Some major peninsulas in the United States are the Florida Peninsula, Alaska Peninsula, Cape May Peninsula and Rockaway Peninsula. Peninsulas along the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia include Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck and Virginia Peninsula.Continue Reading
There are two large peninsulas in Michigan: the Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula. Both are comprised of many smaller peninsulas. The Lower Peninsula is the mitten-shaped portion of the state, and the Upper Peninsula is the landform north of it.
Cape Cod in Massachusetts is sometimes considered a peninsula. The region known as the Florida Panhandle is also a peninsula. Smaller peninsulas located on the larger Florida peninsulas include Fairpoint Peninsula, Pinellas Peninsula, Cape Sable and the Interbay Peninsula, which holds part of Tampa leading into the Tampa Bay. The Olympic Peninsula is located near Mount Olympus in the state of Washington.
California has many peninsulas, including Bay Farm Island, on which Oakland International Airport is located. Marin County in California is a peninsula leading into the San Francisco Bay. Palos Verdes Peninsula is in Los Angeles, and Point Dume is in Malibu. Point Loma is in San Diego and Balboa Peninsula is in Newport Beach. Delmarva Peninsula, St. Mary's Peninsula and Calvert Peninsula are all part of Maryland.Learn more about Bodies of Water
Some of the deepest lakes in the United States are Crater Lake, Lake Tahoe, Lake Chelan, Lake Superior and Lake Pend Oreille. The depth of these lakes ranges from 1943 feet to 1152 feet.Full Answer >
The Neuse River is the widest river in the United States. The mouth of this river is approximately 6 miles and it flows through 11 counties in North Carolina.Full Answer >
According to Doug Levin, director of the Earth Mapping Laboratory at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Pocomoke River is the deepest river in the United States. It is second deepest river in the world, next to the Nile in Africa.Full Answer >
The three longest rivers in the United Kingdom are the Thames, Mersey and Severn rivers. The Severn River runs a total distance of 220 miles, while the River Thames covers a distance of approximately 213 miles, and the Mersey River covers a distance of 70 miles. Of the longest rivers traversing the U.K., only the River Thames resides entirely within the nation's borders.Full Answer >