Grand Mosque of Makhachkala

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Yusuf Bei Cami
Russian: Джума мечеть Махачкалы
Makhachkala mosque 1.jpg
Basic information
Location Russia Makhachkala, Russia
Geographic coordinates 42°58′09″N 47°29′38″E / 42.96917°N 47.49389°E / 42.96917; 47.49389Coordinates: 42°58′09″N 47°29′38″E / 42.96917°N 47.49389°E / 42.96917; 47.49389
Affiliation Islam
District  Dagestan
Country Russia
Status Active
Architectural description
Architectural type Ottoman
Completed 1996
Capacity 17,000
Dome(s) 57
Minaret(s) 2

The Grand Mosque in Makhachkala (Yusuf Bei Cami) is the main mosque of the Republic of Dagestan. It is supposed to have been patterned after the Sultan Ahmed Mosque in Istanbul. The building can accommodate up to 17,000 worshipers.[1][2] Its construction was financed by Turkey.[2] The mosque was completed and consecrated in 1998. It is the focal point of the city's main thoroughfare, Imam Shamil Avenue.


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