Baía de Santa Marta

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Baia de Santa Marta
Baia de Santa Marta is located in Angola
Baia de Santa Marta
Baia de Santa Marta
Location in Angola
Coordinates13°51′S 12°29′E / 13.850°S 12.483°E / -13.850; 12.483Coordinates: 13°51′S 12°29′E / 13.850°S 12.483°E / -13.850; 12.483
Native nameBaía das Luciras
Ocean/sea sourcesAtlantic Ocean
Basin countriesAngola
Max. length2 km (1.2 mi)
Max. width4.5 km (2.8 mi)
Cabo de Santa Marta Lighthouse
Baía de Santa Marta is located in Angola
Baía de Santa Marta
LocationBaía de Santa Marta, Angola
Coordinates13°52′42″S 12°25′23″E / 13.878269°S 12.423076°E / -13.878269; 12.423076
Year first constructed~1930s
Foundationmasonry base
Constructionmasonry tower
Tower shapehexagonal tower with balcony and light
Markings / patternwhite tower
Tower height14 metres (46 ft)[2]
Focal height48 metres (157 ft)[2]
Range12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi)[2]
CharacteristicFl (2) W 6s.[2]
Admiralty numberD5346
NGA number25676
ARLHS numberANO-006
Angola numberPT-5450[3]
Managing agentInstituto Marítimo e Portuário de Angola

Baia de Santa Marta, also known as Baía das Luciras or Espiegle Bay, is a bay in Angola.[4] It is located in the Namibe Province.


The Baia de Santa Marta is a bay of the Atlantic Ocean located in a small stretch of the Angolan coast where the shore turns sharply east for about 10 km and then north again. The bay is facing northwest and the small town of Lucira is located on its shores. The northern headland is Ponta da Bissonga and the eastern one Ponta Branca.[4]

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  1. ^ GoogleEarth
  2. ^ a b c d List of Lights, Pub. 113: The West Coasts of Europe and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and Azovskoye More (Sea of Azov) (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2015.
  3. ^ "Angola". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 9 May 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Baia de Santa Marta". Mapcarta. Retrieved 12 October 2016.