STS106-713-57
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Spacecraft nadir point: 31.9° S, 16.9° E

Photo center point: 34.0° S, 18.5° E

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Spacecraft Altitude: 205 nautical miles (380km)
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Image Caption: Source:Patricia W. Dickerson
Cape Town and the Karroo Ranges, South Africa
Cape Town occupies the north end of the Cape of Good Hope peninsula and
extends to the shore of False Bay; the city is home to about 2.7 million
people. Tourism and viticulture contribute importantly to the local
economy, and the city is a service center for government and industry --
particularly mining. The great folded mountain ranges of South Africa
were formed during the assembly of the ancient supercontinent of
Gondwana. Broad N-trending folds of the Cedarburg range, South Africa
formed first, about 230 million years ago, and the W-trending Karroo
ranges formed a little later.