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Saudi flag officially given Guinness World Record

Guinness Book of Records has named Saudi flag as tallest in world

NEWS, Business, Fuel efficiency, MAN

The Guinness Book of Records has officially recognised a Saudi flag as the tallest in the world.

Pravin Patel, the official adjudicator from the Guinness Book of Records, praised the Jeddah Municipality and Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives (ALJCI) for overseeing the successful project.

Patel told Arab News: “The pole fulfills all the specifications required to deserve the record.”

The 170m-high flagpole in Jeddah, named The Bride of the Red Sea, sits on the intersection of Andalus Road and King Abdullah Road, and flies a 570kg Saudi flag measuring 49.5m in length and 33m in width.

The cylindrical shaped flagpole has been made from around 500 tons of iron.

It is part of a wider streetscape project carried out by the Jeddah Municipality over the past 12 months.

ALJCI hired over 42 expert consultancies, engineering and design companies, as well as contractors for the creation of the giant project.

The flagpole is said to be equipped with an automatic hoisting system, advanced cameras, a system for measuring wind speed and a lighting system for important occasions.

Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed presided over the unfurling of the national flag on the country’s 84th National Day.

The flag is in the middle of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Square, over an area of 26,000m2.

The ALJCI undertook the project in collaboration with the Jeddah Municipality using the world’s latest technology.

Director General of ALJCI Ibrahim Badawood said the project was a great honor for the organisation.

The pole was manufactured in Tunisia and the steel imported from countries including Germany, Italy, South Korea and Holland.

The flagpole is equipped with an automatic hoisting system, advanced cameras, a system for measuring wind speed and a lighting system for important occasions.

It is emblazoned with an emblem of the Kingdom with two 75-metre-long swords and an 85-metre palm tree at the centre of the square.

 

 

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