Punta Jandía Lighthouse

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Punta Jandía Lighthouse
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Punta Jandía Lighthouse is located in Canary Islands
Punta Jandía Lighthouse
Canary Islands
LocationJandia
Fuerteventura
Canary islands
Spain
Coordinates28°03′56″N 14°30′26″W / 28.065634°N 14.507253°W / 28.065634; -14.507253Coordinates: 28°03′56″N 14°30′26″W / 28.065634°N 14.507253°W / 28.065634; -14.507253
Year first constructed1864
Constructionstone tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternunpainted tower, white lantern
Tower height19 metres (62 ft)
Focal height33 metres (108 ft)
Range22 nautical miles (41 km; 25 mi)
CharacteristicFl W 4s.
Admiralty numberD2790
NGA number24024
ARLHS numberCAI-040
Spain numberES-12210
Managing agentAutoridad Portuaria de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The Punta Jandía Lighthouse (Spanish: Faro de Punta Jandía) is an active lighthouse on the Canary island of Fuerteventura. The name derives from its location on the Punta de Jandía (Point of Jandía), at the end of the much larger Jandía peninsula, which forms the south west part of the island.[1][2]

It is sometimes confused with the more recent Morro Jable lighthouse, which is also on the Jandía peninsula, but lies 22 km (14 mi) to the east, near to the town of Morro Jable.[1]

History[edit]

Punta Jandia in 2017

Completed in 1864, it is one of the oldest lighthouses in the Canaries; Punta de Anaga Lighthouse on Tenerife was also opened in the same year.[1]

Built in a similar style to other Canarian 19th century lights, it consists of a whitewashed single storey house, with dark volcanic rock used for the masonry detailing. A 19 m masonry tower is attached to the side of the house facing the Atlantic Ocean.[1]

With a focal height of 33 m above the sea, its light can be seen for 22 nautical miles, and consists of a flash of white light every four seconds.[1][3]

The interior of the keeper's house has been converted into an interpretation centre for the Jandía nature reserve. There are five different coloured rooms, each one displaying information about a particular aspect of the reserve, such as its volcanic geology, vegetation, animals and maritime life, which also includes information about the lighthouse.[4]

The lighthouse is maintained by the Las Palmas Port authority. It is registered under the international Admiralty number D2790 and has the NGA identifier of 113-24024.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Spain: Canary Islands". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Las Palmas – 12210 Punta Jandia". History of the Lighthouses. Puertos del Estado. Archived from the original on 29 September 2014. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Punta Jandia". Specific Information. Puertos del Estado. Archived from the original on 28 June 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Punta de Jandia". Museums. artesaniaymuseosdefuerteventura.org. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2014.

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