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Cape (the Latin caput for head, point ) describes a conspicuous or sharp point of land , which can be particularly well pronounced on mountain coasts. Until about the end of the 19th century, the term promontory was used synonymously.

Wind and current

Winds or ocean currents hitting a cape are significantly intensified by bundling. They also change their direction by being distracted.

Well-known capes


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Madeira , south coast: Cabo Girão


See also

Web links

Wiktionary: Kap  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. ^ " Vorgebirge " in Pierer's Universal Lexikon, Volume 18. Altenburg 1864, p. 686