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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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  • In the Balkan Peninsula railroad facilities are still ill provided for.

    The Railroad Question William Larrabee
  • The natural course of that flood was by the valley of the Danube to the Balkan Peninsula.

    Bulgaria Frank Fox
  • And was it not the same powers who forgot their guaranties in the Balkan Peninsula when they abolished the famous status quo?

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

    Bulgaria Frank Fox
  • I should advise the tourist wishing to see the Balkan Peninsula at its best to choose the fall of the year for a visit.

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

    Bulgaria Frank Fox
  • The greater part of the Balkan Peninsula was conquered by these people.

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

  • The Balkan Peninsula has to-day just emerged from a most bloody war.

    Bulgaria Frank Fox
  • A united Balkan Peninsula would have kept off the Turks, no doubt.

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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