Coastal and Oceanic Landform (14.Cape)

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  • A cape is a pointed piece of land that sticks out into;


  • It is a headland or promontory of large size extending into the sea.
  • A cape usually represents a marked change in trend of the coastline.
  • Their proximity to the coastline makes them natural forms of erosion,  tidal actions. 
  • Capes having short geologic lifespan.
  •  Capes can be formed by;

                                                    -Changes in sea level

  • Erosion plays a large role of cape  formation

Examples of capes


  • Cape of Good Hope & Cape Agulhas,South Africa
  • Cape Juby,Morocco
  • Cape Three Forks in Morocco
  • Cape Guardafui,Somalia
  • Cap-Vert,Senegal


  • Cape Nordkinn,Norway
  • Cape Matapan ,Greece
  • Cabo da Roca ,Portugal
  • Cape Finisterre ,Spain


  • Cape Chelyuskin,Russia
  • Cape Baba ,Turkey 
  • Cape Comorin, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Cape Engano,Philippines

North AmericaCentral America & Caribbean

  • Murchison Promontory,Nunavut, Canada
  • Cape Ann,Massachusetts, USA
  • Cape Breton Island,Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Cape Canaveral in Florida, USA

South America

  • Cape Froward,Chile
  • Cape Horn ,Chile
  • Cape San Roman, Paraguana's northernmost point
  • Cape Virgenes,Argentina


  • Cape Byron,Australia
  • Cape Egmont.New Zealand
  • Cape Foulwind,New Zealand
  • Cape Leeuwin in Australia

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