BUCHAREST, Romania - A Romanian village on Monday unfurled what is the largest flag ever made, Guinness World Records said.
It took about 200 people several hours Monday to roll out the flag, which measured about 1,145 feet by 744.5 feet, about three times the size of a football field, according to Jack Brockbank, an adjudicator for Guinness World Records who measured the flag before pronouncing it the biggest flag in the world.
"It gives me great pleasure to recognize a new Guinness World Record title," he said after measuring the flag. "Congratulations Romania!" He said Romania's red, yellow and blue flag covers an area of about 79,290 square meters (853,478 square feet), downing Lebanon which had held the previous record.
The five-ton flag was displayed in Clinceni, 22 miles southeast of Bucharest.