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Promontory, south coast of South Australia. It is located between Spencer Gulf to the west and Gulf Saint Vincent and Investigator Strait to the east; to the south, Investigator Strait separates it from Kangaroo Island. It extends southward 160 mi (260 km) and is 20–35 mi (32–56 km) wide. Sighted by the English in 1802, it was named for Charles P. Yorke, first lord of the Admiralty.
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