Cape Circoncision

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Cape Circoncision
Cape Circoncision - Bouvet Island.jpg
Cape Circoncision 1929 with the first hut built on the island
Geographical location
Cape Circoncision (Bouvet Island)
Cape Circoncision
Coordinates 54 ° 24 ′  S , 3 ° 18 ′  E Coordinates: 54 ° 24 ′  S , 3 ° 18 ′  E
location Bouvet Island
Waters South Atlantic

Cape Circoncision ( Norwegian Kapp Circoncision ) is a cape in the northwest of the sub-Antarctic Bouvet Island , which is under Norwegian administration . It separates the Esmarch coast in the west and south from the morning bull coast in the east. It is located around 5 km west of Cape Valdivia , the northernmost point of the island. The cape was discovered on January 1st, 1739, the commemoration of the circumcision of the Lord , by the French navigator Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier and for a long time it was thought to be the northern cape of Terra Australis , the hypothetical southern continent.

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Individual evidence

  1. Store norske leksikon , accessed on October 17, 2019 (Norwegian).