The Statue of Unity: India Unveils World's Tallest Statue

Published November 5th, 2018 - 08:28 GMT

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World's Tallests Statues is 'The Statue of Unity' of Indian statesman and founding father Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in the Narmada district of Gujarat, India. With a height of 182 metres it is two times as tall as the Statue of Liberty.

The structure, which took four years to build, required a total of 210,000 cubic metres of cement, 25,000 tonnes of steel and 1,700 tonnes of bronze and cost 29.8 billion rupees (£314 million), estimated the Guardian.

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The 'Statue Of Unity', the world's tallest statue dedicated to Indian independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. (@PMOIndia/ Twitter)
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The 'Statue Of Unity', the world's tallest statue dedicated to Indian independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, stands overlooking the Sardar Sarovar Dam near Vadodara in India. (SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)
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Image 2 of 9:  2 / 9The "Statue Of Unity", the world's tallest statue dedicated to Indian independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, stands overlooking the Sardar Sarovar Dam near Vadodara in India. (SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)

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Indian Air Force helicopters shower rose petals on the 'Statue Of Unity', the world's tallest statue. (SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)
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Indian policemen stand guard near the 'Statue Of Unity'. (SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)
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Indian construction workers are seen at the plimth structure the 'Statue Of Unity'. (SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)
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Statue Of Unity in India. (Twitter)
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Indian construction workers are seen near the 'Statue Of Unity', the world's tallest statue dedicated to Indian independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. (SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)
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A reflection of the 'Statue Of Unity', the world's tallest statue dedicated to Indian independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, is pictured during its inauguration overlooking the Sardar Sarovar Dam. (SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)
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Image 8 of 9:  8 / 9A reflection of the "Statue Of Unity", the world's tallest statue dedicated to Indian independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, is pictured during its inauguration overlooking the Sardar Sarovar Dam. (SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)

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Indian PM Modi, today, dedicated to the nation a 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the tallest in the world. (Twitter)
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The 'Statue Of Unity', the world's tallest statue dedicated to Indian independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. (@PMOIndia/ Twitter)

Image 1 of 9The "Statue Of Unity", the world's tallest statue dedicated to Indian independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. (@PMOIndia/ Twitter)

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The 'Statue Of Unity', the world's tallest statue dedicated to Indian independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, stands overlooking the Sardar Sarovar Dam near Vadodara in India. (SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)

Image 2 of 9The "Statue Of Unity", the world's tallest statue dedicated to Indian independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, stands overlooking the Sardar Sarovar Dam near Vadodara in India. (SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)

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Indian Air Force helicopters shower rose petals on the 'Statue Of Unity', the world's tallest statue. (SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)

Image 3 of 9Indian Air Force helicopters shower rose petals on the "Statue Of Unity", the world's tallest statue. (SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)

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Indian policemen stand guard near the 'Statue Of Unity'. (SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)

Image 4 of 9Indian policemen stand guard near the "Statue Of Unity". (SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)

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Indian construction workers are seen at the plimth structure the 'Statue Of Unity'. (SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)

Image 5 of 9Indian construction workers are seen at the plimth structure the "Statue Of Unity". (SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)

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Statue Of Unity in India. (Twitter)

Image 6 of 9Statue Of Unity in India. (Twitter)

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Indian construction workers are seen near the 'Statue Of Unity', the world's tallest statue dedicated to Indian independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. (SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)

Image 7 of 9Indian construction workers are seen near the "Statue Of Unity", the world's tallest statue dedicated to Indian independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. (SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)

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A reflection of the 'Statue Of Unity', the world's tallest statue dedicated to Indian independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, is pictured during its inauguration overlooking the Sardar Sarovar Dam. (SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)

Image 8 of 9A reflection of the "Statue Of Unity", the world's tallest statue dedicated to Indian independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, is pictured during its inauguration overlooking the Sardar Sarovar Dam. (SAM PANTHAKY / AFP)

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Indian PM Modi, today, dedicated to the nation a 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the tallest in the world. (Twitter)

Image 9 of 9Indian PM Modi, today, dedicated to the nation a 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the tallest in the world. (Twitter)

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