10 Fun Facts About The Statue Of Liberty You Didn’t Know

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The Statue of Liberty is a sculpture located on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. But do you know its full name and who built it? Scroll down and learn the answers.

1. The statue’s full name isn’t only the Statue of Liberty, but Liberty Enlightening the World.

2. It was a gift of friendship from people of France to the US.

3. The Statue of Liberty symbolizes freedom and democracy.

4. It was designed by a French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel.

5. The statue’s face was said to be modeled on Frederic’s mother, Charlotte.

6. The Statue represents Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom.

7. Libertas holds a torch and a tablet on which in inscribed the date July 4th, 1776 in Roman numerals, which is the American Declaration of Independence.


8. The torch, which symbolizes enlightenment, is covered in 24 karat gold. The original torch was removed in 1984 and placed inside the Pedestal lobby.

9. The 7 rays on Libertas crown represents the 7 seas and 7 continents.

10. The head of the statue was displayed at the World’s Fair in Paris in 1878.