|natural = peninsula|
|A piece of land projecting into water from a larger land mass, nearly surrounded by water|
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The tag natural=peninsula is used to tag a named peninsula (from Latin paeninsula, from paene "almost" + insula "island"): a piece of land projecting into water from a larger land mass and being nearly surrounded by water.
A peninsula can also be part of a larger peninsula:
Please do not map very large peninsulas like subcontinents as multipolygons as they strain the servers much and are hard to maintain. (Relation#Size recommends a maximum number of 300 members in a relation.)
The tag natural=cape refers to a coastal extreme point, that is the tip of a land area that projects into water. In contrast, natural=peninsula refers to a land area that projects into water and that is nearly surrounded by water.
Note that 'cape' sometimes refers to a coastal extreme point, i.e. natural=cape, (e.g. Cape York) and sometimes to a peninsula, i.e. natural=peninsula (e.g. Cape Cod). Besides, both cape and peninsula sometimes share the same name (e.g. Cape York and Cape York peninsula).