What is the largest church in the world

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The largest church in the world

The Basilica Church, Our Lady of Peace in Yamoussoukro, is the largest church in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records. This is so that Saint Peter’s Church is located in Yamoussoukro in the state of Ivory Coast, and its external area reaches 30,000 square meters, while its internal area is 7,989 square meters, so the church is considered The eighteenth in the arrangement in terms of interior space, and the Church of St. Peter in the Vatican, which is one of the most famous buildings in the world since its construction in 1626 AD, has been awarded the title of the largest church in the world for centuries, until the Basilica of Yamoussoukro Church was built.

Building a church

The Basilica Church of Our Lady of Peace is a Roman Catholic church, and Felix Hovuit Boani, President of the State of Ivory Coast, constructed the construction in his hometown of Yamoussoukro, and paid the price for the rapid construction of the church in the period between 1986 AD -1988 AD. The church was revered in September 1990 By Pope John Paul II, its construction was funded by the Ivory Coast government, which amounted to $ 400 million.

Description of the construction shape

In front of the basilica is a large square surrounded by two rows of columns. The basilica possesses a huge dome that exceeds the size of the dome of St. Peter, and reaches a height of 489 feet (149 meters), and the church accommodates eighteen thousand worshipers, and also accommodates a number of three hundred thousand crowds, to exceed that St. Peter’s Church, which can seat sixty thousand people, and the length of this huge church building is 640 feet (195 meters), making it the second longest church in the world after St. Peter’s Church, with a width of 490 feet (149 meters), and this church was built With a design similar to that of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican City, with a dome above a row of columns, it is arranged by It has the shape of a Latin cross.

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