Ras Muari

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Ras Muari Lighthouse
Cap Mount - panoramio.jpg
Cape Mount, Karachi
LocationRas Muari
Coordinates24°49′35.2″N 66°39′52.0″E / 24.826444°N 66.664444°E / 24.826444; 66.664444
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionconcrete tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markingsseaward: black and white horizontal bands tower
landward: unpainted tower
Tower height48 metres (157 ft)
Focal height49 metres (161 ft)
Range25 nautical miles (46 km; 29 mi)
CharacteristicFl (2) W 10s.
Admiralty numberD7745
NGA number28500
ARLHS numberPAK-003
OperatorMercantile Marine Department [1][2]

Ras Muari, often referred to as Cape Mount, is a beach located off the shore of the Arabian Sea in Karachi. It stretches from the village of Mubarak to Yousuf Goth (Pacha) in West Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.


Ras Muari is part of a 25-kilometer coastal belt of rocky and sandy beaches between Mubarak and Yousuf Goth (Pacha). This part of the coast is property of Sindh Revenue Department. Considered a habitat for endangered whale, dolphin, and turtle species, Ras Muari is also a hatching and feeding ground for turtles. In addition, the coastline has a multitude of offshore fish nurseries. [3][4]


The Cape Monzi lighthouse was constructed in 1914.[5] Active; focal plane 49 m (161 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 48 m (157 ft) round concrete tower. The seaward side of the tower is painted with black and white horizontal bands; the land side is unpainted. Original 2nd order Fresnel lens in use. Several keeper's houses and other light station buildings.

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  1. ^ Pakistan The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 13 October 2016
  2. ^ NGA List of Lights – Pub.112 Retrieved 13 October 2016
  3. ^ "Cape Monze". Dawn. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Save the Beach". The News International. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Lighthouses of Pakistan". Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 31 January 2021.

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Coordinates: 24°49′35″N 66°39′53″E / 24.82639°N 66.66472°E / 24.82639; 66.66472