Hengam Island

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Jazīreh-ye Hengām Lighthouse
Hengam Island is located in Iran
Hengam Island
Iran
Location Hengam Island
Iran
Coordinates 26°36′42.6″N 55°51′46.3″E / 26.611833°N 55.862861°E / 26.611833; 55.862861
Construction masonry tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower
Height 12 metres (39 ft)
Focal height 37 metres (121 ft)
Light source solar power
Range 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 10s.
Admiralty number D7339
NGA number

28684[1]

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Hengam Island (Persian: جزیره هنگام‎‎), is an Iranian island located south of Qeshm Island, Iran, in the Persian Gulf. It is 36.6 kilometres (22.7 miles) wide and shaped like a truncated cone. The island is generally calcareous and generally low-lying. The highest point on the island is Nakas Mountain with an altitude of about 106 metres (348 feet). The distance between Hengam Island and Qeshm Island is about 2 kilometres (1.2 miles)

The primary economic activity is fishing, as well as some tourism and sightseeing. The main sights of Hengam are the English harbor buildings along with the coal storage, the Portuguese shipwrecks, and aquatic animals such as turtles, dolphins, corals, and sharks.

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  1. ^ Iran The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 1st october 2016
  2. ^ NGA List of Lights – Pub.112 Retrieved 1st October 2016

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Coordinates: 26°38′N 55°52′E / 26.633°N 55.867°E / 26.633; 55.867