The Top Ten: Largest Islands of the World

Updated July 8, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
The Top Ten  

Largest Islands of the World

Rank Island Location Area—sq mi
1. Greenland North Atlantic 839,999
2. New Guinea1 Southwest Pacific 309,000
3. Borneo2 West mid-Pacific 287,300
4. Madagascar Indian Ocean 227,000
5. Baffin North Atlantic 195,926
6. Sumatra Northeast Indian Ocean 182,859
7. Honshu Sea of Japan-Pacific 89,176
8. Great Britain off coast of NW Europe 88,795
9. Victoria Arctic Ocean 83,896
10. Ellesmere Arctic Ocean 75,767
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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