List of European islands by area


List of European islands by area

This is a list of islands in Europe ordered by area. As a main rule, freshwater islands are not listed.

Islands over 200 km²

Islands 20 km²–50 km²

This section of the list is not complete.

Notes

* The Azores Islands, Madeira and the Canary Islands are not considered part of Europe, whereas Cyprus is. Cyprus is often considered to be a part of both Asia and Europe.
* Islands of Arctic Russia are considered part of Europe as long as they are situated west of the Yamal Peninsula. This means that the islands of Franz Josef Land, Novaya Zemlya plus for example Kolguyev and Vaygach are considered part of Europe. Islands of Svalbard are in the same category, whereas for example islands of Greenland are considered part of North America.
* The figures of Bolshoy Berezovy, Storøya and Wahlbergøya are rough estimates from map.

References

Figures about land area are differing and uncertain. These are the major references:
* List of islands by area
* http://islands.unep.ch/Figures about Swedish islands are from these sites:
* http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lista_över_Sveriges_öar#.C3.96ar_efter_storlek_.28.5B.5Byta.5D.5D.29 (also includes freshwater islands)
* http://64.233.183.104/search?q=cache:d3utKNf-YR8J:www.scb.se/Grupp/Omscb/SÅ2007/Geographical%2520data.xls+ängesön+sq.km&hl=no&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=no (also includes freshwater islands)Figures about Norwegian islands are from these sites:
* http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_over_norske_øyer
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_islands_of_Norway_by_areaFigures about Finnish islands are mainly from this site:
* http://personal.inet.fi/koti/kauko.huotari/saaret.htm (also includes freshwater islands)This is another interesting site about Finnish islands:
* http://64.233.183.104/search?q=cache:es-pAUfoVCoJ:www.intermin.fi/intermin/images.nsf/files/aaa29f826e98e26ac22572480031ab08/%24file/esite_2007_eng.pdf+islands+finland+ten+largest&hl=no&ct=clnk&cd=3&gl=noFigures about Danish islands are mainly from this site:
* http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_dänischer_InselnFigures about German islands are mainly from this site:
* http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsche_InselnFigures about Croatian islands are mainly from this site:
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_inhabited_islands_of_CroatiaFigures about French islands are partly from this site:
* http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_des_îles_françaisesFigures about Italian islands are mainly from this site:
* http://ca.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llista_d%27illes_d%27ItàliaFigures about Spanish islands are mainly from this site:
* http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anexo:Lista_de_islas_de_EspañaFigures about some Russian islands can be found on this site:
* http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyspy_Rosji (Note: The site is in Polish, therefore the name spelling is different)Figures about some Estonian islands can be found on this site (also in Polish, but the name spelling is not different):
* http://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wyspy_EstoniiFigures about some Greek islands can be found on this site (in Russian):
* http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Список_островов_ГрецииFigures about English islands are from this site:
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_islands_of_EnglandFigures about Scottish islands are mainly from this site:
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_islands_of_ScotlandFigures about Welsh islands are from this site:
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_islands_of_WalesFigures about islands of the republic of Ireland are from this site (on page 11):
* http://64.233.183.104/search?q=cache:MKj9xRf03oUJ:www.ub.ntnu.no/formidl/utgivelser/til_opplysning/to_nr16.pdf+tearaght+island+sq.km&hl=no&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=noFigures about many British isles can be found here:
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_British_Isles_by_area

ee also

* List of European islands by population
* List of islands by area
* List of islands by population


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