Lavan Island

Lavan Island (Persian: جزیرهٔ لاوان‎) (traditionally known as hidden pearl island or Sheikh Shoeyb island ) is an Iranian island in the Persian Gulf. It has an area of 78 square kilometres (30 sq mi). The island has one of the four major terminals for export of crude oil in Iran alongside Kharg island. Lavan island sits on top of Lavan gas field, containing 9.5 trillion cubic feet (2.7×1011 cubic metres) of gas.[3] Administratively, the island forms part of the Lavan Rural District in Kish District, Bandar Lengeh County, Hormozgan Province. The island is served by Lavan Airport.

Lavan Island
Persian: جزیره لاوان
Lavan Island is located in Iran
Lavan Island
Lavan Island
Lavan Island (Iran)
LocationPersian Gulf
Coordinates26°48′20.99″N 53°16′4.80″E / 26.8058306°N 53.2680000°E / 26.8058306; 53.2680000
Area78 km2 (30 sq mi)
Length23.5 km (14.6 mi)
Width4.8 km (2.98 mi)
Jazireh-ye Lavan Lighthouse
Lavan Island is located in Iran
Lavan Island
LocationLavan Island
Coordinates26°48′09.1″N 53°21′25.2″E / 26.802528°N 53.357000°E / 26.802528; 53.357000
Foundationconcrete base
Constructionmetal skeletal tower
Tower shapesquare pyramidal skeletal tower
Focal height54 metres (177 ft)
Range15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi)
CharacteristicFl (3) W 12s.
Admiralty numberD7685
NGA number28816[1][2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Iran The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 3 October 2016
  2. ^ NGA List of Lights – Pub.112 Retrieved 3 October 2016
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-01-08. Retrieved 2011-12-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

Coordinates: 26°48′35″N 53°16′8″E / 26.80972°N 53.26889°E / 26.80972; 53.26889