Eiffel Tower Facts for Kids

Below are some interesting Eiffel Tower facts for kids:

Why the Tower is called Eiffel Tower?

It was named after the designer and Engineer Gustave Eiffel who build Eiffel Tower.

How old is Eiffel Tower?

Eiffel Tower is 123 years old as of 2012.

What is the color of Eiffel Tower?

Eiffel Tower is painted every 7 years. It gets covered in 3 shades of brown, with the darkest one at the bottom.

Eiffel Tower Facts for Kids

How long does it take to paint Eiffel Tower?

It takes about 18 months to paint the Eiffel Tower using lead free paint.

How do you pronounce Eiffel Tower in French?

Eiffel Tower in French is la Tour Eiffel. The word tour means “tower” in French and it is pronounced pretty much like the English word of the same spelling. Click the link http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=la+tour+eiffel&submit=Submit to hear the pronunciation of Eiffel Tower.

Does the Eiffel Tower grow in heat?

Yes, the tower can grow (expand) 15cms taller in the heat.

How much does the Eiffel Tower sway in high winds?

The top of the Eiffel Tower can sway up to 7cm in high winds.

How far can you see from the top of the Eiffel Tower?

On a clear day you can see about 42 miles over the top of Paris.

-  Each year 4 tons of wipes, 25,000 garbage bags, 10,000 doses of detergents and 400 liters of metal cleaning solution are used to keep the tower clean.

- When Eiffel Tower was first built, a lot of people thought it was ugly. This structure that is an epitome of love was to be torn down after 20 years.

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