Cape Breton Island

Cape Breton Island is the northernmost island in . It is a beautifully rugged island, populated by the descendants of Scottish immigrants, by Acadians, and by the Indigenous Mi'kmaq people.
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is a former city and current community located in the of Cape Breton Island, , Canada. Photo: Dennis Jarvis, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is the second largest national park in Atlantic Canada and the largest in the Maritime provinces. Photo: Tony Webster, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a pleasant little village of 800 people on the shore of Bras d'Or Lake in Cape Breton Island, . Photo: Dr Wilson, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a village of 4,000 people on the coast of Cape Breton Island in . Photo: Michael Sprague, CC BY-SA 2.0.


Port Hawkesbury is a town of 3,200 people on the southwestern end of Cape Breton Island, on the north shore of the Strait of Canso. Photo: Michel Rathwell, CC BY 2.0.

is a community of 5,700 people on the eastern shore of Cape Breton Island on the north shore of Sydney Harbour.

is a community in the eastern part of the in , Canada. Photo: Dennis Jarvis, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a village of 1,000 people on the south-east coast of Cape Breton Island in . Photo: Mykola Swarnyk, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Cape Breton Island

Latitude of center
46.0332° or 46° 1' 59.5" north
Longitude of center
-60.8052° or 60° 48' 18.8" west
153 metres (502 feet)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Kaap-Breton-eiland
  • Arabic: Cabo Breton
  • Arabic: جزيرة كيب بريتون
  • Armenian: Քեյփ Բրեթոն
  • Armenian: Քեյփ Բրետոն
  • Asturian: Islla Cáu Bretón
  • Asturian: Islla del Cabu Bretón
  • Azerbaijani: Keyp-Breton
  • Basque: Bretainiar Lurmuturra uhartea
  • Basque: Cap-Breton uhartea
  • Basque: Cape Breton Island
  • Basque: Cape Breton uhartea
  • Basque: Île du Cap-Breton
  • Bavarian: Cape Breton Island
  • Bavarian: Kap Breton Insl
  • Belarusian: Востраў Кейп-Брэтан
  • Belarusian: Кейп-Брэтан
  • Breton: Enez ar C'hab Breton
  • Bulgarian: Кейп Бретон
  • Catalan: Cap Breton
  • Catalan: Cap Bretó
  • Catalan: Cape Breton
  • Catalan: Illa de Cap Bretó
  • Catalan: Illa del Cap Bretó
  • Catalan: illa del Cap Bretó
  • Cebuano: Cape Breton Island
  • Chinese: Breton Hái-phīⁿ Tó
  • Chinese: 布雷頓角
  • Chinese: 布雷頓角島
  • Chinese: 布雷顿角岛
  • Croatian: Cape Breton
  • Croatian: Cape Breton Island
  • Croatian: Otok Cape Breton
  • Czech: Cape Breton
  • Danish: Cape Breton
  • Danish: Cape Breton Island
  • Danish: Cape Breton Øen
  • Danish: Kap Breton
  • Dutch: Cape Breton-eiland
  • Dutch: Cape Breton Island
  • Dutch: Cape Bretoneiland
  • Egyptian Arabic: جزيره كيب بريتون
  • Esperanto: Insulo de Breton-Kabo
  • Estonian: Cape Breton
  • Finnish: Cape Breton
  • Finnish: Cape Breton Island
  • Finnish: Cape Bretonin saari
  • French: Cap-Breton
  • French: Cap Breton
  • French: Cape Breton
  • French: DEVCO
  • French: Ile du Cap-Breton
  • French: Île-du-Cap-Breton
  • French: Île du Cap-Breton
  • French: Île du Cap Breton
  • French: île du Cap-Breton
  • Galician: Illa Cape Breton
  • Galician: Illa de Cabo Bretón
  • Georgian: კეიპ-ბრეტონი
  • German: Cape-Breton-Insel
  • German: Cape Breton
  • German: Cape Breton Island
  • German: Kap-Breton-Insel
  • German: Kap Breton
  • Greek: Κέιπ Μπρετόν
  • Hebrew: האי קייפ ברטון
  • Hebrew: קייפ ברטון
  • Hungarian: Breton-foki-sziget
  • Iloko: Isla Rawis Breton
  • Indonesian: Pulau Tanjung Breton
  • Irish: Cèap Breatuinn
  • Irish: Céap Breatuinn
  • Irish: Oileán Cheap Bhreatainn
  • Irish: Oileán Cheap Breatainn
  • Italian: Cap Breton
  • Italian: isola del Capo Bretone
  • Japanese: ケープブレトン島
  • Japanese: ケープ・ブルトン島
  • Japanese: ケープ・ブレトン
  • Japanese: ケープ・ブレトン島
  • Kazakh: Кейп-Бретон аралы
  • Korean: 케이프브레튼 섬
  • Latin: Insula Capitis Britonum
  • Lithuanian: Keip Bretono sala
  • Min Nan Chinese: Breton Hái-phīⁿ Tó
  • Norwegian: Cape Breton
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Cape Breton
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Cape Breton Island
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Cape Breton
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Cape Breton Island
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Eilean Cheap Breatuinn
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Île du Cap-Breton
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Únamakika
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Lidwicnæsīeg
  • Persian: جزیره کیپ برتون
  • Polish: Cape Breton
  • Portuguese: Ilha Cape Breton
  • Portuguese: Ilha do Cabo Breton
  • Portuguese: Ilha do Cabo Bretão
  • Romanian: Insula Capul Breton
  • Russian: Кейп-Бретон
  • Scots: Cape Breton Island
  • Scottish Gaelic: Cape Breton
  • Scottish Gaelic: Ceap Breatainn
  • Scottish Gaelic: Eilean Cheap Bhreatainn
  • Serbian: Кејп Бретон
  • Serbo-Croatian: Cape Breton
  • Serbo-Croatian: Otok Cape Breton
  • Slovenian: Cape Breton
  • Slovenian: Cape Breton Island
  • South Azerbaijani: کئیپ برتون
  • Spanish: Isla de Cabo Breton
  • Spanish: Isla de Cabo Bretón
  • Spanish: Isla del Cabo Breton
  • Spanish: Isla del Cabo Bretón
  • Swedish: Cape Breton Island
  • Swedish: Kap Bretonön
  • Swedish: Île du Cap-Breton
  • Thai: เกาะเคปเบรตัน
  • Ukrainian: Кейп-Бретон
  • Vietnamese: Đảo Cape Breton
  • Waray (Philippines): Cabo Breton
  • Waray (Philippines): Cape Breton
  • Waray (Philippines): Cape Breton Island
  • Waray (Philippines): Isla han Cabo Breton
  • Waray (Philippines): Isla han Cape Breton
  • Waray (Philippines): Puro han Cabo Breton
  • Waray (Philippines): Puro han Cape Breton
  • Waray (Philippines): Purô han Cabo Breton
  • Waray (Philippines): Purô han Cape Breton
  • Welsh: Ynys Cape Breton
  • Western Frisian: Kaap Bretoneilân
  • Wu Chinese: 布雷顿角岛
  • Isola del Capo Bretone
  • 케이프브레턴섬

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