10 Largest Islands In The World

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1. Greenland, Denmark – 2,130,800 km2 (822,706 sq ml). Greenland possesses the world’s second largest ice sheet, and has a population of around 56,000 people

10 Largest Islands In The World: Greenland

10 Largest Islands In The World: Greenland


2. New Guinea, Indonesia & Papua New Guinea – 785,753 km2 (303,381 sq ml) and a population of 7.5 million. With some 786,000 km of tropical land — less than one-half of one percent (0.5%) of the Earth’s surface — New Guinea has an immense biodiversity, containing between 5% and 10% of the total species on the planet

10 Largest Islands In The World: New guinea

10 Largest Islands In The World: New guinea

 

3. Borneo, Asia - 748,168 km2 (288,869 sq ml). The island of Borneo is the largest island in Asia and is divided among 3 countries: Brunei & Indonesia & Malaysia.

10 Largest Islands In The World: Borneo

10 Largest Islands In The World: Borneo

4. Madagascar, Madagascar – 587,713 km2 (226,917 sq ml) Located off the eastern coast of southern Africa, east of Mozambique

10 Largest Islands In The World: Madagascar

10 Largest Islands In The World: Madagascar

 

5. Baffin Island, Canada – 507,451 km2 (195,928 sq ml). The largest island in Canada with a population of only 11,000

10 Largest Islands In The World: Baffin Island

10 Largest Islands In The World: Baffin Island

 

6. Sumatra, Indonesia – 473,481km2 (184,954 sq ml). It is the largest island that is entirely in Indonesia and has a population of almost 50 million. Its biggest city is Medan with over 4 million in the greater urban area.

10 Largest Islands In The World: Sumatra

10 Largest Islands In The World: Sumatra

 

7. Honshu, Japan – 225,800km2 (87,182 sq ml) is the largest and most populous island of Japan and the second most populous after Indonesia’s Java island.

10 Largest Islands In The World: Honshu

10 Largest Islands In The World: Honshu

 

8. Victoria Island, Canada – 217,291km2 (83,897 sq ml) is Canada’s second largest island and slightly larger than the island of Great Britain

10 Largest Islands In The World: Victoria Island

10 Largest Islands In The World: Victoria Island


9. Great Britain, United Kingdom – 209,331km2 (80,823 sq ml) is the largest European island and the largest of the British Isles. With a population of about 62 million people it is the third most populous island in the world

10 Largest Islands In The World: Great Britain

10 Largest Islands In The World: Great Britain

 

10. Ellesmere Island, Canada – 196,236km2 (75,767 sq ml) is the tenth largest island in the world and Canada’s third largest island

10 Largest Islands In The World: Ellesmere Island

10 Largest Islands In The World: Ellesmere Island

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