Most Populous Island Countries

The 25 most populous all-island independent countries and separately administered territories.

Country

Population in millions

Year

1. Indonesia

242.0

2005

2. Japan

127.4

2005

3. Philippines

87.9

2005

4. United Kingdom

60.4

2005

5. Taiwan

22.9

2005

6. Sri Lanka

20.1

2005

7. Madagascar

18.0

2005

8. Cuba

11.3

2005

9. Dominican Republic

9.0

2005

10. Haiti

8.1

2005

11. Papua New Guinea

5.5

2005

12. Singapore

4.4

2005

13. New Zealand

4.0

2005

14. Ireland

4.0

2005

15. Puerto Rico

3.9

2005

16. Jamaica

2.7

2005

17. Mauritius

1.2

2005

18. Trinidad and Tobago

1.1

2005

19. East Timor

1.0

2005

20. Fiji

0.89

2005

21. Cyprus

0.78

2005

22. Reunion

0.78

2005

23. Bahrain

0.69

2005

24. Comoros

0.66

2005

25. Solomon Islands

0.54

2005

 

Source: Central Intelligence Agency.

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