Kap Farvel

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Farvel, Kap


(Cape Farewell), a rocky cape on Egger Island in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Greenland. Kap Farvel has a maximum elevation of 800 m. It is considered the southernmost extremity of Greenland (59°45’N lat.).

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