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Name: Hanstholm Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Hanstholm, , Denmark

Location: NW coast of Denmark, southern entrance to Skagerrak.

Managing Organization:
Royal Danish Administration of Navigation and Hydrography/Hanstholm Kommune


This lighthouse was largely rebuilt and raised in height in 1889.

Tower Height: 75

Height of Focal Plane: 213

Characteristic and Range: Three white flashes every 20 seconds; range 26 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Octagonal stone tower; lantern roof is red.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1843

Date Present Tower Built: 1843

Optics: First-order Fresnel lens (1889).

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

The buildings at this light station house a museum of local history.

Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!

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