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Balkan Peninsula

a peninsula in S Europe, S of the Danube River and bordered by the Adriatic, Ionian, Aegean, and Black seas. Unabridged
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  • The Balkan Peninsula has to-day just emerged from a most bloody war.

    Bulgaria Frank Fox
  • The natural course of that flood was by the valley of the Danube to the Balkan Peninsula.

    Bulgaria Frank Fox
  • But in the autumn, of all seasons, the Balkan Peninsula has supreme charms.

    Bulgaria Frank Fox
  • Bulgaria holds the first place for weaving in the Balkan Peninsula.

    Bulgaria Frank Fox
  • More than any other, the Balkan Peninsula was sought by these wanderers.

  • As such, the Rodopi is the most outstanding topographic feature, not only of the country, but also of the entire Balkan Peninsula.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria

    Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • A united Balkan Peninsula would have kept off the Turks, no doubt.

  • The plain country of the Balkan Peninsula is but little attractive.

  • There was no longer any question as to supremacy in the Balkan Peninsula.

    Serbia: A Sketch Helen Leah Reed
  • Nowhere in the Balkan Peninsula has there been so much oppression and bloodshed on account of nationality.

British Dictionary definitions for Balkan Peninsula

Balkan Peninsula

a large peninsula in SE Europe, between the Adriatic and Aegean Seas
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Balkan Peninsula in Culture

Balkan Peninsula definition

Peninsula in southeastern Europe between the Ionian Sea and Adriatic Sea on the west, the Mediterranean Sea on the south, and the Aegean Sea and Black Sea on the east. The nations of the Balkan Peninsula include Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia, and the former Yugoslavia. The European portion of Turkey is also on the Balkan Peninsula. (See also Balkanization.)

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