What is peninsula?

  • (noun): A large mass of land projecting into a body of water.


A peninsula (Latin: paenīnsula, "paene-": almost + "īnsula": island; also called a byland or biland) is a piece of land that is bordered by water on three sides but connected to mainland. In many Germanic and Celtic languages and also in Baltic, Slavic, Hungarian and Chinese, peninsulas are called "half-islands". A peninsula can also be a headland (head), cape, island promontory, bill, point, or spit. 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. In English, the plural of peninsula is peninsulas or, less commonly, peninsulae.

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Hoo Peninsula
... The Hoo Peninsula is a peninsula in England separating the estuaries of the rivers Thames and Medway ...
Al-Faw Peninsula
... The Faw Peninsula (Arabic شبه جزيرة الفاو‎ also transliterated as Fao or Fawr) is a marshy region adjoining the Persian Gulf in the ... The only significant town on the peninsula is Umm Qasr, a fishing town and port which comprised Iraq's main naval base under the regime of Saddam ... The peninsula is otherwise lightly inhabited with few civilian buildings other than a few fishermen's huts ...