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List of the Major Islands of the World

12-JUL-2017 16:04

    An Island is a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water. There are three types of Island: Continental Island; Oceanic Islands; and Tropical Island. Here, we are giving a list of the Major Islands of the World that will help the readers for enhancing general knowledge.

    Island of World

    List of the Major Islands of the World

    1. Greenland

    Location: North Atlantic (Danish)     

    Area (sq. km): 2,175,597

    2. New Guinea

    Location: Southwest Pacific (West Papua [Irian Jaya], Indonesia, western part; Papua New Guinea, eastern part)    

    Area (sq. km): 800,311

    3. Borneo

    Location: West mid-Pacific (Indonesian, south part; Brunei and Malaysian, north part)        

    Area (sq. km): 744,108

    4. Madagascar

    Location: Indian Ocean (Malagasy Republic)       

    Area (sq. km): 587,931

    5. Baffin

    Location: North Atlantic (Canadian) 

    Area (sq. km): 507,451

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    6. Sumatra

    Location: Northeast Indian Ocean (Indonesian)   

    Area (sq. km): 473,605

    7. Honshu

    Location: Sea of Japan–Pacific (Japanese) 

    Area (sq. km): 230,966

    8. Great Britain

    Location: Off coast of North-West Europe (England, Scotland, and Wales)   

    Area (sq. km): 229,979

    9. Victoria

    Location: Arctic Ocean (Canadian)   

    Area (sq. km): 217,291

    10. Ellesmere

    Location: Arctic Ocean (Canadian)   

    Area (sq. km): 196,236

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    11. Sulawesi (Celebes)

    Location: West mid-Pacific (Indonesian)     

    Area (sq. km): 189,218

    12. South Island

    Location: South Pacific (New Zealand)       

    Area (sq. km): 151,215

    13. Java

    Location: Indian Ocean (Indonesian)

    Area (sq. km): 132,189

    14. North Island

    Location: South Pacific (New Zealand)       

    Area (sq. km): 115,778

    15. Cuba

    Location: Caribbean Sea (republic)   

    Area (sq. km): 110,860

    16. Newfoundland

    Location: North Atlantic (Canadian) 

    Area (sq. km): 108,860

    17. Luzon

    Location: West mid-Pacific (Philippines)     

    Area (sq. km): 104,688

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    18. Iceland

    Location: North Atlantic (republic)   

    Area (sq. km): 103,082

    19. Mindanao

    Location: West mid-Pacific (Philippines)     

    Area (sq. km): 94,631

    20. Ireland

    Location: West of Great Britain (republic, south part; United Kingdom, north part)     

    Area (sq. km): 84,426

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    21. Hokkaido

    Location: Sea of Japan–Pacific (Japanese) 

    Area (sq. km): 83,515

    22. Sakhalin (Karafuto)         

    Location: North of Japan (Russian)  

    Area (sq. km): 76,405

    23. Hispaniola

    Location: Caribbean Sea (Dominican Republic, east part; Haiti, west part)

    Area (sq. km): 75,887

    24. Banks

    Location: Arctic Ocean (Canadian)   

    Area (sq. km): 70,028

    25. Tasmania

    Location: South of Australia (Australian)   

    Area (sq. km): 67,858

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    26. Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

    Location: Indian Ocean (republic)    

    Area (sq. km): 64,491

    27. Devon

    Location: Arctic Ocean (Canadian)   

    Area (sq. km): 55,247

    28. Tierra del Fuego

    Location: Southern tip of South America (Argentinean, east part; Chilean, west part)  

    Area (sq. km): 48,187

    29. Axel Heiberg

    Location: Arctic Ocean (Canadian)   

    Area (sq. km): 43,178

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    30. Melville

    Location: Arctic Ocean (Canadian)   

    Area (sq. km): 42,149

    31. Kyushu

    Location: Sea of Japan–Pacific (Japanese) 

    Area (sq. km): 42,018

    32. Southampton

    Location: Hudson Bay (Canadian)    

    Area (sq. km): 41,214

    In the above list of the major Islands of the world contains the location, and area of the Islands of the World for general awareness.

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