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CAPE COMORIN

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 794 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CAPE COMORIN, a headland in the state of Travancore, forming the extreme southern point of the peninsula of India. It is situated in 8° 4' 20" N., 770 35' 35° E., and is the terminating point of the western Ghats. The village of Comorin, with the temple of Kanniyambal, the " virgin goddess," on the coast at the apex of the headland, is a frequented place of pilgrimage.
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