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When I say 'world's tallest statue', what do you think of? Statue of Liberty? Um, Christ the Redeemer in Brazil? That Merlion in Singapore? Well, if you thought those things, you'd be wrong. Oh, so wrong.
This is actually the world's tallest statue. It's called the Statue of Unity and it was built to honour India's first deputy prime minister. This guy. It's made of iron and steel, cost around six million dollars to make, oh, and the most important stat: it's 183 metres tall. That's like 110 mes.
Now that it's finished, it's kicked this statue out of top spot: the Spring Temple Buddha in China. That's a teeny, tiny 128 metres tall. Oh, and if you're interested, the Statue of Liberty is only 46 metres tall. Cute little statue!
Is there a famous statue in your country? Who does it honour, and how tall is it?