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Tajik longest llag leighs 860 kilograms

Tajikistan Materials 8 September 2011 17:21
Tajikistan will unfurl the world's longest flag on September 9 as the country will celebrate the Independence Day
Tajik longest llag leighs 860 kilograms

Tajikistan will unfurl the world's longest flag on September 9 as the country will celebrate the Independence Day, Asia-Plus reported.

According to Tojikstandart (Agency for Standardization, Certification, Metrology and Trade Inspection), a 2,011-meter flag of Tajikistan that will be displayed in Dushanbe on September 9 weighs 860 kilograms.

The flag was made by employees of the Dushanbe-based Tajiktekstil (textile plant) and after the demonstration it will be kept at the Dushanbe Museum.

The Dushanbe mayor's office that has lodged an application to the Guinness Book of Records is waiting for response to its application.

Shavkat Saidov, a spokesman for the Dushanbe mayor's office says 3,000 people will carry the flag, measuring 2,011 meters by 7 meters, on September 9.

We will recall that a 165-meter flagpole hoisting Tajik national flag has already 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.

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

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

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