Sunday, December 05, 2004

Agulhas, Cape

Cape that is the southernmost point of the African continent, located 109 miles (176 km) southeast of Cape Town, S.Af. Its name, Portuguese for �needles,� refers to the rocks and reefs that have wrecked many ships. A lighthouse was established there in 1849. The Agulhas Banks are excellent for trawling. The cape's meridian (20� E) is the official boundary between the Indian and Atlantic

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