Sugarloaf (mountain)

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For other places and things called "sugarloaf" or "sugar loaf", see Sugarloaf (disambiguation).
An actual sugarloaf, after which many mountains are named.

The name Sugarloaf or Sugar Loaf applies to numerous raised topographic landforms worldwide: mountains, hills, peaks, summits, buttes, ridges, rock formations, bornhardt, inselberg, etc. Landforms resembling the characteristic conical shape of a sugarloaf were often so named.[1] According to the United States Board on Geographic Names, there are over 200 such designations in the United States alone.[2]


There are over 450 hills, mountains or peaks named with a variant of "sugarloaf" or "sugar loaf".[3] That includes 49 "the Sugarloaf" and 19 "Mount Sugarloaf".






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  1. ^ New Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus. "sugarloaf." Lexicon Publications, Danbury, Connecticut, 1993.
  2. ^ U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)
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  6. ^ U.S. Army corps of Engineers. (1952). "Calayan Island (topography map) - near 19° 30' N, 122° 00' E ". University of Texas in Austin Library. Retrieved on 2014-09-01.
  7. ^ U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey (1919). "United States Coast Pilot, Part 1", pg. 19. Government Printing Office, Washington.