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National Flag Square
National Flag Square
(Azerbaijani: Dövlət Bayrağı Meydanı) is a large city square off Neftchiler Avenue
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
Dushanbe Flagpole
in Tajikistan.[1][2] Both flagpoles were built by the same American affiliated company, Trident Support.[3] National Flag Square
National Flag Square
covers 60 hectares (150 acres) overall. The area of the upper part[further explanation needed] is 3 hectares (7.4 acres). The square features[further explanation needed] the state symbols of Azerbaijan—the coat of arms and the anthem—and a map of the country.[4] As of October 2017, the Flag Post is dismounted and the National Flag Square closed from public access with fences.

Contents

1 History 2 See also 3 References 4 External links

History[edit] President of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
Ilham Aliyev
Ilham Aliyev
laid the foundation stone for National Flag Square
National Flag Square
near the naval base in Baku's Bayil
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
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] Baku
Baku
Boulevard was extended to the National Flag Square
National Flag Square
in time for the opening of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.[8] See also[edit]

Baku
Baku
Boulevard Architecture in Baku Martyrs' Lane

References[edit]

^ Abbasov, Rafael (29 May 2010). "Tallest unsupported flagpole". Guinness World Record. Archived from the original on 19 December 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2010.  ^ a b "Azerbaijan: Baku
Baku
welcomes the world's highest flag… and a strong wind". Globalvoicesonline. Retrieved 1 December 2010.  ^ Interview with David Chambers on News.az ^ Azerbaijani National Flag Square. Opening Ceremony. ^ "Azerbaijani flag flies on world's tallest flagpole". news.az. Retrieved 1 December 2010.  ^ " Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
celebrates National Flag Day". today.az. Retrieved 1 December 2010.  ^ " Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
marks Day of National Flag for the first time". Ictimai TV. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 1 December 2010.  ^ "National park to be extended until Eurovision song contest". news.az. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Square of State Flag in Baku.

Speech of the President of Azerbaijan
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

v t e

Baku
Baku
landmarks

Famous and historic structures

Old City Palace of the Shirvanshahs Maiden Tower Alley of Honor Martyrs' Lane Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center International Mugam Center of Azerbaijan Palace of Happiness Gulustan Palace Ismailiyya Palace Sovetsky Baku
Baku
TV Tower Flame Towers

Places of worship

Bibi-Heybat Mosque Binagady Mosque Gardashlyg Mosque Lezgi Mosque Muhammad Mosque Shahids’ Mosque Taza Pir Mosque Tuba Shahi Mosque Ateshgah Holy Myrrhbearers Cathedral Armenian Church Church of the Saviour Church of Michael Archangel Church of the Immaculate Conception

Nature and parks

Baku
Baku
Bay Baku
Baku
Archipelago Lake Boyukshor Baku
Baku
Botanical Gardens National Park Mirza Alakbar Sabir Garden Philharmonic Garden Molokan Garden Baku
Baku
Boulevard Samad Vurgun Park

Entertainment and recreation

Baku
Baku
Crystal Hall Baku
Baku
Ferris Wheel Buta Palace Heydar Aliyev Palace Baku
Baku
Zoo Park Bulvar Children's World Baku
Baku
State Circus Baku
Baku
Water Park Baku
Baku
Aqua Park

Cultural and art

National Library of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
State Philharmonic Hall National Art Museum of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
State Museum of History Independence Museum of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
State Museum of Musical Culture Nizami Museum of Azerbaijani Literature Baku
Baku
Museum of Modern Art Baku
Baku
Museum of Miniature Books Rinay Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
Carpet Museum House-Museum of Vagif Mustafazadeh Villa Petrolea Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
State Academic Drama Theatre Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
State Pantomime Theatre Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
State Russian Drama Theatre Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
State Theatre of Musical Comedy Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
State Theatre of Young Spectators Baku
Baku
Puppet Theatre Green Theatre Rashid Behbudov State Song Theatre

Science and education

Baku
Baku
State University Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
Technical University Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
Medical University Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
State Economic University Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
State University of Culture and Arts Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
University of Languages Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
Architecture and Construction University Khazar University Qafqaz University Baku
Baku
Slavic University Odlar Yurdu University Western University Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
National Academy of Sciences Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
State Marine Academy Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
State Oil Academy Baku
Baku
Academy of Music Asaf Zeynally Music College Baku
Baku
Polytechnicum Jamshid Nakhchivanski Military Lyceum Lycée français de Bakou Baku
Baku
International School

Sport venues

AZAL Stadium Baku
Baku
Aquatics Centre Baku
Baku
National Stadium Baku
Baku
Shooting Center Baku
Baku
Sports Hall Baku
Baku
Tennis Academy Bayil
Bayil
Stadium Dalga Arena Bakcell Arena Heydar Aliyev Sports and Exhibition Complex Ismat Gayibov Stadium Karabakh Stadium National Gymnastics Arena Inter Arena Shagan Olympic Sport Complex Stadium Tofiq Bahramov Republican Stadium Tofiq Ismayilov Stadium

Transportation

Heydar Aliyev International Airport Baku
Baku
Railway Station Baku
Baku
International Sea Trade Port Baku
Baku
Metro Baku
Baku
Funicular

Squares and streets

Azadliq Square Fountains Square National Flag Square 28 May Street Boyuk Shor Highway Istiglaliyyat Street Neftchilar Avenue Nizami Street Rashid Behbudov Street Tbilisi Avenue

Government and financial institutions

National Assembly Government House Presidential Apparatus Baku
Baku
City Hall Central Bank of Azerbaijan Baku
Baku
Stock Exchange Baku
Baku
Expo Center

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