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National Flag Square

National Flag Square
Dövlət Bayrağı Meydanı
National Flag Square is located in Baku, Azerbaijan
National Flag Square
Location within Baku
Type Square
Maintained by Mayoralty of Baku
Area 60 hectares (150 acres)
Location Baku, Azerbaijan
Coordinates

National Flag Square (Azerbaijani: Dövlət Bayrağı Meydanı) is a large city square off Neftchiler Avenue in Bayil, Baku, Azerbaijan. A flag measuring 70 by 35 metres (230 by 115 feet) flies on a pole 162 m (531 ft) high. The flagpole was confirmed as the world's tallest by the Guinness Book of Records, but was soon overtaken by the 165 m Dushanbe Flagpole in Tajikistan.[1][2] Both flagpoles were built by the same American designer, David Chambers.[3]

National Flag Square covers 60 hectares (150 acres) overall. The area of the upper part is 3 hectares (7.4 acres). The square features the state symbols of Azerbaijan—the coat of arms and the anthem—and a map of the country.[4]

History

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev laid the foundation stone for National Flag Square near the naval base in Baku's Bayil settlement on 30 December 2007.[5] The project was developed by the US firm, Trident Support, and executed by Azerbaijan’s Azenko company.[2]

The opening of the National Flag Square took place on 1 September 2010. At the President's initiative, the National Flag Museum was also established and 9 November was declared the National Flag Day.[6][7]

In 2011, it was announced that Baku Boulevard will be extended to the National Flag Square before the beginning of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.[8]

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See also

References

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  2. ^ a b
  3. ^ Interview with David Chambers on News.az
  4. ^ Azerbaijani National Flag Square. Opening Ceremony.
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External links

  • Speech of the President of Azerbaijan at the inaugurational ceremony
  • Azerbaijani National Flag Square. Opening Ceremony.
Records
Preceded by
Panmunjeom Flagpole
World's tallest flagpole
September 2010 - May 2011
Succeeded by
Dushanbe Flagpole
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