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CABO GRACIAS A DIOS is a cape located in the middle of the east coast of Central America , within what is variously called the Mosquito Coast and La Mosquitia . It is the point where the Rio Coco flows into the Caribbean
Caribbean
, and is the end of the border of the Nicaraguan North Caribbean
Caribbean
Coast Autonomous Region and the Honduran department also known as Gracias a Dios .

The point was designated as the endpoint of the Honduras
Honduras
- Nicaragua border by an award of King Alfonso XIII of Spain
Alfonso XIII of Spain
in 1906, and confirmed by the International Court of Justice
International Court of Justice
in 1960. The exact terminal point was determined to be at 14°59'08"N, 83°08'09"W.

The name is Spanish for "Cape Thank God" and is said to have been bestowed by Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus
on his last voyage in 1502 when the weather calmed suddenly as he turned the cape during a severe storm. The moment also gave the name to Honduras
Honduras
, which means 'depths' in Spanish, since the complete phrase is said to have been 'Gracias a Dios hemos salido de esas Honduras', or 'Thank God we have come out from those depths'.

GEOGRAPHY

CLIMATE

CLIMATE DATA FOR CABO GRACIAS A DIOS

MONTH JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YEAR

AVERAGE HIGH °C (°F) 29 (84) 29 (84) 31 (87) 31 (88) 31 (88) 31 (87) 31 (88) 32 (89) 32 (89) 31 (87) 29 (85) 29 (85) 31 (87)

AVERAGE LOW °C (°F) 22 (71) 21 (70) 22 (71) 23 (73) 23 (74) 23 (74) 23 (74) 24 (75) 23 (73) 22 (72) 22 (72) 23 (73) 23 (73)

AVERAGE PRECIPITATION MM (INCHES) 251 (9.9) 198 (7.8) 79 (3.1) 135 (5.3) 410 (16) 640 (25) 300 (12) 200 (8) 430 (17) 510 (20) 530 (21) 250 (10) 3,940 (155)

Source: Weatherbase

REFERENCES

* ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Cabo Gracias a Dios, Nicaragua". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on April 19, 2013.

Coordinates : 14°59′08″N 83°08′09″W / 14.98556°N 83.13583°W / 14.98556; -83.13583

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