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Cabo da Roca (Cape Roca), Portugal

August 2nd, 2005 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Cabo da Roca (Cape Roca), Portugal

Cabo da Roca (Cape Roca) is a cape that forms the westernmost point of mainland Portugal, and hence the westernmost point of the European mainland. It was known to the Romans as 'Promontorium Magnum'. It is located in Lisbon district, 40 kilometres west of Lisbon and 18 kilometres west of Sintra in the Serra de Sintra nature park. Its coordinates, 38°47′ N 9°30′ W, are inscribed on a stone plaque on the monument at the site. The cliff rises out of the Atlantic Ocean to approximately 140 metres above sea level. On top of it sit a lighthouse and a tourist desk. The cape is a popular tourist attraction. The poet Luís de Camões defined Cabo da Roca as the place "where the land ends and the sea begins" (Portuguese: "Onde a terra acaba e o mar começa"). Compare Cape Finisterre (literally End of land) in Spain and Land's End in the United Kingdom.

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Wislok to San estuary, Poland

July 31st, 2005 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Wislok is a river in southern Poland. Wislok lenght is about 220 km.

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Tenerife Island, Spain

July 29th, 2005 / / Links: Google Earth, Google Maps, Yahoo! Maps, Virtual Earth / Nearest places
 

Tenerife (English also Teneriffe), a Spanish island, is the largest of the seven Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa.

It is located at 28°19′ N 16°34′ W and has a surface area of 2 034 km². Like the rest of the Canary Islands, it is of volcanic origin. The highest point of Spain, Teide (3 718 m), is on this island.