The RAGHADAN FLAGPOLE is a 126.8-metre (416 ft) tall flagpole located
Jordan . It was built from steel and erected on the
Raghadan Palace at the royal compound of
Al-Maquar . The
leader of Jordan,
King Abdullah II , officially hoisted the country's
flag on 10 June 2003. It was the tallest free-standing flagpole in the
world at the time, and is clearly visible across the capital as well
as from as far away as 20 kilometres (12 mi). It is illuminated,
making it visible at night, and was also developed to withstand
earthquakes and bad weather.
It flies a 60-by-30-metre (200 by 100 ft) flag . Although it is a
distinctive landmark, the excessive noise created during high winds
has resulted in the flag being lowered during periods of bad weather.
This free-standing flagpole surpassed the previous record-holder,
which was located in
Abu Dhabi ,
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates , and had held
the record since 2001. The Raghadan
Flagpole is 4.8 metres (16 ft)
taller than the one located in the United Arab Emirates. In 2004, the
flagpole lost its status as world's tallest following the construction
of the Aqaba
Flagpole . The latter stands at 130 metres (430 ft)
tall, and is also located in Jordan. As of 2015, Raghadan is the
7TH-TALLEST free-standing flagpole in the world. All three flagpoles
were constructed in the Dubai port of
Jebel Ali by the United
States-based company Trident Support in sections 12 metres (39 ft)
long from 50 millimetres (2.0 in) thick steel plates. The tallest
flagpole now is the 170-metre (560 ft) Jeddah
Flagpole , constructed
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