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Name: Cap Bengut Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Dellys, , Algeria

Location: Central coast, Pointe des Jardins, a few miles west of Dellys.

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Photo: Courtesy of Michel Forand.

Managing Organization:
Office National de Signalisation Maritime

An earthquake on May 31, 2003 caused severe damage to both the tower and the dwelling, and there is a possibility the lighthouse will have to be demolished.

Tower Height: 98

Height of Focal Plane: 208

Characteristic and Range: Four white flashes every 15 seconds, visible for 30 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White, square stone tower with a green lantern on a yellow house.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1881

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

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