Cap Blanc Nez

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Cap Blanc Nez (before sunset).jpg
Cap Blanc Nez on a summer day.

Cap Blanc Nez (literally "Cape White Nose" in English; from Dutch Blankenesse, white headland) is a cape on the Côte d'Opale, in the Pas-de-Calais département, in northern France. The cliffs of chalk are very similar to the white cliffs of Dover at the other side of the Channel in England. Cap Blanc Nez does not protrude into the sea like a typical cape, but is a high point where a chalk ridge has been truncated by the sea, forming a cliff that is topped by an obelisk commemorating the Dover Patrol which kept the Channel free from U-boats during World War I.

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Coordinates: 50°55′30″N 1°42′34″E / 50.92500°N 1.70944°E / 50.92500; 1.70944