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What is the difference between an isthmus and a peninsula?

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An Isthmus is a relatively narrow strip of land that connects two larger land areas, a peninsula just goes out into the ocean.

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The Isthmus of Perekop (Ukrainian: Перекопський перешийок; translit. Perekops'kyy pereshyyok; Russian: Перекопский перешеек; translit. Perekopskiy peresheek Crimean Tatar: Or boynu, Turkish: Orkapı) is the narrow, 5-7 km wide strip of land that connects the peninsula of Crimea to the mainland of Ukraine. The isthmus is located between the Black Sea to the west and the Sivash to the east. The isthmus takes its name from the Tatar fortress of Perekop.

The border between the Crimea republic and the Kherson Oblast runs though the northern part of the isthmus. The cities of Perekop, Armiansk, Suvorovo and Krasnoperekopsk are situated on the isthmus. The North Crimean Canal runs through the isthmus, supplying Crimea with fresh water from the Dnieper River.

Coordinates: 10.183°N 98.883°E / 10.183; 98.883 / 10°11′N 98°53′E

The Kra Isthmus is the narrowest part of the Malay Peninsula, located in southern Thailand.

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