Principal World Islands and Groups

 

Regions:

            1. Arctic Ocean

            2. Atlantic Ocean

            3. Baltic Sea

            4. Caribbean Sea

            5. Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf

            6. Mediterranean Sea

            7. Pacific Ocean

8. Malay Archipelago

9. North American Minor Waters

 

1. ARCTIC OCEAN

Islands and groups

Area in square miles

Area in square km

Axel Heiberg, Canada

16,671

43,178

Baffin I., Canada

195,928

507,451

Banks I., Canada

27,038

70,028

Bathurst I., Canada

6,194

16,042

Devon I., Canada

21,331

55,247

Ellesmere I., Canada

75,767

196,236

Franz Josef Land, Russia

8,000

21,000

Melville I., Canada

16,274

42,149

Novaya Zemlya, Russia

 

 

 

 

Severny

18,882

48,904

Yuzhny

12,848

33,275

Prince of Wales I., Canada

12,872

33,339

Prince Patrick I., Canada

6,119

15,848

Somerset I., Canada

9,570

24,786

Southampton I., Canada

15,913

41,214

Spitsbergen Group, Svalbard

23,641

61,230

 

 

 

Edgeoya

1,942

5,030

Nordaustlandet

5,486

14,210

Vestspitsbergen

15,075

39,044

Victoria I., Canada

83,896

217,291

Vrangelya (Wrangel), Russia

3,030

7,850

 

2. ATLANTIC OCEAN

Islands and groups

Area in square miles

Area in square km

Anticosti, Canada

3,066

7,941

Ascension, UK

34

88

Azores, Portugal

868

2,247

 

Faial

66

171

Pico

167

433

Sao Jorge

85

220

Sao Miguel

291

754

Terceira

153

396

Bahamas

5,353

13,864

Bermuda Islands, UK

20.6

53.3

Bioko, Equatorial Guinea

779

2,017

Block I., Rhode Island

11

28

British Isles

 

 

 

Anglesey, Wales

275

712

Great Britain

83,698

216,777

Hebrides

2,744

7,107

Lewis with Harris

770

1,994

Mull

357

925

Skye, Isle of

643

1,665

Ireland, Ireland-UK

32,589

84,406

Man, Isle of

221

572

Orkney Islands

377

976

Scilly Islands, England

6

16

Shetland Islands

553

1,432

Wight, Isle of

147

381

Canary Islands, Spain

2,808

7,273

 

Fuerteventura

668

1,730

Gran Canaria

592

1,533

Tenerife

795

2,059

Cape Breton I., Canada

3,981

10,311

Cape Verde Islands

1,557

4,033

Channel Islands

75

194

 

Alderney

3.1

7.9

Guernsey

24.5

63.4

Jersey

44.9

116.2

Sark

2.0

5.2

Faeroe Islands, Denmark

540

1,399

Falkland Islands, UK

4,700

12,170

 

East Falkland

2,550

6,605

West Falkland

1,750

4,532

Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, Brazil

7

18

Grande de Tierra del Fuego, Isla,   Argentina-Chile

18,530

47,992

Greenland

822,700

2,130,800

Iceland

39,702

102,828

Long Island, New York

1,401

3,629

Madeira Islands, Portugal

306

794

Marajo, Brazil

15,500

41,100

Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

91

236

Mount Desert I., Maine

106

275

Nantucket, Massachusetts

57

148

Newfoundland, Canada

42,031

108,860

Prince Edward I., Canada

2,170

5,620

Robben I., South Africa

2

5

St. Helena, UK

47

122

Sao Tome

319

845

South Georgia I., UK

1,450

3,756

Tristan da Cunha, UK

38

98

 

3. BALTIC SEA

Islands and groups

Area in square miles

Area in square km

Aland Islands, Finland

590

1,527

Bornholm, Denmark

227.0

587.9

Gotland, Sweden

1,159

3,001

Oland, Sweden

519

1,344

Rugen, Germany

358

926.4

Saaremaa, Estonia

1,032

2,674

Sjaelland, Denmark

2,714.8

7,031.3

 

4. CARIBBEAN SEA

Islands and groups

Area in square miles

Area in square km

Antigua

108

280

Aruba

75

193

Barbados

166

430

Barbuda, Antigua

62

161

Bay Islands, Honduras

100

261

Cayman Islands

100

260

Cozumel, Mexico

189

490

Cuba

40,543

105,007

Curacao, Netherlands Antilles

171

444

Dominica

289

749

Gonave, Ile, Haiti

270

700

Grenada

120

311

Guadeloupe

 

 

 

Basse-Terre

327

847

Grande-Terre

228

591

Hispaniola, Dominican Republic-Haiti

28,840

74,700

Jamaica

4,244

10,991

Juventud (Youth), Isla de, Cuba

850

2,201

Margarita, Isla, Venezuela

414

1,072

Martinique, France

425

1,101

Montserrat

39.5

106

Puerto Rico

3,435

8,897

St. Martin (Sint Maarten)

34

88

St. Lucia

240

622

St. Vincent

133

345

Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago

116

300

Trinidad

1,864

8,897

Virgin Islands, British

59

153

 

Tortola

21

54

Virgin Gorda

8

21

Virgin Islands, U.S.

136

352

 

St. Croix

81.9

212

St. John

19.2

50

St. Thomas

27

70

 

5. INDIAN OCEAN AND PERSIAN GULF

Islands and groups

Area in square miles

Area in square km

Andaman Islands, India

2,448

6,340

Bahrain, Persian Gulf

247.8

642

Comoros

719

1,862

Diego Garcia

17

44

Grande Terre, Kerguelen

2,555

6,617

Kharg I., Iran, Persian Gulf

9

23

Madagascar

226,658

587,041

Maldives

115

298

Mauritius

709

1,836

Nicobar Islands, India

754

1,953

Pemba, Tanzania

379

982

Penang (Pinang), Malaysia

108

280

Reunion

969

2,512

Seychelles

171

443

 

Mahe

56

145

Sri Lanka

25,200

65,268

Zanzibar, Tanzania

640

1,658

 

6. MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Islands and groups

Area in square miles

Area in square km

Balearic Islands, Spain

1,936

5,014

 

Majorca

1,405

3,640

Capri, Italy

4

10

Corfu, Greece

228.6

592.1

Corsica, France

3,351

8,681

Crete, Greece

3,189.7

8,261.2

Cyprus

3,572

9,251

Djerba, Tunisia

197

510

Elba, Italy

86

223

Euboea, Greece

1,411.2

3,655.1

Malta

 

 

 

Malta

94.9

246

Gozo

25.9

67

Rhodes, Greece

539.8

1,398.1

Santorini (Thira), Greece

29.3

35.8

Sardinia, Italy

9,194

23,813

Sicily, Italy

9,830

25,460

Stromboli, Italy

4.7

12

 

7. PACIFIC OCEAN

Islands and groups

Area in square miles

Area in square km

Admiralty Island, Alaska

1,684

4,362

Aleutian Islands, Alaska

6,391

16,553

 

Adak

280

725

Akutan

127

329

Amchitka

119

309

Amlia

177

459

Atka

410

1,061

Attu

346

896

Kanaga

142

369

Kiska

107

278

Shemya

6

16

Tanaga

204

529

Umnak

692

1,793

Unalaska

1,051

2,722

Unimak

1,590

4,119

Baranof Island, Alaska

1,569

4,065

Bora Bora, Society Islands

14

36

Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

3,880

10,049

Caroline Islands

472

1,222

Cheju-do, South Korea

704.7

1,825.5

Chichagof I., Alaska

2,080

5,388

Clipperton, France

2

5

Cook Islands

113

293

Easter I. (Pascua, Rapa Nui), Chile

63

163

Fiji

7,056

18,275

 

Vanua Levu

2,137

5,535

Viti Levu

4,011

10,388

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

3,086

7,994

 

Isabela, Isla

1,790

4,640

Graham I., Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada

2,456

6,361

Guam

209

541

Hainan, China

12,962

33,572

Hawaiian Islands, U.S.

6,471

16,760

 

Hawaii

4,021

10,414

Kahoolawe

45

117

Kauai

558.2

1,446

Lanai

141.2

366

Maui

728.8

1,888

Molokai

261

676

Niihau

72

186

Oahu

617.6

1,600

Hong Kong Island

30.6

79.2

Japan

145,883

377,835

 

Awaji

228.9

593

Hokkaido

30,144

78,073

Honshu

87,805

227,414

Iwo-jima

7.8

20.1

Kyushu

14,114

36,555

Okinawa

459

1,189

Sado

330.7

857

Shikoku

7,251

18,780

Kiritimati (Christmas), Kiribati

150

388

Kodiak I., Alaska

3,588

9,293

Little Diomede I., Alaska

2

5

Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia

405

1,049

Marshall Islands

70

181

Moorea, French Polynesia

51

132

Nauru

8.2

21.3

New Britain, Papua New Guinea

14,098

36,514

New Caledonia

6,467

16,750

New Guinea, Papua New Guinea-Indonesia

309,000

800,000

New Ireland, Papua New Guinea

3,344

8,661

New Zealand

104,454

270,535

 

Chatham Islands

372

963

North I.

44,035

114,050

South I.

58,200

150,737

Stewart I.

674

1,746

Northern Mariana Islands

184

477

Nunivak I., Alaska

1,625

4,209

Philippines

115,831

300,001

 

Bohol

1,492

3,864

Cebu

1,707

4,421

Jolo

335

869

Leyte

2,785

7,215

Luzon

40,419

104,684

Masbate

1,262

3,268

Mindanao

36,537

94,627

Mindoro

3,759

9,735

Negros

4,905

12,706

Palawan

4,550

11,784

Panay

4,446

11,515

Samar

5,050

13,079

Pitcairn Island

2

5

Prince of Wales I., Alaska

2,577

6,675

Quemoy (Chinmen), Taiwan

56

145

Ratmanova (Big Diomede), Russia

11

28

Saint Lawrence I., Alaska

1,983

5,135

Sakhalin, Russia

29,500

76,400

Samoa Islands

1,170

3,030

            American Samoa

77

199

 

Tutuila

52

135

            Western Samoa

1,093

2,830.8

 

Savaii

659.4

1,707.8

 

Upolu

431.5

1,117.6

San Juan Islands, Washington

 

 

 

Orcas I.

59

153

 

San Juan I.

57

148

Santa Catalina I., California

75

194

Solomon Islands

 

 

 

Choiseul

1,145

2,966

 

Guadalcanal

2,047

5,302

 

Malaita

1,572

4,071

 

Santa Isabel

1,460

3,780

Tahiti, French Polynesia

402

1,042

Taiwan

13,823

35,801

Tasmania, Australia

23,412

60,637

Tonga Islands

300.9

779

Vancouver I., Canada

12,079

31,285

Vanuatu

4,707

12,191

 

Espiritu Santo

1,420

3,677

 

8. MALAY ARCHIPELAGO

Islands and groups

Area in square miles

Area in square km

Bali, Indonesia

2,147

5,561

Bangka, Indonesia

4,375

11,330

Borneo, Indonesia-Malaysia-Brunei

280,100

725,500

Buru, Indonesia

3,670

9,505

Celebes (Sulawesi), Indonesia

67,400

174,600

Flores, Indonesia

5,520

14,300

Java, Indonesia

48,900

126,700

Komodo, Indonesia

185

479

Madura, Indonesia

2,042

5,290

Moluccas (Maluku) Islands, Indonesia

32,307

83,675

 

Ambon (Amboina)

311

806

Ceram (Seram)

6,621

17,148

Halmahera

6,865

17,780

Singapore

220.2

570.4

Sumatra, Indonesia

164,000

425,000

Sumba, Indonesia

4,306

11,153

Sumbawa, Indonesia

5,965

15,448

Timor, Indonesia - East Timor

11,883

30,777

Yos Sudarso (Dolak), Indonesia

4,500

11,600

 

9. NORTH AMERICAN MINOR WATERS

Islands and groups

Area in square miles or acres

Area in square km or hectares

Alcatraz, San Francisco Harbor

22 acres

9 ha

Beaver I., Lake Michigan, Michigan

56

145

Ellis Island, New York Harbor

27.5 acres

11 ha

Governors I., New York Harbor

173 acres

70 ha

Isle Royale, Lake Superior, Michigan

209

541

Liberty I., New York Harbor

13.4 acres

5.4 ha

Manhattan I., New York City

22

57

Manitoulin I., Lake Huron, Ontario

1,068

2,766

Montreal, Ile, Quebec

201

521

Rhode I. (Aquidneck), Rhode Island

39

101

Staten Island, New York City

59

153

Wizard Island, Crater Lake, Oregon

300 acres

1.2

  

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