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The Tower of Pisa is located next to the Cathedral of Pisa, in Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of miracles) in the city of Pisa, Italy. Pisa got its name in 600 BC from a Greek word meaning “marshy land.” There are several other towers in Pisa that also lean: the bell tower at the church of St. Michele dei Scalzi, and the bell tower at the church of St. Nicola.

The original completed height of the Tower of Pisa is 60 meters. Actually the tower’s height is 56.67m on the highest side and 55,86m on the lowest side. The outside diameter of the leaning Tower of Pisa’s base is 15.484 meters. Width of walls at base is 2.4384 meters and weight of tower is approximately 14,500 tonnes. There are 251 steps from the bottom to the top of the Pisa tower.

Source: http://www.towerofpisa.org/leaning-tower-of-pisa-facts/