Azhikode lighthouse

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Azhikode lighthouse
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Azhikode lighthouse
Azhikode lighthouse is located in Kerala
Azhikode lighthouse
Azhikode lighthouse
Kerala
Location Kodungallur, Kerala
India
Coordinates 10°12′12″N 76°09′28″E / 10.203395°N 76.157712°E / 10.203395; 76.157712Coordinates: 10°12′12″N 76°09′28″E / 10.203395°N 76.157712°E / 10.203395; 76.157712
Year first constructed 1982
Construction concrete
Tower shape square tower with open framework base
Markings / pattern white and black horizontal bands, red lantern
Height 30 metres (98 ft)
Focal height 34 metres (112 ft)
Light source 150W+ Metal Halide Lamp (220/250V AC)
Characteristic Fl (3) W 20s.
Admiralty number F0694.5
NGA number 27560
ARLHS number IND-075[1]

Azhikode lighthouse is situated about 8 km west of Kodungallur in Kerala. There was no lighthouse in the present location prior to this being inaugurated on 30 April 1982. The concrete tower of the lighthouse has a height of 30 meters.

Technical details[edit]

There is a Radio beacon installed at this lighthouse which came on air on 10 September 1981. The incandescent lamp was replaced by metal halide lamp on 30 September 1997. The direct drive system was also incorporated at the time.[2][3] This lighthouse was earlier known as Periyar river lighthouse. A fixed light of 11 miles range was exhibited from a mast of 96 feet high by the State Port department in 1964 near the Port entrance and it worked till the commissioning of the new light in 1982. Azhikode lighthouse was proposed as a guide light for Cochin port. The Radio beacon was discontinued and a Differential Global positioning system was commissioned at Azhikod lighthouse in 1994.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of India: Kerala and Karnataka". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  2. ^ Lighthouses in Kerala
  3. ^ "AZHIKOD LIGHTHOUSE" (PDF). DGLL. Retrieved 20 September 2014.