Table Mountain

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Table Mountain,

3,567 ft (1,087 m) high, Western Cape, South Africa. It overlooks Cape TownCape Town
or Capetown,
city, legislative capital of South Africa, capital of Western Cape prov., and seat of the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality; a port on the Atlantic Ocean. It was the capital of Cape Province before that province's subdivision in 1994.
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 and Table BayTable Bay,
inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, 6 mi (9.7 km) wide, lying off Western Cape, South Africa. Table Mt. overlooks the bay, which was visited in the late 15th cent. by Portuguese voyagers to India.
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. The summit is flat, and the dense white mist that often covers it is called the "tablecloth." A cableway (built 1929) carries visitors to the summit.

Table Mountain

 

a mountain having a flat summit and more or less precipitous, sometimes stepped, slopes. The flat surfaces are usually composed of hard, resistant rocks that form a protective layer. Broad expanses of territory in which table mountains predominate are called tablelands. Examples are to be seen in the Turgai Plateau and Ustiurt in the USSR and the Karroos in southern Africa.


Table Mountain

 

a mountain in southwestern Africa. Rising to an elevation of 1,087 m, Table Mountain is situated on the southern shore of Table Bay. It is composed of coarse-grained sandstones. The summit is plateau-like, and the steep slopes are covered with secondary thickets of heather-like, stiff-leaved ever green brush. The city of Cape Town is located at the foot of the mountain.

table mountain

[′tā·bəl ‚mau̇nt·ən]
(geography)
A flat-topped mountain.

Table Mountain

a mountain in SW South Africa, overlooking Cape Town and Table Bay: flat-topped and steep-sided. Height: 1087 m (3567 ft.)