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A peninsula is a piece of land that is nearly surrounded by water but connected to mainland via an isthmus. Word origin: Latin paenīnsula : paene, almost + īnsula, island. Small peninsulas are called headlands.

See also the Capes and Headlands subject.

344 facts:

Adelaide Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Nunavut
Alaska Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Alaska
Al-Faw Peninsula
   is located in   
Iraq
Alfred Wegeners Halvo
   is located in   
Greenland
Antarctic Peninsula
   is located in   
Antarctica
Apsheron Peninsula
   is located in   
Azerbaijan
Arabian Peninsula
   is located in   
Saudia Arabia
And Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Oman
Arauco Peninsula
   is located in   
Chile
Bío-Bío Region
Araya Peninsula
   is located in   
Venezuela
Ardnamurchan
   is located in   
Scotland
Lochaber -- Scottish Gaelic: "Àird nam Murchan" land of the great seas
Ards Peninsula
   is located in   
Northern Ireland
County Down
Aspotogan Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Nova Scotia
Au Peninsula
   is located in   
Switzerland
Au, Zurich
Aupouri Peninsula
   is located in   
New Zealand
North Island
Avalon Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador
Baja California Peninsula
   is located in   
Mexico
Containing the state of Baja California and state of Baja California Sur
Bakassi
   is located in   
Cameroon
But disputed with Nigeria
Balkan Peninsula
   is located in   
Europe
Banks Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Nunavut
Banks Peninsula
   is located in   
New Zealand
South Island
Barrio Obrero
   is located in   
Puerto Rico
Barrow Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Baffin Island, Nunavut
Bataan Peninsula
   is located in   
Philippines
Luzon
Beara Peninsula
   is located in   
Ireland
Aka Republic of Ireland
Becher Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Baffin Island, Nunavut
Beecroft Peninsula
   is located in   
Australia
New South Wales
Beekman Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Baffin Island, Nunavut
Bellarine Peninsula
   is located in   
Australia
Victoria
Bell Peninsula (Baffin Island)
   is located in   
Canada
Nunavut
Bell Peninsula (Southampton Island)
   is located in   
Canada
Nunavut
Beriut
   is located in   
Lebanon
Bherwerre Peninsula
   is located in   
Australia
Bicol Peninsula
   is located in   
Philippines
Luzon
Black Isle
   is located in   
Scotland
Ross and Cromarty
Bluff Peninsula
   is located in   
New Zealand
South Island
Blunt Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Baffin Island, Nunavut
Bonavista Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador
Bondoc Peninsula
   is located in   
Philippines
Luzon
Boothia Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Nunavut
Borden Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Baffin Island, Nunavut
Boso-hanto
   is located in   
Japan
Honshū
Brecknock Peninsula
   is located in   
Chile
Brittany
   is located in   
France
Brodeur Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Baffin Island, Nunavut
The Bronx
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
New York
Bruce Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Ontario, extending into Lake Huron
Brunswick Peninsula
   is located in   
Chile
Magallanes Region
Burin Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador
Buri Peninsula
   is located in   
Eritrea
Burrard Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
British Columbia
Butjadingen Peninsula
   is located in   
Germany
Its name is derived from Low German "buten" (=outside) and "Jade" and thus means the lands on the other side of the Jade river.
Bygdøy
   is located in   
Norway
Scandinavian Peninsula
Calabria
   is located in   
Italy
Located at the "toe" of the Italian Peninsula
Cap Bon
   is located in   
Tunisia
Cape May Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
New Jersey
Cape York Peninsula
   is located in   
Australia
Queensland
Cap-Vert
   is located in   
Senegal
Caramoan Peninsula
   is located in   
Philippines
Bicol
Cavite
   is located in   
Philippines
Luzon
Ceuta
   is located in   
Spain
Chalkidiki
   is located in   
Greece
Balkan Peninsula
Chebucto Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Nova Scotia
Chi Ma Wan Peninsula
   is located in   
China
Hong Kong
Chukchi Peninsula
   is located in   
Russia
Chung Hom Kok Peninsula
   is located in   
China
Hong Kong
Cleveland Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Alaska
Cobourg Peninsula
   is located in   
Australia
Northern Territory
Colaba Peninsula
   is located in   
India
Mumbai
Colin Archer Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Devon Island, Queen Elizabeth Islands, Nunavut
Collinson Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Victoria Island, Nunavut
Cooley Peninsula
   is located in   
Ireland
Aka Republic of Ireland
Coromandel Peninsula
   is located in   
New Zealand
North Island
Cotentin Peninsula
   is located in   
France
Cowal
   is located in   
Scotland
Argyll and Bute
Creuddyn Peninsula
   is located in   
Wales
Crimea Peninsula
   is located in   
Ukraine
Cumberland Head
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
New York -- a peninsula projecting into Lake Champlain
Cumberland Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Baffin Island, Nunavut
Dampier Peninsula
   is located in   
Australia
Western Australia
Datça Peninsula
   is located in   
Turkey
Deccan Peninsula
   is located in   
India
Delmarva Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Encompassing parts of Maryland and Virginia, and all of Delaware.
Dengie Peninsula
   is located in   
England
Essex
Diamond Jennes Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Victoria Island, Northwest Territories
Dingle Peninsula
   is located in   
Ireland
Aka Republic of Ireland
Djursland
   is located in   
Denmark
Donegal
   is located in   
Ireland
Aka Republic of Ireland. 'Donegal' comes from the Irish, meaning 'The Fort of the Foreigners'
Door Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Wisconsin, in Lake Michigan
Douglas Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Northwest Territories
Dunlas Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Melville Island, Northwest Territories/Nunavut
Dunnet Head
   is located in   
Scotland
Caithness
East Peninsula
   is located in   
Indonesia
Sulawesi
Edward VII Peninsula
   is located in   
Antarctica
Exmouth Peninsula
   is located in   
Chile
Magallanes Region
Eye Peninsula
   is located in   
Scotland
Outer Hebrides (also known as Point)
Eyre Peninsula
   is located in   
Australia
South Australia
Fairpoint Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Florida
Fanad Peninsula
   is located in   
Ireland
Aka Republic of Ireland
Faraid Head
   is located in   
Scotland
Sutherland
Fife
   is located in   
Scotland
Fischland-Darß-Zingst
   is located in   
Germany
Fan Lau
   is located in   
China
Hong Kong
Fletcher Peninsula
   is located in   
Antarctica
Fleurieu Peninsula
   is located in   
Australia
South Australia
Florida Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Fornebulandet
   is located in   
Norway
Scandinavian Peninsula
Fosen
   is located in   
Norway
Scandinavian Peninsula
Fountain Point
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Michigan (Lower Peninsula)
Fowler Peninsula
   is located in   
Antarctica
Foxe Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Baffin Island, Nunavut
Freycinet Peninsula
   is located in   
Australia
Tasmania
The Fylde
   is located in   
England
Lancashire
Gallipoli
   is located in   
Turkey
Formerly the Thracian Chersonese
Garden Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Michigan (Upper Peninsula)
Gaspé Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Quebec
Gazelle Peninsula
   is located in   
Papua New Guinea
New Britain
Gibraltar
   is located in   
Spain
(overseas territory of United Kingdom and independent of Spain) -- Iberian Peninsula
Gower Peninsula
   is located in   
Wales
Swansea
Guajira Peninsula
   is located in   
Colombia
Guanahacabibes Peninsula
   is located in   
Cuba
Gwadar Peninsula
   is located in   
Pakistan
Hall Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Baffin Island, Nunavut
Hamarøyhalvøya
   is located in   
Norway
Scandinavian Peninsula
Hayes Halvo
   is located in   
Greenland
Helgenæs
   is located in   
Denmark
Hel Peninsula
   is located in   
Poland
Henry Kater Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Baffin Island, Nunavut
Hequi Peninsula
   is located in   
Chile
Los Lagos Region
Hicacos Peninsula
   is located in   
Cuba
Hindsholm
   is located in   
Denmark
Hook Peninsula
   is located in   
Ireland
Aka Republic of Ireland
Hoo Peninsula
   is located in   
England
Kent. "hoo" is an Old English word meaning a spur of land
Horne Land
   is located in   
Denmark
Horn Head
   is located in   
Ireland
Aka Republic of Ireland
Hornsherred
   is located in   
Denmark
Huon Peninsula
   is located in   
Papua New Guinea
Hurumlandet
   is located in   
Norway
Scandinavian Peninsula
Iberian Peninsula
   is located in   
Europe
Ingnerit
   is located in   
Greenland
Inishowen
   is located in   
Ireland
Aka Republic of Ireland
Inskip Peninsula
   is located in   
Australia
Queensland
Islandmagee
   is located in   
Northern Ireland
Isle of Purbeck
   is located in   
England
Dorset
Istria
   is located in   
Croatia
Balkan Peninsula
Italian Peninsula
   is located in   
Europe
Italian Peninsula
   is located in   
Italy
Iveragh Peninsula
   is located in   
Ireland
Aka Republic of Ireland
Jaffna Peninsula
   is located in   
Sri Lanka
Northern Sri Lanka
Jervis Bay Territory
   is located in   
Australia
Australian Capital Territory
Jutland Peninsula
   is located in   
Denmark
It forms the western half of the country
Kaikoura Peninsula
   is located in   
New Zealand
South Island
Kamchatka Peninsula
   is located in   
Russia
Kapidagi Yarimadasi
   is located in   
Turkey
Karaburun Peninsula
   is located in   
Albania
Balkan Peninsula
Karikari Peninsula
   is located in   
New Zealand
North Island
Karpass Peninsula
   is located in   
Cyprus
Kassandra
   is located in   
Greece
Balkan Peninsula
Kathiawar Peninsula
   is located in   
India
Gujarat
Kenai Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Alaska
Kent Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Nunavut
Keweenaw Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Michigan (Upper Peninsula)
Key Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Washington, in Puget Sound
Kintyre
   is located in   
Scotland
Argyll and Bute
Kitsap Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Washington, in Puget Sound
Knoydart
   is located in   
Scotland
Lochaber
Kola Peninsula
   is located in   
Russia
Korean Peninsula
   is located in   
North Korea
Korean Peninsula
   is located in   
South Korea
North and South Korea
Kowloon Peninsula
   is located in   
China
Hong Kong
Kunisaki-hanto
   is located in   
Japan
Kyūshū
Kurnell Peninsula
   is located in   
Australia
Cronulla sand dunes New South Wales
Labrador Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Encompassing all of Labrador and most of Quebec
Lecale Peninsula
   is located in   
Northern Ireland
Leelanau Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Michigan (Lower Peninsula)
Leith Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Northwest Territories (in Great Bear Lake)
Leizhou Peninsula
   is located in   
China
Liaodong Peninsula
   is located in   
China
Lista
   is located in   
Norway
Scandinavian Peninsula
The Lizard
   is located in   
England
Cornwall
Llŷn Peninsula
   is located in   
Wales
Long Point
   is located in   
Canada
Ontario (in Lake Erie)
Lower Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Michigan
Luštica
   is located in   
Montenegro
Balkan Peninsula
Lyngenhalvøya
   is located in   
Norway
Scandinavian Peninsula
Macau Peninsula
   is located in   
China
Macau
Mahia Peninsula
   is located in   
New Zealand
North Island
Mangyshlak Peninsula
   is located in   
Kazakhstan
Mani Peninsula
   is located in   
Greece
Balkan Peninsula
Marin County
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
California (is a southwards-pointing peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean,the northern part of San Francisco Bay, and San Pablo Bay)
Marloes Peninsula
   is located in   
Wales
Pembrokeshire
Martin Peninsula
   is located in   
Antarctica
Mejillones Peninsula
   is located in   
Chile
Antofagasta Region
Melville Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Nunavut
Meta Incognita Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Baffin Island, Nunavut
Miankaleh Peninsula
   is located in   
Iran
Middle Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Virginia (on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay)
Miramar Peninsula
   is located in   
New Zealand
North Island
Miura-hato
   is located in   
Japan
Honshū
Mizen Head Peninsula
   is located in   
Ireland
Aka Republic of Ireland
Mokapu
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Hawaii
Mols
   is located in   
Denmark
Monterey Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
California
Mornington Peninsula
   is located in   
Australia
Victoria
Morte Point
   is located in   
England
North Devon
Morvern
   is located in   
Scotland
Lochaber
Mount Athos Peninsula
   is located in   
Greece
Balkan Peninsula
Mullet Peninsula
   is located in   
Ireland
Aka Republic of Ireland
Munster
   is located in   
Ireland
Aka Republic of Ireland
Muñoz Gamero Peninsula
   is located in   
Chile
Magallanes Region
Musandam Peninsula
   is located in   
Oman and United Arab Emirates
Nahant
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Massachusetts
Natkusiak Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Victoria Island, Northwest Territories/Nunavut
Nesodden
   is located in   
Norway
Scandinavian Peninsula
New Jersey Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
This state can be viewed as a peninsula surrounded by the Delaware River,Atlantic Ocean, and the Delaware Bay
Niagara Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Ontario
Nicoya Peninsula
   is located in   
Costa Rica
Nishi-sonogi-hanto
   is located in   
Japan
Kyūshū
Nordkinnhalvøya
   is located in   
Norway
Scandinavian Peninsula
North Auckland Peninsula
   is located in   
New Zealand
North Island
Northern Neck
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Virginia (on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay)
North Holland Peninsula
   is located in   
The Netherlands
North Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Ontario (in Lake Nipigon)
Noto-hanto
   is located in   
Japan
Honshū
Nova Scotia Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Nova Scotia
Nuussuaq Peninsula
   is located in   
Greenland
Odsherred
   is located in   
Denmark
Ofothalvøya
   is located in   
Norway
Scandinavian Peninsula
Oga-hanto
   is located in   
Japan
Honshū
Old Mission Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Michigan (Lower Peninsula)
Olympic Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Washington
Oshika-hanto
   is located in   
Japan
Honshū
Osa Peninsula
   is located in   
Costa Rica
Osumi-hanto
   is located in   
Japan
Kyūshū
Otago Peninsula
   is located in   
New Zealand
South Island
Palos Verdes Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
California
Pangertot Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Nunavut
Paracas Peninsula
   is located in   
Peru
Paraguana Peninsula
   is located in   
Venezuela
Paria Peninsula
   is located in   
Venezuela
Parry Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Northwest Territories
Pelješac
   is located in   
Croatia
Balkan Peninsula
Peloponnese
   is located in   
Greece
Balkan Peninsula
Pembrokeshire Peninsula
   is located in   
Wales
West Wales
Peninsula De Samaná
   is located in   
Dominican Republic
Penisola Salentina
   is located in   
Italy
The "heel" of the Italian Peninsula
Penisola Sorrentina
   is located in   
Italy
Sorrentine Peninsula
Península De Azuero
   is located in   
Panama
Penwith
   is located in   
England
Cornish name is Pennwydh. the name comes from two Cornish words "penn" meaning headland and "wydh" meaning at the end.
Pethel Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Northwest Territories
Pilio
   is located in   
Greece
A hook-like peninsula between the Pagasetic Gulf and the Aegean Sea -- Balkan Peninsula
Pinellas Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Including St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida
Placencia Peninsula
   is located in   
Belize
Point Loma, San Diego
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
California
Poluostrov Yamau
   is located in   
Indonesia
Ponta De São Lourenço
   is located in   
Madeira Islands
Portuguese Territory
Porsangerhalvøya
   is located in   
Norway
Scandinavian Peninsula
Port Au Port Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Newfoundland, Newfoundland and Labrador
Portrush Peninsula
   is located in   
Northern Ireland
Portrush
Presque Isle
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Erie, Pennsylvania
Prevlaka
   is located in   
Croatia
Balkan Peninsula
Prince Albert Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Victoria Island, Northwest Territories
Prince Edward Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Ontario (in Lake Ontario)
Promentory Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Utah (on the north eastern shore of the Great Salt Lake)
Promontorio Del Gargano
   is located in   
Italy
(Monte Gargano) Italian Peninsula
Promontorio Di Orbetello
   is located in   
Italy
Italian Peninsula
Punta Durnford
   is located in   
Morocco
Qatar Peninsula
   is located in   
Qatar
Raas Xaafuun Peninsula
   is located in   
Somalia
Ras Hafun
Redcliffe Peninsula
   is located in   
Australia
Queensland
Rosguill
   is located in   
Ireland
Aka Republic of Ireland
Rybachy Peninsula
   is located in   
Russia
Saanich Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Sai Kung Peninsula
   is located in   
China
Hong Kong
Salling
   is located in   
Denmark
Samland Peninsula
   is located in   
Russia
Kaliningrad Oblast
Sandy Hook
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
New Jersey
Satsuma-hanto
   is located in   
Japan
Kyūshū
Scandanavian Peninsula
   is located in   
Europe
Semenanjung Blambangan
   is located in   
Indonesia
Java
Semenanjung Minahassa
   is located in   
Indonesia
Sulawesi
Seward Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Alaska
San Francisco Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
California
Shandong Peninsula
   is located in   
China
Sheep's Head Peninsula
   is located in   
Ireland
Aka Republic of Ireland
Shiretoko
   is located in   
Japan
Hokkaido
Sibley Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Ontario (in Lake Superior)
Side Peninsula
   is located in   
Turkey
Sigguup Nunaa
   is located in   
Greenland
Svartenhuk Halvø
San Ildefonso Peninsula
   is located in   
Philippines
Luzon
Simpson Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Nunavut
Sinai Peninsula
   is located in   
Egypt
Siorarsuk Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Baffin Island, Nunavut
Sithonia
   is located in   
Greece
Balkan Peninsula
Skødshoved
   is located in   
Denmark
Skåne
   is located in   
Sweden
Scandinavian Peninsula
Snarøya
   is located in   
Norway
Scandinavian Peninsula
Somalia Peninsula
   is located in   
Somalia
South-east Peninsula
   is located in   
Indonesia
Sulawesi
South Pembrokeshire Peninsula
   is located in   
Wales
South Peninsula
   is located in   
Indonesia
Sulawesi
South West Peninsula
   is located in   
England
Consists of the Counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset
South West Wales
   is located in   
Wales
Spiridon Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Kodiak Island
Split Peninsula
   is located in   
Croatia
Balkan Peninsula
Sõrve Peninsula
   is located in   
Estonia
Stad
   is located in   
Norway
Scandinavian Peninsula
Stanley Peninsula
   is located in   
China
Hong Kong
Stansbury Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Utah (on the south shore of the Great Salt Lake )
Steensby Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Baffin Island, Nunavut
Stevns Peninsula
   is located in   
Denmark
Stockton Peninsula
   is located in   
Australia
New South Wales
Stonington Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Michigan (Upper Peninsula)
Storkerson Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Victoria Island, Northwest Territories/Nunavut
Sværholthalvøya
   is located in   
Norway
Scandinavian Peninsula
Taitao Peninsula
   is located in   
Chile
Aysén Region
Tasman Peninsula
   is located in   
Australia
Tasmania
Taymyr Peninsula
   is located in   
Russia
Tendring
   is located in   
England
Essex
The Thumb
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Michigan (Lower Peninsula)
Tiburon Peninsula
   is located in   
Haiti
Tinaca Point
   is located in   
Philippines
Davao del Sur
Tres Montes Peninsula
   is located in   
Chile
Aisén Region
Tróia Peninsula
   is located in   
Portugal
Iberian Peninsula
Ungava Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Quebec
Upper Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Michigan
Valdes Peninsula
   is located in   
Argentina
Vale of Glamorgan
   is located in   
Wales
Varangerhalvøya
   is located in   
Norway
Scandinavian Peninsula
Verde Peninsula
   is located in   
Argentina
Virginia Peninsula
   is located in   
The U.S.A.
Virginia (on the western shore of Chesapeake Bay)
Walcheren
   is located in   
The Netherlands
Wilson's Promontory
   is located in   
Australia
Victoria
Wirral
   is located in   
England
Bordered on the west by the River Dee and on the east by the River Mersey in Northwest England. it is shared by Cheshire and Merseyside.
Wollaston Peninsula
   is located in   
Canada
Victoria Island, Northwest Territories/Nunavut
Worli Peninsula
   is located in   
India
Mumbai
Woy Woy Peninsula
   is located in   
Australia
New South Wales
Wan Tsai Peninsula
   is located in   
China
Hong Kong
Yamal Peninsula
   is located in   
Russia
Yorke Peninsula
   is located in   
Australia
South Australia
Younghusband Peninsula
   is located in   
Australia
South Australia
Yucatán Peninsula
   is located in   
Mexico
Partly separating the Gulf of Mexico from the Caribbean Sea
Zamboanga Peninsula
   is located in   
Philippines
Mindanao
Zapata Peninsula
   is located in   
Cuba
Zuid-Beveland
   is located in   
The Netherlands


Facts contributed by:


Allan R. Matthes








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