General Knowledge for IAS Exams (Largest Peninsulas)

General Knowledge for IAS Exams (Geography of India and The World)

Largest Peninsulas

  • Arabian Peninsula (2,017,686 km): The Arabian peninsula contains Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman and Yemen. This peninsula is surrounded by the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea, the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf.

  • Southern India (1,287,200 km): South India is a peninsula in the shape of a vast inverted triangle, bounded on the west by the Arabian Sea, on the east by the Bay of Bengal and on the north by the Vindhya and Satpura ranges. The narmada flows westwards in the depression between the Vindhya and Satpura ranges.

  • Alaska Mi (933,220 km): The entire state of Alaska is one big peninsula, surrounded by the Gulf of Alaska and the Pacific Ocean on the south, the Bering and Chukchi Seas on the west and the Arctic Ocean on the north. The Alaskan Peninsula is about 570,000 sq. miles in size, making it not only the largest peninsula in the United States but also the western hemisphere.

  • Labrador (807,718 km): Labrador Peninsula is a large peninsula in eastern Canada. It is bounded by the Hudson Bay to the west, the Hudson Strait to the north, the Labrador Sea to the east, and the Gulf of Saint Lawrence to the south-east. the peninsula includes the region of Labrador, part of the province of New-foundland and Labrador; and the regions of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Cote-Nord, and Nord-du-Quebec, which are in the province of Quebec.

  • Scandinavia (497,181 km): The Scandinavian Peninsula is a geographic region in northern Europe, consisting of Norway and Sweden. the name Scandinavian is derived from Scania, a region at the southernmost extremity of the peninsula. The Scandinavian Peninsula is the largest peninsula in Europe.

  • The Iberian Peninsula [225,000 sq m (339,525 km)]:The Iberian Peninsula, or Iberia, is located in the extreme south-west of Europe and includes modern day Spain, Portugal, Andorra and Gibraltar and a very small area of France.

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