The Top Ten: Largest Islands of the World

Updated July 8, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
The Top Ten 

Largest Islands of the World

RankIslandLocationArea—sq mi
1.GreenlandNorth Atlantic839,999
2.New Guinea1Southwest Pacific309,000
3.Borneo2West mid-Pacific287,300
4.MadagascarIndian Ocean227,000
5.BaffinNorth Atlantic195,926
6.SumatraNortheast Indian Ocean182,859
7.HonshuSea of Japan-Pacific89,176
8.Great Britainoff coast of NW Europe88,795
9.VictoriaArctic Ocean83,896
10.EllesmereArctic Ocean75,767
Note: Australia is not included in this list because it is defined as a continent rather than an island.
1. West Papua [Irian Jaya], Indonesia, western part; Papua New Guinea, eastern part
2. Indonesian, south part; Brunei and Malaysian, north part


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