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Name: Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera (Spain), , Morocco

Location: About 25 miles west of the Moroccan city of Al Hoceima.

Managing Organization:
Autoridad Portuaria de Melilla


The lighthouse is located on a small, Spanish-controlled island on the Moroccan coast. The island's only inhabitants are a Spanish garrison of about 60 soldiers. Spain's sovereignty over the island has been contested by Morocco.

Tower Height: 20

Height of Focal Plane: 154

Characteristic and Range: Three white flashes every 20 seconds, visible for 12 nautical miles.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1899

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.


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