Cape of Gjuhëz

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Cape of Gjuhëz Lighthouse
Kep i Gjuhëzës
Cape of Gjuhëz is located in Albania
Cape of Gjuhëz
Location Cape of Gjuhëz
Coordinates 40°25′19.3″N 19°17′29.4″E / 40.422028°N 19.291500°E / 40.422028; 19.291500
Year first constructed n/a
Foundation concrete bunker base
Construction metal lamp post
Tower shape cylindrical lamp post
Markings / pattern white post with light
Height 6 metres (20 ft)
Focal height 58 metres (190 ft)
Light source solar power
Range 11 nautical miles (20 km; 13 mi)[1]
Characteristic Fl W 6s.
Admiralty number E3732.5
NGA number 14338
ARLHS number ALB-008[2]

The Cape of Gjuhëz (Albanian: Kepi i Gjuhëzës) is a rocky cape northwest of Karaburun Peninsula as well as the westernmost point of continental Albania. It projects 1.1 kilometres (0.68 mi) into the sea in the form of the tongue, thus the origin of its name. The altitudes of the cape slope gradually towards the water, whereas the southern shores form 30 to 40 metres (98 to 131 ft) high steep cliffs that fall directly to the Ionian sea. The cape lacks vegetation, while limestone rocks, highly eroded by Karst are spread over whole the area.[3][4]

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  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "Albania". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Fjalori Enciklopedik Shqiptar, Akademia e Shkencave - Tirane, 1984 (KEPI I GJUHEZES, page 465)
  4. ^ Kepi i Gjuhezes

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Coordinates: 40°25′00″N 19°18′00″E / 40.4167°N 19.3°E / 40.4167; 19.3