A new mosque that has been inaugurated in the Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan, is among the world’s ten largest mosques, APA reports citing Kazinform.
The erection of the building began at the initiative of First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and took three years.
The total area of the land plot on which the mosque stands is 10 ha, while the total area of the religious construction itself is 68,062 square meters.
The height of the main dome reaches almost 90 meters, and its diameter is 62 meters. Its four minarets stand tall at the height of 130 meters.
The first and the second floors of the mosque house educational classes, a conference hall, a TV studio, and other amenities.
The main hall can fit up to 200,000 people, while the entire new mosque accommodates about 235,000 people.
Earlier it was reported that the First President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, had taken part in the inauguration ceremony of the new mosque in the Kazakh capital.