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What is the difference between a peninsula and a bay?


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A peninsula (which means "almost an island") is a relatively narrow body of land that sticks out into a body of water, and is surrounded on all sides but one by the water. (The other side is attached to a larger body of land.)

A bay, on the other hand, is a body of water largely surrounded by land. Only a small part connects to the rest of the water (e.g., the ocean.)