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List of isthmuses

Isthmus is a narrow strip of land with sea on either side, forming a link between two larger areas of land.

• The Isthmus of Suez – the isthus between North Africa and Southwest Asia, in Egypt where the Suez

Canal is located

• The Isthmus of Corinth in Greece – the first isthmus to bear that name

• The Isthmus of Panama – the most famous isthmus. Connects North America and South America.

• The Isthmus of Dubrovnik – today’s Stradun, (main center street), which connected Lause and Dub

into a single city unit

• The Isthmus of Avalon in Canada – separates the main island of Newfoundland from the Peninsula of

Avalon (where the capital, St. John’s, is located)

• The Isthmus of Kra, which joins the Malay Peninsula with mainland Asia

• The Isthmus of Tehuntepec – connects Yucatan and Central America with the rest of Mexico

• The Isthmus of Chignecto – connects the mainland portion of Nova Scotia with North America

• the Kerelian Isthmus between Gulf of Finland and Lake Ladoga.

• the Madison Isthmus, between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin

• the Isthmus of Perekop between Crimea and Ukraine mainland.

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