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India Just Unveiled The Tallest Statue In The World And It’s Almost 5 Times Bigger Than Rio Christ

Published 2 months ago

On October 31, after five years of construction, India has finally unveiled the statue of politician Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Named the Statue of Unity, it stands at 182 metres (597 ft) tall, making in the tallest statue in the world.

The statue is located in the Narmada district of India, occupies 20,000 square metres (220,000 sq ft) of space and is surrounded by an artificial lake. It cost a whopping $290 million and was designed by one of the most famous Indian sculptors – Ram Vanji Suthar.

Sadly, as amazing as all of this sounds, the building of the statue was a controversial topic from the very beginning – local people opposed the acquiring of the land, claiming it had religious importance. Others claimed that the money spent on the statue could have been used for more important purposes, like education and women’s safety.

Love it or hate it, looks like the statue is here to stay – check it out in the gallery below!

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After five years of construction, India has finally unveiled the Statue of Unity

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Standing at 182 metres (597 ft) tall, it is the tallest statue in the world

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Here is a person standing next to the statue’s toes just to understand the vast size of it

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It is located in the Narmada district of India, occupies 220,000 sq ft of space and is surrounded by an artificial lake

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It cost a whopping $290 million and was designed by one of the most famous Indian sculptors – Ram Vanji Suthar

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The statue was a controversial topic since the beginning with many people criticizing the large amount of money spent

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But love it or hate it – it’s here to stay

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