Hengam Island

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Jazīreh-ye Hengām Lighthouse
LocationHengam Island, Hormozgan Province, Iran Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates26°36′43″N 55°51′46″E / 26.611833°N 55.862861°E / 26.611833; 55.862861
Constructionmasonry tower
Height12 m (39 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern[1][2]
Markingswhite tower
Power sourcesolar power Edit this on Wikidata
Focal height37 m (121 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Range12 nmi (22 km; 14 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicFl W 10s Edit this on Wikidata

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.

See also[edit]



  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of 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

Further reading[edit]

  • Speak the Wind (Mack, 2021; photographs by Hoda Afshar; essay by Michael Taussig[1]) This work documents the landscapes and people of the islands of Hormuz, Qeshm, and Hengam, all located in the Persian Gulf off the south coast of Iran.[2][3] Afshar got to know some of the people there, travelling there frequently over the years, and they told her about the history of the place. She said that "their narrations led the project", and she explores "the idea of being possessed by history, and in this context, the history of slavery and cruelty”.[4]

External links[edit]

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

  1. ^ Afshar, Hoda; Taussig, Michael (2021). Speak the Wind. Photographs by Hoda Afhsar; essay by Michael Taussig. London: Mack. ISBN 978-1-913620-18-9.
  2. ^ Boetker-Smith, Daniel; Afshar, Hoda. "Speak the Wind - Book review". LensCulture. Photographs by Hoda Afshar. Retrieved 14 February 2022.
  3. ^ Colberg, Jörg (16 August 2021). "Speak The Wind". Conscientious Photography Magazine. Retrieved 14 February 2022.
  4. ^ Grieve, Michael (19 July 2021). "Hoda Afshar captures the wind and rituals of the islands in the Strait of Hormuz". 1854 Photography. Retrieved 14 February 2022.