Bayraq Meydanı, Baku, Azerbaijan 

National Flag Square is a large city square off Neftchiler Avenue in Bayil, Baku, Azerbaijan. A flag measuring 70 by 35 meters flies on a pole 162 m 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.

Both flagpoles were built by the same American affiliated company, Trident Support.National Flag Square covers 60 hectares overall. The area of the upper part is 3 hectares. The square features the state symbols of Azerbaijan—the coat of arms and the anthem—and a map of the country.As of October 2017, the Flag Post is dismounted and the National Flag Square closed from public access with fences.

Epic Azerbaija Culture & Adventure Route © Monika Newbound

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