List of Largest Peninsulas of World

Peninsula is a piece of land which is almost surrounded by water but connected from one side to larger mass of land. The best example to understand a peninsula is the state of Florida, United States which protrudes out from main land north America into Atlantic Ocean. Other fine example is land mass of North and South Korea which protrudes out from mainland Asia in China sea. 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

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 : Indian (Deccan) 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

Largest Peninsulas of World

Indo-Chinese 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 southern part of Indo-China peninsula Malaysia and south protruding part of Thailand is called Malay Peninsula.

Horn of Africa 

Largest Peninsulas of World

Horn of Africa : Somali Peninsula

This is also called as Somali Peninsula. This peninsula is the fourth largest in world. This is protruded long inside Arabian sea surrounded by Gulf of Aden in north and Arabian sea in east and south. This comprises of four countries of Eastern Africa which are Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and  Djibouti.

Alaska Peninsula

This peninsula separates out the Pacific Ocean from Bristol bay which is a part of Bering sea. In some cases the Alaskan peninsula is considered as the thin strip protruding part (Lake and Peninsula Borough) which is county of Alaska but in some sources the whole Alaska state is taken as peninsula. Here the whole Alaska state is considered which is surrounded by Arctic Sea in north, Bering strait in west and Pacific sea in south.

Labrador Peninsula

Largest Peninsulas of world

Labrador Peninsula

This is the north-eastern part of Canada which is surrounded by Hudson bay in west, Gulf of Saint Lawrence in south, Labrador sea in east which is itself a part of Atlantic Ocean. This peninsula is located in the province of Quebec.

Scandinavian Peninsula

Largest Peninsulas of World

Scandinavian and Kola Peninsula

This peninsula covers entire Norway and Sweden and only smaller northern part of Finland. It represents the perfect example of a Peninsula which is surrounded by water body from all sides and connected to mainland from one narrow strip of land.

Some other strategically important Peninsulas of World

Malay Peninsula

The southern most portion of Indo-China peninsula in turn makes a unique peninsula and is called as Malay peninsula. The Malay peninsula consists of Malaysia completely and the southern protruding portion of Thailand. This is strategically the most important peninsula of world as it controls the shipping trade from European countries to Southeast Asian countries. This peninsula is bounded by Andaman sea in northwest, Malacca strait in west, South China sea in east and Gulf of Thailand in northeast.

Kamchatka Peninsula

This peninsula is located at far-east portion of Russia. This peninsula is bounded by Bering sea in east, North Pacific ocean in south and Sea of Okhotsk in west. Kamchatka peninsula is also known for its volcanoes and these are counted in UNESCO world heritage sites. There are total 160 volcanoes present in this peninsula out of which 29 are still active.

Florida Peninsula

State of florida of U.S. is a classical example of a peninsula. It is bounded by North Atlantic in east, Caribbean sea in south and Gulf of Mexico in west.

Chukchi Peninsula

The easternmost part of Russia is known as Chukchi peninsula. This peninsula is bounded by Chukchi sea in north, Bering strait in east and Bering sea in south. The Alaska state of U.S. is just 82 Km east from the closes point of Chukchi peninsula. This is strategically very important peninsula as it controls the shipping trade of northern European countries to west coast of US and southeast Asian countries.


List of Largest Peninsulas of World

PeninsulaArea (SqKm)LocationCountriesBordering Seas
Arabian3,237,500Middle EastBahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, YemenPersian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Arabian sea, Gulf of Aden, Red sea
Indian (Deccan) Peninsula2,072,000South AsiaSouth IndiaArabian sea, Indian Ocean, Bay of Bengal
Indo-china Peninsula1,938,743Southeast AsiaCambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, VietnamChina sea, Bay of Bengal, Malacca Strait,Indian Ocean
Horn of Africa(Somali Peninsula)1,882,857East AfricaDjibouti, Eritria, Ethiopia, Somalia, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea
Alaska Peninsula1,500,000Alaska US Pacific ocean, Bering sea
Labrador Peninsula1,400,000North AmericaCanadaHudson bay, Labradore sea, Gulf of Saint Lawrence, Atlantic Ocean
Scandinavian Peninsula750,000North EuropeNorway, Sweden, north FinlandBaltic Sea, North Sea, Norwegian sea
Balkan Peninsula666,700Southeast EuropeAlbania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, north TurkeyAdriatic sea, Ionian sea, Mediterranean sea, Aegean sea, Black sea
Iberian Peninsula582,000Southwest EuropeAndora, Portugal, Spain, FranceAtlantic Ocean, Mediterranean sea
Kamchatka Peninsula270,000Far-east RussiaRussiaBering sea, North Pacific, Sea of Okhotsk
Korean Peninsula220,847Northeast AsiaNorth Korea, South KoreaEast China sea, Yellow sea, korean Strait
Floridan Peninsula170,304North AmericaUS (Florida state)Gulf of Mexico, Florida Strait, Atlantic Ocean
Baja California Peninsula143,390North AmericaMexicoPacific ocean, Gulf of California
Italian Peninsula131,337South EuropeItaly, San Marino, Vatican CityAdriatic sea, Ionian sea, Tyrrhenian sea, Mediterranean sea
Kola Peninsula100,000Northwest RussiaRussiaBarents Sea, White sea
Sinai Peninsula60,000Egypt-Israel borderEgyptSuez Canal, Gulf of Aqaba, Red sea, Mediterranean sea
Crimean Peninsula27,000East EuropeUkraine (now Russia)Black Sea, Sea of Azov
Tasman Peninsula660Southeast AustraliaAustraliaFredrick Henry Bay, Storm Bay, Tasman sea
Chukchi PeninsulaNortheast RussiaRussiaChukchi Sea, Bering Strait, Bering Sea
Malay PeninsulaSoutheast AsiaSouth Thailand, South Myanmar, MalaysiaAndamanese Sea, Strait of Malacca, South China Sea
Yucatan PeninsulaSoutheast MexicoGulf of Mexico, Caribbean seaMexico