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List of islands by area

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This is a list of islands in the world ordered by area. It includes all islands with an area greater than 1,200 square miles or 3,000 km². For comparison, continental land masses are also shown.

Contents

Land masses

  1. Africa-Eurasia (84,000,000 km²)
  2. America (41,000,000 km²)
  3. Antarctica (13,000,000 km²)
  4. Australia (7,600,000 km²)

Islands over 3,000 km²

Rank Island’s Name Area
(km²)
Area
(sq mi)
Country
1 Greenland 2,175,600 840,000 self-governing division of Denmark
2 New Guinea 790,000 305,000 Papua New Guinea and Indonesia
3 Borneo 743,330 287,000 Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia
4 Madagascar 587,041 226,658 independent
5 Baffin Island 507,451 195,928 Canada
6 Sumatra 425,000 164,000 Indonesia
7 Honshu 227,414 87,805 Japan
8 Great Britain 219,000 84,400 UK
9 Victoria Island 217,291 83,896 Canada
10 Ellesmere Island 196,236 75,767 Canada
11 Sulawesi 174,600 67,400 Indonesia
12 South Island 150,737 58,200 New Zealand
13 Java 126,700 48,900 Indonesia
14 North Island 114,050 44,035 New Zealand
15 Newfoundland 108,860 42,031 Canada
16 Cuba 105,007 40,543 independent
17 Luzon 104,688 40,422 Philippines
18 Iceland 102,828 39,702 independent
19 Mindanao 94,630 36,539 Philippines
20 Ireland 84,406 32,589 Republic of Ireland and UK
21 Hokkaido 78,073 30,144 Japan
22 Sakhalin 76,400 29,500 Russia
23 Hispaniola 74,700 28,840 Haiti and Dominican Republic
24 Banks Island 70,028 27,038 Canada
25 Sri Lanka 65,268 25,200 independent
26 Tasmania 60,637 23,412 Australia
27 Devon Island 55,247 21,331 Canada
28 Severny, Novaya Zemlya 48,904 18,882 Russia
29 Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego 47,992 18,530 Argentina and Chile
30 Alexander Island 43,200 16,700 Antarctica
31 Axel Heiberg Island 43,178 16,671 Canada
32 Melville Island 42,149 16,274 Canada
33 Southampton Island 41,214 15,913 Canada
34 Marajó 40,100 15,500 Brazil (largest littoral island in the world)
35 Spitsbergen 39,044 15,075 Norwegian dependency of Svalbard
36 Kyushu 36,555 14,114 Japan
37 New Britain 36,514 14,098 Papua New Guinea
38 Taiwan 35,801 13,823 Republic of China
39 Hainan 33,572 12,962 People's Republic of China
40 Prince of Wales Island 33,339 12,872 Canada
41 Yuzhny, Novaya Zemlya 33,275 12,848 Russia
42 Vancouver Island 31,285 12,079 Canada
43 Timor 30,777 11,883 East Timor and Indonesia
44 Sicily 25,460 9,830 Italy
45 Somerset Island 24,786 9,570 Canada
46 Sardinia 23,813 9,194 Italy
47 Kotelny / Faddeyesky 23,165 8,444 Russia
48 Bananal 20,000 7,720 Brazil (world's largest fluvial island)
49 Shikoku 18,780 7,251 Japan
50 Halmahera 17,780 6,865 Indonesia
51 Ceram 17,148 6,621 Indonesia
52 Grande Terre 16,750 6,467 New Caledonia (overseas territory of France)
53 Bathurst Island 16,042 6,194 Canada
54 Prince Patrick Island 15,848 6,119 Canada
55 Thurston Island 15,700 6,050 Antarctica
56 Sumbawa 15,448 5,965 Indonesia
57 Flores 14,300 5,520 Indonesia
58 Nordaustlandet 14,210 5,486 Norwegian dependency of Svalbard
59 Oktyabrskoy Revolyutsii 14,170 5,471 Russia
60 King William Island 13,111 5,062 Canada
61 Samar 13,080 5,050 Philippines
62 Negros 12,705 4,906 Philippines
63 Tupinambarana 11,850 4,550 Brazil
64 Palawan 11,785 4,550 Philippines
65 Yos Sudarso (Dolak) 11,600 4,500 Indonesia
66 Panay 11,515 4,446 Philippines
67 Bangka 11,330 4,375 Indonesia
68 Bolshevik 11,312 4,368 Russia
69 Ellef Ringnes Island 11,295 4,361 Canada
70 Sumba 11,153 4,306 Indonesia
71 Bylot Island 11,067 4,273 Canada
72 Jamaica 10,991 4,244 independent
73 Hawaii 10,414 4,021 USA
74 Viti Levu 10,388 4,011 Fiji
75 Cape Breton Island 10,311 3,981 Canada
76 Bougainville 10,049 3,880 Papua New Guinea
77 Mindoro 9,735 3,759 Philippines
78 Prince Charles Island 9,521 3,676 Canada
79 Buru 9,505 3,670 Indonesia
80 Kodiak Island 9,293 3,588 USA
81 Cyprus 9,251 3,572 Republic of Cyprus and Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
82 Komsomolets Island 9,006 3,477 Russia
83 Puerto Rico 8,897 3,435 in association with the USA
84 Corsica 8,681 3,351 France
85 New Ireland 8,661 3,344 Papua New Guinea
86 Qeqertarsuatsiaq (Disko) 8,578 3,312 Greenland, self-governing division of Denmark
87 Carney Island 8,500 3,300 Antarctica
88 Chiloé 8,394 3,241 Chile
89 Crete 8,261 3,190 Greece
90 Anticosti 7,941 3,066 Canada
91 Vrangelya (Wrangel) 7,850 3,030 Russia
92 Roosevelt Island 7,500 2,900 Antarctica
93 Leyte 7,214 2,785 Philippines
94 Sjaelland 7,031 2,715 Denmark
95 Cornwallis Island 6,995 2,701 Canada
96 Prince of Wales Island 6,675 2,577 USA
97 Grande Terre de Kerguelen 6,617 2,555 overseas territory of France
98 East Falkland 6,605 2,550 Falkland Islands, overseas territory of the UK, claimed by Argentina
99 Siple Island 6,500 2,500 Antarctica
100 Graham Island 6,361 2,456 Canada
101 Novaya Sibir 6,200 2,394 Russia
102 Melville Island 5,786 2,234 Australia
103 Prince Edward Island 5,620 2,170 Canada
104 Bali 5,561 2,147 Indonesia
105 Wellington 5,556 2,145 Chile
106 Vanua Levu 5,535 2,137 Fiji
107 Coats Island 5,498 2,123 Canada
108 Lombok 5,435 2,098 Indonesia
109 Chichagof Island 5,398 2,080 USA
110 Guadalcanal 5,302 2,047 Solomon Islands
111 Madura 5,290 2,042 Indonesia
112 Amund Ringnes 5,255 2,029 Canada
113 St. Lawrence Island 5,135 1,983 USA
114 Riesco 5,110 1,973 Chile
115 Mackenzie King Island 5,048 1,949 Canada
116 Edgeoya 5,030 1,942 Svalbard, dependency of Norway
117 Caviana 5,000 1,930 Brazil
118 Grande de Gurupa 4,864 1,878 Brazil
119 Trinidad 4,828 1,864 Trinidad and Tobago
120 Belitung 4,800 1,853 Indonesia
121 Vendsyssel-Thy 4,685 1,809 Denmark
122 Isabela 4,640 1,790 Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
123 Bolshoy Lyakhovsky 4,600 1,776 Russia
124 West Falkland 4,532 1,750 Falkland Islands, overseas territory of the UK, claimed by Argentina
125 Stefansson Island 4,463 1,723 Canada
126 Cebu 4,421 1,707 Philippines
127 Kangaroo Island 4,416 1,705 Australia
128 Admiralty Island 4,361 1,684 USA
129 Nunivak Island 4,209 1,625 USA
130 Butung 4,200 1,620 Indonesia
131 Spaatz Island 4,100 1,600 Antarctica
132 Unimak Island 4,119 1,590 USA
133 Hoste 4,117 1,590 Chile
134 Malaita 4,071 1,572 Solomon Islands
135 Baranof Island 4,065 1,569 USA
136 Nias 4,064 1,569 Indonesia
137 Milne Land 3,913 1,511 Greenland
138 Bohol 3,864 1,492 Philippines
139 Siberut 3,810 1,470 Indonesia
140 Santa Isabel 3,780 1,460 Solomon Islands
141 South Georgia 3,756 1,450 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, overseas territory of the UK, claimed by Argentina
142 Espiritu Santo 3,677 1,420 Vanuatu
143 Euboea 3,655 1,411 Greece
144 Santa Ines 3,645 1,407 Chile
145 Majorca 3,640 1,405 Spain
146 Long Island 3,629 1,401 USA
147 Wetar 3,600 1,400 Indonesia
148 Socotra 3,579 1,382 Yemen
149 Traill 3,542 1,367 Greenland
150 North Andros Island 3,439 1,328 Bahamas
151 Vaygach 3,383 1,306 Russia
152 Bear Island 3,500 1,300 Antarctica
153 Adelaide Island 3,290 1,270 Antarctica
154 Masbate 3,268 1,262 Philippines
155 Kolguyev 3,200 1,240 Russia
156 Mansel Island 3,180 1,228 Canada
157 Iturup (Etorofu) 3,139 1,212 Russia, claimed by Japan
158 San Cristobal 3,125 1,206 Solomon Islands
159 Yamdena 3,100 1,200 Indonesia
160 Waigeo 3,060 1,180 Indonesia
161 Akimiski Island 3,001 1,159 Canada
162 Gotland 3,001 1,159 Sweden

Islands over 1,000 km²

This section of the list is not comprehensive; it shows how the areas of other large islands compare.

Island’s Name Area Country
(km²) (sq mi)
Fyn 2,985 1,153 Denmark
Choiseul 2,966 1,145 Solomon Islands
Revillagigedo Island 2,965 1,145 United States
Guest Island 2,950 1,139 Antarctica
Muna 2,911 1,124 Indonesia
Taliabu 2,900 1,120 Indonesia
Kupreanof Island 2,813 1,086 United States
Borden Island 2,794 1,079 Canada
North Andaman Island 2,781 1,074 India
Zemlya Georga 2,770 1,070 Russia
Manitoulin Island 2,766 1,068 Canada (world's largest freshwater lake island)
Unalaska Island 2,722 1,051 United States
Saaremaa 2,674 1,032 Estonia
Moresby Island 2,608 1,007 Canada
James Ross Island 2,600 1,004 Antarctica
Obi 2,542 981 Indonesia
Réunion 2,512 970 overseas department of France
Navarino 2,473 955 Chile
Paramushir 2,471 954 Russia
Ross Island 2,460 950 Antarctica
Ymer's Island 2,437 941 Greenland
Anvers Island 2,432 939 Antarctica
Peleng 2,345 905 Indonesia
Groote Eylandt 2,285 882 Australia
Yapen 2,278 880 Indonesia
Morotai 2,266 875 Indonesia
Cornwall Island 2,258 872 Canada
Princess Royal Island 2,251 869 Canada
Juventud 2,237 864 Cuba
Hinnøya 2,198 849 Norway
Nelson Island 2,183 843 United States
Lewis and Harris 2,179 841 United Kingdom
Richards Island 2,165 836 Canada
Margarita Island 2,100 811 Colombia
Tenerife 2,034 785 Spain
Magdalena 2,025 782 Chile
René-Levasseur 2,020 780 Canada
Bioko 2,017 779 Equatorial Guinea
Kuiu Island 1,962 758 United States
Maui 1,888 729 United States
Mauritius 1,836 709 Mauritius
Cheju-do 1,825 705 South Korea
Afognak 1,809 698 United States
Umnak 1,793 692 United States
Stewart Island 1,746 674 New Zealand
Air Force Island 1,720 664 Canada
Bathurst Island 1,693 654 Australia
Fuerteventura 1,660 641 Spain
Zanzibar 1,658 640 Tanzania
Skye 1,656 639 United Kingdom
Fraser Island 1,653 638 Australia
Soisalo 1,635 631 Finland
Lesbos 1,630 629 Greece
Oahu 1,600 618 United States
Dakhin Shahbazpur 1,585 612 Bangladesh
Gran Canaria 1,560 602 Spain
Middle Andaman Island 1,536 593 India
Flaherty Island 1,525 589 Canada
Retea 1,480 571 Romania
Kauai 1,446 558 United States
Rhodes 1,398 540 Greece
Flinders Island 1,359 525 Australia
Ramree Island 1,350 521 Burma
Qishm 1,336 516 Iran
Morfil 1,250 483 Senegal
Lolland 1,243 480 Denmark
Tiburón Island 1,196 462 Mexico
Njazidja 1,158 447 Comoros
Martinique 1,101 425 overseas territory of France
King Island 1,091 421 Australia
Isla Margarita 1,072 414 Venezuela
Atka Island 1,061 410 United States
Great Nicobar 1,045 403 India
Tahiti 1,042 402 French Polynesia, overseas territory of France
Chongming 1,041 402 People's Republic of China
Mornington Island 1,002 387 Australia

Note: Australia, at 7,600,000 km², 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.

Other notable islands

This section of the list is far from comprehensive.

Island’s Name Area Country
(km²) (sq mi)
Lanzarote 846 327 Spain
La Palma 706 273 Spain
Singapore 697 269 independent
Phuket 543 210 Thailand
Isle of Man 572 221 British crown dependency
Isla del Coco 532 205 Costa Rica
Isle of Wight 381 147 United Kingdom
Malta 312 120 independent
El Hierro 278 107 Spain
Elba 224 86 Italy
Margitsziget 1.5 0.58 Hungary

See also

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