††††††††††††† Worldís Most Populous Islands

Note: These population figures are for the individual islands, not the larger political unit to which the islands may belong. For instance, the figure for Great Britain does not include Northern Ireland, the Isle of Wight, Anglesey, etc.

Island

Population

Data on figure

1. Java (Indonesia)

124,000,000

2005 est.

2. Honshu (Japan)

103,000,000

2004 est.

3. Great Britain

58,300,000

2004 est.

4. Luzon (Philippines)

47,000,000

2007 est.

5. Sumatra (Indonesia)

42,000,000

2001 est.

6. Taiwan

22,600,000

2004 est.

7. Sri Lanka

20,100,000

2006 est.

8. Madagascar

19,100,000

2007 est.

9. Mindanao (Philippines)

19,000,000

2007 est.

10. Hispaniola (Caribbean)

17,400,000

2006 est.

11. Borneo

16,000,000

2000 est.

12. Sulawesi (Indonesia)

16,000,000

2000 est.

13. Salsette (India)

13,000,000

2001 est.

14. Kyushu (Japan)

13,000,000

2004 est.

15. Cuba

11,300,000

2006 est.

16. Hainan (China)

7,870,000

2000 census

17. Long Island (U.S.)

7,400,000

2000 est.

18. New Guinea

6,900,000

2004 est.

19. Hokkaido (Japan)

5,600,000

2004 est.

20. Ireland

5,600,000

2002 est.

21. Sicily (Italy)

5,000,000

2007 est.

22. Shikoku (Japan)

4,000,000

2004 est.

23. Panay (Philippines)

4,000,000

2007 est.

24. Puerto Rico

3,900,000

2006 est.

25. Cebu (Philippines)

3,800,000

2007 est.

26. Negros (Philippines)

3,700,000

2007 est.

27. Singapore

3,500,000

2004 count (resident)

28. Bali (Indonesia)

3,200,000

2007 est.

29. North Island (New Zealand)

3,140,000

2006 est.

30. Madura (Indonesia)

3,100,000

2000 est.

31. Jamaica

2,730,000

2005 est.

32. Lombok (Indonesia)

2,700,000

2001 est.

33. Zhongchan Dao (China)

2,300,000

2002 est.

34. Timor (Indonesia - East Timor)

2,200,000

2005 est.

35. Leyte (Philippines)

2,200,000

2007 est.

36. Sjaelland (Denmark)

2,108,877

2005 count

37. Flores (Indonesia)

1,800,000

2003 est.

38. Montreal, Ile (Canada)

1,800,000

2006 est.

39. Samar (Philippines)

1,700,000

2007 est.

40. Dakhin Shahbazpur (Bangladesh)

1,675,000

2001 est.

41. Sardinia (Italy)

1,600,000

2007 est.

42. Manhattan (U.S.)

1,529,000

2000 est.

43. Bohol

1,400,000

2007 est.

44. Hong Kong I.

1,335,000

2001 est.

45. Mauritius

1,206,000

2006 est.

46. Okinawa (Japan)

1,150,000

2000 est.

47. Trinidad

1,030,000

2005 est.

48. Sao Luis (Brazil)

1,100,00

2000 est.

  

Sources: National statistical agencies, Population Reference Bureau, Central Intelligence Agency, news reports.

See also the most populous island countries.

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