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The Statue of Unity Facts

the world's tallest statue

The Statue of Unity honors Indian politician and independence campaigner Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who served as India’s initial home minister as well as deputy Prime minister. The Indian statue is located on the Narmada River in the Kevadiya colony, 100 kilometers southeast of Vadodara, opposite the Sardar Sarovar Dam.

history of the biggest statue

On the 7th of October, 2013, Narendra Modi proposed the Indian statue to commemorate the start of his 10th year as Gujarat’s chief minister. 

design and construction

A panel of scholars, artists, and academics selected a design proposed by Ram V. Sutar after researching sculptures of Patel around the nation.

design and construction

The statue’s erection was finished in mid-October 2018, and the inauguration ceremony was place on the 31st of October, 2018, officiated over by Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister.


The monument and its environs cover more than 4.9 acres and are encircled by a 12 km long manmade lake built by the Garudeshwar weir on the Narmada River downstream. 

who does it depict?

The statue depicts Sardar Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai, a politician of Indian descent. From 1947 until 1950, he was India’s first Deputy Prime Minister.

who does it depict?

Patel convinced nearly every princely nation to join India. His unwavering devotion to unification in the newly formed country earned him the moniker “Iron Man of India.”

how tall is the statue of unity?

The statue stands at 182 meters tall. When plinths are taken into account, the Statue of Unity is around four times taller than New York’s Statue of Liberty. Visitors can climb 500 feet to the viewing gallery, which is placed near the statue’s chest. More than 2,000 Indian laborers, as well as several hundred Chinese laborers, participated in the building activities.