Qutub Minar

Coordinates: 28°31′28″N 77°11′07″E / 28.524355°N 77.185248°E / 28.524355; 77.185248
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Qutub Minar
Minar in Delhi, India
Coordinates28°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

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 twas top inside.It was started to built by Qutubuddin Aibak. It was finished by Iltutamish but when tughlaqs came the top most storey broke. Then Firoz Shah Tughlaq repaired it.

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  1. Also spelled Qutab Minar or Qutb Minar.

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