The light is on the Khalef al Fata tower in the Kasbah (citadel). While the modern light was established in 1890, some sources say the tower first served as a lighthouse as early as the year 859 A.D.
Tower Height: 72
Height of Focal Plane: 230
Characteristic and Range: One white flash every 4 seconds, visible for 22 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White square tower.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1890
Date Present Tower Built: 1890
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.