Largest Lake Islands of the World

 Island

Location

Area in square miles

Area in square kilometers

1. Manitoulin Island

Lake Huron, Ontario

1,068

2,766

2. René-Levasseur

Manicouagan Reservoir, Quebec

780

2,020

3. Ol'khon

Lake Baykal, Russia

280

730

4. Samosir

Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia

245

630

5. Isle Royale

Lake Superior, Michigan

209

541

6. Ukerewe Island

Lake Victoria, Tanzania

205

530

7. St. Joseph Island

Lake Huron, Ontario

141

365

8. Drummond Island

Lake Huron, Michigan

134

347

9. Idjwi

Lake Kivu, Congo

110

285

10. Ometepe

Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua

107

276

11. Bugala Island

Lake Victoria, Uganda

106

275

12. Saint Ignace Island

Lake Superior, Ontario

106

274

13. largest island of Simpson Islands, Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories

97

251

14. Blanchet Island

Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories

94

243

15. Buvuma Island

Lake Victoria, Uganda

87

225

16. Rubondo Island

Lake Victoria, Tanzania

83

215

17. largest island of Barregem de Sobradinho, Brazil

77

200

18. Glover Island

Grand Lake, Newfoundland

74

192

19. Michipicoten Island

Lake Superior, Ontario

71

184

20. Preble Island

Great Slave Lake, Northwest Territories

68

176

  

Note: Vozrozhdeniya, an island in the Aral Sea between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, had been the second largest lake island, at about 900 sq miles / 2,300 sq km, but the shrinking of the sea joined it to the mainland between June 2000 and June 2001.  It is now a peninsula.

See also Largest Islands of the Great Lakes.

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Last modified 9/10/05--------------------------- Copyright 2006 Joshua Calder

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