cape catoche

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cape catoche

cape on the Caribbean Sea, on a bar off the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, in the northeastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula (q.v.). Cape Catoche is said to have been the first Mexican land visited by Spaniards, in 1517. It is separated from western Cuba, approximately 150 miles (240 km) to the east, by the Yucatan Channel.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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