El Tigre Island
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El Tigre Island
El Tigre Island
Isla del Tigre vista desde Coyolito.jpg
El Tigre, seen from Coyolito
Highest point
Elevation783 m (2,569 ft)
Prominence783 m (2,569 ft)
Coordinates13°16?19?N 87°38?28?W / 13.272°N 87.641°W / 13.272; -87.641
Central America Volcanic Arc
Age of rockHolocene
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruptionUnknown
Isla del Tigre Lighthouse
Isla del Tigre vista desde Coyolito.jpg
The lighthouse is on the top of volcano
Tiger Island is located in Honduras
Tiger Island
LocationIsla del Tigre
Valle Department
Coordinates13°16?26.7?N 87°38?16.8?W / 13.274083°N 87.638000°W / 13.274083; -87.638000
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionmetal skeletal tower
Tower shapesquare pyramidal skeletal tower
Markings / patternwhite and red horizontal band
Tower height20 metres (66 ft)
Focal height800 metres (2,600 ft)
Light sourcesolar power
CharacteristicIso R 2s.
Admiralty numberG3363
NGA number15393[1][2]

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).

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.

See also


  1. ^ Honduras The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 22 January 2017
  2. ^ List of Lights, Pub. 110: Greenland, The East Coasts of North and South America (Excluding Continental U.S.A. Except the East Coast of Florida) and the West Indies (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2016.

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