Pokonji Dol

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Pokonji Dol
Island Pokonji Dol.jpg
Pokonji Dol from the ferry HvarKorčula
Geography
Coordinates 43°09′24″N 16°27′10″E / 43.15667°N 16.45278°E / 43.15667; 16.45278Coordinates: 43°09′24″N 16°27′10″E / 43.15667°N 16.45278°E / 43.15667; 16.45278
Archipelago Paklinski Islands
Area 0.017 km2 (0.0066 sq mi)
Length 0.170 km (0.1056 mi)
Width 0.140 km (0.087 mi)
Coastline 0.47 km (0.292 mi)
Highest elevation 11 m (36 ft)
Country
County Split-Dalmatia County
Pokonji Dol lighthouse
Pokonji Dol is located in Croatia
Pokonji Dol
Croatia
Year first constructed 1872
Tower shape square prism tower with balcony and lantern centred on the roof of the two-story keeper’s house
Markings / pattern unpainted stone
Height 15 feet (4.6 m)
Focal height 20 feet (6.1 m)
Range main: 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi)
reserve: 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi)
Characteristic W Fl 4s
Admiralty number E3410
NGA number 13612
ARLHS number CRO-119[1]

Pokonji Dol is an islet in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea, which is situated 500 meters south from Hvar. Pokonji Dol is one of the Paklinski islands. The lighthouse in the middle of the islet was built in 1872.[2] Because Pokonji Dol is the eastern-most island of the Paklinski otoci (Hell Islands) archipelago, the lighthouse ensures the safe navigation of vessels coming from the open sea.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lighthouses Directory
  2. ^ "Pokonji Dol". Lighthouses. Plovput. Retrieved 10 February 2015.