Tiger Island

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El Tigre Island
Isla del Tigre vista desde Coyolito.jpg
El Tigre, seen from Coyolito
Highest point
Elevation 783 m (2,569 ft)
Prominence 783 m (2,569 ft)
Coordinates 13°16′19″N87°38′28″W / 13.272°N 87.641°W / 13.272; -87.641
Geography
Location Honduras
Parent range Central America Volcanic Arc
Geology
Age of rock Holocene
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption Unknown
Isla del Tigre Lighthouse OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionmetal skeletal tower
Height20 m (66 ft)  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Shapesquare pyramidal skeletal tower [1] [2]
Markingswhite and red horizontal band
Power sourcesolar power  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Focal height800 m (2,600 ft)  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
Characteristic Iso R 2s  OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg

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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Three countries, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, have a coastline along the Gulf of Fonseca, and all three have been involved in a lengthy dispute over the rights to the gulf and the islands located therewithin. In 1992, a chamber of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) decided the Land, Island and Maritime Frontier Dispute, of which the gulf dispute was a part. The ICJ determined that El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua were to share control of the Gulf of Fonseca. El Salvador was awarded the islands of Meanguera and Meanguerita, and Honduras was awarded the island of El Tigre.

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References

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