List of isthmuses

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This list of isthmuses is an appendix to the article isthmus. The list is sorted by the region of the world in which the isthmus is located. An isthmus ( /ˈɪsθməs/ or /ˈɪsməs/; plural: isthmuses; from Ancient Greek: ἰσθμός, translit. isthmos, lit. 'neck') is a narrow piece of land connecting two larger areas across an expanse of water that otherwise separates them.[1] A tombolo is an isthmus that consists of a spit or bar.

Africa[edit]

Egypt[edit]

Americas[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Brazil[edit]

British Overseas Territories[edit]

Canada[edit]

Central America[edit]

Chile[edit]

French Overseas Collectivity[edit]

Mexico[edit]

United States[edit]

Venezuela[edit]

Asia[edit]

The Suez Canal goes across the western side of the Sinai Peninsula

Europe[edit]

Black Sea[edit]

Iceland[edit]

  • Isthmus between Gilsfjörður and Bitrufjörður, which connects the Westfjords peninsula to the mainland of Iceland

Ireland[edit]

Mediterranean Sea[edit]

Russia[edit]

United Kingdom and British islands[edit]

Australia[edit]

Otago Peninsula is joined to the New Zealand South Island mainland by an isthmus at South Dunedin.

Oceania[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Isthmus". Britannica.com. Retrieved 2013-09-22. 
  2. ^ "Geology of Paraná: Ilha do Mel" (PDF). Mineropar: Serviço Geológico de Paraná. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Кавказский перешеек // Энциклопедический словарь Брокгауза и Ефрона : в 86 т. (82 т. и 4 доп.). — СПб., 1890—1907.
  4. ^ Корейский перешеек // Большая советская энциклопедия : [в 30 т.] / гл. ред. А. М. Прохоров. — 3-е изд. — М. : Советская энциклопедия, 1969—1978.
  5. ^ "Coast to Coast Walkway". Auckland Council. Retrieved 19 December 2012.