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Top 50 Islands in the World

List of Islands, Top 50 Isle or Island in the world from Topify. Call it Island or Isle, we all know it is a tract of land completely surrounded by water, and not large enough to be called a continent. However, in this article we shall be listing out the top fifty Island all over the world based on its geographical area. Meanwhile, all measurements are approximate to nearest thousand.

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The earth is blessed with lovely things, not excluding Islands too. Based on the Geographical Data at hand, we've come out with the following list of Islands across the globe, the largest by the body of water in its area.

List of Islands, Top 50

Island Continent Body of water Area
(sq mi)
Area
(sq km)
1 Greenland North America Atlantic Ocean 840,000 2,175,600
2 New Guinea Oceania Pacific Ocean 305,000 790,000
3 Borneo Asia South China Sea 285,000 737,000
4 Madagascar Africa Indian Ocean 226,657 587,040
5 Baffin North America Baffin Bay 196,000 507,000
6 Sumatra Asia Andaman Sea 164,000 425,000
7 Honshu Asia Pacific Ocean 88,000 228,000
8 Great Britain Europe North Sea 84,400 219,000
9 Victoria North America Viscount Melville Sound 83,900 217,000
10 Ellesmere North America Arctic Ocean 75,800 196,000
11 Sulawesi (Celebes) Asia Celebes Sea 67,400 174,000
12 South Island (New Zealand) Oceania Pacific Ocean 58,200 151,000
13 Java Asia Indian Ocean 50,000 129,000
14 North Island (New Zealand) Oceania Pacific Ocean 44,200 114,000
15 Newfoundland North America Atlantic Ocean 42,000 109,000
16 Cuba North America Caribbean Sea 40,500 105,000
17 Luzon Asia Pacific Ocean 40,400 105,000
18 Iceland Europe Atlantic Ocean 39,769 103,000
19 Mindanao Asia Pacific Ocean 36,500 94,600
20 Ireland Europe Atlantic Ocean 32,500 84,100
21 Hokkaido Asia Pacific Ocean 30,100 78,000
22 Sakhalin Asia Sea of Okhotsk 29,500 76,400
23 Hispaniola North America Atlantic Ocean 29,200 75,600
24 Banks North America Arctic Ocean 27,000 70,000
25 Sri Lanka Asia Indian Ocean 25,332 65,610
26 Tasmania Australia Indian Ocean 24,900 64,400
27 Devon North America Baffin Bay 21,300 55,200
28 Novaya Zemlya Europe North Kara Sea 18,900 48,900
29 Grande de Tierra del Fuego South America Atlantic Ocean 18,700 48,400
30 Marajo South America Atlantic Ocean 18,500 48,000
31 Alexander Antarctica Bellingshausen Sea 16,700 43,200
32 Axel Heiberg North America Arctic Ocean 16,700 43,200
33 Melville North America Viscount Melville Sound 16,300 42,100
34 Southampton North America Husdon Bay 15,900 41,200
35 West Spitsbergen Europe Arctic Ocean 15,300 39,500
36 New Britain Oceania Bismarck Sea 14,600 37,800
37 Taiwan Asia Pacific Ocean 13,892 35,980
38 Kyushu Asia Pacific Ocean 13,800 35,700
39 Hainan Asia South China Sea 13,100 34,000
40 Prince of Wales North America Viscount Melville Sound 12,900 33,300
41 Novaya Zemlya Europe Barents Sea 12,800 33,300
42 Vancouver North America Pacific Ocean 12,100 31,300
43 Timor Asia Timor Sea 10,200 26,300
44 Sicily Europe Mediterranean 9,810 25,400
45 Somerset North America Lancaster Sound 9,570 24,800
46 Sardinia Europe Mediterranean 9,190 23,800
47 Bananal South America Araguaia River 7,720 20,000
48 Halmahera Asia Molucca Sea 6,950 18,000
49 Shikoku Asia Pacific Ocean 6,860 17,800
50 Ceram Asia Banda Sea 6,620 17,200

Source: The Gale Group, Inc. GEO-DATA: THE WORLD GEOGRAPHICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA

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