans for the Concepción Chile Temple were announced in 2009.

The Concepción Temple will be the second temple in Chile, where more than 500,000 members of the LDS Church reside, according to MormonNewsroom.org.

The groundbreaking for the temple was held on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, with Elder Walter F. González, a member of the Seventy and president of the South America South Area, presiding.

Elder González called the day of the groundbreaking "a great day" for people across Chile.

Concepción Chile Temple
IRI

Announced: Oct. 3, 2009

Status: Construction

Groundbreaking: Oct. 17, 2015

LDS Church leaders and their wives participate in the groundbreaking for the Concepción Chile Temple.

Concepción Chile Temple
Elder John A Balden, ldschurchtemples.com

Announced: Oct. 3, 2009

Status: Construction

Groundbreaking: Oct. 17, 2015

Photo posted to ldschurchtemples.com on March 12, 2016.

Durban South Africa
IRI

On Oct. 1, 2011, President Monson announced plans to build a temple in Durban, South Africa.

Elder Carl B. Cook of the Seventy presided at the groundbreaking ceremony on April 9, 2016, according to Mormon Newsroom.

There are three operating temples on the African continent. The Kinshasa Democratic Republic of Congo Temple, which was also announced in October 2011, and the Durban Temple will be the fourth and fifth on the continent, respectively, according to MormonNewsroom.org.

South Africa has more than 61,000 LDS Church members.

Durban South Africa
IRI

Announced: Oct. 1, 2011

Status: Construction

Groundbreaking: April 9, 2016

Local Church leaders and their families break ground for the Durban South Africa Temple.

Fort Collins Colorado
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Latter-day Saints in northern Colorado and southern Wyoming will be able to serve closer to home when the Fort Collins Temple is dedicated, according to Mormon Newsroom.

Elder Ronald A. Rasband, then a member of the Presidency of the Seventy, presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for the temple on Aug. 24, 2013.

The temple was announced in the April 2011 general conference.

A free public open house will begin Aug. 19, 2016, and run through Sept. 10, according to Mormon Newsroom.

The cultural celebration will be held Oct. 15, and the temple will be dedicated on Oct. 16 in three sessions.

Fort Collins Colorado
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Announced: April 2, 2011

Status: Construction

Groundbreaking: Aug. 24, 2013

Breaking ground on the new Fort Collins Colorado Temple are (left to right) Denver Temple President Robert K. Bills, and Elders Ronald A. Rasband, William R. Walker and George F. Rhodes Jr.

Fort Collins Colorado
Chris West, ldschurchtemples.com

Announced: April 2, 2011

Status: Construction

Groundbreaking: Aug. 24, 2013

Photo posted to ldschurchtemples.com on March 16, 2016.

Fortaleza Brazil
mormontemples.org

The Fortaleza Temple will be Brazil’s seventh temple.

Elder David A. Bednar, who presided at the groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 15, 2011, said, “This city will always be better and different because of the temple to be built here,” according to a November 2011 DeseretNews.com article.

The temple was announced during the October 2009 general conference.

Fortaleza Brazil
mormontemples.org

Announced: Oct. 3, 2009

Status: Construction

Groundbreaking: Nov. 15, 2011

Church leaders break ground for the Fortaleza Brazil Temple.

Frankfurt Germany
IRI

The Frankfurt Germany Temple, originally dedicated by President Ezra Taft Benson on Aug. 28, 1987, is currently closed for extensive renovations.

The temple will be closed through July 2017, according to LDS.org.

Harare Zimbabwe
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During the Sunday morning session of the 186th Annual General Conference, President Monson announced plans to build a temple in Harare, Zimbabwe.

"Zimbabwe is home to approximately 14.2 million people and over 26,000 members of the Church. The temple planned for Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital and most populous city, will be the first in the country," according to Mormon Newsroom.

Hartford Connecticut
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President Gordon B. Hinckley originally announced plans to build the Hartford Temple in 1992, but when a suitable location could not be acquired, the plans were discontinued while the church focused on constructing other temples, according to a July 2013 DeseretNews.com article.

In 2010, President Monson announced that plans to build the Hartford Temple were being resumed.

President Monson broke ground for the site on Aug. 17, 2013.

The LDS Church announced the Hartford Connecticut Temple will be dedicated on Nov. 20, 2016, according to Mormon Newsroom.

The open house for the Hartford Connecticut Temple will run from Sept. 30 through Oct. 22. A cultural celebration will be held Nov. 19. Tickets can be reserved at lds.org.

Hartford Connecticut
mormontemples.org

Announced: Oct. 2, 2010

Status: Construction

Groundbreaking: Aug. 17, 2013

President Thomas S. Monson, center, assists Aiden James Oswald during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Hartford Connecticut Temple.

Hartford Connecticut
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Announced: Oct. 2, 2010

Status: Construction

Groundbreaking: Aug. 17, 2013

Photo posted to ldschurchtemples.com on March 21, 2016.

Idaho Falls Idaho
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The Idaho Falls Idaho Temple was originally dedicated by President George Albert Smith in 1945.

The temple has been closed since March 16, 2015, according to lds.org. The temple is still being renovated though. No official completion date has been announced.

Jordan River Utah
IRI

In 2015, the First Presidency announced that the Jordan River Utah Temple would undergo extensive renovation beginning in February 2016.

The temple closed Feb. 15, 2016, and is expected to reopen in the latter part of 2017, according to Mormon Newsroom.

Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo
IRI

The Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple was announced in the October 2011 general conference.

"The Kinshasa temple will serve 23,000 members in nine stakes and districts. Currently, the nearest temple for members is approximately 2,100 miles away in Johannesburg, a long journey made more difficult by a lack of dependable public transportation," according to MormonNewsroom.org.

Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles presided at the groundbreaking ceremony on Feb. 12, 2016.

Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo
IRI

Announced: Oct. 1, 2011

Status: Construction

Groundbreaking: Feb. 12, 2016

Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles; his wife, Sister Kathy Andersen; and local church and community leaders break ground for the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple.

Lima Peru
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During the Sunday morning session of the 186th Annual General Conference, President Monson announced plans to build a second temple in Lima, Peru.

The Church announced April 2 that the temple will be called the Lima Peru Los Olivas temple.

"The country has two operating temples (Lima and Trujillo) and two temples that have been announced (Arequipa and the new temple announced in Lima)," according to Mormon Newsroom.

Lisbon Portugal
IRI

The Lisbon Temple was announced in the October 2010 general conference.

The Lisbon Temple will be the first in Portugal, a country with more than 42,000 Latter-day Saints, according to MormonNewsroom.org.

The groundbreaking for the temple was held Dec. 5, 2015.

Lisbon Portugal
IRI

Announced: Oct. 2, 2010

Status: Construction

Groundbreaking: Dec. 5, 2015

Europe Area President Elder Patrick Kearon and his wife, Sister Jennifer Kearon, are shown with local civic leaders breaking ground on the Lisbon Portugal Temple.

Meridian Idaho
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The Meridian Idaho Temple was announced in April 2011.

The Meridian Temple will be located in the third-largest city in Idaho, and it will be the fifth temple in Idaho.

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles presided over the groundbreaking ceremony on Aug. 23, 2014.

Meridian Idaho
mormontemples.org

Announced: April 2, 2011

Status: Construction

Groundbreaking: Aug. 23, 2014

Elder David A. Bednar (fifth from right) joins church and community leaders to break ground for the Meridian Idaho Temple on Aug. 23, 2014.

Meridian Idaho
Darley Beers, ldschurchtemples.com

Announced: April 2, 2011

Status: Construction

Groundbreaking: Aug. 23, 2014

Photo posted to ldschurchtemples.com on March 6, 2016.

Paris France
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In July 2011, the church confirmed plans to build a temple in Paris. The Paris France Temple was formally announced announced on Oct. 1, 2011. It will be the first temple in France.

There are more than 37,000 LDS Church members in France, according to Mormon Newsroom.

Paris France
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Announced: Oct. 1, 2011

Status: Under construction

Photo posted to templemormonparis.org in November 2015.

Paris France
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Announced: Oct. 1, 2011

Status: Under construction

Photo posted to templemormonparis.org in November 2015.

Port-au-Prince Haiti
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President Monson announced plans to build a temple in Port au Prince, Haiti, during the 185th Annual General Conference on April 5, 2015.

Quito Ecuador
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During the Sunday morning session of the 186th Annual General Conference, President Monson announced plans to build a temple in Quito, Ecuador.

The Quito Temple will be Ecuador's second temple, according to Mormon Newsroom. The country's other temple is in Guayaquil.

Rio de Janeiro Brazil
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The Rio de Janeiro Temple will be Brazil’s seventh temple.

Announced on April 6, 2013, the temple will serve nearly 1.2 million LDS Church members, according to a DeseretNews.com article.

Rome Italy
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The Rome Temple will be the 12th temple in Europe but the first in Italy.

President Monson announced the temple in October 2008, and he presided over the groundbreaking ceremony two years later.

The site will also include a multifunctional meetinghouse, a visitors center, a family history center and patron housing, according to mormontemples.org.

Rome Italy
mormontemples.org

Announced: Oct. 4, 2008

Status: Construction

Groundbreaking: Oct. 23, 2010

Rome Italy
Courtesy of Italy Rome Mission

Announced: Oct. 4, 2008

Status: Construction

Groundbreaking: Oct. 23, 2010

Photo posted to ldschurchtemples.com on March 15, 2016.

Star Valley Wyoming
IRI

The Star Valley Wyoming Temple will be the first in Wyoming.

When President Monson announced the construction of the temple in Oct. 1, 2011, he said he hoped to be the one to dedicate the temple because "there's good fishing there," according to a 2012 DeseretNews.com article.

The site location was announced in May 2012.

The groundbreaking for the Star Valley Temple was held April 25, 2015. Elder Craig C. Christensen of the Presidency of the Seventy was joined by Elder Kent F. Richards of the Seventy, along with regional and local LDS Church leaders.

The LDS Church announced the Star Valley Wyoming Temple will be dedicated on Oct. 30, 2016, according to Mormon Newsroom.

The open house for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple started Sept. 23 and will run until Oct. 8. You can reserve free tickets here. A cultural celebration will be held Oct. 29.

Star Valley Wyoming
mormonnewsroom.org

Announced: Oct. 1, 2011

Status: Construction

Groundbreaking: April 25, 2015

Church and community leaders break ground on the Star Valley Wyoming Temple.

Star Valley Wyoming
Kendell Call, ldschurchtemples.com

Announced: Oct. 1, 2011

Status: Construction

Groundbreaking: April 25, 2015

Photo posted to ldschurchtemples.com on March 23, 2016.

Tucson Arizona
IRI

On Oct. 6, 2012, President Thomas S. Monson announced plans to build the Tucson Temple.

It will be the sixth temple in Arizona, where there are more than 400,000 LDS Church members.

The groundbreaking took place on Oct. 17, 2015, with President Dieter F. Uchtdorf presiding.

Tucson Arizona
Spencer Boerup, IRI

Announced: Oct. 6, 2012

Status: Construction

Groundbreaking: Oct. 17, 2015

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf and his wife, Sister Harriet Uchtdorf, are shown at the Tucson Arizona Temple groundbreaking on Oct. 17, 2015.

Tuscon Arizona
Stan Kartchner, ldschurchtemples.com

Announced: Oct. 6, 2012

Status: Construction

Groundbreaking: Oct. 17, 2015

Photo posted to ldschurchtemples.com on March 19, 2016.

Urdaneta Philippines
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The Urdaneta Temple will be the Philippines’ third temple.

President Monson announced plans to build a temple in Urdaneta in October 2010.

Winnipeg Manitoba
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The Winnipeg Temple was announced April 2, 2011.

Winnipeg will be Canada’s ninth temple, and it will serve LDS Church members who travel 400 miles to the nearest temple in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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