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39 Facts About Cape Cod
The Cape Cod is divided into fifteen towns, several of which are in turn made up of multiple named villages.
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Since 1914, most of Cape Cod has been separated from the mainland by the Cape Cod Canal.
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Several small islands right off Cape Cod, including Monomoy Island, Monomoscoy Island, Popponesset Island, and Seconsett Island, are in Barnstable County.
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Cape Cod in particular is a popular retirement area; 27.
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Cape Cod is majority Democrat, but by a smaller margin than the rest of Massachusetts.
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Barnstable, the most populated municipality on Cape Cod, is the only one to have adopted a city form of government, whose legislative body is an elected 13-member council.
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Geologically speaking, Cape Cod is quite young, having been laid down some 16, 000 to 20, 000 years ago.
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The entire town of Provincetown, at the extreme tip of the Cape Cod, is a spit consisting largely of deposited marine sediment that was eroded and transported from farther south along the shore.
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Geologists say that due to erosion, the Cape Cod will be completely submerged by the sea within several thousand years.
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Cape Cod's climate is known for a delayed spring season due to the sea remaining cold from the winter; by the same token, the summer heat retained in the sea moderates fall temperatures in comparison to the adjacent inland area.
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Cape Cod has been the home of the indigenous Wampanoag for centuries prior to European colonization.
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Cape Cod was killed later in the same journey, and is said to have been returned to this spot for burial.
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The Cape Cod developed as a large fishing and whaling center as a result, and because of its geographic position.
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Cape Cod became a summer haven for city dwellers beginning at the end of the 19th century.
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The relaxed summer environment offered by Cape Cod was highlighted by writers including Joseph C Lincoln, who published novels and countless short stories about Cape Cod folks in popular magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post and the Delineator.
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Cape Cod is connected to the mainland by a pair of canal-spanning highway bridges, the Bourne and Sagamore that were constructed in the 1930s.
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Entire Cape is roughly bisected lengthwise by U S Route 6, locally known as the Mid-Cape Highway and officially as the Grand Army of the Republic Highway.
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Commercial air service to Cape Cod operates out of Cape Cod Gateway Airport and Provincetown Municipal Airport.
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Third bridge over the Cape Cod Canal is a vertical-lift railroad bridge, providing an alternative land transport option.
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Cape Cod Central Railroad is a heritage railroad on Cape Cod.
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Bicycle and pedestrian access to the Cape Cod is possible via a sidewalk on the southbound side of the Bourne Bridge.
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Cape Cod has a year-round population of about 220, 000, and it experiences a tourist season each summer, the beginning and end of which can be roughly approximated as Memorial Day and Labor Day, respectively.
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Cape Cod is a popular destination for beachgoers from all over, with 559.
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The Cape Cod has upwards of sixty public beaches, many of which offer parking for non-residents for a daily fee.
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Cape Cod is popular for its outdoor activities, such as beach walking, biking, boating, fishing, go-karts, golfing, kayaking, miniature golf, and unique shopping.
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Cape Cod is known around the world as a spring-to-fall destination for sport anglers.
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In 1946, the local town teams from the prewar County Twilight League and Lower Cape Cod League organized under the Cape Cod Baseball League banner.
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High school football teams on the Cape Cod have recently become successful and the region has become a hot-spot for college recruiting.
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Soccer on Cape Cod is represented by the Cape Cod Crusaders, playing in the USL Premier Development League based in Hyannis.
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Cape Cod is the home of the Cape Cod Cubs, a new junior league hockey team that is based out of Hyannis at the new community center being built on Bearses Way.
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Bourne offers the Waldorf School of Cape Cod, Harwich offers the Lighthouse Charter School for elementary and middle school students, and Falmouth offers Falmouth Academy.
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Cape Cod generated a distinctive Cape style house and Cape lighthouse.
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