A salient is an elongated protrusion of a geopolitical entity, such as a subnational entity or a sovereign state. While similar to a peninsula in shape, a salient is not surrounded by water on three sides and connected to a geographical mainland, instead, it is delimited by a land border on at least two sides and extends out from the larger geographical body of the administrative unit. In American English the term panhandle is often used to describe a long and narrow salient. Less common descriptors include chimney and bootheel, the term salient is derived from military salients. The term panhandle derives from the part of a cooking pan. Although Utah, like Nebraska, has a protrusion from its otherwise straight border, the six northwest Cook County, Illinois townships, outside of Chicago. The Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway was often called the Panhandle, as it crossed the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia
Misiones Province within Argentina
The 14 provinces of Thailand forming the salient of Southern Thailand.
Locations of panhandles within states of the USA
Location of Nabatieh District within Nabatieh Governorate, Lebanon.