Antananarivo Madagascar Temple

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The Antananarivo Madagascar Temple was among those announced by President Russell M. Nelson during the closing session of the October 2021 General Conference. When it is completed, it will be the first temple in Madagascar. Twenty-one temples are operating, under construction, or announced on the African continent.

Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world, and the capital of Antananarivo is home to more than 1.4 million people. The Church has been established in Madagascar since 1993. Total Church membership as of 2022 is over 13,000, with two stakes, over forty congregations, one mission, and three districts.[1]

The first member in Madagascar was Razanapanala Rameandricso, who was baptized in Bordeaux, France, in 1986. He returned to Madagascar in 1989 and began teaching the gospel to a small group of people in his home. He contacted President Girard Giraud-Carrier of the Mascarene Islands Mission, who visited near the end of 1990. The first five converts were baptized during this visit.[2]


The Antananarivo Madagascar Temple will be built on a 9.8-acre site located at Fokontany Andranoro, Ambohibao, Antehiroka, Andranomena, Madagascar. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 10,000 square feet, with patron housing and arrival facilities. This temple will be the first in the country. 

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