The Ashgabat Flagpole
The Ashgabat Flagpole is the tallest free-standing flagpole in the world. (according to Guinness World Records). It is 133m. tall and was erected in 2008. It carries a flag as large as two tennis courts (1837 sq.m.). The stainless steel pole is 2.6m wide at the bottom and 0.75m at the top. It weighs 135 tonnes (without the flag).