A civil engineer background, and since my first commitment to the telescopic flag pole and flagpole industry, I had two questions. The first was how tall the tallest flagpole in all of the world was and where it is located.
It makes sense to most people that flagpoles with a height of 200+ feet will need more support structures in order meet safety and code regulations. For flagpole lengths of up to 80 feet, aluminum is the most common material. Flagpoles with very tall heights can resist heavier wind loads, and so a flag tower is often built.
These towers were built by the North Koreans in the Korean Demilitarized Zone in North Korea (obviously) many years ago. This flagpole (or flagpole as it is sometimes called) reached a height 525 feet high and was used to fly a North Korean flag weighing 300 kilo.
The North Koreans observed that the South Korean flagpole gained 330 feet more with a 300-pound flag in the “flagpole battle”, which was a brief, but decisive, war for the sky. The North Koreans defeated the South Koreans and built their 525-foot flag tower.
When it starts to rain, the heavy North Korean flag will be downed. The flag’s weight is increased by water saturation. The stress levels rise when a heavier flag is placed on top of a flagpole, tower, or tower.
It is interesting to note that many have rejected the claim of the North Koreans and others that the flag tower was the highest flagpole in the entire world. The Ashgabat flagpole is in Turkmenistan. It is therefore the highest flagpole in the world.
This Turkmenistan flagpole stands at 434+ feet in height and is higher than the Aqaba flagpole from Jordan (433.3 feet) which was once the tallest flagpole in the entire world. The pole’s height and position make it visible from other countries many miles away.