The Info List - Peninsula

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A peninsula (Latin: paeninsula from paene "almost” and insula "island") is a piece of land surrounded by water on the majority of its border, while being connected to a mainland from which it extends. Examples are the Upper and Lower peninsulas of the U.S. state of Michigan, the Scandinavian Peninsula
Scandinavian Peninsula
and the Malay peninsula.[1][2][3][4] The surrounding water is usually understood to be continuous, though not necessarily named as a single body of water. Peninsulas are not always named as such; one 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] A river which courses through a very tight meander is also sometimes said to form a "peninsula" within the (almost closed) loop of water. In English, the plurals of peninsula are peninsulas and, less commonly, peninsulae.


1 Prevalence

1.1 Europe 1.2 North America 1.3 South America 1.4 Antarctica 1.5 Africa 1.6 Australia 1.7 Asia

2 See also 3 References 4 External links

Prevalence[edit] Peninsulas can be found on coastlines and in smaller bodies of water throughout the world, ranging in scale from square metres to millions of square kilometers. Some major peninsulas are: Europe[edit]

Balkan Peninsula Breton Peninsula Crimean Peninsula Iberian Peninsula Italian Peninsula Jutland
(aka the Cimbric/Cimbrian Peninsula) Fennoscandia

Scandinavian Peninsula Kola Peninsula

North America[edit]

Labrador Peninsula Alaska Peninsula Olympic Peninsula Florida
Peninsula Baja California Peninsula Yucatán Peninsula Peninsulas of Michigan Delmarva Peninsula

South America[edit]

Brunswick Peninsula


Antarctic Peninsula


Horn of Africa Cape Peninsula


Cape York Peninsula Eyre Peninsula Fleurieu Peninsula Lefevre Peninsula Yorke Peninsula Mornington Peninsula


Anatolian Peninsula Arabian Peninsula Indian Peninsula
(Deccan) Indochinese Peninsula Kamchatka Peninsula Kathiawar
Peninsula Korean Peninsula Malayan Peninsula Shandong Peninsula Sinai Peninsula

See also[edit]

List of peninsulas Isthmus


^ Word Histories and Mysteries: From Abracadabra to Zeus. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2004. p. 216. ISBN 978-0547350271. OCLC 55746553.  ^ "pen·in·su·la". American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2016.  ^ "Definition of peninsula". Cambridge Dictionaries Online. Cambridge University Press. Retrieved 1 May 2016.  ^ "Definition of peninsula". Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Retrieved 1 May 2016.  ^ "List of peninsulas". Encyclopædia Britannica. 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2016.  ^ "Fourah Point / Fourah Point, Northern, Sierra Leone, Africa". travelingluck.com. Retrieved 16 March 2018. 

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