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A peninsula is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body that is surrounded by water on three sides.

A peninsula can also be a headland, cape, promontory or spit.

Peninsulas ( or peninsulae ) of the world:


Continental Europe

United Kingdom

Republic of Ireland


(Danish Territory)

  • Alfred Wegeners Halvo
  • Hayes Halvo
  • Ingnerit
  • Nuussuaq Halvo
  • Svartenhuk Halvo


(Portuguese Territory)

  • Ponta de São Lourenço




United States of America



Central America

  • Península de Azuero, Panama

South America


  • Barrio Obrero, Puerto Rico, despite its name, it is also a peninsula


New Zealand

Papua New Guinea


  • Antarctic Peninsula
  • Edward VII peninsula
  • Fletcher peninsula
  • Fowler peninsula
  • Martin peninsula

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Peninsula, strip of land largely surrounded by water and connected to a larger land mass by a narrow neck or isthmus.
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