Municipality and town
|Time zone||UTC+1 (WAT)|
|Year first constructed||~1930s|
|Construction||metal skeletal tower|
|Tower shape||tripod skeletal tower atop a 1-storey building|
|Markings / pattern||white building with orange diagonal band|
|Tower height||8 metres (26 ft)|
|Focal height||11 metres (36 ft)|
|Range||white: 9 nautical miles (17 km; 10 mi)|
green: 7 nautical miles (13 km; 8.1 mi)
|Characteristic||Oc (3) WG 9s.|
|Managing agent||Instituto Marítimo e Portuário de Angola|
It is located on the shore of Port Alexander, an important harbor on the South Atlantic Ocean for oil production and fishing. The port had refrigeration facilities installed with European Union assistance at the Tombwe canning factory.
It was during Portuguese Angola the largest fishing port of Angola and one of the largest in West Africa. It was established by fishermen from Olhão, Algarve around 1863 in a sheltered bay, and joined by the fishermen of Póvoa de Varzim in 1921, who left Brazil not wishing to lose Portuguese nationality by becoming Brazilian nationals. Due to the fishing industry, Porto Alexandre gained city status in 1961.
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