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What is the difference between gulf and peninsula?

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September 14, 2011 9:27AM

A Gulf is a place where the sea sticks into the land. A peninsula is where the land sticks out into the sea.

See, for example, the GULF of Mexico and the Yucatan PENINSULA.

Peninsula - Latin paene (nearly) insula (island). Connected to the mainland by a thin strip of land called an ISTHMUS.