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World Largest Peninsulas: A peninsula is a piece of land that is nearly surrounded by water but connected to the mainland via an isthmus. As far as competitive exams are concerned, World Largest Peninsulas are often asked in Static GK Section in many competitive exams.

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The part of the land by which the Peninsula is connected to the mainland 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 continent.
First Largest Peninsula of World: Arabian Peninsula Arabian Peninsula or Arabia is the largest peninsula of the world which occupies an area of 3.2 million square Km. It is located in the middle east and comprises of 7 countries including Saudi Arabia, Oman, Yemen, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar. It is surrounded by Red sea in the west, the Gulf of Aden in the south, Arabian sea in the southeast, Gulf of Oman in east and Persian Gulf in the northeast.
Second Largest Peninsula of World: (Deccan) Indian Peninsula Indian Peninsula is considered as the second largest peninsula of the world. India is surrounded from three sides by the 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 is taken into account then this peninsula becomes the largest one in the 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 the west, Strait of Malacca in the southwest and China sea in the east.
The list below gives the details of the World Largest Peninsulas:
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