Qutub Minar

minaret in the Mehrauli area of Delhi, India

Qutub Minar[n 1] (Hindi: कुतुब मीनार) is a minaret. It forms a part of the Qutab complex. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mehrauli, Delhi, India. Qutub Minar is 73 metres (240 feet) tall. It has five storeys. It gets narrower from bottom to top. It is 14 metres (47 feet) in diameter at the ground. It is 2.7 metres (9 feet) in diameter at the top. A spiral staircase rises 379 steps to the top inside.

Qutub Minar
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Minar in Delhi, India
CoordinatesCoordinates: 28°31′28″N 77°11′07″E / 28.524355°N 77.185248°E / 28.524355; 77.185248
Height73 metres (240 ft)
Designated1993 (17th session)
Reference no.233
Country India
ConstructionStarted by Qutb-ud-din Aibak / completed by his son-in-law Iltutmish
Qutub Minar is located in India
Qutub Minar
Location of Qutub Minar in India

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  1. Also spelled Qutab Minar or Qutb Minar.