|United States||266,476,278||62||53 temples, plus 9 planned/under construction|
|Brazil||162,661,214||5||Sao Paulo, Recife, Porto Alegre, Campinas, Curitiba|
|Mexico||95,772,462||12||10 completed, 2 more planned/under construction|
|Canada||28,820,671||6||Cardston, Toronto, Regina, Halifax, Montreal, Edmonton|
|Dominican Republic||8,088,881||1||Santo Domingo|
|Paraguay||5,504,146||1||Asuncion temple under construction|
|Costa Rica||3,463,083||1||San Jose|
|Trinidad and Tobago||1,272,385||-|
|St. Vincent and the Grenadines||118,344||-|
|Antigua and Barbuda||65,647||-|
|St. Kitts and Nevis||41,369||-|
Update: On 2 April 2000, a temple was announced for Ascuncion, Paraguay.
Of the American countries with populations of more than 1 million but without a temple planned or in operation, the Church may be strongest in Honduras, which has about 80,000 members. But Honduras borders Guatemala, which has a large temple and MTC complex.
Update, September 17, 2002: The First Presidency announced that a temple will be built in Panama City.
Of course, temples are positioned to be accessible to members, not to check off names on a list of countries. It would not be surprising if further temples planned for the American continents were planned for nations which already have temples, but which are geographically large and have large populations of members: especially the United States, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, and Chile.
In addition to the independent American nations listed above, there are territories and commonwealths which are politically part of the U.S., U.K., France or the Netherlands. Most of these have relatively small populations, and relatively small Latter-day Saint communities. None of these have temples. Only Puerto Rico, with a Latter-day Saint population of about 20,000, seems like a possible site for a temple in the forseeable future:
|Turks and Caicos Islands||14,302|
|British Virgin Islands||13,195|
|St. Pierre and Miquelon||6,809|