Saudi Arabia set for inauguration of world’s tallest flagpole

The Saudi flag that flutters at the top of the pole weighs 570 kilograms, making it the world’s biggest flag. (File photo: Reuters)

The pre-launch preparations for the world’s tallest flagpole were conducted for the second time on Friday, Jeddah Mayor Dr. Hani Abu Ras wrote on his Twitter page.

The flagpole, which stands 170 meters high, will be launched on Tuesday on the occasion of the Saudi National Day.

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

The Saudi flag that flutters at the top of the pole weighs 570 kilograms, making it the world’s biggest flag.

The project took 12 months to be completed.
 

 

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Last Update: Sunday, 21 September 2014 KSA 15:16 - GMT 12:16
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