Tallest minaret
Great Hassan II Mosque
Morocco (Casablanca)

The tallest minaret in the world is that of the Great Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco, measuring 200 m (656 ft). The cost of construction of the mosque was 5 billion dirhams (£360 million US$513.5 million).

Among minarets of earlier centuries the tallest is the Qutb Minar, south of New Delhi, India, built in 1194 to a height of 72.54 m (238 ft). The mosque can accommodate 25,000 worshipers in its prayer hall, which has a retractable roof and a further 80,000 outside.

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