Largest Islands of Selected Countries

 Listings are for independent countries and dependent external territories.

 Note: † symbol means that the island's designation as country's largest should be considered provisional.

 Country

Largest island (Location)

Area

Square miles

Square km

Afghanistan

island in Pyandzh River, at 37o15'N, 68o44'E†

30

75

Albania

Sazan

2.2

6

American Samoa

Tutuila

52

135

Angola

Baia de los Tigres

38

98

Anguilla

Anguilla

35

91

Antarctica

Alexander Island

16,700

43,200

Antigua

Antigua

108

280

Argentina

Estados, Isla de los

209

541

Aruba

Aruba

75

193

Australia

Tasmania

23,412

60,637

Bahamas

North Andros Island

1,328

3,439

Bahrain

Bahrain

247.8

642

Baker Island

Baker I. (Pacific)

2

5

Bangladesh

Dakhin Shahbazpur

612

1,585

Barbados

Barbados

166

430

Belize

Ambergris Cay

46

119

Bermuda

Bermuda

14

36

Bouvet Island

Bouvet Island (South Atlantic)

19

50

Brazil

Marajo

15,500

40,100

British Indian Ocean Territory

Diego Garcia

17

44

British Virgin Islands

Tortola

21

54

Brunei

Muara Besar†

c. 2.5

c. 6

Bulgaria

Belene (Danube R. W of Svishtov)

16.5

43

Burma

Ramree Island

520

1,350

Cambodia

Kong (Gulf of Thailand)

41

106

Canada

Baffin Island

195,928

507,451

Cape Verde

Sao Tiago

383

991

Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman

76

197

Chile

Chiloe

3,241

8,394

China

Hainan

12,962

33,572

Christmas Island

Christmas Island (Indian Ocean)

52

135

Clipperton Island

Clipperton Island (Pacific Ocean

2

5

Cocos Islands

West Island

2.3

Colombia

Margarita, Isla (Rio Magdalena)

c. 810

c. 2,100 

Comoros

Njazidja

443

1,148 

Congo-Brazzaville

Mbamou † (Congo River)

70

180 

Congo-Kinshasa

Sumba † (Congo River)

c. 190

c. 500 

Cook Islands

Rarotonga

25.9

67.2 

Costa Rica

Cocos, Isla del

18

47 

Croatia

Krk

158.2

409.9 

Cuba

Cuba

40,543

105,007 

Denmark

Sjaelland

2,714.8

7,031.3 

Djibouti

Moucha, Ile

c. 0.8

2

Dominica

Dominica

289

749 

Dominican Republic

Saona, Isla

41

106 

East Timor

Atauro

 57

 147

Ecuador

Isabela, Isla (Galapagos)

1,790

4,640

Egypt

Shakir † (Red Sea)

16

41 

El Salvador

Espiritu Santo, Isla

10.0

25 

Equatorial Guinea

Bioko

779

2,018

Eritrea

Dehalak' Deset (Red Sea)

250

650 

Estonia

Saaremaa

1,032

2,674 

Ethiopia

Nargadaga Deset (Lake Tana)

11

28 

Europa Island

Europa Island (Mozambique Channel)

7.8

20 

Falkland Islands

East Falkland I.

2,550

6,605 

Faeroe Islands

Streymoy

144

374 

Fiji

Viti Levu

4,011

10,388 

Finland

Soisalo

631 

1,635 

France

Corsica

3,351

8,681

French Guiana

Cayenne, Ile de

60

155

French Polynesia

Tahiti

402

1,042 

French Southern and Antarctic Territories

Grande Terre, Kerguelen

2,555

6,617 

Germany

Rugen

358

926.4 

Ghana

island in south end of Lake Volta

c. 73

c. 190 

Glorieuse, Iles

Glorieuse, Ile (Indian Ocean)

1.6

Greece

Crete

3,189.7

8,261.2 

Greenland

Greenland

822,700

2,130,800

Grenada

Grenada

120

311 

Guadeloupe

Basse-Terre

327

847 

Guam

Guam

209

541 

Guatemala

Grande, Cayo † (El Golfete)

125 ac

50 ha 

Guernsey

Guernsey (Channel Islands)

24.5

63.4 

Guinea

Tristao, Île †

87

226 

Guinea-Bissau

Orango, Ilha de

105

273 

Haiti

Gonave, Île

270

700 

Heard and McDonald Islands

Heard Island (Indian Ocean)

146

378 

Honduras

Roatan

60

155 

Howland Island

Howland Island (Pacific Ocean)

1

Hungary

Csepelsziget (Danube)

99

256 

Iceland

Iceland

39,702

102,828 

India

Middle Andaman I. (Andaman Islands)

593

1,536 

Indonesia

Sumatra

164,000

425,000

Iran

Qishm

516

1,336 

Ireland

Achill (Co. Mayo)

56.5

146 

Italy

Sicily

9,830

25,460 

Jamaica

Jamaica

4,244

10,991

Jan Mayen

Jan Mayen

147

380 

Japan

Honshu

87,805

227,414 

Jarvis Island

Jarvis I. (Pacific O.)

1.6

Jersey

Jersey (Channel Islands)

44.9

116.2 

Johnston Island

Johnston Island (Pacific Ocean)

211 ac

85 ha 

Juan de Nova, Île

Juan de Nova, Île (Mozambique Channel)

1.7

4.4 

Kenya

Pate I. (NE coast)

c. 65

c. 170 

Kiribati

Kiritimati

150

388 

Korea, North

Sinmi-do

20

52 

Korea, South

Cheju-do

704.7

1825.5 

Kuwait

Bubiyan

264

683 

Laos

Khong † (Mekong River)

c. 43

c. 110 

Latvia

Doles Sala (Daugava River, SE of Riga)

8

21 

Lebanon

Palmier †, Île du

c. 60 ac

c. 25 ha 

Libya

Marakib † (Gulf of Bumbah)

c. 300 ac

c. 1 

Lithuania

Rusnės Sala

21.5

55.6

Macedonia

Golem Grad (Lake Prespa)

c. 60 ac

c. 25 ha 

Madagascar

Madagascar

226,658

587,041 

Malawi

Likoma Island (Lake Nyasa)

6.5

17 

Malaysia

Banggi (NE tip of Borneo)

170

441 

Malta

Malta

94.9

246 

Man, Isle of

Man, Isle of

221

572 

Martinique

Martinique

425

1,101 

Mauritania

Tidra, Île

60

156 

Mauritius

Mauritius

709

1,836 

Mayotte

Mayotte

137

355 

Mexico

Tiburon, Isla

462

1,196 

Micronesia, Fed. States of

Pohnpei

129

334 

Midway

Sand Island

1.9

4.8 

Montserrat

Montserrat

39.5

106 

Mozambique

Inhacamba, Ilha

c. 130

c. 340 

Nauru

Nauru

8.2

21.3

Navassa Island

Navassa Island (Caribbean)

1.8

4.7 

Netherlands

Texel †

62.1

160.9 

Netherlands Antilles

Curacao

171

444 

New Caledonia

New Caledonia

6,467

16,750 

New Zealand

South Island

58,200

150,737 

Nicaragua

Ometepe, Isla (Lake Nicaragua)

107

276 

Norfolk Island

Norfolk I. (Pacific)

13.3

34 

Northern Marianas

Saipan

70

180

Norway

Hinnřya

849

2,198 

Oman

Masirah

254

658 

Palau

Babeldaob

143

370

Palmyra Atoll

Cooper Island

c. 250 ac

1

Panama

Coiba, Isla

191

494 

Papua New Guinea

New Britain

14,098

36,514 

Philippines

Luzon

40,419

104,684 

Pitcairn Island

Henderson Island

12

31 

Poland

Wolin

95

246 

Portugal

Sao Miguel (Azores)

291

754 

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

3,435

8,897

Reunion

Reunion

969

2,512

Romania

Letea (Danube Delta)

570

1,480

Russia

Sakhalin

29,500

76,400

Rwanda

Gombo, Île (Lake Kivu)

3.5

9

Saint Christopher

Saint Christopher

65

168 

Saint Helena

Saint Helena

47

122 

Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia

240

622

Saint-Pierre et Miquelon

Miquelon

83

215 

Saint Vincent

Saint Vincent

133

345 

Samoa

Savaii

659.4

1707.8 

Sao Tome

Sao Tome

326

845 

Saudi Arabia

Farasan al Kabir

152

395 

Senegal

Morfil, Île a (Senegal River)

c. 475

c. 1,250 

Serbia

Ostrvo (Danube R.)

c. 23

c. 60

Seychelles

Mahe

56

145 

Sierra Leone

Sherbro Island

230

600 

Singapore

Singapore

220.2

570.4 

Solomon Islands

Guadalcanal

2,047

5,302 

Somalia

Koyaama† (southern coast)

2.5

South Africa

Marion I. (Prince Edward Islands)

112

290

South Georgia

South Georgia I.

1,450

3,756 

Spain

Majorca

1,405

3,640 

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

25,200

65,268 

Sudan

Mograt I.† (Nile at 19o30'N, 33o15'E)

40

104 

Svalbard

Spitsbergen

15,075

39,044 

Sweden

Gotland

1,159

3,001 

Taiwan

Taiwan

13,823

35,801 

Tajikistan

Severnyy (Lake Karakul)

8.5

22 

Tanzania

Zanzibar

640

1,658 

Thailand

Phuket

309

800

Tonga

Tongatapu

99

256 

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad

1,864

4,828 

Tromelin, Île

Tromelin, Île (Indian Ocean)

c. 200 ac

c. 80 ha 

Tunisia

Djerba

197

510 

Turkey

Gökceada

107.8

279.2 

Turkmenistan

Ogurja Ada

23

60 

Turks and Caicos

North Caicos

77

200 

Tuvalu

Vaitupu

1.89

4.9 

Uganda

Bugala Island

106

275 

Ukraine

Dzharylgach †

23

60 

United Arab Emirates

Abu al Abyad

118

306 

United Kingdom

Great Britain

83,698

216,777 

United States

Hawaii

4,021

10,414 

U.S. Virgin Islands

Saint Croix

81.9

212

Vanuatu

Espiritu Santo

1,420

3,677 

Venezuela

Margarita, Isla

414

1,072 

Vietnam

Phu Quoc

211

546 

Wake Island

Wake Island

12

31 

Wallis and Futuna

Uvea

61

159 

Yemen

Socotra

1,382

3,579 

Zambia

Mbabala Island (Lake Bangweulu)

31

80

Zimbabwe

Namembere Island † (Lake Kariba)

4

10

 † Island's designation as country's largest should be considered provisional.

  

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