Some major peninsulas in the United States are the Florida Peninsula, Alaska Peninsula, Cape May Peninsula and Rockaway Peninsula. Peninsulas along the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia include Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck and Virginia Peninsula.
There are two large peninsulas in Michigan: the Lower Peninsula and the Upper Peninsula. Both are comprised of many smaller peninsulas. The Lower Peninsula is the mitten-shaped portion of the state, and the Upper Peninsula is the landform north of it.
Cape Cod in Massachusetts is sometimes considered a peninsula. The region known as the Florida Panhandle is also a peninsula. Smaller peninsulas located on the larger Florida peninsulas include Fairpoint Peninsula, Pinellas Peninsula, Cape Sable and the Interbay Peninsula, which holds part of Tampa leading into the Tampa Bay. The Olympic Peninsula is located near Mount Olympus in the state of Washington.
California has many peninsulas, including Bay Farm Island, on which Oakland International Airport is located. Marin County in California is a peninsula leading into the San Francisco Bay. Palos Verdes Peninsula is in Los Angeles, and Point Dume is in Malibu. Point Loma is in San Diego and Balboa Peninsula is in Newport Beach. Delmarva Peninsula, St. Mary's Peninsula and Calvert Peninsula are all part of Maryland.Learn More
As of 2011, the United States is officially bordered by three oceans: the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Atlantic Ocean to the East, and the Arctic Ocean to the north. The Arctic Ocean was added as an official border of the United States when Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton attended the Arctic Council.Full Answer >
The Missouri is the longest river that flows from north to south in the U.S.; however, it does initially flow north a bit before turning southeast. The next two longest north-to-south rivers are the Mississippi and the Colorado.Full Answer >
The 50 states that comprise the United States are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.Full Answer >
Alaska is part of the United States as one of the 50 states that comprise the nation. Alaska was purchased in 1867 by Secretary of State William Seward for $7.2 million, a purchase nicknamed "Seward's Folly."Full Answer >