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 Island and location

Area

square miles

square km

1. Greenland

822,700

2,130,800

2. New Guinea, Papua New Guinea -             Indonesia

309,000

800,000

3. Borneo, Indonesia-Malaysia-Brunei

280,100

725,500

4. Madagascar

226,658

578,041

5. Baffin Island, Canada

195,928

507,451

6. Sumatra, Indonesia

164,000

425,000

7. Honshu, Japan

87,805

227,414

8. Victoria Island, Canada

83,896

217,291

9. Great Britain

83,698

216,777

10. Ellesmere Island, Canada

75,767

196,236

11. Celebes, Indonesia

67,400

174,600

12. South Island, New Zealand

58,200

150,737

13. Java, Indonesia

48,900

126,700

14. North Island, New Zealand

44,035

114,050

15. Newfoundland, Canada

42,031

108,860

16. Cuba

40,543

105,007

17. Luzon, Philippines

40,419

104,684

18. Iceland

39,702

102,828

19. Mindanao, Philippines

36,537

94,627

20. Ireland

32,589

84,406

21. Hokkaido, Japan

30,144

78,073

22. Sakhalin, Russia

29,500

76,400

23. Hispaniola, Dominican Republic - Haiti

28,840

74,700

24. Banks Island, Canada

27,038

70,028

25. Sri Lanka

25,200

65,268

26. Tasmania, Australia

23,412

60,637

27. Devon Island, Canada

21,331

55,247

28. Severny, Novaya Zemlya, Russia

18,882

48,904

29. Grande de Tierra del Fuego,             Argentina - Chile

18,530

47,992

30. Alexander Island, Antarctica

16,700

43,200

31. Axel Heiberg I., Canada

16,671

43,178

32. Melville Island, Canada

16,274

42,149

33. Southampton Island, Canada

15,913

41,214

34. Marajo, Para, Brazil

15,500

40,100

35. Vestspitsbergen, Svalbard

15,075

39,044

36. Kyushu, Japan

14,114

36,555

37. New Britain, Papua New Guinea

14,098

36,514

38. Taiwan

13,823

35,801

39. Hainan, China

12,962

33,572

40. Prince of Wales Island, Canada

12,872

33,339

41. Yuzhny, Novaya Zemlya, Russia

12,848

33,275

42. Vancouver Island, Canada

12,079

31,285

43. Timor, Indonesia - East Timor

11,883

30,777

44. Sicily, Italy

9,830

25,460

45. Somerset Island, Canada

9,570

24,786

46. Sardinia, Italy

9,194

23,813

47. Bananal, Tocantins, Brazil

7,720

20,000

48. Shikoku, Japan

7,251

18,780

49. Halmahera, Indonesia

6,865

17,780

50. Ceram, Indonesia

6,621

17,148

51. New Caledonia

6,467

16,750

52. Kotelny, Russia

6,434

16,670

53. Bathurst Island, Canada

6,194

16,042

54. Prince Patrick Island, Canada

6,119

15,848

55. Thurston Island, Antarctica

6,050

15,700

56. Sumbawa, Indonesia

5,965

15,448

57. Flores, Indonesia

5,520

14,300

58. Nordaustlandet, Svalbard

5,486

14,210

59. Oktyabrskoy Revolyutsii, Russia

5,471

14,170

60. King William Island, Canada

5,062

13,111

61. Samar, Philippines

5,050

13,079

62. Negros, Philippines

4,905

12,706

63. Tupinambarana, Amazon and Urarķa rivers, Brazil

4,550

11,850

64. Palawan, Philippines

4,550

11,784

65. Yos Sudarso (Dolak), Indonesia

4,500

11,600

66. Panay, Philippines

4,446

11,515

67. Bangka, Indonesia

4,375

11,330

68. Bolshevik, Russia

4,368

11,312

69. Ellef Ringnes Island, Canada

4,361

11,295

70. Sumba, Indonesia

4,306

11,153

71. Bylot Island, Canada

4,273

11,067

72. Jamaica

4,244

10,991

73. Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands,             United States

4,021

10,414

74. Viti Levu, Fiji

4,011

10,388

75. Cape Breton Island, Canada

3,981

10,311

76. Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

3,880

10,049

77. Mindoro, Philippines

3,759

9,735

78. Prince Charles Island, Canada

3,676

9,521

79. Buru, Indonesia

3,670

9,505

80. Kodiak Island, Alaska, US

3,588

9,293

81. Cyprus

3,572

9,251

82. Komsomolets, Russia

3,477

9,006

83. Puerto Rico

3,435

8,897

84. Corsica, France

3,351

8,681

85. New Ireland, Papua New Guinea

3,344

8,661

86. Qeqertarsuaq (Disko), Greenland

3,312

8,578

87. Carney Island, Antarctica

3,300

8,500

88. Chiloe, Chile

3,241

8,394

89. Crete, Greece

3,189.7

8,261.2

90. Anticosti, Canada

3,066

7,941

91. Vrangelya, Russia

3,030

7,850

92. Roosevelt Island, Antarctica

2,900

7,500

93. Leyte, Philippines

2,785

7,215

94. Sjaelland, Denmark

2,714.8

7,031.3

95. Cornwallis Island, Canada

2,701

6,995

96. Prince of Wales, Alaska, US

2,577

6,675

97. Grande Terre, Kerguelen

2,555

6,617

98. East Falkland

2,550

6,605

99. Siple Island, Antarctica

2,500

6,500

100. Graham Island, Canada

2,456

6,361

  

 

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