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NORTH CAPE (Nordkap), a promontory on the island Magerd off the north coast of Norway in 70° to' 40" N., 25° 45' E., 78 m.

N.E. of Hammerfest. Knivskjaerodden, an island a little to the west, actually reaches a point a little farther north than the North Cape, and Nordkyn, 45 m. E., is the northern extremity of the mainland (71° 7' N.). The desolate cape, rising abruptly over 1000 ft. from the sea, is frequently visited during the summer period of the " midnight sun," but travellers are often prevented from seeing this phenomenon by adverse atmospheric conditions.

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