The LDS Church not only created 2 more stakes, but both were the first stakes in those locations
There are just over 10,000 Latter-day Saints in what is now one stake and six districts of the Church in India. There are two missions, the India Bangalore Mission and the India New Delhi Mission.
The new stake will be in the Hong Kong China Temple district
The population in India is estimated at 1.22 Billion or 17% of the World's population
India is the 79th Nation to have an LDS stake and the 7th new country since Jan 2010
There are just over 2,000 Latter-day Saints in what is now one stake with 5 wards and 3 branches. The islands in the South Pacific that make up New Caledonia are approximately 1/2 between Brisbane Australia and the Fiji islands. New Caledonia is in the Fiji Suva Mission and actually is a part of France (11 time zones away).
The new stake will be in the Suva Fiji Temple district
The population in
New Caledonia is estimated at 225 Thousand, so 0.9% of their population is already LDS.
New Caledonia is the 80th Nation or territory to have an LDS stake and the 8th new country since Jan 2010
22. Hyderabad India - May 27th, 2012
23. Noumea New Caledonia - May 27th, 2012