My civil engineering background led me to flagpole and flagpole work. I had two questions in my head when I began my career: what is the highest flagpole in the world? It is located where? read more here.
Flagpoles that are more than 200 feet tall will require a support structure to ensure compliance with safety and code. Flagpoles over 80 feet are made most commonly from aluminum. A flag tower is likely to be constructed if the flagpole can withstand high winds loads.
The tower was built years ago in the Korean Demilitarized Zone, (DMZ) of North Korea. This flagpole (or “flagpole”) was 525 feet high and carried a 300-kilo North Korean flag.
In what was called “flagpole warfare”, which was a short battle for the skies, the North Koreans saw the South Korean flagpole rise another 325ft with a 300lb banner. The North Koreans defeated the South Koreans who built their current flag tower of 525 feet, which is now a world record.
It is important that you take down the North Korean flag when it begins to rain. The flag’s weight will rise significantly if it gets saturated with water. An increased flag weight at the flagpole’s tip can increase momentum, which can then lead to higher stress levels.
Strangely, however, others have not accepted North Korea’s claim that it is the biggest flagpole on the planet. Turkmenistan’s Ashgabat flagpole is the world’s tallest flagpole.
Turkmenistan’s flagpole stands at 434+feet high and is higher than Aqaba’s flagpole (433+feet). It was once the tallest flagpole (433ft) in the entire world. Its high location makes it easy to spot from faraway countries.