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Flagpoles that are over 200ft tall require extra support to meet safety codes and safety regulations. Flagpoles with a height of 80ft or more are usually made from aluminum. Flag towers are constructed every so often because flagpoles at very high heights can withstand higher wind loads.
North Koreans from the Korean Demilitarized Region built this tower. This so-called flagpole stood at 525 feet and flew a North Korean flag of 300 kilo weight.
The North Koreans noticed that South Korea’s flagpole was shorter than anticipated and built another 330 ft taller flagpole with its 300-lb flag. The North Koreans successfully repelled the South Koreans and constructed their current flag tower of 525 feet.
If the flag is saturated with water, it’s best to remove it as soon the rain starts. The momentum of a heavier flag at a tower or flagpole will increase, which can lead higher stress levels.
Surprisingly however, not many people believe that the flagpole in the highest place on the planet is claimed by North Koreans or other nations. The Ashgabat flagpole, Turkmenistan’s highest flagpole, is situated in Turkmenistan.
Turkmenistan’s flagpole measures 434+ feet in height. It also stands taller than the Aqaba flagpole which is located in Jordan and was 433 feet taller some seasons back. Its height and geographic position make it easy to see from many countries, including dozens of miles away.