Fact Book #41 Where is Charminar Located?

Hyderabad, India.

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Charminar is loacted in Hyderabad, India.

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Charminar was built in 1591 AD by Muhammed Quli Qutb Shah who was the 5th Sultan, of Qutub Shahi Dynasty.
• It was built to commemorate the eradication of the plague.
• It was built in Islamic Architectural Style and the Materials used were Lime-mortar and Granite.
• The charminar was constructed with a sqare base of 20 m in width. The Four arches on each side are 20 m in height and 11m wide. The four minarets stand are at a height of 56m from the ground.
• On the shift of Mughal Governor between Qutb Shahi and Asaf Jahi rule, the South-Western minaret of Charminar “fell into pieces”, after being struck by lightning and was repaired at a cost of 60,000 rupees. In 1824, the monument was restored at a cost of Rs. 1 lakh.

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