A point of land extending into a body of water is known as a peninsula. A peninsula extends out into the water while still being connected to a larger section of land.
Peninsulas are also sometimes called a promontory or a cape, and are commonly used in the marine industry as a docking place for fishers. Some famous capes around the world include the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, and Cape Cod in Massachussetts. Florida is an example of a peninsula, because it is surrounded by water on three sides. Peninsulas are sometimes only connected to a larger body of land by a very skinny strip called an isthmus.Learn More
The North Pole is not located on a continent, as there is no land underneath the North Pole. Only a large piece of drifting ice is under the North Pole. The mass of ice shrinks and expands based on the season.Full Answer >
A geometric boundary, or geometric border, is one that is formed by arcs or straight lines irrespective of the physical and cultural features of the land it passes through. Examples include the U.S.-Canada border and the borders of some African states that evolved from colonial holdings.Full Answer >
Because of the Treaty of Versailles, Germany lost 13 percent of its land (which amounted to 25,000 square miles) and had to give back the territory it had gained during World War I. Poland, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Czechoslovakia became independent countries. Austria-Hungary split up and Yugoslavia was created.Full Answer >
There are a total of 32 compass points, which are horizontal directions located on a compass card, according to The Free Dictionary. The four main compass points, North (N), South (S), East (E) and West (W), are called cardinal compass points.Full Answer >