Which is the tallest flagpole in the world?

Saudi Arabia has the tallest flagpole in the world according to the Guinness World Records.

Jeddah Flagpole in King Abdullah Square, the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is the world's tallest flagpole currently according to the Guinness World Records.

This work started in early September 2014. The idea of building this flagpole belongs to Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiative and Al-Babtain Power & Telecommunication Company. After officially inaugurated on 23/9/2014, Jeddah Flagpole broke the record of Dushanbe Flagpole in Tajikistan (165m) with its 170m height.

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Jeddah Flagpole is now the tallest flagpole in the world

The pole was totally made from stainless steel with the weight up to 500 tons. Even its Saudi Arabia flag is up to 570 kg weight with 33m x 49,5m dimensions.

Although Jeddah Flagpole itself was designed and constructed carefully, but there're still some unintended accidents happened with it. Typically, a sandstorm occurred on 14/11/2014 that made the huge flag felt straight to the ground, fortunately no one was injured in this funny crash.

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A sandstorm in 2014 brought down the huge flag

Saudi Arabia is the 5th country owning the "world's tallest flagpole" title. The last four names were North Korea, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

 

By: Emily Gonzalez

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