Name of Largest Peninsula of the World
A peninsula is a piece of land that is nearly surrounded by water but connected to mainland via an isthmus. The part of land by which the Peninsula is connected to the main land are sometimes very narrow and separated by thin water body which in turn creates another geographical feature called isthmus. There are innumerable peninsulas throughout the world and in each continents. The list below gives the details of largest peninsula of World.
Largest Peninsulas of World: Arabian Peninsula
Arabian Peninsula or Arabia is the largest peninsula of world which occupies an area of 3.2 million square Km. It is located in middle east and comprises of 7 countries including Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar. It is surrounded by Red sea in west, Gulf of Aden in south, Arabian sea in southeast, Gulf of Oman in east and Persian gulf in northeast.
Second Largest Peninsula of World: (Deccan) Indian Peninsula
Indian Peninsula is considered as second largest peninsula of world. India is surrounded from three sides by Arabian sea, Indian ocean and Bay of Bengal. The way Indian subcontinent protrudes out in Indian ocean itself gives it the look of a peninsula. If the number of inhabitants are taken into account then this peninsula becomes the largest one of world.
Third Largest Peninsula of World : Indo-China Peninsula
This is also called Indo-Chinese or Mainland southeast Asia. This peninsula is a part of southeast Asia and comprises of countries Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. It is bordered with Andaman sea in west, Strait of Malacca in southwest and China sea in east.
The list below gives the details of Largest Peninsula of the World.
|Name of Peninsula||Area (SqKm)||Bordering Seas||Countries|
|Arabian||3,237,500||Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, Red Sea||Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen|
|Indian (Deccan) Peninsula||2,072,000||Arabian Sea, Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal||South India|
|Indo-china Peninsula||1,938,743||China Sea, Bay of Bengal, Malacca Strait,Indian Ocean||Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam|
|Horn of Africa(Somali Peninsula)||1,882,857||Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea||Djibouti, Eritria, Ethiopia, Somalia,|
|Alaska Peninsula||1,500,000||Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea||United States|
|Labrador Peninsula||1,400,000||Hudson bay, Labradore Sea, Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Atlantic Ocean||Canada|
|Scandinavian Peninsula||750,000||Baltic Sea, North Sea, Norwegian Sea||Norway, Sweden, north Finland|
|Balkan Peninsula||666,700||Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Aegean Sea, Black Sea||Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, North Turkey|
|Iberian Peninsula||582,000||Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea||Andora, Portugal, Spain, France|
|Korean Peninsula||220,847||East China Sea, Yellow Sea, korean Strait||North Korea, South Korea|
|Floridan Peninsula||170,304||Gulf of Mexico, Florida Strait, Atlantic Ocean||United States (Florida state)|
|Baja California Peninsula||143,390||Pacific Ocean, Gulf of California||Mexico|
|Italian Peninsula||131,337||Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea, Tyrrhenian Sea, Mediterranean Sea||Italy, San Marino, Vatican City|
|Kola Peninsula||100,000||Barents Sea, White Sea||Russia|
|Sinai Peninsula||60,000||Suez Canal, Gulf of Aqaba, Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea||Egypt|
|Crimean Peninsula||27,000||Black Sea, Sea of Azov||Ukraine (now Russia)|
|Tasman Peninsula||660||Fredrick Henry Bay, Storm Bay, Tasman Sea||Australia|
|Chukchi Peninsula||Chukchi Sea, Bering Strait, Bering Sea||Russia|
|Malay Peninsula||Andamanese Sea, Strait of Malacca, South China Sea||South Thailand, South Myanmar, Malaysia|
|Yuctan Peninsula||Mexico||Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean sea|