The Taiping Island is southernmost territory of Taiwan. It is part of theZheng He Reefs and one of the largest coral reefs surrounded by coral plateau. TheTaiping Island is elliptical in shape with 1,360 meters in length, 350 meters inwidth and an area of 0.5 square kilometers. It is 1,600 kilometers (889nautical miles) from the main island of Taiwan. Its terrain is low and flatthat the highest spot is only 3 meters above sea level.
The island is administered as part of Cijin, Kaohsiung. There’s adetachment of the ROC Coast Guard Administration stationed on the Island. TheIsland is important in location, connecting the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean,with plentiful resources such as petroleum, natural gas and fishing ground. Asa statement of sovereignty, the Taiping Island Lighthouse was planned andbuilt. It’s designed as an automatically-operating and unmanned lighthouse. Aredundant system will become active during failures to maintain the normaloperation of the lighthouse. MPB regularly send staff to maintain and inspectthe Lighthouse. The construction was started on April 13, 2015, completed onOctober 11, 2015 and launched on December 12, 2015.
|Lat. N(GRS67、WGS84):||10 22 29.64、10 22 35.30|
|Long. E(GRS67、WGS84):||114 21 48.00、114 21 20.20|
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|Elevation of light Mtr.(ft.):||13.8(45.2)|
|Nominal range miles:||10|
|Structure and Height Mtr.(ft.):||Cylindrical reinforced concrete structure, exterior sip white stone tower 12.7 meters (41.6 feet)|
|Position:||The southern tip of Taiping Island|