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World's 20 Largest Islands
by Vaughn Aubuchon

The following list summarizes the TOP TWENTY BIGGEST islands in the world. The size of each island is given in square miles, and in square kilometers.

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The Twenty Biggest Islands on Earth

Rank

Islands, Ten Largest
Area in Square Miles
Area in Square Kilometers

1

Greenland

823,000
2,131,000

2

New Guinea

309,000
800,000

3

Borneo, Indonesia

280,000
726,000

4

Madagascar, Africa

227.000
578,000

5

Baffin Island, Canada

196,000
507,000

6

Sumatra, Indonesia

164,000
425,000

7

Honshu, Japan

  88,000
227,000

9

Victoria Island, Canada

  83,896
217,291

8

Great Britain

  83,698
216,777

10

Ellesmere, Canada

  76,000
196,000

11

Celebes, Indonesia

67,000
175,000

12

South Island, New Zealand

58,000
151,000

13

Java, Indonesia

49,000
127,000

14

North Island, New Zealand

44,000
114,000

15

Newfoundland, Canada

42,000
109,000

16

Cuba

41,000
105,000

17

Luzon, Phillipines

40,000
104,700

18

Iceland

39,700
103,000

19

Mindanao, Phillipines

37,000
95,000

20

Ireland

33,000
84,000

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was last updated on 2014-07-12.