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If you thought that the Statue of Liberty in New York was very big, we have news for you: in India they have built one that doubles the size of the New Yorker, and it is so high that it can be seen from space.
It is called the Statue of Unity and it has a height of 182 meters, basically twice the size of the 93 meters Statue of Liberty. It is located next to the Narmada river, in India, and was inaugurated on October 31, 2018.
The statue is a monument to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, an Indian politician who helped achieve the unification and peaceful integration of the country. The inauguration took place on the 143rd anniversary of Patel’s birth.
A photo of the commercial network of satellites Planet, captured on November 15, has revealed that the monument is so high that it can be seen from space. In fact, it is the first statue that can be seen from orbit.
Maybe you still can not imagine how huge this statue is, so the next photo could offer a better perspective when comparing people with the statue: even the thumbs are taller than an average human being.
Few man-made structures can be seen from space, and now the Unity Statue joins the same club that the Pyramids of Giza and the Palm Islands of Dubai belong to.