Cape Breton IslandCape “Breton Island, Nova Scotia, 10 311 km2, a rugged and irregularly shaped island, approximately 175 km long by 135 km at its widest, is located at the eastern extremity of the Gulf of ST LAWRENCE. Its land mass slopes upward from south to north, culminating in the massive highlands of its northern cape, the highest elevation in the Atlantic region. A saltwater lake (the BRAS D’OR) forms the island’s core and has provided the only significant access to its interior for purposes of settlement. Divided politically into 4 counties – Cape Breton, Inverness, Richmond and Victoria – it is separated from mainland NS by the narrow . . . “
Cape Breton Island
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