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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.

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Cabo Blanco
   is situated in   
Mauritania
Mauritania/Morocco
Cabo Blanco
   is situated in   
Morocco
Mauritania/Morocco
Cabo Carvoeiro
   is situated in   
Portugal
Iberian Peninsula
Cabo De São Vicente / Sagres
   is situated in   
Portugal
Southwestern tip of mainland Europe
Cabo Da Roca
   is situated in   
Portugal
Western tip of mainland Europe
Cabo Espichel
   is situated in   
Portugal
Iberian Peninsula
Cabo San Lucas
   is situated in   
Mexico
In Baja California Sur
Cape Agulhas
   is situated in   
South Africa
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.
Cape Arkona
   is situated in   
Germany
On the island of Rügen in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany
Cape Breton Island
   is situated in   
Canada
Nova Scotia
Cape Brett
   is situated in   
New Zealand
North Island
Cape Campbell
   is situated in   
New Zealand
South Island
Cape Canaveral
   is situated in   
The U.S.A.
Florida
Cape Charles
   is situated in   
The U.S.A.
Virginia
Cape Chidley
   is situated in   
Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador/Nunavut
Cape Cod
   is situated in   
The U.S.A.
An arm-shaped peninsula nearly coextensive with Barnstable County, Massachusetts. It forms the easternmost portion of the state of Massachusetts.
Cape Columbia
   is situated in   
Canada
Nunavut, Canada's northernmost point
Cape Dezhnev
   is situated in   
Russia
Forms the most eastern point of Asia, on Chukchi Peninsula in the Bering Strait
Cape Egmont
   is situated in   
New Zealand
Used for much of "The Last Samurai" because the local mountain "Taranaki" resembles Fujiyama, and has much less development
Cape Engaño
   is situated in   
The Philippines
At the northeasternmost point of the island of Luzon in the Philippines
Cape Farewell
   is situated in   
Greenland
Greenland's southernmost point
Cape Farewell
   is situated in   
New Zealand
The most northerly point on the South Island. It is located just west of Farewell Spit.
Cape Fear
   is situated in   
The U.S.A.
North Carolina
Cape Finisterre
   is situated in   
Spain
The westernmost point of Spain
Cape Foulwind
   is situated in   
New Zealand
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.
Cape Froward
   is situated in   
Chile
Cape Guardafui
   is situated in   
Somalia
The headland that forms the geographical apex of what is commonly known as the Horn of Africa
Cape Hatteras
   is situated in   
The U.S.A.
North Carolina
Cape Henry
   is situated in   
The U.S.A.
Virginia
Cape Horn
   is situated in   
Chile
Is the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern Chile. Is named after the city of Hoorn in the Netherlands.
Cape Juby
   is situated in   
Morocco
On the coast of southern Morocco, near its border with Western Sahara, directly east of the Canary Islands
Cape Kidnappers
   is situated in   
New Zealand
North Island
Cape Leeuwin
   is situated in   
Australia
In Western Australia, the most south-westerly mainland point of the Australian continent
Cape of Good Hope
   is situated in   
South Africa
A rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of South Africa
Cape Prince of Wales
   is situated in   
The U.S.A.
Alaska
Cape Reinga
   is situated in   
New Zealand
The northwesternmost tip of the Aupouri Peninsula, at the northern end of the North Island
Cape Sable
   is situated in   
The U.S.A.
Florida -- the southernmost point of the US mainland and mainland Florida
Cape Spear
   is situated in   
Canada
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada's easternmost point
Cape Tainaron
   is situated in   
Greece
Southern tip of mainland Europe
Cape Turnagain
   is situated in   
New Zealand
North Island
Cape Virgenes
   is situated in   
Argentina
Cape Wrath
   is situated in   
Scotland
Most northwesterly point on the island of Great Britain.
Cape York
   is situated in   
Australia
The northernmost point on the Australian continent
Cap Gris Nez
   is situated in   
France
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.
Cap Vert
   is situated in   
Senegal
The westernmost part of the continent of Africa. The Cape Verde Islands lie off the coast of Cap Vert.
Clay Head
   is situated in   
Isle of Man
Dalby Point
   is situated in   
Isle of Man
Dreswick Point
   is situated in   
Isle of Man
East Cape
   is situated in   
New Zealand
Located in one of the most isolated areas on the North Island - the movie Whale Rider was set here.
Indira Point
   is situated in   
India
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Kanyakumari or Cape Comorin
   is situated in   
India
In Tamil Nadu
Land's End
   is situated in   
England
The most westerly tip of the English mainland
Maughold Head
   is situated in   
Isle of Man
North Cape
   is situated in   
New Zealand
North Cape
   is situated in   
Norway
Northern tip of mainland Europe
Pointe Du Raz
   is situated in   
France
A promontory that extends into the Atlantic from western Brittany
Point of Ayre
   is situated in   
Isle of Man
Point of Hellia
   is situated in   
Scotland
Orkney
South East Cape
   is situated in   
Australia
St Davids Head
   is situated in   
Wales
Pembrokeshire
Young Nick's Head
   is situated in   
New Zealand
At the southern end of Poverty Bay in New Zealand's North Island.


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Allan R. Matthes








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