This is a list of the tallest minarets in the world. It ranks minarets by their height.

The tallest minaret in the world is the minaret of the Djamaa el Djazaïr in Algiers, Algeria which stands at 265 metres (870 ft).[1] The tallest minaret in the world built of bricks is the 73 metres (240 ft) tall Qutb Minar in Delhi, India.[2]

List of tallest minarets

This list ranks the tallest minarets in the world. Only minarets taller than 25 metres (82 feet) or remarkable for some distinctive feature are included.

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (September 2018)
Name Image Location Country Height (m) Height (ft) Year Built Status Notes Ref.
Djamaa el Djazaïr Minaret
Algiers Algeria 265 870 2019 [1]
Hassan II Mosque Minaret
Casablanca Morocco 210 690 1993
Rahmatan Lil-Alamin Mosque Minaret
Indramayu Indonesia 201 1999 Preserved
Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque Minaret
Selangor Malaysia 142.3 467 1988 [3]
Putra Mosque
Putrajaya Malaysia 116 380 1999 [4]
Al-Masjid an-Nabawi Minarets
Medina Saudi Arabia 105 344 [4]
Fateh Burj
Mohali India 100 328 2011 [5]
Grand Jamia Masjid, Karachi Karachi Pakistan 99 325 2021
Faisal Mosque minarets
Islamabad Pakistan 90 300 1986
Tallest minarets at least in South Asia upon completion [6]
Great Mosque of Mecca Minarets
Makkah (Mecca) Saudi Arabia 89 292 [7]
Minarets of Selimiye Mosque
Edirne Turkey 83 272 1574
Qutub Minar
Delhi India 72.5 238 1311 Preserved Tallest minaret made of bricks.[2] [8]
Minar-e-Pakistan
Lahore Pakistan 70 230 1968 [9]
Minaret of Jam
Shahrak District Afghanistan 65 213 1194[10] Endangered In UNESCO List of World Heritage in Danger [11][10]
Minaret in the Lednice–Valtice Cultural Landscape
Lednice Czech Republic 62 203 1804 Preserved Tallest in all non-Islamic countries. Built as a park decoration. [12]
Kutlug Timur Minaret
Konye-Urgench Turkmenistan 60 197 1011 Believed to be the tallest of the ancient minarets in Central Asia. Dome was destroyed in 1221 by Mongols. Only 60 meters remain.[13] [13]
Islam Khoja Minaret
Khiva Uzbekistan 56.6 170 1910 Preserved [14]
Two minarets of the Hazrat Imam Mosque Tashkent Uzbekistan 53 167 2007 Preserved
Two minarets of the Minar Mosque Tashkent Uzbekistan 50 166 2014 Preserved
Kalyan Minaret
Bukhara Uzbekistan 45.6 150 1127 Preserved [15]
Vabkent Minaret
Vabkent Uzbekistan 40.3 145 1199 Preserved [15]
Four minarets of the Ulughbek Madrasa and Sherdar Madrasa in Registan Ansamble
Samarkand Uzbekistan 32.5 166 2014 Preserved
Kalta Minara
Khiva Uzbekistan 29.0 86 1852 Preserved [15]
Uzgen Minaret
Uzgen Kyrgyzstan 27.5 90 11th Century Preserved [16]
Burana Tower
Chuy Valley Kyrgyzstan 25 82 11th Century Preserved Originally 45 metres tall. Top destroyed by earthquake in 15th century.[17] [17]

See also

References

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