North Cape


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North Cape

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Nordkapp

(nōr`käp), promontory, rising steeply c.1,000 ft (300 m) from the Arctic Ocean, near but not at the north end of Magerøya island, Finnmark co., N Norway. Although Magerøya is separated by a narrow channel from the mainland, North Cape, at lat. 71°10'N, is considered to be the northernmost important point of the European continent. The northernmost point actually situated on the mainland is Cape Nordkyn. The North Cape is a traditional stop for tourist steamers.

North Cape

 

(also Nordkapp), a cape on the island of Mage-roy, in Norway, at 71°10′ N lat. and 25°47′ E long. Its rocky coast is more than 300 m high. The North Cape is the best known of Europe’s far northern capes.

North Cape

1. a cape on N Mager?y Island, in the Arctic Ocean off the N coast of Norway
2. a cape on N North Island, New Zealand
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