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A small peninsula in Croatia
Curonian Spit, a large peninsula in the Baltic Sea.
Cape Cod, a peninsula of Massachusetts.

A peninsula (Latin: paenīnsula, "paene-": almost + "īnsula": island) is a piece of land that is surrounded by water but connected to mainland via an isthmus.

A peninsula can also be a headland, cape, island promontory, bill, point, or spit.[1]. Note that a point is generally considered a tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water that is less prominent than a cape.[2]

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Oceania

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Australia

A beach on the Mornington Peninsula
Looking north over the Kurnell Peninsula.

New Zealand

Papua New Guinea

Europe

  • Europe is sometimes considered to be a large peninsula extending off Eurasia. It is composed of many 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 and Serbia.

Denmark

Italy

Satellite view of the Italian Peninsula

Iberian Peninsula

Encompassing continental Spain and Portugal, Andorra and the British overseas territory of Gibraltar.

Scandinavian Peninsula

Encompassing present-day Sweden, Norway, and part of Finland

  • Bygdøy, Norway
  • Fornebulandet, Norway
  • Fossen, Norway
  • Hamarøyhalvøya, Norway
  • Hurumlandet, Norway
  • Lista, Norway
  • Lyngenhalvøya, Norway
  • Nordkinnhalvøya, Norway

Turkey

United Kingdom

England

Scotland

Wales

Northern Ireland

  • Lecale Peninsula
  • Ramore Head, Portrush

Republic of Ireland

Russia

Other countries

Au peninsula, Lake Zürich, Switzerland


Asia

Kazakhstan

Eastern Mediterranean

Panoramic view of Beirut.
Panoramic view of Haifa, Israel's Second Largest Metropolitan Area

Persian Gulf

Indian subcontinent and South Asia

South India (Peninsular India).

China

Korea

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

Japan

Kyūshū

Honshū

Hokkaido

South East Asia

Philippines

Indonesia

Vietnam

North America

Canada

United States

Alaska

California

Florida

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:

Michigan

Michigan is very distinguishable for its mitten-shaped Lower Peninsula of Michigan which includes:

The northern half of Michigan is called the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and contains:

New Jersey

New York

Utah

  • Antelope Island, Utah, becomes a peninsula when waters are low, on the south shore of the Great Salt Lake
  • Promentory 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

Other states

Greenland

  • Alfred Wegeners Halvo
  • Hayes Halvo
  • Ingnerit

Mexico

South America

Chile

Other countries

Caribbean

Africa

Antarctica

References


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Peninsula is a city in Summit County.

  • State Route 303 begins in Wakeman and ends near Windham. SR 303 runs East and West through downtown Peninsula.
  • Riverview Road begins in Peninsula, turns into Merriman Road in Cuyahoga Falls and ends at Market Street in downtown Akron.
  • State Route 8 runs North and South on Peninsula's Eastern border with Hudson.
  • I-80, the Ohio Turnpike, runs through Peninsula, although there are no exits in Peninsula. I-271 intersects I-80 near Peninsula.
  • Boston Mills / Brandywine Ski Resort [1]
  • Fisher's Cafe and Pub, 1607 Main Street, (330) 657-2651
  • Winking Lizard Tavern, 1615 Main Street, (330) 657-2770
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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

PENINSULA (Lat. paeninsula, from paene, almost, and insula, an island), in physical geography, a piece of land nearly surrounded by water. In its original sense it connotes attachment to a larger land-mass by a neck of land (isthmus) narrower than the peninsula itself, but it is often extended to apply to any long promontory, the coast-line of which is markedly longer than the landward boundary.


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Simple English

[[File:|thumb|300px|Peninsula]] A peninsula is a region of land that sticks out in a body of water. It is also defined as a piece of land with water on three sides. Korea, and most of the U.S. state of Florida, are peninsulas. If Eurasia is considered a continent then the continent of Europe is technically a peninsula.

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