The umbrella -- 23 metres in diameter and 14.4 metres in height -- was certificated by Chinese representatives of Guinness World Records on Monday in Xingzi county,Chinese news agency reported citing the county's publicity department.

The umbrella weighing 5.7 tonnes covers an area of 418 square metres, it said.

The previous world record was held by an umbrella of 17.06 metres on diameter and 10.97 metres in height in India in 2010.


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