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why europe is called the peninsula of peninsulas ?


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Europe is the one of the seventh continents of our world. Yes Ofcourse it is known as the peninsula of peninsulas. The reason behind it is " it is the largest peninsula as it is surrounded by water from all three sides. In North, it is bounded by Arctic Ocean, in south by Southern Ocean and by West it is bounded by Atlantic Ocean. It consists three water boundaries that's why it is mainly known as peninsula of peninsulas.

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"The term "peninsula" ultimately derives from the Latin word penens, meaning "thinner." Early explorers and cartographers would use a stylus to trace the coastline of the place in question and create a map that they knew was true. But if they were to include all of an area's landmass, as is possible for some places with narrow peninsulas, it would appear much larger than it really is on their map. This prompted them to fold down one side of their map so that it appears thinner. The word then took on an additional meaning: any thin piece of land projecting into the sea beyond its immediate shoreline. In the pre-cartographic age, when maps were marked up with stalks or sticks that sailors would use to draw a man's shadow on a piece of paper, the term peninsula was used to describe a place whose outline looked like a peninsula. In modern times, the term is generally used to refer to peninsulas that jut out from any larger main landmass."
Plano de Península de las Aguilas (Plano de Portugal), Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar (a hidalgo and later Viceroy of New Spain), 1645. The artist was probably inspired by ethnographic sources—the figure of the bird is obviously a troya.

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Europe is a peninsula, and there are nine peninsulas on the continental mainland. The three largest peninsulas in Europe are - Italy, Iberia, and the Balkan Peninsula.

Who named Europe? Well, people called it Europe because it was where all of the 'European' countries were from. 'Europa' came from a mythological Greek goddess who was said to be able to walk on water. 'Europa' was the name of a 'place' in Greek mythology. And it is the name that we use for the continent of Europe.

When did Europe come into being? The first inhabitants were migrants from Asia, and these people migrated into Europe from about 25,000 to 40,000 years ago. The first humans to arrive in what is now modern-day Europe came across a land bridge across what is now known as Doggerland. After crossing this land bridge, they entered what is now northern Germany and then slowly moved south along both sides of this land bridge. After doing this, they found themselves in what is today France.

 

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Peninsula essentially means a body that is surrounded by water body on three sides. Though Europe is connected to the continent of Asia on the eastern side, it is surrounded by water on all the other sides. Europe is called the “peninsula of peninsulas” because it is an elongated and small appendage to Asia. Europe is a colossal peninsula that is composed of smaller peninsulas on all sides.
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An enormous part of Europe is made up of peninsulas. Hence, it has earned the name of “peninsula of peninsulas” due to the presence of many peninsulas around. Continents of Asia and Europe Together form the Eurasian landmass. The Europe continent sticks out from the western tip of the Eurasian Landmass. Altogether this entire region looks like a giant peninsula. Europe is composed of many peninsula is like Balkan Peninsula, Iberian Peninsula, Scandinavian peninsula, Attican Peninsula, Italian peninsula, Thracian Peninsula, Peloponnesian Peninsula and many. The presence of so many peninsula is together has given Europe its nickname- Peninsula of Peninsulas. The presence of so many peninsulas is indeed a geographical feature that makes Europe unique among other continents in the world.




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Europe is surrounded by water from three sides in major part. A peninsula is a land that is covered by water on three sides and connected to the land from one end. Europe has many peninsulas, that is why it is called the Peninsula of Peninsulas. It is also known as Peninsula of Eurasia because Europe and Asia together formed the largest continent and Europe looks like a small tail of Asia.

 

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