Check Out the 10 Largest Islands in the World and Add Them in Your Travel Bucket List.

Swati Arora March 24, 2021

There are around 2000 Islands in the ocean and millions in the world. Some of them are tiny, and others are huge. All these islands vary in size, temperature, climate, and flora and fauna. In this article, you will get a list of the largest Islands in the World.

1. Greenland

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With a total covered area of 2,130,800 sq km, Greenland is 1st largest island in the world. Located between the Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean, Greenland was considered to be an inhospitable land, but now it has been converted to an adventure spot.

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)

2. New Guinea

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New Guinea is the 2nd largest Island in the world, with an area of 785,753 sq km. Both side coasts of Island are popular for being the best diving destinations where thousands of tourists visit every year. Here, you will find colorful coral and fish during diving.

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

3. Borneo

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Borneo Island is the 3rd largest Island, and the only Island in the world comprises of three countries. The large part of this Island is with Indonesia, and the remaining part is with Brunei and Malaysia. Also, it contains the highest peak named Mount Kinabalu.

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

4. Madagascar

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Madagascar is not only the 4th largest island in the world, but also the largest island in the Indian Ocean with a covered area of 587,713 sq km. The Island is also home to several unique species and unusual wildlife, which is found nowhere else in the world.

Area: 587,713 sq km (226,917 sq miles)

Population: 22,005,222

Population density: 33/km2 (85/sq miles)

Location: Africa

5. Baffin Island

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With a covered area of 507,451 sq km, Baffin Island is the largest Island of Canada. The country has many Fjords and freshwater lakes, and many of them are along the eastern shore of Georgian Bay alone.

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

6. Sumatra

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It is the second-largest island of Indonesia, and also you can say that it is the dangerous island of the world as it is prone to earthquakes, Tsunamis, eruptions, and cyclones. However, it is home to tigers, rhinos, elephants, and other species.

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 Island

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Honshu is the 2nd most populated Island in the world and the largest island of Japan. It has some historical significance and considered as the mainland of Japanese. It is also home to some of the important cities of Japan including Osaka, Hiroshima, Kyoto, and more.

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

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Victoria Island is the 8th largest island in the world and the second-largest island of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Covering a total area of 217,291 sq km, the Island was named after Queen Victoria.

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

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Great Britain is the largest island in Europe, and it is also part of the UK. It includes the countries of Wales, Scotland, and England. It is also the largest island in the United Kingdom and the ninth-largest island in the world. Book your flight tickets to this wonderful land and enjoy the rolling hills, craggy coastlines, and cream teas.

Area: 209,331 sq km (80,823 sq miles)

Population: 60,800,000

Populationdensity: 302/km2 (782/sq miles)

Location: United Kingdom, Europe

10. Ellesmere Island

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Ellesmere Island covers a total area of 183,965 sq km and is it is the 3rd largest Island of Canada. The majestic mountains and Icefields enhance the beauty of this Island. It is a part of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and Qikiqtaaluk region of the Nunavut province of Canada.

Area: 183,965 sq km (71,029 sq miles)

Population: 146

Population density: 0.000744/km2 (0.0019/sq miles)

Location: Canada, North America



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