Islands of The World

LARGEST

A map of the Largest Islands

  • Greenland - (840,004 sq miles) (2,175,600 sq km)
  • New Guinea - (303,381 sq miles) (785,753 sq km)
  • Borneo - (288,869 sq miles) (748,168 sq km)
  • Madagascar - (226,917 sq miles) (587,713 sq km)
  • Baffin - (194,574 sq miles) (503,944 sq km)
  • Sumatra - (171,069 sq miles) (443,066 sq km)
  • Honshu - (88,982 sq miles) (225,800 sq km)
  • Great Britain - (88,787 sq miles) (229,957 sq km)
  • Victoria - (85,154 sq miles) (220,548 sq km)
  • Ellesmere - (71,029 sq miles) (183,965 sq km)

NOTE: Australia is widely considered as a continental landmass, not an island. In reality, it certainly is the largest island, with a size of (2,941,517 sq miles) (7,618,493 sq km).

LARGEST ISLAND COUNTRIES

  • Indonesia - (735,358 sq miles) (1,904,569 sq km)
  • Madagascar - (226,917 sq miles) (587,713 sq km)
  • Papua New Guinea - (178,704 sq miles) (462,840 sq km)
  • Japan - (143,939 sq miles) (372,801 sq km)
  • Malaysia - (127,320 sq miles) (329,758 sq km)
  • Philippines - (115,831 sq miles) (300,000 sq km)
  • New Zealand - (103,883 sq miles) (269,057 sq km)
  • Great Britain - (88,787 sq miles) (229,957 sq km)

NOTE: Great Britain is an island that combines the countries of England, Scotland, and Wales, and is a part of the country of the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland," commonly referred to as the UK.

  • Cuba - (42,804 sq miles) (110,861 sq km)
  • Iceland - (39,769 sq miles) (103,000 sq km)

HIGHEST ISLANDS

  • New Guinea - (16,503 feet) (5,030 meters)
  • Hawaii, USA - (13,796 feet) (4,205 meters)
  • Borneo, Indonesia - (13,698 feet) (4,175 meters)
  • Formosa, China - (13,114 feet) (3,997 meters)
  • Sumatra, Indonesia - (12,484 feet) (3,805 meters)
  • Ross, Antarctica - (12,448 feet) (3,794 meters)
  • Honshu, Japan - (12,388 feet) (3,776 meters)
  • South Island, NZ - (12,349 feet) (3,764 meters)
  • Lombok, Indonesia - (12,224 feet) (3,726 meters)

LARGEST VOLCANIC ISLANDS

  • Sumatra, Indonesia - (171,069 sq miles) (443,066 sq km)
  • Honshu, Japan - (87,182 sq miles) (225,800 sq km)
  • Java, Indonesia - (53,589 sq miles) (138,794 sq km)
  • North Island, NZ - (43,082 sq miles) (111,583 sq km)
  • Luzon, Philippines - (42,458 sq miles) (109,965 sq km)
  • Iceland - (39,769 sq miles) (103,000 sq km)
  • Mindanao, Philippines - (37,657 sq miles) (97,530 sq km)
  • Hokkaido, Japan - (30,395 sq miles) (78,719 sq km)
  • New Britain, PNG - (13,569 sq miles) (35,145 sq km)
  • Halmaherea, Indonesia - (6,965 sq miles) (18,040 sq km)

LARGEST LAKE ISLANDS

  • Manitoulin, Lake Huron - (1,068 sq miles) (2,766 sq km)
  • Vozrozhdeniya, Aral Sea - (888 sq miles) (2,300 sq km)
  • Rene-Lavasseur, Manicouagan Reservoir, Quebec, Canada - (780 sq miles) (2,000 sq km)
  • Olkhon, Lake Baykal - (282 sq miles) (730 sq km)
  • Samosir, Toba - (243 sq miles) (630 sq km)
  • Isle Royal, Lake Superior - (209 sq miles) (541 sq km)
  • Ukerewe, Lake Victoria - (205 sq miles) (530 sq km)
  • St. Joseph, Lake Huron - (141 sq miles) (365 sq km)
  • Drummond, Lake Huron - (134 sq miles) (347 sq km)
  • Idjwi, Lake Kivu, DRC - (110 sq miles) (285 sq km)

LARGEST ISLANDS in the USA

  • Hawaii, Hawaii - (4,037 sq miles) (10,456 sq km)
  • Kodiak, Alaska - (3,672 sq miles) (9,510 sq km)
  • Prince of Wales, Alaska - (2,587 sq miles) (6,700 sq km)
  • Chichagof, Alaska - (2,085 sq miles) (5,400 sq km)
  • Saint Lawrence, Alaska - (1,710 sq miles) (4,430 sq km)
  • Admiralty, Alaska - (1,649 sq miles) (4,270 sq km)
  • Baranof, Alaska - (1,636 sq miles) (4,237 sq km)
  • Nunivak, Alaska - (1,625 sq miles) (4,210 sq km)
  • Unimak, Alaska - (1,606 sq miles) (4,160 sq km)
  • Long Island, NY - (1,401 sq miles) (3,629 sq km)

LARGEST ISLANDS in EUROPE

  • Great Britain - (88,787 sq miles) (229,957 sq km)
  • Iceland - (39,769 sq miles) (103,000 sq km)
  • Ireland - (33,342 sq miles) (83,766 sq km)
  • West Spitsbergen - (15,200 sq miles) (39,368 sq km)
  • Sicily - (9,807 sq miles) (25,400 sq km)
  • Sardinia - (9,189 sq miles) (23,800 sq km)
  • North East Land - (5,792 sq miles) (15,000 sq km)
  • Cyprus - (3,572 sq miles) (9,251 sq km)
  • Corsica - (3,367 sq miles) (8,720 sq km)
  • Crete - (3,189 sq miles) (8,260 sq km)
This page was last modified on August 10, 2015.