A promontory, on Lake Baikal, Russia

Raised mass of land that projects into a lowland or a body of water .

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Coastal landform, a point of land usually high and often with a sheer drop, that extends into a body of water.

Cape Malabata, Morocco
Cliffs at Beachy Head, England
Land's End, England
Point Reyes, California, USA
Hanauma Bay and Koko Crater at Koko Head, O'ahu Island, Hawai'i, USA
Sydney Heads, NSW, Australia
South West Cape, Tasmania
Cape Horn, Chile

It is a type of promontory.

Ras Bar Balla

Historic town in the southern Lower Juba region of Somalia.

An ancient area of occupation, Ras Bar Balla is situated on a small promontory.


The capital city of the ancient Carthaginian civilization, on the eastern side of the Lake of Tunis in what is now Tunisia.

Top: Carthage Saint-Louis Cathedral, Malik-ibn Anas Mosque, Middle: Carthage Palace, Bottom: Baths of Antoninus, Amphitheatre of Carthage (all items from left to right)
Modern reconstruction of Punic Carthage. The circular harbor at the front is the Cothon, the military port of Carthage, where all of Carthage's warships (Biremes) were anchored
The layout of the Punic city-state Carthage, before its fall in 146 B.C.
Archaeological sites of modern Carthage
Punic ruins in Byrsa
Archaeological Site of Carthage
Archaeological Site of Carthage
View of two columns at Carthage
Ruins of Carthage
Roman Carthage City Center
Layout of Roman Carthage
The Vandal Kingdom in 500, centered on Carthage
The first published sketch of artefacts from Carthage – mostly Carthaginian tombstones. This was published in Jean Emile Humbert's Notice sur quatre cippes sépulcraux et deux fragments, découverts en 1817, sur le sol de l'ancienne Carthage.
Historical map of the Tunis area (1903), showing St. Louis of Carthage between Sidi Bou Said and Le Kram.
Map of the Mediterranean in 218 BC
Trade routes of Phoenicia (Byblos, Sidon, Tyre) & Carthage
Idealized depiction of Carthage from the 1493 Nuremberg Chronicle.
Juba II, reigned 25 BC – AD 23

Carthage was built on a promontory with sea inlets to the north and the south.

History of Guernsey

The history of Guernsey stretches back to evidence of prehistoric habitation and settlement and encompasses the development of its modern society.

The Bailiwick of Guernsey
La Gran'mère du Chimquière, the Grandmother of Chimquiere, the statue menhir at the gate of Saint Martin's church is an important prehistoric monument
Battle 1342
The burning of the Guernsey Martyrs 1556
Castle Cornet seen at night over the harbour of St Peter Port.
Plaque to the memory of Guernsey civilians killed, particularly in the 28 June 1940 bombing raid.

Around 6000 BC, rising sea created the English Channel and separated the Norman promontories that became the bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey from continental Europe.


Island in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy that is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, a British Crown Dependency.

Castle Cornet over the harbour of St Peter Port in the second half of the 17th century.
The islands of Guernsey, Herm and Sark (left to right) as seen from space
Detailed map of Guernsey and nearby islands
Guernsey from the air
Guernsey cliffs
Bailiff Richard Collas (right) attending the Queen's birthday parade 2016 in his formal robes
The parishes of Guernsey
A Guernsey Post pillar box
An ATR 42-500 of Aurigny Air Services takes off from Bristol Airport, England (2016).
Towers in Guernsey
Coast of Guernsey
Elizabeth College, in St Peter Port, Guernsey
George Métivier
Children on the Beach of Guernsey (1883) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
A Guernsey cow
Joshua Gosselin racing for the Guernsey Velo Club

Around 6000 BCE, rising seas created the English Channel and separated the Norman promontories that became the bailiwicks of Guernsey and Jersey from continental Europe.


Town in Essex, England, and one of the Haven ports on the North Sea coast.

An 1804 chart of Harwich from a survey by Graeme Spence
Harwich 'Navyard' and Harwich seen from the river
The Halfpenny Pier
King's Head Street
Pier Hotel
The Trinity House offices

The town, he recounts, was also known for an unusual chalybeate spring rising on Beacon Hill (a promontory to the north-east of the town), which "petrified" clay, allowing it to be used to pave Harwich's streets and build its walls.

Sagres Point

Sagres location in Continental Portugal
The windswept point with the castle.
Martinhal Islets, at the Sagres Harbor entrance.
Tonel Beach in Sagres
Cannon inside the fortress
Plaque honoring Henry the Navigator, erected by the United States Power Squadrons.
Sagres, Portugal
The compass rose.
Sagres, Portugal
Retable in the church
Sagres, Portugal
Sagres, Portugal
Sagres, Portugal
Sagres, Portugal

Sagres Point (Ponta de Sagres,, from the Latin Promontorium Sacrum ‘Holy Promontory’) is a windswept shelf-like promontory located in the southwest Algarve region of southern Portugal.


Tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses and to serve as a beacon for navigational aid, for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways.

The Lighthouse of Praia da Barra, on the west coast of Portugal.
The Tower of Hercules lighthouse in northwest Spain
Original Winstanley lighthouse, Eddystone Rock, by Jaaziell Johnston, 1813.
John Smeaton's rebuilt version of the Eddystone Lighthouse, 1759. This represented a great step forward in lighthouse design.
Marjaniemi Lighthouse, the 19th-century lighthouse in the Hailuoto island, neighbouring municipality of Oulu, Finland
An 85 mm Chance Brothers Incandescent Petroleum Vapour Installation which produced the light for the Sumburgh Head lighthouse until 1976. The lamp (made in approx. 1914) burned vaporized kerosene (paraffin); the vaporizer was heated by a denatured alcohol (methylated spirit) burner to light. When lit, some of the vaporised fuel was diverted to a Bunsen burner to keep the vaporizer warm and the fuel in vapor form. The fuel was forced up to the lamp by air; the keepers had to pump the air container up every hour or so, pressurizing the paraffin container to force the fuel to the lamp. The "white sock" pictured is an unburnt mantle on which the vapor burned.
Diagram depicting how a spherical Fresnel lens collimates light
Point Danger lighthouse, Queensland, 1971
Cape Meares Lighthouse in Oregon; first-order Fresnel lens
Lighthouse lantern room from mid-1800s
Range Lights in Margaree Harbour, Nova Scotia. When a vessel is on the correct course, the two lights align one above the other.
Lighthouse located on a higher mound in India

In antiquity, the lighthouse functioned more as an entrance marker to ports than as a warning signal for reefs and promontories, unlike many modern lighthouses.

List of peninsulas

Piece of land that is bordered mostly by water but connected to mainland.

Eurasia's largest peninsula, Europe
The Horn of Africa also known as the Somali peninsula
Korean Peninsula
The Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East
South India (Peninsular India)
Map of the Anatolian Peninsula, the Asian part of Turkey
The Balkan Peninsula, as defined by the Soča–Vipava–Krka–Sava–Danube border.
Satellite view of the Iberian Peninsula
Satellite view of the Apennine Peninsula
Fennoscandia including the Scandinavian Peninsula and Kola Peninsula
Southwestern England and the English Channel. France's Brittany Peninsula is also shown at the bottom of the picture.
A small peninsula in Croatia
Au Peninsula, Lake Zürich, Switzerland
The Yucatán Peninsula
The Floridian Peninsula, shown by a NASA satellite image
Mid-Atlantic shoreline showing, from the upper right, the Cape May Peninsula of New Jersey, Delaware Bay, the Delmarva Peninsula, and Chesapeake Bay. Also visible are the peninsulas of Maryland and Virginia along the Chesapeake's shores.
Cape Cod, a peninsula of Massachusetts
The large Michigan Peninsulas from space, showing both the Upper Peninsula and Lower Peninsula
Long Island, New York, with its North and South Forks
A beach on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
NASA satellite photo of Otago Peninsula and Otago Harbour. The city of Dunedin is located at the isthmus at lower left.
Satellite images of the Southern Cone extending off South America month by month

A peninsula can also be a headland, cape, island promontory, bill, point,


Rich and powerful ancient Greek city in Mysia.

Ruins of the ancient city of Pergamon
City wall
Mithridates VI, portrait in the Louvre
Pergamon in the Roman province of Asia, 90 BC
Founding of Pergamon: depiction from the Telephos frieze of the Pergamon altar
Christian Wilberg: Excavation area of the Pergamon Altar. 1879 sketch.
The lower agora in 1902, during excavations
Roman bridge of Pergamon
The Great Altar of Pergamon, on display in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Germany
Foundations of the Pergamon altar.
Theatre of Pergamon, one of the steepest theatres in the world, has a capacity of 10,000 people and was constructed in the 3rd century BC.
The Trajaneum
Sanctuary of Dionysus at the north end of the theatre terrace
Temple of Athena
Reconstructed view of the Pergamon Acropolis, Friedrich Thierch, 1882
Gymnasium area near Upper Terrace
Temple and sanctuary of Hera from the west
Sanctuary of Demeter from the east
View of Acropolis from the Sanctuary of Asclepius
The Red Basilica
Possible coinage of the Greek ruler Gongylos, wearing the Persian cap on the reverse, as ruler of Pergamon for the Achaemenid Empire. Pergamon, Mysia, circa 450 BC. The name of the city ΠΕΡΓ ("PERG"), appears for the first on this coinage, and is the first evidence for the name of the city.<ref name="RD">{{cite book |last1=Dreyfus |first1=Renée |title=Pergamon: The Telephos Friez from the Great Altar; [exhibition, The Metrolopitan Museum of Art, New York, N. Y., 16 January - 14 April 1996...] |date=1996 |publisher=University of Texas Press |isbn=9780884010890 |page=104 |url= |language=en}}</ref>
Coin of Orontes, Achaemenid Satrap of Mysia (including Pergamon), Adramyteion. Circa 357-352 BC
Image of Philetaerus on a coin of Eumenes I
The Kingdom of Pergamon, shown at its greatest extent in 188 BC
Over-life-size portrait head, probably of Attalus I, from early in the reign of Eumenes II
A model of the acropolis of Pergamon, showing the situation in the 2nd century CE

It is located 26 km from the modern coastline of the Aegean Sea on a promontory on the north side of the river Caicus (modern-day Bakırçay) and northwest of the modern city of Bergama, Turkey.