Since Antiquity, humanity has raised large statues to represent figures that peoples consider important.
Among the largest statues in the world, the most frequent are those that represent religious figures, such as Christ, the Virgin Mary or Buddha, but there are also huge statues that represent the Homeland (as in Russia and Ukraine) and Liberty, which gives its name to the most famous statue in the world, the one located in New York.
Global Data has published an interesting video comparing the tallest statues in the world. Curiously, the largest of all is not remotely the most famous, as you can see at the end:
The largest statue in the world is the so-called Statue of Unity and is located in Gujarat, in western India. Its construction began in 2013 and was completed in 2018. It cost about 340 million dollars and is 182 meters high, plus another 58 meters from its base. It was built with steel, roughage and reinforced concrete, and represents the politician Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (1875-1950) , India's first deputy prime minister after its independence, a highly respected man in that country. The photo by Prado that heads this entry shows the feet of that huge statue, here you can see it complete:
Photo: Prado / Unsplash.
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