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Encyclopedia > List of islands by population

This is a list of islands in the world ordered by population. It includes all islands with a population of more than 1,000,000 people. See also the list of islands and the list of islands by area. This is a list of islands in the world grouped by oceans and by continents. ... This is a list of islands in the world ordered by area. ...

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Islands

Ranking Island State Population
1 Java Indonesia 124,000,000 (2005)[1]c
2 Honshū Japan 103,000,000 (2005)[2]d
3 Great Britain Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 57,100,000 (2001)[3]
4 Sumatra Indonesia 45,000,000 (2005)[1]e
5 Luzon Flag of Philippines Philippines 39,500,000 (2000)[4]f
6 Taiwan Flag of Republic of China Republic of China 22,200,000 (2000)[1]
7 Sri Lanka Flag of Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 20,700,000 (2005)[5]
8 Madagascar Madagascar 18,600,000 (2005)[5]
9 Hispaniola Flag of Dominican Republic Dominican Republic and Flag of Haiti Haiti 17,400,000 (2005)[5]
10 Mindanao Flag of Philippines Philippines 16,825,000 (2000)[4]g
11 Borneo Indonesia, Flag of Malaysia Malaysia, Flag of Brunei Brunei 16,000,000 (2000)[1]h
12 Sulawesi Indonesia 16,000,000 (2005)[1]i
13 Kyūshū Japan 13,350,000 (2005)[2]j
14 Salsette Flag of India India 13,175,000 (2001)[6]k
15 Cuba Flag of Cuba Cuba 11,075,000 (2002)[1]
16 Hainan People's Republic of China 7,620,000 (2000)[1]l
17 Long Island Flag of United States United States 7,536,000 (2005)[7]
18 New Guinea Flag of Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea and Indonesia 6,400,000 (2000)[1]m
19 Hokkaidō Japan 5,625,000 (2005)[2]
20 Ireland Flag of Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland and Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom 5,600,000 (2002)[8][3]
21 Sicily Flag of Italy Italy 4,950,000 (2001)[9]
22 Singapore Island Singapore 4,326,000 (2005)[5]
23 Shikoku Japan 4,100,000 (2005)[2]
24 Puerto Rico Flag of Puerto Rico Flag of United States United States 3,800,000 (2000)[1]
25 Negros Flag of Philippines Philippines 3,700,000 (2000)[4]
26 Madura Indonesia 3,525,000 (2005)[1]
27 Panay Flag of Philippines Philippines 3,500,000 (2000)[4]
28 Bali Indonesia 3,380,000 (2005)[1]
29 Cebu Flag of Philippines Philippines 3,350,000 (2000)[4]
30 North Island Flag of New Zealand New Zealand 3,059,421 (2006)[10]
31 Jamaica Flag of Jamaica Jamaica 2,650,000 (2005)[5]
32 Lombok Indonesia 2,536,000 (2004) [11]
33 Zhongchan Dao People's Republic of China 2,275,000 (2002)[1][5]o
34 Zealand Flag of Denmark Denmark 2,275,000 (2005)[12]
35 Timor Indonesia and Flag of Timor-Leste East Timor 2,220,000 (2000)[13][5]p
36 Leyte Flag of Philippines Philippines 1,950,000 (2000)[4]
37 Island of Montreal Flag of Canada Canada 1,800,000 (2001)[14]
38 Dakhin Shahbazpur Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh 1,675,000 (2001)[1]n
39 Sardinia Flag of Italy Italy 1,625,000 (2001) [9]
40 Flores Indonesia 1,600,000 (2003)[13]
41 Manhattan Flag of United States United States 1,593,000 (2005)[7]
42 Sumbawa Indonesia 1,540,000 (2004)[11]
43 Samar Flag of Philippines Philippines 1,500,000 (2000)[4]
44 Hong Kong Island Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong ( People's Republic of China) 1,335,000 (2001)[1]
45 Okinawa Japan 1,250,000 (2005)[2]
46 Mauritius Flag of Mauritius Mauritius 1,245,000 (2005)[5]
47 Bohol Flag of Philippines Philippines 1,137,000 (2000)[4]
48 São Luís, Maranhão Flag of Brazil Brazil 1,075,000 (2000)[15]
49 Mindoro Flag of Philippines Philippines 1,062,000 (2000)[4]
50 Trinidad Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 1,030,000 (2000)[1]

Java (Indonesian, Javanese, and Sundanese: Jawa) is an island of Indonesia, and the site of its capital city, Jakarta. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia_(bordered). ... HonshÅ« (本州 Literally Main State) is the largest island of Japan, called the Mainland; it is south of Hokkaido across the Tsugaru Strait, north of Shikoku across the Inland Sea, and northeast of Kyushu across the Kanmon Strait. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Sumatra (also spelled Sumatera) is the sixth largest island of the world (approximately 470,000 km²) and is the largest island entirely in Indonesia (two larger islands, Borneo and New Guinea, are partially in Indonesia). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia_(bordered). ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... Motto: Three Principles of the People (三民主義 San-min Chu-i) Anthem: National Anthem of the Republic of China Capital Taipei (de facto)  Nanking (de jure)1  Largest city Taipei Official languages Mandarin (GuóyÇ”) Government Semi-presidential system  - President Chen Shui-bian  - Vice President Annette Lu  - Premier Su Tseng-chang... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sri_Lanka. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Madagascar_(bordered). ... Early map of Hispaniola The island of Hispaniola (from Spanish, La Española) is the second-largest island of the Antilles, lying between the islands of Cuba to the west, and Puerto Rico to the east. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Dominican_Republic. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Haiti. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Mindanao is the second largest and easternmost island in the Philippines. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... Borneo (left) and Sulawesi. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaysia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brunei. ... Location of Sulawesi Island (light green) among the various islands of Indonesia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia_(bordered). ... KyÅ«shÅ« region of Japan and the current prefectures on KyÅ«shÅ« island KyÅ«shÅ« ), literally Nine Provinces, is the third largest island of Japan and most southerly and westerly of the four main islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... The island as seen from the sky Salsette is an island in Maharashtra state on Indias west coast. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Map showing Long Island; to the north is Connecticut and to the west are New York City and New Jersey. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Papua_New_Guinea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia_(bordered). ... Hokkaidō   (北海道, literal meaning: North Sea Route, Ainu: Mosir), formerly known as Ezo and Yesso, is the second largest island and largest prefecture of Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ireland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Sicily (Sicilia in Italian, Latin, Sicilian and Spanish, Σικελία in Greek, Sqallija Maltese) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,700 km² and 5 million inhabitants. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Pulau Ujong (Malay: literally island at the end [of the peninsula]) or Singapore Island is the main island of the island country of Singapore. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Singapore_(bordered). ... Shikoku (四国, four provinces) is the smallest and least populous (4,141,955 as of 2005) of the four main islands of Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Puerto_Rico. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Map of the Philippines showing the location of Negros. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... Madura is an Indonesian island off the northeastern coast of Java, near the port of Surabaya. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia_(bordered). ... Panay is an island in the Philippines located in the Visayas. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... This is the current Indonesian Collaboration of the week. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia_(bordered). ... Cebu is an island of the Philippines. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... Satellite photograph of Lombok, showing its volcano. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia_(bordered). ... Zhongchan Dao is an island in the Pearl River Delta in China, with a population of about 2,000,000. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Map showing location of Zealand within Denmark. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Denmark. ... Map of Timor Timor Island from space, November 1989. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_East_Timor. ... Leyte (pronounced LAY-teh or LAY-tee) is an island in the Visayas group of the Philippines. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... The Island of Montreal (in French, île de Montréal), in extreme southwestern Quebec, Canada, is located at the confluence of the Saint Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Bhola is a district in south-western Bangladesh. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bangladesh. ... Sardinia (pronounced ; Italian: Sardegna; Sardinian: Sardigna or Sardinna) is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Map of Flores Island Flores (Portuguese for flowers) is one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, an island arc with an estimated area of 14,300 km² extending east from the Java island of Indonesia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia_(bordered). ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Sumbawa is an Indonesian island, located in the middle of the Lesser Sunda Islands chain, with Lombok to the west, Flores to the east, and Sumba further to the southeast. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia_(bordered). ... Samar is an island in the Visayas, which is in the central Philippines. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... The night view of the Island side as seen from the Kowloon side - the opposite side of the Victoria Harbour Hong Kong Island (Traditional Chinese: 香港島; Simplified Chinese: 香港岛; Cantonese Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2 dou2; Mandarin Pinyin: XiānggÇŽngdÇŽo) is the island where the colonial settlement of the Hong Kong territory... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... This article is about the prefecture. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mauritius. ... REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Province of Bohol Region: Central Visayas (Region VII) Capital: Tagbilaran City Founded: March 25, 1565 Population: 2000 census—1,137,268 (18th largest) Density—276 per km² (25th highest) Area: 4,117. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... São Luís is the capital of the state of Maranhão, Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Beach in Northern Mindoro Mindoro is the seventh-largest island in the Philippines. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... Look up Trinidad in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago. ...

Footnotes

  • Note a: - It is generally accepted that Australia is not an island - if it were considered as such it would rank eighth.
  • Note b: - Antarctica has no permanent residents, but there are usually at least 1,000 people (mostly research personnel) living at its bases.
  • Note c: - Composed of 6 provinces excluding the four regencies comprising Madura island
  • Note d: - Composed of 34 prefectures including minor outlying islands
  • Note e: - Composed of 8 provinces including minor outlying islands
  • Note f: - Composed of 7 administrative regions excluding island provinces
  • Note g: - Composed of 6 administrative regions excluding island provinces
  • Note h: - Composed of 4 Indonesian provinces, 2 Malaysian states, and the sovereign state of Brunei
  • Note i: - Composed of 6 provinces
  • Note j: - Composed of 7 prefectures
  • Note k: - Composed of the municipal corporations of Greater Mumbai and Thane
  • Note l: - Data refers to Hainan Province
  • Note m: - Composed of 14 provinces of Papua New Guinea and 2 provinces of Indonesia
  • Note n: - Data refers to Bhola District which includes minor outlying islands
  • Note o: - Data refers to Zhongshan (prefecture level city), Xiangzhou District (in Zhuhai prefecture level city), and Macau SAR.
  • Note p: - Composed of 5 Indonesian regencies and the sovereign state of East Timor

Madura is an Indonesian island off the northeastern coast of Java, near the port of Surabaya. ... Bhola is a district in south-western Bangladesh. ... Statue of Sun Yat-sen in Sunwen Memorial Park. ... Zhuhai waterfront Zhuhai Campus of Zhongshan University Zhuhai (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; lit. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Geohive.com Country data
  2. ^ a b c d e Japan Census of 2005 - Provisional results
  3. ^ a b United Kingdom Census of 2001
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Philippines Census of 2000
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h United Nations World Population Prospects (2004 edition)
  6. ^ India Census of 2001
  7. ^ a b United States Census 2005 estimates
  8. ^ Ireland Census of 2002
  9. ^ a b Italy Census of 2001
  10. ^ New Zealand Census of 2006
  11. ^ a b Biro Pusat Statistik - Nusa Tenggara Barat
  12. ^ Statbank Denmark
  13. ^ a b Biro Pusat Statistik - Nusa Tenggara Timur
  14. ^ Canada Census of 2001
  15. ^ Brazil Census of 2000

See also

This is a list of islands with no human inhabitants. ... This is a list of Canadian islands listed by population. ... This is a list of islands in the world ordered by their highest point. ...

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