The name AGULHAS is a portuguese word.
Favorite thing: " Cape Agulhas (from Portuguese: Cabo das Agulhas "Cape of Needles") is a rocky headland in the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. Also the geographic southern tip of Africa, and the official dividing point between the Atlantic and Indian oceans. [...]"
" The cape was named by Portuguese navigators, who called it Cabo das Agulhas — Portuguese for "Cape of Needles" — after noticing that around the year 1500 the direction of magnetic north (and therefore the compass needle) coincided with true north in the region [...]"
Indian Ocean / Atlantic Ocean
Favorite thing: While In Cape Agulhas, one would be able to see two Oceans at the same time: The Indian Ocean & the Atlantic Ocean.
Cape Agulhas is the place where those two oceans meet. One can even put his each foot in different oceans at the same time :)
The Indian & the Atlantic - two Oceans pictured
Favorite thing: Two Oceans are being pictured on this photo. I took this shot. I'm the artist of this picture. Look forward and draw an imaginary line right in the middle: on the left you are seeing the Indian Ocean -&- on the right side you are seeing the Atlantic Ocean.
See that ? - I'm an artist. :)
by Mário Ferreira - South Africa - 2010.
The Atlantic Ocean - pictured on this Tip.
Favorite thing: The Atlantic Ocean - pictured on this Tip:
The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world's oceanic divisions. With a total area of about 106,400,000 square kilometres (41,100,000 sq mi), it covers approximately twenty percent of the Earth's surface and about twenty-six percent of its water surface area. The first part of its name refers to the Atlas of Greek mythology, making the Atlantic the "Sea of Atlas" [...]
The Indian Ocean - pictured on this Tip
Favorite thing: The Indian Ocean - pictured on this Tip
The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering about 20% of the water on the Earth's surface. It is bounded on the north by the Indian subcontinent; on the west by East Africa; on the east by Indochina, the Sunda Islands, and Australia; and on the south by the Southern Ocean (or, depending on definition, by Antarctica). It is the only ocean to be named after a country, i.e., India.
As one component of the interconnected global ocean, the Indian Ocean is delineated from the Atlantic Ocean by the 20° east meridian running south from Cape Agulhas, [...]