Top 10 Largest Islands in the world


Spending time on beautiful and largest islands is the dream for many people. The main thing people love about these exotic places is they are full of peace and you will see the beauty of nature everywhere. People waste a lot of time on Google Maps in search of these where they can easily spend their vacations and quality time. These places exactly show us how beautiful the world is. They are the most prominent and adorable picture of nature’s beauty. Following is the list of 10 largest islands which are probably the best islands in the world.

1. Greenland


Greenland is the most famous and largest island in the world. It is basically an autonomous constituent country of Denmark and is present between the Atlantic and Arctic oceans. It is associated with Europe both politically and culturally. It has been known as inhospitable land but now it is the best tourism destination. People came from across the world to visit this biggest island in the world.

Area: 2,130,800 sq km (822,700 sq miles)
Population: 56,483
Population density: 0.028/km2 (0.1/sq miles)
Location: North America (Denmark)

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2. New Guinea

New Guinea - Top 10 Largest Islands in the world

When the discussion begins about the largest islands then no list is complete without New Guinea. Coasts are present on both sides of the island containing the world’s famous and graceful diving destinations that attract people. The excellent weather conditions make this island ideal for tourism. World War 2 planes and shipwrecks are also available. But to explore it you must have to dive into the water. This biggest island is also famous because Puncak Jaya which is the highest mountain of Oceania is also present inside the Indonesian border on the island.

Area: 785,753 sq km (303,381 sq miles)
Population: 11,306,940
Population density: 14/km2 (36/sq miles)
Location: Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, Oceania

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3. Borneo


Borneo comprises three countries and approximately 73% is Indonesian territory. Only 1% of the island is under the territory of Borneo and the remaining is under Malaysian. Borneo is also very famous because of the exotic and rare wildlife in the interior forests and surrounding waters. You will see dolphins and saltwater crocodiles in the waters of the South China Sea.

Area: 743,330 sq km (288,869 sq miles)
Population: 19,804,064
Population density: 21.52/km2 (55.74/sq miles)
Location: Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia, Asia

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4. Madagascar


Madagascar comes at number 4 in the list of largest islands having exciting and beautiful sceneries. 5% of all famous plants and animals can easily be found in Madagascar. It is also the largest island in the Indian Ocean with calm and idyllic waters that gently lap on stunning sandy beaches. The dangerous and violent waves just collide with rocks and make the whole scene more exciting.

Area: 587,713 sq km (226,917 sq miles)
Population: 22,005,222
Population density: 33/km2 (85/sq miles)
Location: Africa

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5. Baffin Island


When it comes to islands then no one can beat Canada because it has the longest coastline and an unknown number of islands. According to an estimate, there are more than 30,000 islands across the eastern shore of Georgian Bay. The presence of stunning peaks Mount Asgard and Mount Thor make it more popular.

Area: 507,451 sq km (195,928 sq miles)
Population: 10,745
Population density: 0.02/km2 (0.05/sq miles)
Location: Canada, North America

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6. Sumatra


Another beauty of nature is named at number 6 in the list of largest islands. Earthquakes and tsunamis are typical in Sumatra. Rare wildlife is also present in its forests. Tigers, elephants, rhinos, and Orangutans exist in these tangled forests.

Area: 443,066 sq km (171,069 sq miles)
Population: 50,000,000
Population density: 106/km2 (275/sq miles)
Location: Indonesia, Asia

7. Honshu


Honshu is a very popular Japanese mainland and is the most populated island. There are four main islands present in Japan and among them, Honshu is the largest. The eye-catching sceneries and world-class skiing and hiking attract people.

Area: 225,800 sq km (87,200 sq miles)
Population: 103,000,000
Population density: 447/km2 (1,158/sq miles)
Location: Japan, Asia

8. Victoria Island


Victoria Island is very popular among the tourists located within the Arctic Circle. It has a population of fewer than in 2000 and is located in Northern Canada. Its highest point is unnamed and has a length of 700 km. Victoria Island is nearly double the size of Newfoundland.

Area: 217,291 sq km (83,897 sq miles)
Population: 1,875
Population density: 0.009/km2 (0.02/sq miles)
Location: Canada, North America

9. Great Britain


It is well known in Europe and also the largest island in Europe. It seems to be less dramatic than other islands mentioned in the list. Great Britain contains no active volcanoes or mountains and that is the reason it has fewer adventures. The presence of rolling hills, quaint villages, and craggy coastlines attracts people.

Area: 209,331 sq km (80,823 sq miles)
Population: 60,800,000
Population density: 302/km2 (782/sq miles)
Location: United Kingdom, Europe

10. Ellesmere Island


Same like Victoria Ellesmere Island also completely lies within the Arctic Circle. Most of Ellesmere Island is covered by the Arctic Cordillera mountain system. Due to the presence of this mountain system, it is known as the most famous mountainous island.

Area: 183,965 sq km (71,029 sq miles)
Population: 146
Population density: 0.000744/km2 (0.0019/sq miles)
Location: Canada, North America