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Name: El Kala Light  

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Also known as: La Calle Light

Nearest Town or City:
El Kala (La Calle), , Algeria

Location: Eastern Algeria, near the Tunisian border.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand

Managing Organization:
Office National de Signalisation Maritime

There is an old watchtower in El Kala which is said to have acted as a lighthouse.

Tower Height: 24

Height of Focal Plane: 56

Characteristic and Range: Fixed red light, visible for 9 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White round tower with a red lantern, attached to a small house.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1862

Date Present Tower Built: 1862

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.


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