Largest Islands of the World
What is Island?
Island, any area of land smaller than a continent and entirely surrounded by water. Islands may occur in oceans, seas, lakes, or rivers. A group of islands is called an archipelago.
Important Facts about Largest Island of the World
- Largest River Island is Majuli (Assam).
- Most populated Island is Java (Indonesia).
- Largest Island of India is Middle Andaman.
- Greenland is the world’s largest island covering 2,175,597 square kilometers.
List of the World’s largest islands including the name, location, political affiliation, and area:-
|Name of Island||Location and Political Affiliation||Area (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)||800,311|
|Borneo||West mid-Pacific (Indonesian, south part; Brunei and Malaysian, north part)||744,108|
|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)||229,979|
|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)||84,426|
|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)||75,887|
|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)||48,187|
|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|