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China breaks Guinness World record for largest umbrella

(Xinhua)    09:14, August 04, 2015
An umbrella of 23 meters in diameter and 18 meters in height is certificated as the world's largest umbrella by Guinness World Records in Xingzi county, East China’s Jiangxi province, Aug 3, 2015. The umbrella weighs 5.7 tonnes and can cover an area of 418 square meters. A company invested 700,000 yuan($113,000) to build the umbrella in half a year. (Photo: China News Service/Wei Dongsheng)

NANCHANG, Aug. 3 -- An umbrella company in east China's Jiangxi Province has earned its place in the Guinness Book of World Records for creating the world's largest umbrella.

The umbrella of around 23 meters in diameter and 14.4 meters in height, has been certificated by Chinese representatives of Guinness World Records on Monday in Xingzi County of Jiangxi, the county's publicity department said.

The umbrella weighing 5.7 tonnes and standing in a plaza covers an area of 418 square meters, it said.

Previous world record was held by an umbrella with 17.06 meters diameter and 10.97 meters height in India in 2010.


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(Editor:Zhang Qian,Bianji)

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