Dunkirk Lighthouse (French: Phare de Dunkerque or Phare de Risban) is an automated first order (i.e. 60 km beam or further) port lighthouse, the highest of this type in France.[1] It is sited near Dunkirk.[2] Construction of the lighthouse was completed in 1843.[3]

Dunkirk Lighthouse
Phare du Fort Risban
LocationDunkirk, France
Coordinates51°02′56″N 2°21′52″E / 51.048879°N 2.364473°E / 51.048879; 2.364473
Constructed1683 (first)
Constructionbricks tower
Height63 metres (207 ft)
Shapecylinder tower with balcony and lantern centered on 1-story building
Markingswhite tower, black balcony, brown lantern
Heritageclassified historical monument Edit this on Wikidata
First lit1838
Focal height60 metres (200 ft)
Lensfirst order Fresnel lens Edit this on Wikidata
Range26 nmi (48 km; 30 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicFl (2) W 10s.

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  1. ^ Ruler, J. (2011). Cross-Channel France: Nord-Pas de Calais – The Land Beyond the Ports. Bradt Guides. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 80. ISBN 978-1-84162-327-6. Retrieved 18 May 2019. ... The lighthouse, at 55 m, is the highest building of its kind in France.
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of France: North Coast". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
  3. ^ Base Mérimée: Phare de Dunkerque, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)

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