State Flag Square

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State Flag Square
Belarus Flagpole.jpg
State flag square, Minsk.svg
Native nameПлошча Дзяржаўнага сцяга
TypeSquare
LocationVictors Avenue
Construction
Completion2 July 2013
Other
DesignerAnna Aksyonov[1]

State Flag Square (Belarusian: Плошча Дзяржаўнага сцяга) is a square on Victors Avenue[2] in the city of Minsk, the capital of Belarus. It sits between the avenue and the BelExpo Exhibition Center.[3]

Notable events[edit]

Inauguration of the Square[edit]

The Square was opened by President Alexander Lukashenko and Lao President Choummaly Sayasone[4][5] on 2 July 2013, during a ceremony on the square.[6]

Events of state[edit]

  • State Flag and Coat of Arms Day celebrations.[7]
  • Patriotic events, such as Independence Day.[7]
  • Ceremonies for foreign delegations.[7]

Other events[edit]

Many of the demonstrations during the 2020 Belarusian protests took place on the square.[8]

Flag[edit]

The state flag of Belarus, on a 70-metre (230 ft) high flagstaff, is 14 metres (46 ft) long and 7 metres (23 ft) wide.[9] The flag is made with special waterproof fabric and weighs 25 kilograms (55 lb).[10][11] The width of the flagpole is 30 centimetres (12 in) at the top, and 50 centimetres (20 in) at the bottom.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anna Aksyonov, chief architect of the project:". http://www.ctv.by. Retrieved 2017-07-02. External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ "The State Flag Square is located on Pobeditelei Avenue".
  3. ^ "It lies between Victors Avenue and a renovated BelExpo exhibition center".
  4. ^ "Attending the ceremony was President of the Lao People's Democratic Republic Choummaly Sayasone who is in Belarus on an official visit".
  5. ^ "Laotian President Choummaly Sayasone, who arrived in Belarus on a state visit the day before, was also in attendance".
  6. ^ "State Flag Square inaugurated in Minsk | Latest news of Belarus - politics, society, culture, sport | Belarus News | Belarusian news | Belarus today | Belarus.by". www.belarus.by. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
  7. ^ a b c "The State Flag Square will be used to mark the State Flag and Coat of Arms Day, patriotic events, and take foreign delegations to".
  8. ^ "Протестующие направились от стелы "Минск - город-герой" к площади Государственного флага". ТАСС. Retrieved 2020-09-07.
  9. ^ "70-meter-high staff displaying a 14-meter-wide and seven-meter-tall national flag".
  10. ^ "Президент Беларуси внес свой вклад в реконструкцию Площади Флага в Минске". НОВОСТИ. Retrieved 2017-07-02.
  11. ^ "However, the size and enjoy himself flag 100 square meters, weighing 25 kilograms".
  12. ^ "The width of the flagpole - 30 centimeters at the top and a half meter at the bottom".

Coordinates: 53°55′42″N 27°31′06″E / 53.9284°N 27.5184°E / 53.9284; 27.5184