|El Tigre Island|
|Elevation||783 m (2,569 ft)|
|Prominence||783 m (2,569 ft)|
|Parent range||Central America Volcanic Arc|
|Age of rock||Holocene|
|Isla del Tigre Lighthouse|
|Construction||metal skeletal tower|
|Height||20 m (66 ft)|
|Shape||square pyramidal skeletal tower|
|Markings||white and red horizontal band|
|Power source||solar power|
|Focal height||800 m (2,600 ft)|
|Characteristic||Iso R 2s|
El Tigre is an island located in the Gulf of Fonseca, a body of water on the Pacific coast of Central America. The island is a conical basaltic stratovolcano and the southernmost volcano in Honduras. It belongs to Valle department. Together with Isla Zacate Grande, Isla Comandante and a few tiny satellite islets and rocks, it forms the municipality of Amapala, with an area of 75.2 km2 (29.0 sq mi) and a population of 9,687 as of the census of 2001 (of which 4 were living on Isla Comandante).
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