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Cape (geography)

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Cape (geography)

In geography, a cape is a headland or a promontory of large size extending into a body of water, usually the sea. A cape usually represents a marked change in trend of the coastline. Their proximity to the coastline makes them prone to natural forms of erosion, mainly tidal actions. This results in capes having a relatively short geologic lifespan. Capes can be formed by glaciers, volcanoes, and changes in sea level. Erosion plays a large role in each of these methods of formation.



  • Eritrea–Sudan
  • Ras Kasar
  • Ghana
  • Cape Coast
  • Liberia
  • Cape Mesurado - The Cape on which Monrovia is located.
  • Cape Palmas- Southernmost point in Liberia
  • Grand Cape Mount
  • Mauritania
  • Cape Blanc
  • Morocco
  • Cape Juby
  • Cape Three Forks
  • Senegal
  • Cap-Vert- Westernmost point in Mainland Africa, site of Senegalese capital Dakar
  • Somalia
  • Cape Guardafui- Easternmost point in mainland Africa
  • South Africa
  • Cape Agulhas- Southernmost point in mainland Africa
  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Tunisia
  • Cap Bon
  • Ras Ben Sakka-Northernmost point in mainland Africa
  • Boto
  • Asia

  • India
  • Cape Comorin
  • Philippines
  • Cape Engaño
  • Russia
  • Cape Chelyuskin (Northern tip of mainland Asia)
  • Cape Dezhnev - Easternmost point in mainland Asia
  • Turkey
  • Cape Baba (Western tip of mainland Asia)
  • Vietnam
  • Mũi Né
  • Europe

  • Albania
  • Cape of Gjuhëz, Karaburun Peninsula
  • Cape of Rodon
  • Bulgaria
  • Cape Emine
  • Cape Kaliakra
  • Cyprus
  • Cape Greco
  • France
  • Cap Gris Nez
  • Pointe du Raz
  • Germany
  • Cape Arkona
  • Greece
  • Cape Matapan, also known as Cape Tainaron (Southern tip of mainland Europe, on Peloponnesus Peninsula)
  • Latvia
  • Cape Kolka
  • Norway
  • Cape Nordkinn (Northern tip of mainland Europe)
  • North Cape
  • Portugal
  • Cabo da Roca (Western tip of mainland Europe)
  • Cabo de São Vicente / Sagres Point (Southwestern tip of mainland Europe)
  • Spain
  • Cape Finisterre
  • Turkey
  • Sarayburnu, İstanbul, the easternmost point of the historical city. Separates the Golden Horn Bay from the Sea of Marmara.
  • United Kingdom
  • Cape Cornwall, Cornwall
  • Cape Wrath, Scotland
  • North America

  • Canada
  • Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Chidley, Newfoundland and Labrador / Nunavut
  • Cape Columbia, Nunavut (Canada's northernmost point)
  • Cap Diamant, Quebec City
  • Cape Race, Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Cape Spear, Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada's easternmost point)
  • Murchison Promontory, Nunavut (Northern tip of mainland America)
  • Greenland
  • Cape Farewell (Greenland's southernmost point)
  • Cape Morris Jesup- Northernmost point of mainland Greenland.
  • Mexico
  • Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur
  • United States
  • Cape Ann, Massachusetts
  • Cape Canaveral, Florida
  • Cape Charles, Virginia
  • Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  • Cape Coral, Florida
  • Cape Fear, North Carolina
  • Cape Flattery, Washington (Farthest northwest point of the contiguous, lower 48 states)
  • Cape Girardeau, Missouri
  • Capes on the Mississippi River
  • Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
  • Cape Henlopen, Delaware
  • Cape Henry, Virginia
  • Cape Lookout, North Carolina
  • Cape May, New Jersey
  • Cape Prince of Wales, Alaska
  • Cape San Blas, Florida
  • Cape Sable, Florida- Southernmost point in the mainland United States
  • Oceania

  • Australia
  • Cape Byron
  • Cape Leeuwin
  • Cape York
  • South East Cape
  • New Zealand
  • Cape Egmont
  • Cape Foulwind
  • Cape Kidnappers
  • Cape Reinga
  • East Cape
  • North Cape
  • South America

  • Argentina
  • Cape Virgenes
  • Chile
  • Cape Froward
  • Cape Horn
  • Venezuela
  • Cape San Román (Paraguaná Peninsula's northernmost point)
  • References

    Cape (geography) Wikipedia

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