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Finisterre

Finisterre

[fin-uh-stair; Sp. fee-nees-ter-re]
Finisterre, Cape [Lat. finis terrae=land's end], rocky promontory, extreme NW Spain, on the Atlantic coast of Galicia. Off the cape, the English won two naval battles against the French (1747, in the War of the Austrian Succession; 1805, in the Napoleonic Wars).
Finisterre may mean:

The Atlantic

  • Cape Finisterre, the headland that is the westernmost point in Spain.
  • FitzRoy, a sea area on the United Kingdom Shipping Forecast formerly known as Finisterre which was renamed in 2002 to avoid confusion with the Spanish headland.

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