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El-Kinte is at the point of a peninsular in Klatch, which is immediately opposite a corresponding feature in the Central Continent. (marked by Holy Wood and Jowser Cove. These two promontories mark the mouth of the Circle Sea and the entry or exit point of the sea trade for all the nations of the Circle Sea region. Given that one is controlled by Klatch and the other by Ankh-Morpork, this makes this general region and this relatively narrow strait into one of vital strategic and economic importance. Lord Rust completely failed to recognise this when planning strategy against Klatch in Jingo..