Cape Kolka

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The vastness of the sea and sky on Cape Kolka, the northern tip of the Gulf of Riga in Latvia.
Map of Latvia. Cape Kolka is shown on the western coast of Gulf of Riga at its northern tip.

Cape Kolka (Livonian: Kūolka nanā, Latvian: Kolkasrags, Old German name - Domesnes, Russian - Колка or мыс Домеснес) - cape on the Baltic Sea, near the entry to Gulf of Riga, in Livonian coast, in the Courland historical region of Latvia. The cape is surrounded by the Irbe Strait (Irbes šaurums) which serves as the natural border with Estonia. Cape Kolka represents the north-western limit of the Gulf of Riga. East of the cape is the island of Ruhnu (Estonia) that lies in the middle of the Gulf.

Kolka Signpost

Near the cape is Kolka lighthouse and the village of Kolka. There is a line of picturesque old Livonian settlements along the Baltic Sea shore, including Vaide, Saunags, Pitrags, Košrags and Sīkrags.

Coordinates: 57°45′N 22°36′E / 57.75°N 22.6°E / 57.75; 22.6

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