List of islands by area


List of islands by area

This is a list of islands in the world ordered by area. It includes all islands with an area greater than 2,500 km² (970 square miles). For comparison, continental landmasses are also shown.

Continental land masses

These figures are rough approximations only.

Islands 10,000 km²–25,000 km²

Islands 1,000 km²–2,500 km²

This section of the list might not be complete, but covers almost all of the islands in the world over 1,000 km². The area of some Antarctic islands is uncertain.

Islands 500 km²–1,000 km²

This section of the list is not complete, although it should cover all European islands over 500 km² and most islands of other continents.

References

Most figures are taken from the [http://islands.unep.ch/Tiarea.htm United Nations Environment Programme list of islands by area] .

Note #1-4 refer to some other sources.

*The figures of the Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic islands Charcot Island, Smyley Island, Latady Island, Rothschild Island and Hearst Island (note #5) are just rough estimates found on this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Antarctic_and_sub-Antarctic_islands. The estimate of Latady Island (700 km²) is probably wrong. Another source claims it is 3,300 km². http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latady_Island

Figures about Swedish islands are from this site:
*http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lista_över_Sveriges_öar#.C3.96ar_efter_storlek_.28.5B.5Byta.5D.5D.29Figures about Norwegian islands are from this site:
*http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_over_norske_øyerFigures about Finnish islands are mainly from this site:
*http://personal.inet.fi/koti/kauko.huotari/saaret.htm (also includes freshwater islands)Figures about Scottish islands are mainly from this site:
*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_islands_of_ScotlandFigures about islands in China are mainly from this site:
*http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/中国岛屿Figures about Canadian islands are mainly from this site:
*http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/site/english/learningresources/facts/islands.htmlFigures about islands of Chile can be found on this site:
*http://www.worldislandinfo.com/Chile.htmThis site gives important information on islands of Greenland:
*http://www.ub.ntnu.no/formidl/utgivelser/til_opplysning/to_nr15.html#umeny7

ee also

*List of islands (by country)
*List of islands by name
*List of islands by population
*List of islands by highest point
*List of countries by area
*List of European islands by population
*List of European islands by area

External links

* [http://www.worldislandinfo.com Joshua Calder's World Island Info]
* [http://islands.unep.ch/Tiarea.htm United Nations Environment Programme list of islands by area]


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