Saturday, October 29, 2011

Biggest Islands on Earth– Top 10 List

We have put together the largest Islands on the Earth and their respective areas in square mile and square kilometers.
Although Australia could also be considered an island by definition, which is a piece of land surrounded by water, due to its vast size of 7,617,930 square kilometers it is more convincingly categorized as a continent. Thus Australia is exempted from the list of top 10 biggest islands around the world.

1. Greenland also known as Kalaatdlit Nunaat

840,004 square miles (2,175,600 sq Km)
Greenland (Source Google Map)

2. New Guinea in Indonesia

303,381 square miles (785,753 sq Km)

3. Borneo in Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei

288,869 square miles (748,168 sq Km)

4. Madagascar

226,917 square miles (587,713 sq Km)

Morondava, Madagascar.

5. Baffin Island in Canada

194,574 square miles (503,944 sq Km)

6. Sumatra Island in Indonesia

171,068 square miles (443,065 sq Km)

7. Honshu Island in Japan

87,805 square miles (227,413 sq Km)

Honshu Island in Japan

8. Great Britain

84,200 square miles (218,077 sq Km)

9. Victoria Island in Canada

83,897 square miles (217,292 sq Km)

Victoria Parliament Buildings, Victoria Island, Canada

10. Ellesmere Island in Canada

75,767 square miles (196,236 sq Km)