Each and every beautiful island is the most popular destination for vacations and leisure activities for people across the world. Most of people spend their vacation on beautiful island destination according to their budget, time and interest. Most of the islands have beautiful beaches, forest, natural places and many other things to do. You should not miss an opportunity to visit beautiful islands nearby you. So, let’s see the largest islands in the world by area.
Top 10 Largest Islands in the World
Greenland is the largest island in the world with an icy surface. Actually it could be three separate islands which combines the largest Greenland island. Total population of the country is just 56,483 as per 2013 figures and area is 2166086 in square km.
2. New Guinea
New Guinea is the second largest island in the world. The country has a large unexplored land and forest. You would find many tribal groups in the island which are not connected with the outside world. New Guinea’s total area is 786000 square km. The population of this nation is just 7.321 million, according to the 2013 census.
It is the third largest island in the world, situated in the South East Asia. The population of Borneo island is 18.59 million inhabitants according to the 2009 census. Borneo’s area is 743330 square km. It is one of the best travel destinations in the world. You should not miss an opportunity to visit this beautiful island.
Madagascar is one of the poor countries in Africa. However, it is one of the largest islands in the world. It is situated on the eastern coast of Southern Africa. Madagascar’s flora and fauna are the most popular in the world and must to visit travel destination. The population of Madagascar is just 22.92 million (2013 census). This population is living in a land of 587,040 km².
5. Baffin Island
Baffin Island is the fifth largest island in the world. It is located on the north of Canada It is also the largest island in Canada. Its total population is just 11,000 according to 2007 census. The area of the island is about 507451 square km. To your surprise, the largest community’s population is just 6000 inhabitants.
Sumatra is the sixth largest island in the world, which is located entirely in Indonesia. Island’s total area is 473481 square km. The population of Sumatra is 50.37 million according to 2010 census. Sumatra is one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world. You should not miss an opportunity to visit this beautiful island.
Honshu is the largest island of Japan and the seventh largest island in the world. It is also the most populous island in Japan with a population of 103 million inhabitants according to the 2005 census. Honshu is spread over 230500 square km. Honshu has a good number of tourist attractions.
8. Victoria Island, Canada
Victoria Island is the second largest island in Canada. It is the eighth largest island in the world. The total population of Victoria Island is 1875 (approx. based on 2006) and it is situated in the northern Canada. The Victoria Island is slighter bigger than the Great Britain. The Victoria Island’s area is 217,291 km² and one of the most beautiful islands in the world.
9. Great Britain
The Great Britain is the ninth largest island and the third most populous island in the world after Java and Honshu. The Great Britain is the largest island in the Europe. Its total area is about 229,848 km² and population is just 64.1 million according to 2013 census. The Great Britain is also one of the most popular travel destinations in the world.
10. Ellesmere Island
Ellesmere Island is the tenth largest island in the world. It is the third largest island in Canada with a total area of 196,235 square km. Its population is just 146 according to 2006 census. The island is one of the less inhabitant islands in the world.
Article last re-published on December 1, 2015.