Romania unfurls huge flag in Guinness record bid

Last Updated: Monday, May 27, 2013 - 20:14

Bucharest: A Romanian village has unfurled what they say is the largest flag ever made in a Guinness World Records bid.

It took about 200 people several hours today to roll out the flag, which organisers say measured 330 meters by 220 meters, about three times the size of a football field.

The five-ton flag was displayed in Clinceni, 35 kilometers southeast of Bucharest. Workers struggled to keep it firmly planted on the ground because of windy conditions and had to use small sandbags.
Adrian Dragomir, manager of the Flags Factory which created the flag, says it took weeks to sew and 70 kilometers of thread was needed.
Prime Minister Victor Ponta and other ministers will visit the flag later.

PTI



First Published: Monday, May 27, 2013 - 20:14

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