Qaruh Island

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Jazirat Qaruh Lighthouse
Qaruh Island is located in Kuwait
Qaruh Island
Location Qaruh Island
Coordinates 29°49′03.0″N 48°46′35.0″E / 29.817500°N 48.776389°E / 29.817500; 48.776389
Foundation concrete basement
Construction metal skeletal tower
Tower shape square pyramidal tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern red and white horizontal bands tower
Height 12 metres (39 ft)
Focal height 14 metres (46 ft)
Light source solar power
Range 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 10s.
Admiralty number D7569
NGA number 29316[1] [2]

Qaruh Island (Arabic: جزيرة قاروه‎‎) is an island belonging to the state of Kuwait, which received its name from the large amounts of petroleum sediments in the area (known as Qar in Arabic). It is the smallest of the nine islands, and also the furthest island from the Kuwaiti mainland. It is located 37.5 kilometers away from the mainland, and 17 kilometers away from Umm al Maradim. The island is roughly 275 meters long by 175 meters at its widest (area about 3.5 ha. The island was also the first part of Kuwaiti soil that was liberated from Iraq during the Gulf War on January 21, 1991.

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  1. ^ Kuwait The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 8 October 2016
  2. ^ NGA List of Lights – Pub.112 Retrieved 8 October 2016

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Coordinates: 28°49′03″N 48°46′35″E / 28.81750°N 48.77639°E / 28.81750; 48.77639