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Name: Tinhosa Grande Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Farol da Tinhosa Grande

Nearest Town or City:
Neves Ferreira, , Sao Tome and Principe

Location: On the summit of Tinhosa Grande Islet, about 15 miles south of Príncipe Island, Gulf of Guinea, West Africa.

Managing Organization:
São Tomé e Príncipe Ajudas à Navegação Marítima


This light was built under a technical and military cooperation agreement with Portugal.

Tower Height: 16

Height of Focal Plane: 197

Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 12 seconds, visible for 12 nautical miles (red sector: 9 miles).

Description of Tower: White cross-shaped tower with red bands.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1996

Date Present Tower Built: 1996

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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