10 Largest Islands In The World

Largest Islands In The World

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

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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 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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