Miskan Island

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Jazirat Maskan Lighthouse
LocationMiskan Island, Kuwait Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates29°29′04″N 48°15′04″E / 29.4845°N 48.251111°E / 29.4845; 48.251111
Tower
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionmetal skeletal tower
Height11 m (36 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Shapesquare pyramidal tower with balcony and lantern
Markingsblack Edit this on Wikidata
Power sourcesolar power Edit this on Wikidata
OperatorKuwait Port Authority [1][2]
Light
Focal height10 m (33 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Range10 nmi (19 km; 12 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicQ(4) W 30s Edit this on Wikidata

Miskan Island (Arabic: مسكان‎)is a small, uninhabited island in the Persian Gulf off Kuwait. It is to the south of Bubiyan Island. It is about 1.2 kilometers long and 800 meters wide (area about 0.75 km2). The distance between it and Failaka Island, which lies to the south, is approximately 3.2 kilometers. The distance between Miskan and the nearest part of mainland Kuwait is about 24 kilometers. Miskan Island is devoid of any vital activity save a lighthouse managed by Ibrahem Bu-Rashid who lived in the island along with his family to guide ships sailing in the Arabian Gulf at night. This island is important because it is a link in a chain of islands along Kuwait's coastline from north to south, which provide Kuwait with a defensive frontline.

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Kuwait". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  2. ^ NGA List of Lights – Pub.112 Retrieved 8 October 2016

Coordinates: 29°29′9″N 48°15′5″E / 29.48583°N 48.25139°E / 29.48583; 48.25139