The world’s tallest minarets and minars


Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco - Source: dunastour.com

Breathtaking Grand Mosque Hassan II in Casablanca, Morocco – Source: dunastour.com

As was discovered previously while researching airport control towers, seaport control towers, and underwater highway tunnels, there is a lack of comprehensive information on the internet listing the tallest minarets (or minars) in the world. So, Panethos decided to explore the web for as much data as could be located on these impressive towers, most often found in conjunction with a mosque.  Per the Dictionary.com website, a minaret is defined as follows:

  • “Minaret: a lofty, often slender, tower or turret attached to a mosque, surrounded by or furnished with one or more balconies, from which the muezzin calls the people to prayer.”

A minar is a term from India for a similar shaped structure, but minars do not necessarily have a religious use, as some are monuments.

Gorgeous Blue Mosque in Istanbul, turkey - Source: qataracademy.wikispaces.net

Gorgeous Blue Mosque in Istanbul, turkey – Source: qataracademy.wikispaces.net

Below is the information found to date for all minarets or minars of 150 feet in height or more. A separate list is provided of those towers that may likely exceed 150 feet, but for which specific data has yet to be located. As always this is a work in progress and any additions, corrections, or updates are most welcome. Peace!

Minarets of 150 feet in height or greater

uc = under construction

Impressive Charminar in Hyderabad, India - Source: indiamarks,.com

Impressive Charminar in Hyderabad, India – Source: indiamarks,.com

Minaret height unknown, but likely 150 feet or taller

Et'hem Bey Mosque in Tirana, Albania - Source: pinterest.com

Et’hem Bey Mosque in Tirana, Albania – Source: pinterest.com

SOURCES (other than above):

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