Published On: Sat, Jul 14th, 2018

Top 10 Largest And Biggest Islands In The World 2018

An island is a place of land surrounded by water; this makes it very unique as it can only be reached by boats and small planes. Islands are one of the most favorite tourist destinations in the world and with reason.

There are almost more than 100,000 big and small islands all over the world, spread out in different oceans but out of these only few are selective ones on which human life exists and can be visited by tourists all around the world.

These islands are not only popular because of their natural beauty, their location, but also because of the multiple resorts and all kinds of water sports and activities that could be done there. This is why people all over the world are in search of the biggest islands where they can spend their vacations with their families and loved ones.

This list includes the top 10 biggest islands in the world 2018

10: Ellesmere Island, Canada

Ellesmere Island is located in Canada, North America. It is one of the top 10 biggest islands in the world with a total area of 183,965 km which is equal to 71,029 square miles. The population density of this beautiful island is of about 0.000744/km square which is really very low. If we equate that in number it’s almost as if only 146 people live on the entire island. The reason for this might be that due to its extremely cold weather and the fact that almost all the island is covered by Cordillera Mountains, it is very difficult for the people to live here.

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9: Great Britain Island, United Kingdom

Great Britain is located in The United Kingdom, in Europe to be more specific. This is without a doubt the largest island in Europe as well as The United Kingdom. The Island is situated over a totally area of 209,331 square kilo meters which is equal to 80,823 square miles, with a population density way more than Ellesmere of 302 per kilo meters square. The number of people that currently live in the island is about 60,800,000 thus proving just how large it really is. People all over the world visit this island which is popular for its resorts and its natural beauty.

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8: Victoria Island, Canada

Victoria Island is a breathtakingly beautiful island located in Canada, North America. It is situated over a total area of 217,291 square kilo meters which makes it one of the top 10 biggest islands in the world 2018. It has total population of only 1,875 with a population density of 0.0009 per kilo meters square. Victoria Island is a natural habitat to hundreds of Caribou and Musk-Ox, which are seen more than the human life on the island. A very interesting fact about this island is that it contain an island within an island within an island, which isn’t seen anywhere else in the world.

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7: Honshu Island, Japan

Honshu Island is situated in Japan, Asia. It is spread over at a total area of 225,800 square kilometres. It has a total population of 103,000,000 and a population density of almost 447 per kilo meters square. This makes it the second most populated island in the world and the most populated island in Japan out of its 4 major islands. Jonshu is also called the Japanese mainland and so much so that the very popular Japanese city Tokyo is also located here along with its total population of 38 million. Honshu is often visited by people all over the world due to its architecture and the advanced facilities.

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6: Sumatra Island, Indonesia

Sumatra is a very large Island that is located in Indonesia, Asia. It has a total area of almost 443,066 square kilo meters making it one of the largest islands and including it in the top 10 biggest islands in the world in 2018. Sumatra has a population of almost 50,000,000 people and a population density of 106 per kilo meters square. A large variety of unique and endangered wild life can be found on this island which some rare species like Orangutans, Tigers, Rhinos and Sharks. It is also known for its natural disruptions that often occur here including Volcanic Eruptions, earth quakes, tsunamis etc.

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5: Baffin Island, Canada

Baffin Island is situated in Canada, North America. It is an extremely huge island with a total area of 507,451 square kilo meters. The total population of Baffin Island is a total of almost 10,745 and a population density of 0.02 per kilo meters square which is quite low as compared to the total square area of the island. Baffin Island is very popular for its natural beauty and its landscapes. Two beautiful mountains are situated here, the Mount Asgard and Mount Thor where mount thor has a very large vertical drop of almost 1,250m.

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4: Madagascar island, Republic Of Madagascar

Madagascar which is an island located in Republic of Madagascar in Africa. It has a total area of 587,713 square kilometres making it on the top 10 biggest islands in the world. It has a total population of almost 22,005,222 with a population density of 33 per kilo meters square which is equal to 85 people per square miles. This is the largest island in the Indian Ocean. It is a habitat to a very large number of unique species of wildlife. People visit this island to explore its natural beauty and to enjoy this unique wildlife experience.

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3: Borneo island, Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei

Borneo is a popular island that is located in the shared territories of Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei. It spreads over a total are of 743,330 square kilometres which is equal to 288,869 square miles proving just how large this island really is. Borneo has a total population of 19,804,064 with a population density of over 21.52 per square kilo meters to be exact. The islands consist of some very dense forests and even contain one of the oldest rain forest in the world. Due to these dense forests it is home to some very rare wild species like the Orangutans and the salt water Crocodiles.

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2: New Guinea Island, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

New Guinea Island is situated in the shared territory of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It is located over a total area of 785,753 square kilometres making it one of the biggest islands in the world. It has a total population of 11,306,940 and a population density of 14 per square kilometres which is equal to 36 people per square miles. An interesting fact about this island is that it is split exactly equally between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. A very popular mountain the Puncak Jaya also known as Carstensz Pyramid is almost located in this beautiful island.

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1: Greenland

Greenland which is located in Denmark North America is the largest island in the entire world. It is spread over a total are of 2,130,800 square kilometres which equal to 822,700 square miles. It has a population of 56,483 and a population density of 0.028 per square kilometres. This very low population density shows that it very in hospitable for the human life due to its extreme weather and its very rough waters. A very unique fact about this island is that it has very long winters and short summers, so it is often perused for extreme tourism groups. The common activities in this island include whale watching, hiking and other winter sports.

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