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List of Peninsulas

The world's largest peninsula, the Arabian Peninsula

A peninsula (Latin: paeninsula from paene "almost" and insula "island") is a piece of land that is bordered by water on three sides but connected to mainland.[1][2][3][4] The surrounding water is usually understood to be continuous, though not necessarily named as such. A peninsula can also be a headland, cape, island promontory, bill, point, or spit.[5] A point is generally considered a tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water that is less prominent than a cape.[6] In English, the plural of peninsula is peninsulas or, less commonly, peninsulae. A river which courses through a very tight meander is also sometimes said to form a "peninsula" within the (almost closed) loop of water.

Presented below is a list of peninsulas.

Africa

The Horn of Africa also known as the Somali peninsula

Somali peninsula

The Horn of Africa is a peninsula in Northeast Africa that juts into the Guardafui Channel, and is the easternmost projection of the African continent. It denotes the region containing the countries of Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Ethiopia.

North Africa

Other

Antarctica

Asia

China

Hong Kong

Russia

Taiwan

Turkey

Map of Anatolian Peninsula, the Asian part of Turkey

Eastern Mediterranean

Indian subcontinent and South Asia

South India (Peninsular India)

The Indian subcontinent is a peninsula, the only land feature in the world that is widely recognized as a subcontinent in the English language.

Japan

Ky?sh?

Honsh?

Hokkaido

Kazakhstan

Korea

Korean Peninsula

The whole land mass encompassing North and South Korea is a peninsula, surrounded by the Sea of Japan on the east, the East China Sea to the south, and the Yellow Sea to the west, with the Korea Strait connecting the first two bodies of water.

Persian Gulf

Indochina

Indonesia

Malaysia

Philippines

Singapore

Vietnam

Europe

Europe is sometimes considered to be a large peninsula extending off Eurasia.[7] As such, it is one of the largest peninsulas in the world and the only one to have the status as a full continent, largely as a matter of convention rather than science. It is composed of many smaller peninsulas, the four main component peninsulas being the Iberian, Scandinavian, Italian, and Balkan peninsulas.

Balkan Peninsula

The Balkans is a peninsula including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and the European part of Turkey.

France

Iberian Peninsula

Satellite view of the Iberian Peninsula

Encompassing continental Spain and Portugal, Andorra, British overseas territory of Gibraltar and a small amount of southern France.

Ireland

Italy

Satellite view of the Italian Peninsula
The Kamchatka Peninsula in Far-East Russia between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Okhotsk, is one of the most volcanically active regions on Earth, with over 100 volcanoes, part of the Ring of Fire system.

Malta

Russia

The Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia is one of the most well-known peninsulas in the world, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Sea of Okhotsk to the east. It is one of the most volcanically active places in the world, part of the Ring of Fire system, with over a hundred volcanoes. The Kamchatka Krai occupies the peninsula but the northern part is in the mainland.

Curonian Spit, a large peninsula in the Baltic Sea

Scandinavia

Scandinavia is a peninsula and along with other islands encompassing present-day Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and part of Finland.

Denmark

Norway

Sweden

Turkey

Ukraine

United Kingdom

England

Southwestern England and the English Channel. France's Brittany Peninsula is also shown at the bottom of the picture.

Scotland

Wales

Northern Ireland

Channel Islands

Other peninsulas in Europe

A small peninsula in Croatia

North America

Belize

Canada

British Columbia

New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia

Nunavut

Baffin Island

Ontario

Quebec

Caribbean

Costa Rica

Greenland

Mexico

Panama

United States

Alaska

California

Florida

The Floridian Peninsula, shown by a NASA satellite image

Florida is a well-known example of a large peninsula, with its land area divided between the larger Florida peninsula and the smaller Florida panhandle on the north and west. It has several smaller peninsulas within it:

Maryland

Mid-Atlantic shoreline showing, from the upper right, the Cape May Peninsula of New Jersey, Delaware Bay, the Delmarva Peninsula, and Chesapeake Bay. Also visible are the peninsulas of Maryland and Virginia along the Chesapeake's shores.

Massachusetts

Cape Cod, a peninsula of Massachusetts

Michigan

The large Michigan Peninsulas from space, showing both the Upper Peninsula and Lower Peninsula

New Jersey

New York

Long Island, New York, with its North and South Forks
  • Irondequoit, NY (Geographical headland)

Utah

  • Antelope Island, Utah, becomes a peninsula when waters are low, on the south shore of the Great Salt Lake
  • Promontory Peninsula, on the north eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake
  • Stansbury Peninsula becomes an island when waters are high, on the south shore of the Great Salt Lake

Virginia

Washington

Other states

South America

Oceania

Australia

A beach on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Papua New Guinea

New Zealand

NASA satellite photo of Otago Peninsula and Otago Harbour. The city of Dunedin is located at the isthmus at lower left.
In the North Island
In the South Island

See also

References

  1. ^ Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries, ed. (2004). Word Histories and Mysteries: From Abracadabra to Zeus. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. p. 216. ISBN 978-0547350271. OCLC 55746553. 
  2. ^ "pen·in·su·la". American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2016. Retrieved 2016. 
  3. ^ "Definition of peninsula". Cambridge Dictionaries Online. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 2016. 
  4. ^ A PENINSULA IS A PENGUIN OCEAN "Definition of peninsula" Check |url= value (help). Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 2016. 
  5. ^ "List of peninsulas". Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. 2016. Retrieved 2016. 
  6. ^ http://travelingluck.com/Africa/Sierra%20Leone/Northern/_2409328_Fourah+Point.html#local_map
  7. ^ National Geographic, ed. (1996). "Peninsula". Retrieved 2015. 

External links

  • The dictionary definition of peninsula at Wiktionary
  • Media related to Peninsulas at Wikimedia Commons

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