Top 10 Mosques of the world- 3rd (Istiqlal Mosque)

Istiqlal Mosque
Istiqlal Mosque, or Masjid Istiqlal, (Independence Mosque) in Jakarta, Indonesia is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia in terms of capacity to accommodate people and building structure. This national mosque of Indonesia was built to commemorate Indonesian independence, as nation's gratitude for Islam's blessings the independence of Indonesia. Therefore the national mosque of Indonesia was named "Istiqlal", an Arabic word for "Independence".

Location                      Jakarta, Indonesia
Established                1978
Branch/tradition     Sunni Islam
Ownership                  Indonesian government
Architect(s)               Frederich Silaban
Style                             International
Capacity                     120,000
Dome(s)                      2
Dome dia.                  45m
Minaret(s)                 1
Minaret height        90m
Materials                   Marble
Construction cost  Rp 7 billion (US$ 12 million)


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