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Cape Cod


Cape Cod, peninsula in Barnstable County, southeast Massachusetts, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Cod Bay. It is 65 mi (105 km) long and up to 20 mi (32 km) in width. Site of the first Pilgrim landing in 1620, shipping, whaling, fishing, and salt production were early industries. Today the cape is famous for its cranberries and its summer resorts.

See also: Massachusetts.

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