Balkan Peninsula


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Balkan Peninsula

A peninsula of southeast Europe bounded by the Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara, and the Aegean, Mediterranean, Ionian, and Adriatic Seas. Formerly part of the Roman and Byzantine empires, the region fell to the Ottoman Turks by 1500. The Balkan Wars (1912-1913 and 1913), treaties signed after World War I, and nationalist movements in the early 1990s led to the present country boundaries.

Balkan Peninsula

n
(Placename) a large peninsula in SE Europe, between the Adriatic and Aegean Seas

Bal′kan Penin′sula


n.
a peninsula in S Europe, S of the Danube River and bordered by the Adriatic, Ionian, Aegean, and Black seas.
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Noun1.Balkan Peninsula - a large peninsula in southeastern Europe containing the Balkan Mountain RangeBalkan Peninsula - a large peninsula in southeastern Europe containing the Balkan Mountain Range
Balkan Wars - two wars (1912-1913) that were fought over the last of the European territories of the Ottoman Empire and that left the area around Constantinople (now Istanbul) as the only Ottoman territory in Europe
Balkan country, Balkan nation, Balkan state - any one of the countries on the Balkan Peninsula
Albania, Republic of Albania - a republic in southeastern Europe on the Adriatic coast of the Balkan Peninsula
Croatia, Hrvatska, Republic of Croatia - a republic in the western Balkans in south-central Europe in the eastern Adriatic coastal area; formerly part of the Habsburg monarchy and Yugoslavia; became independent in 1991
Macedon, Makedonija, Macedonia - the ancient kingdom of Philip II and Alexander the Great in the southeastern Balkans that is now divided among modern Macedonia and Greece and Bulgaria
Thrace - an ancient country and wine producing region in the east of the Balkan Peninsula to the north of the Aegean Sea; colonized by ancient Greeks; later a Roman province; now divided between Bulgaria and Greece and Turkey
Macedonia - landlocked republic on the Balkan Peninsula; achieved independence from Yugoslavia in 1991
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
Balkan Mountain Range, Balkan Mountains, Balkans - the major mountain range of Bulgaria and the Balkan Peninsula
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
Balkan - an inhabitant of the Balkan Peninsula
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About 3,000 years ago, Egyptians travelled to the Balkan Peninsula during the prosperity and glory of the Egyptian empire.
A major commercial gateway in the country, the port is a key transport link between Montenegro and the rest of the Balkan Peninsula.
Durres has the second largest port in the country and the largest amphitheater in the Balkan peninsula.
The country, a small portion of which rests on the Balkan Peninsula in Southeast Europe, took its early efforts to join Europe in the early 1960s and applied for EU membership in 1987.
Thousands of families are affected by the floods in Albania in the torrential rains of the Balkan Peninsula.
For the first time, a new Bosnia and Balkans Pavilion beckons with authentic foods, handicrafts and clothing descended from the ancient traditions of the southeast European Balkan Peninsula of old.
Together the musicians borrow and re-arrange traditional melodies from countries around the shores of the Mediterranean but also from the whole of the Balkan Peninsula.
Top sees for a fee The second century Roman thermae, or thermal baths, were built across 7,000 sq metres and are the largest on the Balkan Peninsula.
The envoy pointed out that Tirana is one of the largest cities in the Balkan Peninsula, with a rich history and heritage.
Eventual membership for Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo and Serbia will help consolidate stability on the Balkan Peninsula and provide a logical stopping point.
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The precipitation and temperature over Balkan Peninsula have rather long time series, so we may choose decadal time interval between the jumps--from 35 to 70 years.