World's Biggest Islands

Updated February 28, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

The Question:

Where does Ireland rank on the list of the world's largest islands?

The Answer:

At 32,597 square miles, Ireland ranks 18th in the world. The world's largest islands are Greenland (839,999 sq. mi.), New Guinea (316,615), and Borneo (286,914). For a look at the rest of the list, check out our chart of Large Islands of the World.

-The Editors