Have you ever seen the smallest island in the world? Curious as to what is the smallest island in the world? According to Guinness World Records, the smallest island in the world is a Rock located in the Bishop's Isles of Scilly, about 48 miles from the United Kingdom. With a length of 46 meters long and 16 meters wide, the island is very small and is not an island that can be made into everyday living.
If you imagine island with white sand in the middle of the ocean is the manifestation of the smallest island in the world, then of course you are wrong. Bishop Rock () is an island of coral outcrops in the middle of the Ocean near the islands of Scilly. Bishop Rock has no beaches, white sand, coconut trees, or because the entire surface of the island is coral. The rock has a depth of about 45 feet.
Why in such a small island it could have built a big lighthouse? The answer is because it was once in this location around an awful lot of accidents ship crashed into the reef island at night. Waves and currents around Bishop Rock also belongs to the large and powerful, so passing ships very vulnerable the Rock Island hit.
The biggest accident ever to occur in this place that the sinking of the United Kingdom fleet that carries about 2,000 troops since crashing Bishop Rock. Passenger ships were no survivors. After the incident, the United Kingdom Government immediately decided to build a lighthouse on the smallest island in the world.
Each floor in the 10-story Lighthouse has a different function:
1st floor: clean water tank to guard
2nd floor: entrance
3rd floor: storage space
4th floor: fuel oil tank Space lighthouse
5th floor: fuel oil tank Space lighthouse
6th floor: Central Hall for carers
7th floor: bedroom for carers
8th floor: storage space
9th floor: Room service
10th floor: Lighthouse Lamps
Currently the smallest island in the world is there are no inhabitants because in 1992 the Bishop Rock lighthouse keeper retired from his job. Jobs at the lighthouse was replaced by a machine that can automatically adjust the lighthouse. However, each some time there will be officers who came to Bishop Rock by using helicopters to do the checking of the lighthouse.