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Largest Islands of World

An island is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water.

Very small islands such as emergent land features on atolls can be called islets, cays or keys.

An island in a river or lake may be called an eyot, or holm.

A grouping of geographically or geologically related islands is called an archipelago.

Island Location and political affiliationArea (sq. km)
Greenland North Atlantic (Danish) 2,175,597
New Guinea Southwest Pacific
(West Papua [Irian Jaya], Indonesia, western part; Papua New Guinea, eastern part)
Borneo West mid-Pacific
(Indonesian, south part; Brunei and Malaysian, north part)
Madagascar Indian Ocean (Malagasy Republic) 587,931
Baffin North Atlantic (Canadian) 507,451
Sumatra Northeast Indian Ocean (Indonesian) 473,605
Honshu Sea of Japan–Pacific (Japanese) 230,966
Great Britain Off coast of NW Europe
(England, Scotland, and Wales)
Victoria Arctic Ocean (Canadian) 217,291
Ellesmere Arctic Ocean (Canadian) 196,236
Sulawesi (Celebes) West mid-Pacific (Indonesian) 189,218
South Island South Pacific (New Zealand) 151,215
Java Indian Ocean (Indonesian) 132,189
North Island South Pacific (New Zealand) 115,778
Cuba Caribbean Sea (republic)110,860
Newfoundland North Atlantic (Canadian) 108,860
Luzon West mid-Pacific (Philippines) 104,688
Iceland North Atlantic (republic) 103,082
Mindanao West mid-Pacific (Philippines) 94,631
Ireland West of Great Britain
(republic, south part; United Kingdom, north part)
Hokkaido Sea of Japan–Pacific (Japanese) 83,515
Sakhalin (Karafuto) North of Japan (Russian) 76,405
Hispaniola Caribbean Sea
(Dominican Republic, east part; Haiti, west part)
Banks Arctic Ocean (Canadian) 70,028
Tasmania South of Australia (Australian) 67,858
Sri Lanka (Ceylon) Indian Ocean (republic) 64,491
Devon Arctic Ocean (Canadian) 55,247
Tierra del Fuego Southern tip of South America
(Argentinian, east part; Chilean, west part)
Axel Heiberg Arctic Ocean (Canadian) 43,178
Melville Arctic Ocean (Canadian) 42,149
Kyushu Sea of Japan–Pacific (Japanese) 42,018
Southampton Hudson Bay (Canadian) 41,214

Last Updated on: 18/09/2019


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