Sorgu

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Sorgu
Geography
Location Gulf of Riga
Coordinates 58°10′42.23″N 24°11′58.63″E / 58.1783972°N 24.1996194°E / 58.1783972; 24.1996194Coordinates: 58°10′42.23″N 24°11′58.63″E / 58.1783972°N 24.1996194°E / 58.1783972; 24.1996194
Area 5.07 ha (12.5 acres)
Coastline 2.4 km (1.49 mi)
Highest elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Country
Estonia
County Pärnu County
Municipality Tõstamaa Parish
Settlement Manija village
Demographics
Population 0

Sorgu is a 5-hectare (12-acre)[1] uninhabited Estonian islet in the Gulf of Riga, 5 km (3.1 mi) southeast of the island of Manilaid. Administratively Sorgu belongs to the Manija village in Tõstamaa Parish, Pärnu County.

The reefs of Sorgu were already mentioned on the Willem Janzoon Blaeu's 1662 Livonian map as Sorkholm. In 1904 a 16-metre (52 ft) brick lighthouse with outbuildings was built. Later in 1913 the complex was expanded to accommodate the lighthouse keeper's family. The lighthouse has been automated since the 1970s.[2][3][4]

See also[edit]

List of islands of Estonia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sorgu saar" (in Estonian). EELIS – Estonian Nature Infosystem. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "Sorgu" (in EstonianEesti Saarte Kogu). Eesti Saarte Kogu. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  3. ^ "Sorgu saar" (in Estonian). Tõstamaa vald. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Sorgu saar" (in Estonian). Kihnu Kultuuri Instituut. Retrieved 23 May 2011.