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Bahá'í Houses of Worship - All
There are currently over 60 Bahá'í Houses of Worship in some stage of existance. Fourteen are built and open to the public, two are under construction and one has been destroyed. The remaining are planned for construction in the near future. The decisions for which and when others will be built rest with the Universal House of Justice.
A plan to erect two National Houses of Worship and five Local Houses of Worship were announced in the Riḍván 178 B.E. (A.D. 2012) Message from the Universal house of Justice
As of 120 B.E. (A.D. 1963) the locality of 51 houses of worship had been determined in a document published by the Hands of the Cause.
All Bahá'í Houses of Worship
The blue links indicate the pages which are completed. The brown links are the pages which are created, but have no content. These will be completed soon. The numbers, 01), 02), etc., indicate the order in which they were opened to the public.
Built /
Continent Country State /
Province /
City Construction
Groundbreaking /
Laying of
Dedicated /
03) Continental Africa Uganda   Kampala 1957 October 1 1958 January 26 1961 January 15
01) Continental Asia Russia


'Ishqábád 1902 November 28 1902 November 28 1908
07) Continental Asia-Pacific Samoa   Tiapapata 1980 September 1 1979 January 27 1984 September 1
04) Continental Australia Australia

New South Wales

Sydney (Ingleside) 1957 November 1 1958 March 22 1961 September 16
06) Continental Central America Panama   Panama City     1972 April 29-30
05) Continental Europe Germany   Hofheim-Langenhain 1960 December 1 1960 November 20 1964 July 4
08) Continental Indian Sub-Continent India

New Delhi

Bahapur 1984   1986 December 23
02) Continental North America United States of America


Wilmette 1920 December 20 1912 May 1 by 'Abdu'l-Bahá 1953 May 2
09) Continental South America Chile   Santiago 2010 November 28 2010 November 28 2016 October 13
National North America Alaska   Anchorage      
National South America Argentina   Buenos Aires      
National Europe Austria   Vienna      
National South America Bolivia   La Paz      
National South America Brazil   Rio de Janeiro      
National Asia-Pacific Burma (Myanmar)   Rangoon      
National North America Canada


National South America Colombia   Bogotá      
National Central America Costa Rica   San José      
National North America Dominican Republic   Santo Domingo      
14) National Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo   Kinshasa   2020 October 18 2023 March 28
National South America Ecuador   Quito      
National Africa Egypt   Cairo      
National Central America El Salvador   San Salvador      
National Asia-Pacific Fiji   Suva      
National Europe France   Paris      
National Central America Guatemala   Guatemala City      
National North America Haiti   Port-au-Prince      
National Central America Honduras   Tegucigalpa      
National Asia-Pacific Indonesia   Jakarta      
National Asia Iran (Persia)


National Asia Iraq   Baghdad      
National Asia Israel   Haifa      
National Europe Italy   Rome      
National North America Jamaica   Kingston      
National Asia-Pacific Japan   Tokyo      
National Africa Libya   Benghazi      
National Central America Mexico   Mexico City      
National Africa Morocco   Meknes      
National Asia-Pacific Myanmar   Yangon      
National Europe Netherlands[5]   The Hague      
National Asia-Pacific New Zealand   Auckland      
National Central America Nicaragua   Managua      
National Europe Norway   Oslo      
National Asia Pakistan   Karachi      
National Asia-Pacific Papua New Guinea, Independent State of   Port Moresby 2019 September 1    
National South America Paraguay   Asunción      
National South America Peru   Lima      
National Africa South Africa   Johannesburg      
National Europe Spain   Madrid      
National Europe Sweden   Stockholm      
National Europe Switzerland   Bern      
National Africa Tunisia   Tunis      
National Europe Turkey   Istanbul      
National Europe United Kingdom / British Isles   London      
National South America Uruguay   Montevideo      
National South America Venezuela   Caracas      
10) Local Asia-Pacific Cambodia   Battambang   2015 November 15 2017 September 1
Local Indian Sub-Continent India   Bihar Sharif 2021 February 21 2021 February 21  
Local North America United States of America


Local Asia Israel   Haifa      
12) Local Africa Kenya   Matunda Soy 2019 February 28 2019 March 23 2021 May 24
11) Local South America Colombia

Cauca Department

Agua Azul, Villa Rica 2017 January 1 2016 May 22 2018 June 22
13) Local Asia-Pacific Vanuatu   Tanna 2019 November 17 2019 November 17 2021 November 14
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Map of locations of Bahá'í Houses of Worship in the world.
A map of the location of continental Bahá'í Houses of Worship worldwide; Green green represents countries that currently have Bahá'í Houses of Worship (with a black dot for the city); Red red represents countries where a House of Worship existed, but no longer does; Light Green light green represents countries where Houses of Worship were planned according to the Ridván Message for 2012.
Map of locations of Bahá'í Houses of Worship in the world.
Map of locations of Bahá'í Houses of Worship in the world.
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  • Green Countries with an existing House of Worship
  • Light Green Countries with a House of Worship planned or under construction
  • Red Countries with a previously existing House of Worship (now destroyed)
  •     •     Where known, exact locations are marked with a black dot: •


1. Bahaikipedia - House of Worship
2. Introduction to Green Acre Bahá'í School, by Anne Gordon Atkinson
3. Bahá'í World News Service - Plans to build new Houses of Worship announced
4. Bahá'í Faith, The: 1844-1963: Information Statistical and Comparative, Including the Achievements of the Ten Year International Bahá'í Teaching & Consolidation Plan 1953-1963, Page 36
5. The Bahá'í World 1968-1973 pp.286. Bahá'í Publishing Trust, Wilmette
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