Cape Cod Facts

Interesting Facts about Cape Cod

Cape Cod

State: Massachusetts Country: United States Cape Code by the Numbers:

Population: 226,809 Average Winter Temperature: 32 °F / 0 °C Average Summer Temperature: 70 °F / 21 °C

Quick Facts:

Major Industries: Tourism Time Zone: GMT-5 Country Dialing Code: 1 Area Code: 508

Did You Know? Cape Cod was named by Mariner Bartholomew Gosnold in 1602 and became a popular summer retreat for wealthy families from Boston and Providence in the mid-19th Century. Currently, Cape Cod is one of the most popular retirement spots in the United States and nearly 25% of the population is retired.

Orientation: Cape Cod is located on the coast of Massachusetts and sits on miles of sandy beaches. Cape Cod is comprised of about a dozen smaller towns which belong to the regions of Upper, Mid and Lower Cape Cod.

Things to See in Cape Cod

  • Provincetown
  • Wellfleet
  • Chatham
  • Hyannis
  • Nickerson State Park
  • Woods Hole
  • Brewster

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