Hengam Island

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Jazīreh-ye Hengām Lighthouse
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Hengam Island is located in Iran
Hengam Island
Iran
LocationHengam Island
Iran
Coordinates26°36′42.6″N 55°51′46.3″E / 26.611833°N 55.862861°E / 26.611833; 55.862861
Constructionmasonry tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower
Tower height12 metres (39 ft)
Focal height37 metres (121 ft)
Light sourcesolar power
Range12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi)
CharacteristicFl W 10s.
Admiralty numberD7339
NGA number28684[1] [2]

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 1 October 2016
  2. ^ NGA List of Lights – Pub.112 Retrieved 1 October 2016

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