List of peninsulas

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A peninsula (Latin: paeninsula from paene "almost" and insula "island") is a piece of land that is bordered mostly by water 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.

AfricaEdit

 
The Horn of Africa also known as the Somali peninsula

MacaronesiaEdit

North AfricaEdit

Somali PeninsulaEdit

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, Somaliland, Eritrea, Djibouti and Ethiopia.

West AfricaEdit

Other peninsulas in AfricaEdit

AntarcticaEdit

AsiaEdit

Central AsiaEdit

KazakhstanEdit

Eastern AsiaEdit

China[7]Edit

Hong KongEdit

JapanEdit

HokkaidoEdit
HonshūEdit
KyūshūEdit

KoreaEdit

The whole landmass encompassing North and South Korea is a peninsula, surrounded by the Sea of Japan to the east and south, and the Yellow Sea to the west and south, with the Korea Strait connecting them.

MacauEdit

TaiwanEdit

Northern AsiaEdit

South-eastern AsiaEdit

IndochinaEdit

IndonesiaEdit

MalaysiaEdit

PhilippinesEdit

SingaporeEdit

VietnamEdit

Southern AsiaEdit

 
South India (Peninsular India)

The Deccan Peninsula is a dominant geographical feature of the Indian Subcontinent.

Other peninsulas on the Indian Subcontinent include:

Western AsiaEdit

ArabiaEdit

Eastern MediterraneanEdit

TurkeyEdit

 
Map of the Anatolian Peninsula, the Asian part of Turkey

EuropeEdit

Europe is sometimes considered to be a large peninsula extending off Eurasia.[8] 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 and largest component peninsulas being the Scandinavian, Iberian, Balkan, and Apennine peninsulas.

Balkan PeninsulaEdit

 
The Balkan Peninsula, as defined by the SočaVipavaKrkaSavaDanube border.

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

* Sofia, Bulgaria

FranceEdit

Iberian PeninsulaEdit

 
Satellite view of the Iberian Peninsula

Encompassing continental Portugal and Spain, Andorra, Gibraltar (British Overseas Territory), and a small amount of Southern France, the Iberian Peninsula is a dominant geographical feature of Iberia.

Other peninsulas in Iberia include:

IrelandEdit

ItalyEdit

 
Satellite view of the Apennine Peninsula

The Apennine Peninsula is a dominant geographical feature of Italy.

Other peninsulas in Italy include:

Adriatic Sea
Ionian Sea
Ligurian Sea
Tyrrhenian Sea

MaltaEdit

RussiaEdit

ScandinaviaEdit

Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe, with strong historical, cultural, and linguistic ties. The term Scandinavia in local usage covers the three kingdoms of Denmark, located on the Jutland Peninsula, and Norway and Sweden, located on the Scandinavian Peninsula.[9] In English usage, Scandinavia also sometimes refers to the Scandinavian Peninsula, or to the broader region including Finland and Iceland, which is always known locally as the Nordic countries.[10][11]

The Scandinavian Peninsula, along with the islands, encompasses present-day Sweden, Norway, and the northwestern area of Finland.

Fennoscandia or the Fennoscandian Peninsula is the geographical peninsula comprising the Scandinavian Peninsula, Finland, Karelia, and the Kola Peninsula (Russia).

 
Fennoscandia including the Scandinavian Peninsula and Kola Peninsula

NorwayEdit

SwedenEdit

DenmarkEdit

FinlandEdit

EstoniaEdit

TurkeyEdit

UkraineEdit

United Kingdom and the Crown DependenciesEdit

EnglandEdit

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

Northern IrelandEdit

ScotlandEdit

WalesEdit

Channel IslandsEdit

Isle of ManEdit

Other peninsulas in EuropeEdit

 
A small peninsula in Croatia

North AmericaEdit

BelizeEdit

CanadaEdit

British ColumbiaEdit

New BrunswickEdit

Newfoundland and LabradorEdit

NewfoundlandEdit

Northwest TerritoriesEdit

Nova ScotiaEdit

NunavutEdit

Baffin IslandEdit

OntarioEdit

QuebecEdit

CaribbeanEdit

Dominican RepublicEdit

Puerto RicoEdit

CubaEdit

Saint LuciaEdit

Costa RicaEdit

GreenlandEdit

MexicoEdit

PanamaEdit

United StatesEdit

AlaskaEdit

CaliforniaEdit

FloridaEdit

 
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:

MarylandEdit

 
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.

MassachusettsEdit

 
Cape Cod, a peninsula of Massachusetts

MichiganEdit

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

New JerseyEdit

New YorkEdit

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

UtahEdit

  • 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

VermontEdit

  • Alburgh, Vermont, is on the Alburgh Tongue, a peninsula extending from Quebec, Canada into Lake Champlain

VirginiaEdit

WashingtonEdit

Other statesEdit

OceaniaEdit

AustraliaEdit

 
A beach on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

New ZealandEdit

 
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

Papua New GuineaEdit

South AmericaEdit

Southern ConeEdit

 
Satellite images of the Southern Cone extending off South America month by month

The Southern Cone, like Europe, is sometimes considered to be a large peninsula.[12] Geographically, the peninsula encompasses most of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Southern Brazil and the southernmost portion of Paraguay, which makes it one of the largest peninsulas in the world. Like the Indian Peninsula, the Southern Cone is sometimes considered to be a subcontinent.[13]

Other peninsulas in South AmericaEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  9. ^ John Harrison, Michael Hoyler, Megaregions: Globalization's New Urban Form? (p. 152), Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015
  10. ^ "Definition of Scandinavia in English". Oxford Dictionaries. Archived from the original on 24 December 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2016. A large peninsula in north-western Europe, occupied by Norway and Sweden … A cultural region consisting of the countries of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark and sometimes also of Iceland, Finland, and the Faroe Islands
  11. ^ "Facts about the Nordic region". Nordic Council of Ministers & Nordic Council. 1 October 2007. Archived from the original on 8 February 2018. Retrieved 25 March 2014. Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland work together in the official Nordic co-operation.
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  13. ^ Baldwin, James A. (2014), "Continents", in R.W. McColl (ed.), Encyclopedia of World Geography, Infobase Publishing, p. 215, ISBN 978-0-8160-7229-3

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