Cape Cod

Cape Cod, often referred to as simply the Cape, is a peninsula in the easternmost portion of the state of Massachusetts, in the Northeastern United States. It is nearly coextensive with Barnstable County.

The Cape's small-town character and large beachfront attract heavy tourism during the summer months. It was formed as the terminal moraine of a glacier, resulting in a peninsula in the Atlantic Ocean.

In 1914, the Cape Cod Canal was cut through the base or isthmus of the peninsula, making the Cape a manmade island. Road vehicles from the mainland cross onto the Cape via the Sagamore Bridge and the Bourne Bridge. The Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge carries railway freight.


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Wind5.81 m/s
Cloudiness90 %
Temperature (min/max)18/21 °C
Pressure1018 hpa
Humidity97 %
Last update: 18 Sep 2021 @ 09:24

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