World’s tallest unsupported flagpole

World’s Tallest Flag

During Saudi Arabia’s 84th National Day, we wanted to express our loyalty to our nation, our leaders, and our people. Therefore, in collaboration with Jeddah Municipality, we inaugurated the tallest unsupported flagpole in the world.

Breaking a Guinness World Record, the flagpole stands 171.4 metres high and is located at the centre of the Custodian of the Holy Mosques Square in Jeddah.

On September 23, 2014, Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives, in collaboration with Jeddah Municipality, unveiled the world’s tallest unsupported flagpole –measuring 171.4 metres. The launch coincided with Saudi Arabia’s 84th National Day and was attended by a team of experts from Guinness World Records who officially registered the country’s achievement. The previous record was held by Tajikistan for its 165 metre flagpole.

The record-breaking flagpole is located at the historic Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Square on Andalus Street in the heart of Jeddah. A number of symbolic elements have also been introduced to the square, including a physical structure of Saudi Arabia’s national emblem: two swords which are each 75m long, and an 85m palm tree. The flag, which displays a banner of monotheism, was purpose-made for this project and measures 49.5m in length, 33m in width and has a total surface area of 1,635 m². The flag weighs 570 kg and unfurled is almost half the size of a football pitch.