Dushanbe's flagpole enters Guinness Book of Records

Photo: Dushanbe's flagpole enters Guinness Book of Records / Tajikistan

A 165-meter flagpole hoisting Tajik national flag has entered the Guinness Book of Records.

Tajikistan's three-color flag, measuring 60 meters by 30 meters, was officially raised up the newly erected flagpole on August 30, Asia-Plus reported.

The president, members of the government as well as representatives of the public and diplomatic missions accredited in Tajikistan attended the ceremony.

The new flagpole erected in Dushanbe in May entered the Guinness Book of Records. On May 24, residents of the Tajik capital were witnesses of the national flag of Tajikistan rising to the top of a 165-meter flagpole. It was a test flag hoisting.

Construction of the flagpole began on November 24, 2010, Tajikistan's National Flag Day. The Dushanbe Flagpole is considered to be the tallest flagpole in the world, beating the formerly record holding the National Flagpole in Azerbaijan (162 meters).

The flagpole has been designed and installed by Trident Support, Corporation and construction of the flagpole was financed by the Tajik Aluminum Company (TALCO).

Founded in 1999 as a California Corporation, Trident Support Corp. is headquartered in San Diego, California. Its unique specialty is the design, fabrication, and installation of Monumental Flagpoles.

Mr. David Chambers, representative of the Guinness Book of World Records, presented the Guinness record certificate to President Emomali Rahmon.

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