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Chersonesos or Chersonesus is the Greek for "peninsula".

The term appears in various ancient toponyms:

  • Chersonesos Tauricamarker an ancient city near Sevastopolmarker, current archaeological site in the Crimea, Ukraine. The name Chersonesus Taurica was also extended to the entire Crimean Peninsulamarker.
  • Khersonmarker, Ukraine, formerly called Chersonesos.
  • Chersonesos , an ancient Greek city on Crete that was the harbor of Lyctus.
  • Chersonissosmarker, Crete, Greece, a village near the historical harbor of Lyctus.
  • Chersonesos , an ancient Greek colony in Sicily, Italy.
  • Gallipoli, Turkey, was called Chersonesus Thracica in antiquity.
  • Jutland Peninsulamarker, Denmark, was called Chersonesus Cimbrica in antiquity.
  • Malay Peninsula, Malaysia, was called Chersonesus Aurea in antiquity.


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