Ponta do Lobo

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Ponta do Lobo
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Cape Verde
Location Eastern Santiago, Cape Verde
Coordinates 14°59′14″N23°25′48″W / 14.9871°N 23.4301°W / 14.9871; -23.4301 Coordinates: 14°59′14″N23°25′48″W / 14.9871°N 23.4301°W / 14.9871; -23.4301
Offshore water bodies Atlantic Ocean

Ponta do Lobo is a headland in the southeastern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. It is in the municipality of São Domingos, 4 km east of Vale da Custa, 4 km southeast of Moia Moia and 11 km northeast of Praia. The nearby bay Porto Lobo was mentioned as P. Lobo on the 1747 map by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin. [1] The Ponta do Lobo Lighthouse stands on the headland. [2]

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Ponta do Lobo Lighthouse is a lighthouse located near the headland named Ponta do Lobo, in the southeastern part of the island of Santiago, Cape Verde. The lighthouse is located about 4 km east of the nearest village, Vale da Custa, and 11 km northeast of the capital Praia. The lighthouse was built in 1887 and is the island's second oldest. It is a 9 metres high trapezoidal tower, attached to a single storey keeper's house. Its class of light is Fl (4) W 15s., its focal height is at 17 meters above sea level and its range is 10 nautical miles.

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