Malacca Peninsula

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May 22, 2022

The Malacca Peninsula or Kra Peninsula (Thai: ; English: Malay Peninsula; Malacca Peninsula also known as the Kra Peninsula) is a peninsula in mainland Southeast Asia that extends for about 1,127 kilometers through the Isthmus of Kra (English: : Kra Isthmus) to Cape Piai, the southernmost point of the Asian continent; its maximum width is 322 kilometers, and its area is approximately 70,000 square miles (181,300 km). The peninsula is bordered by the Andaman Sea in the Indian Ocean to the northwest, the Malacca Strait to the southwest, the Singapore Strait to the south, the Natuna Sea to the southeast, and the island of Sumatra to the west. Politically constitutional, the peninsula is divided into several parts of sovereignty: The northwestern region is the southernmost part of Myanmar The central and northeastern regions are the southern part of Thailand The southern region is part of West Malaysia The southern tip is bordered by Singapore

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Peninsula Arabian Peninsula The Isthmus of Kra Kra Canal Southern Thailand