Capes and Headlands
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A headland is an area of land adjacent to water on three sides. A large headland may also be called a peninsula. Long, narrow and high headlands may be called promontories. When headlands significantly affect the ocean currents they are often called capes.
See also the Peninsulas subject.
Southwestern tip of mainland Europe
Western tip of mainland Europe
The geographic southern tip of the African continent, defined for hydrographic purposes to be the dividing point between the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Named by Portuguese navigators.
On the island of Rügen in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
Newfoundland and Labrador/Nunavut
An arm-shaped peninsula nearly coextensive with Barnstable County, Massachusetts. It forms the easternmost portion of the state of Massachusetts.
Nunavut, Canada's northernmost point
Forms the most eastern point of Asia, on Chukchi Peninsula in the Bering Strait
Used for much of "The Last Samurai" because the local mountain "Taranaki" resembles Fujiyama, and has much less development
At the northeasternmost point of the island of Luzon in the Philippines
Greenland's southernmost point
The most northerly point on the South Island. It is located just west of Farewell Spit.
The westernmost point of Spain
Name was bestowed upon this promontory by English explorer James Cook in 1770 after his ship Endeavour was blown quite a distance offshore from this point.
The headland that forms the geographical apex of what is commonly known as the Horn of Africa
Is the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile. Is named after the city of Hoorn in the Netherlands.
On the coast of southern Morocco, near its border with Western Sahara, directly east of the Canary Islands
In Western Australia, the most south-westerly mainland point of the Australian continent
A rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of South Africa
The northwesternmost tip of the Aupouri Peninsula, at the northern end of the North Island
Florida -- the southernmost point of the US mainland and mainland Florida
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada's easternmost point
Southern tip of mainland Europe
Most northwesterly point on the island of Great Britain.
The northernmost point on the Australian continent
The cliffs of the Cap Griz Nez are the closest point of France to England - 34 km (20 miles) from their English counterparts at Dover.
The westernmost part of the continent of Africa. The Cape Verde Islands lie off the coast of Cap Vert.
Located in one of the most isolated areas on the North Island - the movie Whale Rider was set here.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
The most westerly tip of the English mainland
Northern tip of mainland Europe
A promontory that extends into the Atlantic from western Brittany
At the southern end of Poverty Bay in New Zealand's North Island.
Facts contributed by:
Allan R. Matthes