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Gallipoli Peninsula,Lat. Chersonesus Thracica, narrow peninsula, c.50 mi (80 km) long, W Turkey, extending southwestward between the Aegean Sea and the DardanellesDardanelles
or Çanakkale Boğazi
, strait, c.40 mi (60 km) long and from 1 to 4 mi (1.6 to 6.4 km) wide, connecting the Aegean Sea with the Sea of Marmara and separating the Gallipoli peninsula of European Turkey from Asian Turkey.
..... Click the link for more information. . The port of Gallipoli gives it its name. It was the scene of the Gallipoli campaignGallipoli campaign,
1915, Allied expedition in World War I for the purpose of gaining control of the Dardanelles and Bosporus straits, capturing Constantinople, and opening a Black Sea supply route to Russia.
..... Click the link for more information. of 1915 and was (1920–36) part of the demilitarized Zone of the Straits.
(Turkish, Gelibolu; in antiquity, Chersonesus Thracica), a peninsula in the European part of Turkey, between the Dardanelles Strait and the Saros Gulf of the Aegean Sea. Length, 90 km; maximum width, 20 km. It is made up of Paleocene sandstones and clays. It has a flat relief with individual hilly ridges of up to 420 m. Vegetation is of the Mediterranean type. Located on the Gallipoli Peninsula is the seaport of Gelibolu.