Jeddah Light

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Jeddah Light
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Jeddah Light
Jeddah Light is located in Saudi Arabia
Jeddah Light
Location Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Coordinates 21°28′7.14″N 39°8′58.98″E / 21.4686500°N 39.1497167°E / 21.4686500; 39.1497167Coordinates: 21°28′7.14″N 39°8′58.98″E / 21.4686500°N 39.1497167°E / 21.4686500; 39.1497167
Year first constructed 1990[1]
Construction concrete and steel
Tower shape cylindrical, carrying a spherical building
Markings / pattern white
Height 113 metres (371 ft)
Focal height 140 metres (460 ft)
Range 25 nautical miles (46 km; 29 mi)
Characteristic three white flashes every 20s
Admiralty number E6054.5
NGA number 112-30554
ARLHS number SAU-003

Jeddah Light is an active lighthouse in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. With a height of approximately 113 metres (371 ft) it has a credible claim to be the world's tallest lighthouse.[2] It is located at the end of the outer pier on the north side of the entrance to Jeddah Seaport.

See also[edit]

An evening view of the tower, showing the light at the top

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeddah Port Control Tower, Emporis website
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Saudi Arabia". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.