CAPE LOPEZ (French : Cap Lopez) is a 55 km-long peninsula on the
coast of west central
Africa , in the country of
Gabon . It separates
Gulf of Guinea from the
South Atlantic Ocean
South Atlantic Ocean , and is located at
latitude -0.63° (0° 38' S) and longitude 8.7° (8° 42' E). Lying in
the delta of the
Ogooué River , it shelters the seaport of
Port-Gentil . A lighthouse has existed on the Cape since 1897; the
current tower was built in 1911, but has been inactive for many years
and is in danger of collapsing from erosion .
It is named after the Portuguese explorer
Lopes Gonçalves , who
reached it circa 1474.
Battle of Cape Lopez
* ^ "Limits of Oceans and Seas, 3rd edition" (PDF). International
Hydrographic Organization. 1953. p. 19. Retrieved 7 February 2010.
* ^ Phare du Cap Lopez
Coordinates : 0°37′59″S 8°42′00″E / 0.633°S
8.700°E / -0.633; 8.700
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