Ponta Cais

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Ponta do Cais
Map showing the location of Ponta do Cais
Map showing the location of Ponta do Cais
Location Northern Maio, Cape Verde
Coordinates 15°20′16″N 23°10′48″W / 15.337783°N 23.179882°W / 15.337783; -23.179882
Offshore water bodies Atlantic Ocean
Ponta Cais Lighthouse
Ponta Cais is located in Cape Verde
Ponta Cais
Cape Verde
Location Ponta Cais
Maio
Cape Verde
Coordinates 15°20′15.47″N 23°10′47.0″W / 15.3376306°N 23.179722°W / 15.3376306; -23.179722Coordinates: 15°20′15.47″N 23°10′47.0″W / 15.3376306°N 23.179722°W / 15.3376306; -23.179722
Year first constructed n/a
Foundation concrete base
Construction metal tower
Height 7 metres (23 ft)
Focal height 14 metres (46 ft)
Light source solar power
Range 10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi)[1]
Characteristic Fl W 7s.
Admiralty number D2874
NGA number 24202
ARLHS number CAP-011
Cape Verde number PT-2118[2]

Ponta Cais (Portuguese for "Rocky Point") is the northernmost point of the island of Maio, Cape Verde. It is about 8 km north of the nearest village, Cascabulho.

It is the closest point on the island to Boa Vista. During the Late Ice Age, it was the closest point to the once existed island of João Valente.

The point also has a homonymous small lighthouse.[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ List of Lights, Pub. 113, The West Coasts of Europe and Africa, the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea and Azovskoye More (Sea of Azov) (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2015. 
  2. ^ "Cape Verde". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 15 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Ponta Cais". Lighthouses in Cape Verde. Direcção Geral da Marinha e Portos (DGMP). Retrieved September 11, 2010. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Ponta_Cais". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill The Lighthouse Directory. 25 September 2009. Retrieved 11 September 2010.