Promontory

Promontory

About Promontory

A promontory is a prominent mass of land that overlooks lower-lying land or a body of water (where it may be called a peninsula or headland). Most promontories either are formed from a hard ridge of rock that has resisted the erosive forces that have removed the softer rock to the sides of it, or are the high ground that remains between two river valleys where they form a confluence.

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