4°44′38″N 2°05′20″W / 4.744°N 2.089°W / 4.744; -2.089

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Cape Three Points is a small peninsula in the Western Region of Ghana on the Atlantic Ocean. It forms the southernmost tip of Ghana.

Location

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Nautical chart of Cape Three Points (1869)

Cape Three Points is located between the coastal village of Dixcove and town of Princes Town, Ghana. Cape Three Points is known as the "land nearest nowhere" because it is the land nearest to a location in the sea known as Null Island, which is at 0 latitude and 0 longitude (the distance is about 570 km).[1]

Lighthouse

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Cape Three Points and ruin of the old lighthouse.

Cape Three Points is best known for its lighthouses, the first of which was constructed in 1875 by the British as a navigational aid for trading vessels sailing through the Gulf of Guinea. The original structure has since become a ruin; however a larger and improved lighthouse was completed in 1925, and is still functioning today.[1]

References

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  1. ^ a b Cape Three Points. Ghanawestcoast.com. Archived 2013-03-28 at the Wayback Machine