سارية العلم بجدة
|Tallest in the world since 2014[I]|
|Preceded by||Dushanbe Flagpole|
|Location||Jeddah, Saudi Arabia|
|Height||171 m (561 ft) |
The cylindrical flagpole was built of 500 tons of steel in September 2014 by the Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiative and Al-Babtain Power & Telecom. The flagpole sections were lifted into place by a Liebherr LR 1750 crawler crane with a 182-meter boom operated by Gulf Haulage and Heavy Lift Company.
The flagpole broke the previous height record held by Dushanbe Flagpole in Tajikistan, which is 165 metres (541 ft) tall. Previous record holders included the 162-metre (531 ft) National Flagpole in Azerbaijan, the 160-metre (520 ft) Panmunjeom Flagpole of Kijŏng-dong in North Korea, and the 133-metre (436 ft) Ashgabat Flagpole in Turkmenistan.
The Jeddah Flagpole is located in the center of King Abdullah Square, surrounded by 13 lights that represent the 13 governorates of Saudi Arabia. The 26,000-square-meter park, also known as "Custodian of Two Holy Mosques Square", is located next to Jeddah's North Corniche. One-third covered with plants, it represents the two swords and palm tree, the emblem of Saudi Arabia.
| World's tallest flagpole
September 2014 –