Miskan Island

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Jazirat Maskan Lighthouse
Miskan Island is located in Kuwait
Miskan Island
Kuwait
LocationMiskan Island
Kuwait
Coordinates29°29′04.2″N 48°15′04.0″E / 29.484500°N 48.251111°E / 29.484500; 48.251111
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionmetal skeletal tower
Tower shapesquare pyramidal tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternblack tower
Tower height11 metres (36 ft)
Focal height10.5 metres (34 ft)
Light sourcesolar power
Range10 nautical miles (19 km; 12 mi)
CharacteristicQ (4) W 30s.
Admiralty numberD7603
NGA number29244
Managing agentKuwait Port Authority [1][2]

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 Persian 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. ^ Kuwait The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 8 October 2016
  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