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Visokoi Island ISS016
An ISLAND or ISLE is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water . Very small islands such as emergent land features on atolls can be called islets , skerries , cays or keys. An island in a river or a lake island may be called an eyot or ait , and a small island off the coast may be called a holm . A grouping of geographically or geologically related islands is called an archipelago , e.g. the Philippines
Philippines
. An island may be described as such, despite the presence of an artificial land bridge; examples are Singapore
Singapore
and its causeway , and the various Dutch delta islands, such as IJsselmonde . Some places may even retain "island" in their names for historical reasons after being connected to a larger landmass by a land bridge or landfill, such as Coney Island
Coney Island
and Coronado Island
Island
, though these are strictly tied islands
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Tied Island
TIED ISLANDS, or LAND-TIED ISLANDS as they are often known, are landforms consisting of an island that is connected to land only by a tombolo : a spit of beach materials connected to land at both ends. St Ninian\'s Isle , in the Shetland
Shetland
Islands off the north coast of Scotland
Scotland
, is an example of this; it was once an island but is now linked to the Mainland . Other examples include: Maury Island, Washington in the Puget Sound
Puget Sound
, Coronado, California
Coronado, California
and Nahant, Massachusetts in the U.S.; Barrenjoey, New South Wales
Barrenjoey, New South Wales
in Australia
Australia
; and Wedge Island
Island
in Western Australia
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Coronado, California
CORONADO is a resort city located in San Diego
San Diego
County, California
California
, across the San Diego Bay from downtown San Diego
San Diego
. It was founded in the 1880s. Its population was 24,697 at the 2010 census, up from 24,100 at the 2000 census. Coronado lies on the geographic combination of an island connected to the mainland by a tombolo called the Silver Strand . The first explorer to map and name Coronado (Sebastian Vizcaino) drew a map of the island in 1602. He named the land mass Coronado. In 2012, Dr. Stephen Leatherman , Director of the Laboratory for Coastal Research, ranked Coronado Beach as the best beach in the United States. Coronado is Spanish for "crowned one", and thus it is nicknamed The Crown City
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Mainland
MAINLAND is a contiguous landmass that is larger and often politically, economically and/or demographically more significant than politically associated remote territories , such as exclaves or oceanic islands situated outside the continental shelf . In geography, "mainland" can denote the continental (i.e. non-insular) part of any polity or the main island within an island nation . In geopolitics , "mainland" is sometimes used interchangeably with terms like Metropole as an antonym to overseas territories . In the sense of "heartland", mainland is the opposite of periphery. The term is used on multiple levels. From a Tasmanian perspective, continental Australia
Australia
is the mainland, while to residents of Flinders Island , the main island of Tasmania
Tasmania
is also "the mainland". When you are "Down the Shore" in New Jersey
New Jersey
, there is an "island" and "mainland" in areas with an Island
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Peloponnese
The PELOPONNESE (/ˈpɛləpəˌniːz/ ) or PELOPONNESUS (/ˌpɛləpəˈniːsəs/ ; Greek : Πελοπόννησος, Pelopónnēsos) is a peninsula and geographic region in southern Greece
Greece
. It is separated from the central part of the country by the Isthmus and Gulf of Corinth . During the late Middle Ages
Middle Ages
and the Ottoman era , the peninsula was known as the Morea
Morea
(Greek : Μωρέας), a name still in colloquial use in its demotic form (Μωριάς). The peninsula is divided among three administrative regions : most belongs to the Peloponnese
Peloponnese
region, with smaller parts belonging to the West Greece
Greece
and Attica regions. In 2016, Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet
voted the Peloponnese
Peloponnese
the top spot of their Best in Europe list
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Corinth Canal
The CORINTH CANAL (Greek : Διώρυγα της Κορίνθου, Dhioryga tis Korinthou) is a canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea
Aegean Sea
. It cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth
Isthmus of Corinth
and separates the Peloponnese
Peloponnese
from the Greek mainland, arguably making the peninsula an island . The builders dug the canal through the Isthmus at sea level ; no locks are employed. It is 6.4 kilometres (4 mi) in length and only 21.4 metres (70 ft) wide at its base, making it impassable for most modern ships. It now has little economic importance. The canal was initially proposed in classical times and a failed effort was made to build it in the 1st century CE. Construction started in 1881 but was hampered by geological and financial problems that bankrupted the original builders
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Coney Island
CONEY ISLAND is a peninsular residential neighborhood , beach , and leisure/entertainment destination on the Coney Island
Coney Island
Channel, which is part of the Lower Bay in the southwestern part of the borough of Brooklyn
Brooklyn
in New York City
City
. The site was formerly an outer barrier island but became partially connected to the rest of Long Island by land fill . The residential portion of the peninsula is a community of 60,000 people in its western part, with Sea Gate to its west, Brighton Beach
Beach
and Manhattan
Manhattan
Beach
Beach
to its east, the Lower Bay to the south, and Gravesend to the north. Coney Island
Coney Island
is well known as the site of amusement parks and a seaside resort
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IJsselmonde (island)
IJSSELMONDE may refer to: * IJsselmonde (island) , an island near Rotterdam, Netherlands * IJsselmonde (village) , a former village on the island of IJsselmonde * IJsselmonde (Rotterdam) , one of the boroughs of Rotterdam This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title IJSSELMONDE. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intende
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Philippines
Coordinates : 13°N 122°E / 13°N 122°E / 13; 122 Republic
Republic
of the Philippines Republika ng Pilipinas Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: " Maka-Diyos, Maka-Tao, Makakalikasan at Makabansa " "For God, People, Nature, and Country" ANTHEM: Lupang Hinirang
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Singapore
SINGAPORE (/ˈsɪŋəpɔːr/ ( listen ), /ˈsɪŋɡə-/ ), officially the REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
. It lies one degree (137 kilometres or 85 miles) north of the equator , at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula , with Indonesia
Indonesia
's Riau Islands to the south and Peninsular Malaysia
Malaysia
to the north. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets . Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23% (130 square kilometres or 50 square miles)
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Johor–Singapore Causeway
The JOHOR–SINGAPORE CAUSEWAY (Chinese : 新柔长堤, Malay : Tambak Johor) is a 1,056-metre causeway that links the city of Johor Bahru in Malaysia
Malaysia
across the Straits of Johor to the town of Woodlands in Singapore
Singapore
. It serves as a road and rail link, as well as water piping into Singapore. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Attempts to have the Causeway
Causeway
replaced * 3 Road charges * 4 Public transport services * 4.1 Train Services (KTM) * 4.2 Public Bus Services * 5 See also * 6 References * 6.1 Others * 7 External links HISTORY The severed causeway on the eve of Japanese invasion in 1942. From the 19th century, Malaya’s commodities such as tin, rubber, pepper and gambier were largely shipped through the port at Singapore, a British colony . These materials were trans-shipped across the Johor Straits by ferry
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Netherlands
The NETHERLANDS (/ˈnɛðərləndz/ ( listen ); Dutch : Nederland ( listen )), also known informally as HOLLAND, is a country in Western Europe
Europe
with a population of seventeen million. Together with three island territories in the Caribbean ( Bonaire
Bonaire
, Sint Eustatius
Sint Eustatius
and Saba ), it forms the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Netherlands
. The European portion of the Netherlands
Netherlands
consists of twelve provinces and borders Germany
Germany
to the east, Belgium
Belgium
to the south, and the North Sea
North Sea
to the northwest, sharing maritime borders in the North Sea
North Sea
with Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Germany
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Marble Hill, Manhattan
MARBLE HILL is the northernmost neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan
Manhattan
. It is the only Manhattan
Manhattan
neighborhood on the mainland of North America
North America
. Marble
Marble
Hill was occupied as a Dutch colonial settlement in 1646, and gained its current name in 1891 because of marble deposits underneath the neighborhood. Politically a part of Manhattan
Manhattan
and New York County, Marble
Marble
Hill became an island in the Harlem River
Harlem River
when it was separated from the island of Manhattan
Manhattan
by the construction of the Harlem Ship Canal
Harlem Ship Canal
in 1895
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United States Ship Canal
Coordinates : 40°52′30″N 73°55′5″W / 40.87500°N 73.91806°W / 40.87500; -73.91806 The mouth of the Spuyten Duyvil Creek with the Henry Hudson Bridge
Henry Hudson Bridge
and the Spuyten Duyvil Bridge Original course of Spuyten Duyvil Creek and location of King's Bridge and Marble Hill area Blue shows the original path of the creek, north around Marble Hill and then curving south around the tip of the Bronx Marble Hill was cut o
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False Etymology
A FALSE ETYMOLOGY (POPULAR ETYMOLOGY, ETYMYTHOLOGY, PSEUDO-ETYMOLOGY, or PAR(A)ETYMOLOGY), sometimes called FOLK ETYMOLOGY – although the latter is also a technical term in linguistics - is a popularly held but false belief about the origin or derivation of a specific word. Such etymologies often have the feel of urban legends , and can be much more colorful and fanciful than the typical etymologies found in dictionaries, often involving stories of unusual practices in particular subcultures (e.g. Oxford students from non-noble families being supposedly forced to write sine nobilitate by their name, soon abbreviated to s.nob., hence the word snob). Many recent examples are "backronyms" (acronyms made up to explain a term), as in snob, and posh for "port outward, starboard homeward"; many other sourced examples are listed in the article on backronyms
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German Language
No official regulation ( German orthography regulated by the Council for German Orthography )
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