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The phrases Cape Cod and the Islands and the Cape and Islands are often used to describe the whole region of Barnstable County, Dukes County (including Martha's Vineyard and the smaller Elizabeth Islands), and Nantucket County.Several small islands right off Cape Cod, including Monomoy Island, Monomoscoy Island, Popponesset Island, and Seconsett Island, are also in Barnstable County.Two highway bridges cross the Cape Cod Canal: the Sagamore Bridge and the Bourne Bridge.In addition, the Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge carries railway freight and limited passenger services onto the Cape.Cape Codders tend to refer to the land on the mainland side of the canal as "off-Cape", though the legal delineation of Cape Cod, coincident to the boundaries of Barnstable County, includes portions of the towns of Bourne and Sandwich that are located north of the canal.Cape Cod Bay lies in between Cape Cod and the mainland – bounded on the north by a horizontal line between Provincetown and Marshfield.Barnstable, the most populated municipality on Cape Cod, is the only one to have adopted a city form of government, whose legislative body is an elected 13-member council.However, like other smaller Massachusetts cities, Barnstable retained its "Town of Barnstable" moniker.

Several prominent families have established compounds or estates on the larger islands, making these islands some of the wealthiest resorts in the Northeast, yet they retain much of the early merchant trading and whaling culture.Cape Cod in particular is a popular retirement area; 27.8% of the population of Barnstable County is 65 years old or older., The bulk of the land in the area is glacial terminal moraine and represents the southernmost extent of glacial coverage in southeast New England; similar glacial formations make up Long Island in New York and Block Island in Rhode Island.The name "Cape Cod", as it was first used in 1602, applied only to the very tip of the peninsula.Cape Cod is a geographic cape extending into the Atlantic Ocean from the southeastern corner of mainland Massachusetts, in the northeastern United States.Its historic, maritime character and ample beaches attract heavy tourism during the summer months.