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Largest islands of the world

Note: Australia is generally considered to be a continental landmass, rather than an island. If however one does count Australia among the islands it, not Greenland, would be the largest in the world (unless one also considered Antarctica an island).

  1. Greenland (840000 sq mi) - self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark
  2. New Guinea (309000 sq mi) - the state Papua New Guinea and part of Indonesia
  3. Borneo (287300 sq mi) - the state Brunei and parts of Indonesia and Malaysia
  4. Madagascar (227000 sq mi)
  5. Baffin Island (195928 sq mi) - part of Canada
  6. Sumatra (182860 sq mi) - part of Indonesia
  7. Honshu (89176 sq mi) - part of Japan
  8. Great Britain (88795 sq mi) - part of UK
  9. Victoria Island (83897 sq mi) - part of Canada
  10. Ellesmere Island (75767 sq mi) - part of Canada
  11. Celebes (73057 sq mi) - part of Indonesia
  12. South Island (58384 sq mi) - part of New Zealand
  13. Java (51038 sq mi) - part of Indonesia
  14. North Island (44702 sq mi) - part of New Zealand
  15. Cuba (42803 sq mi) - in the Caribbean
  16. Newfoundland (42031 sq mi) - part of Canada
  17. Luzon (40420 sq mi) - part of Philippines
  18. Iceland (39800 sq mi)
  19. Mindanao (36537 sq mi) - part of Philippines
  20. Ireland (32600 sq mi) - Republic of Ireland and part of UK
  21. Hokkaido (32245 sq mi) - part of Japan
  22. Novaya Zemlya (31900 sq mi) - part of Russia
  23. Sakhalin (29500 sq mi) - part of Russia
  24. Hispaniola (29300 sq mi) - states Haiti and Dominican Republic
  25. Banks Island (27038 sq mi) - part of Canada
  26. Tasmania (26200 sq mi) - part of Australia
  27. Sri Lanka (Ceylon) (24900 sq mi)

Islands of the world by region

Africa

Antarctica (and sub-Antarctica islands)

Arctic

Asia

Atlantic

Australia

Caribbean

Europe

Indian Ocean

North America

Pacific

  • Western Samoa (see Samoa)

South America


Phantom Islands - (mythical islands believed at one time, to be real)

Artificial Islands[?] -(islands created by humans, where once was sea)



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