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Table Bay,

inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, 6 mi (9.7 km) wide, lying off Western Cape, South Africa. Table Mt.Table Mountain,
3,567 ft (1,087 m) high, Western Cape, South Africa. It overlooks Cape Town and Table Bay. 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.
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 overlooks the bay, which was visited in the late 15th cent. by Portuguese voyagers to India. The shore of Table Bay was settled by the Dutch in 1652, with the founding of Cape Town. The open anchorage is protected by large breakwaters.

Table Bay

 

a bay of the Atlantic Ocean, off the southwestern coast of Africa. Table Bay is 15 km long and measures 7.4 km in width at the entrance. It has depths of 11—40 m. The currents reach a velocity of 6 km/hr. Tides are semidiurnal and have a range of 1.7 m. The Salt River empties into Table Bay. The port of Cape Town is located on the shore of the bay.

Table Bay

the large bay on which Cape Town is situated, on the SW coast of South Africa
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