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Name: Gago Coutinho Light  

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Also known as: Farol do Ilhéu Gago Coutinho

Also known as: Farol do Ilhéu das Rolas

Nearest Town or City:
Porto Alegre, , Sao Tome and Principe

Location: Island off the southern tip of São Tomé Island, Gulf of Guinea, West Africa.

Managing Organization:
São Tomé e Príncipe Ajudas à Navegação Marítima


This lighthouse was refurbished in 1994 under a technical and military cooperation agreement with Portugal.

Tower Height: 30

Height of Focal Plane: 349

Characteristic and Range: Two white flashes every 10 seconds, visible for 12 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White square tower with a red lantern, on a white dwelling.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1929

Date Present Tower Built: 1929

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only?


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