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Chersonesos or Chersonesus is the Greek for "peninsula".
The term appears in various ancient toponyms:
- Chersonesus (Crimea) an ancient city and archaeological site near Sevastopol in the Crimea, Ukraine. The name Chersonesus Taurica was also extended to the entire Crimean Peninsula.
- Kherson, Ukraine, formerly called Chersonesos.
- Chersonesos (Lyctus), an ancient Greek city on Crete that was the harbor of Lyctus.
- Chersonissos, Crete, Greece, a village near the historical harbor of Lyctus.
- Chersonesos (Sicily), an ancient Greek colony in Sicily, Italy.
- Taurica or Chersonesus Taurica, today known as the Crimean Peninsula
- Gallipoli, Turkey, was called Chersonesus Thracica in antiquity.
- Jutland Peninsula, Denmark, was called Chersonesus Cimbrica in antiquity.
- Malay Peninsula, Malaysia, was called Chersonesus Aurea in antiquity.
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