Tallest minaret
Djamaa el Djazaïr
Algeria (Algiers)

The tallest minaret is attached to the Djamaa el Djazaïr (also known as the Great Mosque of Algiers), a massive modern religious complex in the Algerian capital. The minaret sits at the western end of the complex, away from the main hall, and towers 264.3 m (867 ft) above the streets of the city. The mosque complex was constructed between 2012 and 2019 at a reported cost of around $1 billion, by the China State Construction Engineering Corporation and opened on 29 April 2019.

The mosque complex covers an area of around 400,000 square metres, including a 20,000-m2 prayer hall designed to accommodate 37,000 worshippers. As it sits in a seismically active area, the minaret is designed to withstand a magnitude 9 earthquake. In addition to being the tallest minaret, it is also the tallest building in Africa.