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Name: Gabès Light  

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Also known as: Qabis Light

Nearest Town or City:
Gabès, , Tunisia

Location: Southeastern Tunisia.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

A lighthouse is said to have existed here in the 12th century A.D.

Tower Height: 36

Height of Focal Plane: 42

Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 6 seconds, visible for 20 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, octagonal stone tower with a black lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1893

Date Present Tower Built: 1893

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.


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