17 Oct

List of the Major Islands of the World (IMP FOR GOVERNMENT EXAMS)

An Island is a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water. There are three types of Island: Continental Island; Oceanic Islands; and Tropical Island. Here, we are giving a list of the Major Islands of the World that will help the readers for enhancing general knowledge.


List of the Major Islands of the World

1. Greenland

Location: North Atlantic (Danish)

Area (sq. km): 2,175,597

2. New Guinea

Location: Southwest Pacific (West Papua [Irian Jaya], Indonesia, western part; Papua New Guinea, eastern part)

Area (sq. km): 800,311

3. Borneo

Location: West mid-Pacific (Indonesian, south part; Brunei and Malaysian, north part)

Area (sq. km): 744,108

4. Madagascar

Location: Indian Ocean (Malagasy Republic)

Area (sq. km): 587,931

5. Baffin

Location: North Atlantic (Canadian)

Area (sq. km): 507,451

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6. Sumatra

Location: Northeast Indian Ocean (Indonesian)

Area (sq. km): 473,605

7. Honshu

Location: Sea of Japan–Pacific (Japanese)

Area (sq. km): 230,966

8. Great Britain

Location: Off coast of North-West Europe (England, Scotland, and Wales)

Area (sq. km): 229,979

9. Victoria

Location: Arctic Ocean (Canadian)

Area (sq. km): 217,291

10. Ellesmere

Location: Arctic Ocean (Canadian)

Area (sq. km): 196,236

List of Major Rivers of the World

11. Sulawesi (Celebes)

Location: West mid-Pacific (Indonesian)

Area (sq. km): 189,218

12. South Island

Location: South Pacific (New Zealand)

Area (sq. km): 151,215

13. Java

Location: Indian Ocean (Indonesian)

Area (sq. km): 132,189

14. North Island

Location: South Pacific (New Zealand)

Area (sq. km): 115,778

15. Cuba

Location: Caribbean Sea (republic)

Area (sq. km): 110,860

16. Newfoundland

Location: North Atlantic (Canadian)

Area (sq. km): 108,860

17. Luzon

Location: West mid-Pacific (Philippines)

Area (sq. km): 104,688

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18. Iceland

Location: North Atlantic (republic)

Area (sq. km): 103,082

19. Mindanao

Location: West mid-Pacific (Philippines)

Area (sq. km): 94,631

20. Ireland

Location: West of Great Britain (republic, south part; United Kingdom, north part)

Area (sq. km): 84,426

List of Superlatives of World Geography

21. Hokkaido

Location: Sea of Japan–Pacific (Japanese)

Area (sq. km): 83,515

22. Sakhalin (Karafuto)

Location: North of Japan (Russian)

Area (sq. km): 76,405

23. Hispaniola

Location: Caribbean Sea (Dominican Republic, east part; Haiti, west part)

Area (sq. km): 75,887

24. Banks

Location: Arctic Ocean (Canadian)

Area (sq. km): 70,028

25. Tasmania

Location: South of Australia (Australian)

Area (sq. km): 67,858

List of Major Mountain Ranges of the World

26. Sri Lanka (Ceylon)

Location: Indian Ocean (republic)

Area (sq. km): 64,491

27. Devon

Location: Arctic Ocean (Canadian)

Area (sq. km): 55,247

28. Tierra del Fuego

Location: Southern tip of South America (Argentinean, east part; Chilean, west part)

Area (sq. km): 48,187

29. Axel Heiberg

Location: Arctic Ocean (Canadian)

Area (sq. km): 43,178

List of Major Active Volcanoes of the World

30. Melville

Location: Arctic Ocean (Canadian)

Area (sq. km): 42,149

31. Kyushu

Location: Sea of Japan–Pacific (Japanese)

Area (sq. km): 42,018

32. Southampton

Location: Hudson Bay (Canadian)

Area (sq. km): 41,214

In the above list of the major Islands of the world contains the location, and area of the Islands of the World for general awareness.

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