Kya Lighthouse

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Kya Lighthouse
Kya fyrstasjon
Kya lighthouse at Osen.tif
View of the lighthouse
Kya Lighthouse is located in Trøndelag
Kya Lighthouse
Kya Lighthouse is located in Norway
Kya Lighthouse
LocationTrøndelag, Norway
Coordinates64°27′51″N 10°12′44″E / 64.46417°N 10.21222°E / 64.46417; 10.21222Coordinates: 64°27′51″N 10°12′44″E / 64.46417°N 10.21222°E / 64.46417; 10.21222
Year first constructed1920
ConstructionCast iron
Tower shapeCylindrical tower
Markings / patternRed tower
Tower height22.5 metres (74 ft)
Focal height29 metres (95 ft)
Light sourcesolar power
Intensity4000 candela
Range10 nmi (19 km; 12 mi)
CharacteristicFl W 10s
Admiralty numberL1722
NGA number8548
ARLHS numberNOR-147
Norway number500000
Heritageheritage site in Norway Edit this on Wikidata

The Kya Lighthouse (Norwegian: fyrstasjon) is a coastal lighthouse in the municipality of Osen in Trøndelag county, Norway. The lighthouse is located on the small island of Kya in the ocean about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) northwest of the village of Seter. The Buholmråsa Lighthouse is located nearby, closer to the mainland. It was built in 1920 and it was automated in 1958. The lighthouse was one of the most exposed lighthouses on the Norwegian coast due to its distance from the mainland and lack of nearby islands. The lighthouse has endured repeated storm damage over the years. It was also a very difficult assignment for lighthouse keepers prior to its automation in 1958. The facility is only accessible by boat.[1]

The light on top of the 22.5-metre (74 ft) tall, red, cast iron lighthouse can be seen for up to 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi). The 4000-candela light sits at an elevation of 29 metres (95 ft) above sea level. The light emits a white flash every 10 seconds. The light is only lit from July 25 until May 12 every year, but is not lit during the late spring and early summer due to the midnight sun.[2][3]

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ (19 July 2011). "Lighthouses of Norway: Trondheim Area". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2018-03-08.
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Kya fyr" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-12-31.
  3. ^ Kystverket (2018). Norske Fyrliste (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245015959.

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