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Sugarloaf (mountain)

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]

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AustraliaEdit

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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ColombiaEdit

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PhilippinesEdit

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United States of AmericaEdit

UruguayEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ New Webster's Dictionary and Thesaurus. "sugarloaf." Lexicon Publications, Danbury, Connecticut, 1993.
  2. ^ U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)
  3. ^ http://www.mymaps.gov.au/gazetteer/
  4. ^ http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/DPI/Vro/coranregn.nsf/pages/corangamite_eruption_points_leura
  5. ^ http://www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/1park_display.cfm?park=121
  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.