A 65,650 square metre huge Lebanese flag, said to be the largest in the world, is to be revealed in Beirut on October 10th, 2010 as a testament to the unity of Lebanon according to Bassam Al Naamani ambassador of Kuwait in Lebanon.
“The initial plan was to have a 25,000 square metre flag, but when we heard that another country was planning to produce a 60,000 square metre flag, we decided to upgrade ours to 65,650 square metres,” he said.
Ambassdor Al Naamani added: “The area of the cedar on the record-breaking flag is 10,452 square metres, a reference to Lebanon’s area of 10,452 square kilometres,”. The flag, 325 metres long and 202 metres wide was produced in Kuwait under the supervision of Ashraf Makarem, a Lebanese entrepreneur.
Makarem said that the flag unveiling ceremony will be on October 10 as part of the celebration of the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Lebanese army. Four months were needed to produce the eight-tonne flag in Kuwait. In May, a group of Moroccans displayed a 60,000 square metre flag in the southern city of Dakhla in a bid to claim the record for the world’s largest flag.