King Fahd's Fountain
|King Fahd's Fountain|
نافورة الملك فهد
The fountain illuminated at night
|Dimensions||312 m (1024 ft)|
|Location||Jeddah, Saudi Arabia|
Located on the west coast of Saudi Arabia, the fountain jets water to a maximum height, according to different sources, of either 260 metres (853 ft)or 312 m (1,024 ft) above the Red Sea. Whichever figure is considered the actual height for the fountain it is the world's tallest. The second-tallest is the World Cup Fountain in Seoul, South Korea, with a water height of 202 m (663 ft).
The fountain is visible throughout the vicinity of Jeddah. The water it ejects can reach a speed of 375 km/h (233 mph) and its airborne mass can exceed 16 tonnes (18 short tons). The fountain uses saltwater taken from the Red Sea instead of freshwater. Over 500 spotlights illuminate the fountain at night.
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