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World’s largest islands

The world’s largest islands by area size:

1. Greenland, Denmark – 836 330.48 sq miles (2,166,086 sq km) – coastline: 27,394 miles (44,087 km).
2. New Guinea (Papua New Guinea and West New Guinea) – 303,381 sq miles (785,753 sq km).
3. Borneo – 288,869 sq miles (748,168 sq km).
4. Madagascar – 226,658 sq miles (587,041 sq km) – coastline: 3,000 miles (4,828 km).
5. Baffin Island (Qikiqtaaluk), Canada – 195,928 sq miles (507,451 sq km).
6. Sumatra, Indonesia – 171,069 sq miles (443,066 sq km).
7. United Kingdom – 94,058 sq miles (243,610 sq km) – coastline: 7,723 miles (12,429 km).
8. Honshu, Japan – 87,182 sq miles (225,800 sq km).
9. Victoria Island, Canada – 83,89 sq miles (217,291 sq km).
10. Ellesmere Island, Canada – 75,767 sq miles (196,236 sq km).

Also see: Biggest and Smallest Islands

09/23/2010. Category: countries. Tags: , .

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