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peninsula ( Latin: , "paene-": almost + "īnsula": island; also called a paenīnsula byland or biland) is a piece of land that is bordered by water on three sides but connected to mainland. The surrounding water is usually understood to belong to a single, contiguous body, [1 ] [2 ] but is not always explicitly defined as such. [3 ] In many [4 ] Germanic and Celtic languages and also in Baltic, Slavic, Hungarian, Chinese, Hebrew and Korean, peninsulas are called "half-islands". [ A peninsula can also be a ] citation needed headland (head), cape, island promontory, bill, point, or spit. Note that a [5 ] point is generally considered a tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water that is less prominent than a cape. In [6 ] English, the plural of peninsula is peninsulas or, less commonly, peninsulae. Africa [edit ] Horn of Africa [edit ]
Horn of Africa
The Horn of Africa is a peninsula compassing of the countries of
Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Ethiopia. Other regions/states [edit ] Bakassi, Cameroon but disputed with Nigeria Cabo Blanco, Mauritania/ Morocco Cape Peninsula, South Africa Cap Bon, Tunisia Cap-Vert, Senegal Cap Zebib, Tunisia Ceuta, Spain Le Morne Brabant, Mauritania Punta Durnford, Western Sahara Ponta de São Lourenço, Madeira Islands (Portuguese Territory) Ras Banas, Tunisia Ras ben Sakka, Tunisia Sinai, Egypt Oceania [edit ] Australia [edit ]
A beach on the Mornington Peninsula
Beecroft Peninsula, New South Wales Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria Cape York Peninsula, Queensland Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory Kurnell Peninsula, New South Wales Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia Eyre Peninsula, South Australia Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania Inskip Peninsula, Queensland Jervis Bay, Australian Capital Territory Mornington Peninsula, Victoria Redcliffe, Queensland Stockton, New South Wales Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania Wilsons Promontory, Victoria Woy Woy, New South Wales Yorke Peninsula, South Australia Younghusband Peninsula, South Australia
Looking north over the Kurnell Peninsula.
Papua New Guinea [edit ] New Zealand [edit ]
21 North and 20 South Island locations have the name 'peninsula' on 1:50,000 maps. There are many more peninsulas not named as such on 1:50,000 maps, including Bluff.
South Island: Europe [edit ] 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 [edit ]
Balkans is a peninsula including Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and the European part of Turkey. Chalkidiki, Greece s Kassandra, Greece Mani Peninsula, Greece Mount Athos, Greece Peloponnese, Greece (now an island, since the Corinth Canal was made) Sithonia, Greece Pilio, Greece Istria, Croatia Piran Peninsula, Slovenia Pelješac, Croatia Prevlaka, Croatia Split, Croatia Zadar, Croatia Karaburun Peninsula, Albania Luštica, Montenegro Gallipoli, Turkey Denmark [edit ] Iberian Peninsula [edit ]
Encompassing continental Spain and Portugal,
Andorra, British overseas territory of Gibraltar and a small amount of southern France. Lisbon Peninsula, Portugal Setúbal Peninsula, Portugal Peniche, Portugal Cabo Espichel, Portugal Cabo Carvoeiro, Portugal Cabo de São Vicente, Portugal Tróia Peninsula, Portugal Gibraltar Cádiz, Spain A Coruña, Spain O Morrazo, Spain Anaga, Spain Jandía, Spain La Isleta, Spain Ireland [edit ] Italy [edit ] Russia [edit ] [edit ]
Sweden, Norway, and part of Finland. Bergen Peninsula, Norway Bygdøy, Norway Fornebulandet, Norway Fosen, Norway Hamarøyhalvøya, Norway Hurumlandet, Norway Lista, Norway Lyngenhalvøya, Norway Nordkinn Peninsula, Norway Nesodden, Norway Ofothalvøya, Norway Porsangerhalvøya, Norway Scania, Sweden Snarøya, Norway Stad, Norway Stavanger Peninsula, Norway Sværholthalvøya, Norway Södertörn, Sweden Varangerhalvøya, Norway Turkey (European portion) [edit ] United Kingdom [edit ] England [edit ] Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, and Dorset - the South West Peninsula (western part of the West Country) Dengie peninsula, Essex The centre of the city of Durham, County Durham The Fylde, Lancashire Hoo, Kent Isle of Dogs, London Greenwich Peninsula, London Gosport, Hampshire The Lizard, Cornwall Manhood Peninsula, West Sussex Morte Point, North Devon Penwith, Cornwall Isle of Purbeck, Dorset Isle of Portland, Dorset Rotherhithe, London Spurn, Yorkshire Shotley peninsula, Suffolk Tendring, Essex Wirral, Merseyside Scotland [edit ] Ardnamurchan, Lochaber Black Isle, Ross and Cromarty Cowal, Argyll and Bute Doonie Point, Aberdeenshire Dunnet Head, Caithness Faraid Head, Sutherland Fife Kintyre, Argyll and Bute Knoydart, Lochaber The Machars, Dumfries and Galloway Morvern, Lochaber Rhins of Galloway, Dumfries and Galloway Strathy Point, Sutherland Point of Hellia, Orkney Point or the Eye peninsula, Western Isles Wales [edit ] Northern Ireland [edit ] Other countries in Europe [edit ] Absheron Peninsula, Azerbaijan Akranes, Iceland Au Peninsula, Au, Zurich, Switzerland Brittany, France Butjadingen, Germany Brøggerhalvøya, Svalbard Cotentin Peninsula, France Crimean peninsula, Ukraine Fischland-Darß-Zingst, Germany Hel Peninsula, Poland Kakumäe Peninsula, Estonia Karpass Peninsula, Cyprus North Holland, the Netherlands Sõrve Säär, Estonia Tihany, Hungary Walcheren, the Netherlands Zuid-Beveland, the Netherlands Asia [edit ] China [edit ] Turkey (Asian portion) [edit ] Eastern Mediterranean [edit ] Indian subcontinent and South Asia [edit ] Japan [edit ] Kyūshū [edit ] Honshū [edit ] Hokkaido [edit ] Kazakhstan [edit ] Korea [edit ]
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, the Korea Strait connecting the first two bodies of water. Persian Gulf [edit ] Arabian Peninsula; Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Oman Qatar Al-Faw Peninsula, Iraq Musandam Peninsula; Oman, United Arab Emirates South East Asia [edit ] Indonesia [edit ] Malaysia [edit ] Philippines [edit ] Vietnam [edit ] North America [edit ] Canada [edit ] Acadian Peninsula, New Brunswick Adelaide Peninsula, Nunavut Aspotogan Peninsula, Nova Scotia Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador Banks Peninsula, Nunavut Barrow Peninsula, Baffin Island, Nunavut Becher Peninsula, Baffin Island, Nunavut Beekman Peninsula, Baffin Island, Nunavut Bell Peninsula, Baffin Island, Nunavut Bell Peninsula, Southampton Island, Nunavut Blunt Peninsula, Baffin Island, Nunavut Bonavista Peninsula, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador Boothia Peninsula, Nunavut Borden Peninsula, Baffin Island, Nunavut Brodeur Peninsula, Baffin Island, Nunavut Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, extending into Lake Huron Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador Burrard Peninsula, British Columbia Chebucto Peninsula, Nova Scotia Colin Archer Peninsula, Devon Island, Queen Elizabeth Islands, Nunavut Collinson Peninsula, Victoria Island, Nunavut Cumberland Peninsula, Baffin Island, Nunavut Diamond Jennes Peninsula, Victoria Island, Northwest Territories Cynthia Peninsula, Ontario (in Lake Temagami) Douglas Peninsula, Northwest Territories Dunlas Peninsula, Melville Island, Northwest Territories/ Nunavut Foxe Peninsula, Baffin Island, Nunavut Gaspé Peninsula, Quebec Great Northern Peninsula, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador Hall Peninsula, Baffin Island, Nunavut Henry Kater Peninsula, Baffin Island, Nunavut Joan Peninsula, Ontario (in Lake Temagami) Kent Peninsula, Nunavut Kingston Peninsula, New Brunswick Labrador Peninsula, encompassing all of Labrador and most of Quebec Leith Peninsula, Northwest Territories (in Great Bear Lake) Long Point, Ontario (in Lake Erie) McLean Peninsula, Ontario (in Lake Temagami) Melville Peninsula, Nunavut Meta Incognita Peninsula, Baffin Island, Nunavut Natkusiak Peninsula, Victoria Island, Northwest Territories/ Nunavut Niagara Peninsula, Ontario North Peninsula, Ontario (in Lake Nipigon) Nova Scotia peninsula, Nova Scotia Pangertot Peninsula, Nunavut Parry Peninsula, Northwest Territories Pethel Peninsula, Northwest Territories Penisalota Peninsula, Saskatchewan Point Pelee, Ontario (in Lake Erie) Port au Port Peninsula, Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Albert Peninsula, Victoria Island, Northwest Territories Prince Edward Peninsula, Ontario (in Lake Ontario) Sahoyúé-§ehdacho, Northwest Territories Sibley Peninsula, Ontario (in Lake Superior) Simpson Peninsula, Nunavut Siorarsuk Peninsula, Baffin Island, Nunavut Steensby Peninsula, Baffin Island, Nunavut Storkerson Peninsula, Victoria Island, Northwest Territories/ Nunavut Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island, British Columbia Sunshine Coast Peninsula, Sea-to-Sky Corridor, British Columbia Ungava Peninsula, Quebec Wollaston Peninsula, Victoria Island, Northwest Territories/ Nunavut Greenland [edit ] Mexico [edit ] United States [edit ] Alaska [edit ] California [edit ] Bay Farm Island, Alameda and Oakland International Airport Marin County, California, is a southwards-pointing peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the northern part of San Francisco Bay, and San Pablo Bay Monterey Peninsula Palos Verdes Peninsula, South Bay, Los Angeles Point Dume, Malibu Point Loma, San Diego San Francisco Peninsula Samoa Peninsula, the larger, northern arm of land separating Humboldt Bay from the Pacific Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach Florida [edit ] 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 [edit ] Massachusetts [edit ] Michigan [edit ] Michigan - the only bi-peninsular state - is very distinguishable for its mitten-shaped Lower Peninsula of Michigan which includes:
Upper Peninsula of Michigan contains: New Jersey [edit ] New York [edit ]
Long Island, New York, with its North and South Forks.
Irondequoit, NY (Geographical headland) Utah [edit ] 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 [edit ] Washington [edit ] Other states [edit ] Delmarva Peninsula, encompassing parts of Maryland and Virginia, and all of Delaware Door Peninsula, Wisconsin, in Lake Michigan Mokapu, Hawaii Presque Isle, Erie, Pennsylvania Port Bolivar, Texas, On the Texas Coast. Encinal Peninsula, Flour Bluff, Corpus Christi, Texas. South America [edit ] Other countries in South America [edit ] Península de Azuero, Panama Placencia Peninsula, Belize Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Araya Peninsula, Venezuela Paraguana, Venezuela Paria Peninsula, Venezuela Guajira Peninsula, Venezuela/ Colombia Illescas Peninsula, Peru Paracas Peninsula, Peru Verde Peninsula, Argentina Valdes Peninsula, Argentina Punta del Este, Uruguay Caribbean [edit ] Antarctica [edit ] References [edit ] External links [edit ] The dictionary definition of peninsula at Wiktionary Media related to Peninsulas at Wikimedia Commons