If you’re weirdly stimulating the google maps and exploring the Google Earth for your imaginary vacations. Most of us desire to spend their vacations at a peaceful and beautiful place where one can stay for countless hours. By following the rivers, you’ll get how big an island could be? Often, the curious people love to dig into the details that what are the largest islands to set it as their next destination.
We have gathered a list of the 15 Largest Islands in the world that are insanely beautiful as well.
15 Luzon, Philippines – Area: 109,965 km2
Let’s get started with the Luzon. It’s located at the northern end of the Philippines and famous for being the most populous and the largest island in the country as well. It’s the home to the capital city, Manila.
14 North Island, New Zeeland – Area: 111,583 km2
The North Island spans over 111,583 kilometers square area and home of the 3,677,200 peoples. The 14th largest island of the county is holding the 77% of the New Zeeland population. When to go from north to south, the island contains Auckland, Tauranga, Gisborne, Napier, Whanganui, Wallington and fewer more.
13 Java, Indonesia – Area: 111,583 km2
Java which is commonly known with the Indonesian name “Jawa”, is a beautiful and one of the largest island in Indonesia. It has a comparable size like England, North Carolina, and Omsk Blast and populating around 141 million individuals in it. It’s more than half of the Indonesian population.
12 South Island, New Zeeland – Area: 145,836 km2
Another island from the land of more than 600 islands. South Island is comparably equal to equal in population but due to the difference of few kilometers, South Island rank above than its competitor. It’s believed that the South Island is around 32% larger than the northern landmass of New Zeeland.
11 Sulawesi, Indonesia – Area: 180,681 km2
Let’s dig out numerous details about another largest island of Indonesia. Sulawesi, formerly known as Celebs, is the 11th largest and 4th Greater Sunda Island which is the home to about 180,681 peoples. Geographically, the island is surrounded by mountains in its middle linked remotely with the sea.
10 Ellesmere Island, Canada – Area: 196,236 km2
Next on our list of largest islands in the world features the “land of muskoxen”, Ellesmere Island. Ellesmere located in Northern Canada which is still considered the part of the Queen Elizabeth Islands. World’s 10th and Canada’s 3rd Largest island has only 191 residents on the whole island.
9 Great Britain, United Kingdom – Area: 209,331 km2
Great Britain is one of the largest ocean in the North Atlantic Ocean. It has the total population of 60,800,000 people which is making it the third-most populous island in the world after Java.
8 Victoria Island, Canada – Area: 217,291 km2
When to talk about the Canadian Arctic Archipelago that straddles the boundary between Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Victoria Island is also the second largest island. It is accommodating only 1,875 individuals. Yes, the 8th largest island, Victoria Island belongs to the Inuvik Region and also the part of Kitikmeot Region.
7 Honshu, Japan – Area: 225,800 km2
Next on our list of 15 largest islands in the world is Honshu. Honshu is located in the south of Hokkaido and northeast of the Kyushu. The island is the 7th largest and the most populous islands. There is 104,000,000 number of people who are residing in 225,800 km2 area.
6 Sumatra, Indonesia – Area: 443,066 km2
Here we have another Indonesian island which is entirely in the country after Borneo, the Sumatra. Not only retaining its position for being the sixth largest island in the world. Interestingly, Sumatra Island is spanning on a large landmass in the diagonal northwest-southwest axis.
5 Baffin Island, Canada – Area: 507,451 km2
Baffin Island has its unique name, Qikiqtaaluk. The Canadian Territory of the Nunavut has the total area of 507,451 km sq. which has a population size of 10,745.
4 Madagascar, Madagascar – Area: 587,041 km2
It’s not surprising to get Madagascar on our list of largest islands in the world. When to talk about the largest island of the Indian Ocean, Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world. It is located on the east of Mozambique. The Tsaratanana and Maromokotro are the highest points of the island which is about 2,876 meters high.
3 Borneo, Indonesia – Area: 748,168 km2
Malay says “Pulau Borneo”, Indonesians said it “Kalimantan”, but officially listed down as Borneo. Geographically, it’s the 3rd largest island in the world and located in North Java. It has Sumatra in the east and Sulawesi on the west. It’s holding the total population of 21,258,000. The island is politically divided as it is holding the 73% of the national territory.
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2 New Guinea, Indonesia – Area: 785,753 km2
New Guinea is the second runner-up on our list of largest countries in the world. It’s the largest island in the continent of Australia which has a population of 11,306,940.
1 Greenland, Greenland – Area: 2,130,800 km2
With having no specified land boundaries, Greenland has been only populating the 56,344 number of individuals. Interestingly, Greenland is containing the oldest rock on earth that dates back about 3.8 billion years.