Tiger Island

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El Tigre Island
Isla del Tigre vista desde Coyolito.jpg
El Tigre, seen from Coyolito
Highest point
Elevation 783 m (2,569 ft)
Prominence 783 m (2,569 ft)
Coordinates 13°16′19″N 87°38′28″W / 13.272°N 87.641°W / 13.272; -87.641
Location Honduras
Parent range Central America Volcanic Arc
Age of rock Holocene
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption Unknown
Isla del Tigre Lighthouse
Isla del Tigre vista desde Coyolito.jpg
The lighthouse in on the top of volcano
Tiger Island is located in Honduras
Tiger Island
Location Isla del Tigre
Valle Department
Coordinates 13°16′26.7″N 87°38′16.8″W / 13.274083°N 87.638000°W / 13.274083; -87.638000
Foundation concrete base
Construction metal skeletal tower
Tower shape square pyramidal skeletal tower
Markings / pattern white and red horizontal band
Height 20 metres (66 ft)
Focal height 800 metres (2,600 ft)
Light source solar power
Characteristic Iso R 2s.
Admiralty number G3363
NGA number 15393[1][2]

El Tigre is an island located in the Gulf of Fonseca, a body of water on the Pacific coast of Central America. The island is a conical basaltic stratovolcano and the southernmost volcano in Honduras. It belongs to Valle department. Together with Isla Zacate Grande, Isla Comandante and a few tiny satellite islets and rocks, it forms the municipality of Amapala, with an area of 75.2 km2 (29.0 sq mi) and a population of 9,687 as of the census of 2001 (of which 4 were living on Isla Comandante).

Three countries, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, have coastline along the Gulf of Fonseca, and all three have been involved in a lengthy dispute over the rights to the gulf and the islands located there within. In 1992, a chamber of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) decided the Land, Island and Maritime Frontier Dispute, of which the gulf dispute was a part. The ICJ determined that El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua were to share control of the Gulf of Fonseca. El Salvador was awarded the islands of Meanguera and Meanguerita, and Honduras was awarded the island of El Tigre.

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