Astara TV Tower

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Astara Television Tower
Astara televiziya qüllə
Astara TV Tower is located in Azerbaijan
Astara TV Tower
Location within Azerbaijan
General information
Status Complete
Type Steel lattice television tower
Location Astara, Astara Rayon,  Azerbaijan
Coordinates 38°29′3.24″N 48°50′11.39″E / 38.4842333°N 48.8364972°E / 38.4842333; 48.8364972Coordinates: 38°29′3.24″N 48°50′11.39″E / 38.4842333°N 48.8364972°E / 38.4842333; 48.8364972
Construction started 1981
Completed 1981
Architectural 244 m (801 ft) (approximate estimate)[1][2]
Antenna spire 243.84 m (800 ft)[3]

Astara Television Tower (Azerbaijani: Astara televiziya qüllə), is a steel 243.9 m (800 ft) tall Azerbaijani lattice television tower located in the city of Astara, on the southeastern part of the Republic of Azerbaijan, thus the name. Possessing an antenna attached to the tower's pinnacle, which in turn, is guyed on a horizontal cross (4 cross-like steel arms) fixed on the main body of the tower, the Astara TV Tower is used for transmitting FM-/TV-broadcasting, at the same time, for mobile and/or other means of telecommunication.[1][3][4]

In terms of height, the Astara TV Tower possesses a height of approximately 200 m (656 ft) (excluding the tower's antenna and pinnacle), adding up to a total height of approximately 244 m (801 ft), to be exact, a total height of 243.84 m (800 ft), if the tower's antenna and pinnacle were to be included. In addition to this, the Astara TV Tower ranks 79th in the world's current tallest towers (see List of tallest towers in the world).[1][3][2]


As the city of Astara was undergoing development during the late 20th century, a multi-purpose FM-/TV-broadcasting transmitting television tower was a necessity back then. As a result, the Astara TV Tower's construction was commenced in 1981. In the same year, after several months of construction, the Astara TV Tower was completed. To sum up, the television tower served its purposes for a total of 32 years.[1][3]


The Astara TV Tower transmits FM-/TV-broadcasting throughout the city of Astara. For more information, see the table below.[4]

Frequency (MHz) Polarization Program Year Language HMax (Maximum Effective Relative Height) PMax (Maximum Effective Power)
90 Vertical AzTV 1926-present Azerbaijani 56 .31
99.75 Horizontal ORT 1938-present 3.9
104.3 Mixed Araz FM[4]


The Astara TV Tower is situated in the city of Astara, which in turn, is the capital city of the rayon (district) of Astara, in the southeastern part of the Republic of Azerbaijan.[1][3]


Main Article: Astara

Astara, also known as Azerbaycan Astarasi (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Astarası), is a city in and the capital of the Astara Rayon of Azerbaijan. Astara is a short walk across the border from Astara, Iran.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f "Astara TV Tower - SkyscraperPage Forum". Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  2. ^ a b "List of tallest towers in the world". Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Astara TV Tower, Astara -". Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Astara/TV Tower FM transmitter info". Retrieved 2012-12-16. 

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