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Astara TV Tower

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Status  Complete
Antenna spire  243.84 m (800 ft)
Construction started  1981
Completed  1981
Opened  1981
Astara TV Tower
Type  Steel lattice television tower
Location  Astara, Astara Rayon,  Azerbaijan
Architectural  244 m (801 ft) (approximate estimate)
Similar  Kharkiv TV Tower, NSS Annapolis, Hughes Memorial Tower, Kiel Transmission Tower, Friedrich Clemens Gerke To

Astara Television Tower (Azerbaijani: Astara televiziya qüllə), is a steel 243.9 m (800 ft) tall Azerbaijani lattice television tower located in the city of Astara, on the southeastern part of the Republic of Azerbaijan, thus the name. Possessing an antenna attached to the tower's pinnacle, which in turn, is guyed on a horizontal cross (4 cross-like steel arms) fixed on the main body of the tower, the Astara TV Tower is used for transmitting FM-/TV-broadcasting, at the same time, for mobile and/or other means of telecommunication.

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Map of Astara TV Tower, Azerbaijan

In terms of height, the Astara TV Tower possesses a height of approximately 200 m (656 ft) (excluding the tower's antenna and pinnacle), adding up to a total height of approximately 244 m (801 ft), to be exact, a total height of 243.84 m (800 ft), if the tower's antenna and pinnacle were to be included.

History

As the city of Astara was undergoing development during the late 20th century, a multi-purpose FM-/TV-broadcasting transmitting television tower was a necessity back then. As a result, the Astara TV Tower's construction was commenced in 1981. In the same year, after several months of construction, the Astara TV Tower was completed. To sum up, the television tower served its purposes for a total of 32 years.

Transmission

The Astara TV Tower transmits FM-/TV-broadcasting throughout the city of Astara. For more information, see the table below.

Geography

The Astara TV Tower is situated in the city of Astara, which in turn, is the capital city of the rayon (district) of Astara, in the southeastern part of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Astara

Main Article: Astara

Astara, also known as Azerbaycan Astarasi (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Astarası), is a city in and the capital of the Astara Rayon of Azerbaijan. Astara is a short walk across the border from Astara, Iran.

References

Astara TV Tower Wikipedia


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