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Jeddah: the highest flag in the world

The Jeddah Flagpole.

The world’s tallest pole shoots 170 meters up into the Jeddah skyline. Unveiled on September 23, 2014 on the occasion of the Saudi Arabian national day celebrations, the Jeddah Flagpole is now a quintessential landmark of the city.

The world’s tallest pole shoots 170 meters up into the Jeddah skyline. The Saudi National Day celebrates the creation of the Kingdom in 1932 by King Ibn Saud. An engineering marvel, the flagpole’s diameter is four meters long at the base and two meters at the tip. It holds up a flag weighing 570 kilograms.  The Jeddah Flagpole is lit up by 13 lights, corresponding to each of the 13 provinces of Saudi Arabia. Resistant to adverse weather conditions and wind, the Jeddah Flagpole is a point of reference for the city of Jeddah.