sandy point, about 55m high, with vegetation on its summit. It is closest to the continent of Africa.
It also marks the separation of French Guiana (where the coast is low and swampy) and the State of Rio Grande do Norte that offers to S, a massive coast with many coves and bays.
Finally, the South Equatorial Current arrive here from the Gulf of Guinea and is divided into two branches: the Brazil Current, to S, and the North Equatorial Current, from the west, to the Caribbean (where it takes name of Gulf Stream).
A light is shown, S of cape, built in 1898.
Between Cabo de Sao Roque and Punta de Santa Rita, 13 miles SSE, the coast has no remarkable features. It is backed by hills from 35 to 60m high, which are sparsely wooded, and has several villages and coconut groves along it.