Biggest islands in the world, not counting Australia.
The biggest islands in the world? You will find them on all continents and a number of countries. The reason Australia does not count is that it is so big, it is considered to be a continent (Could it not be both?). Otherwise, Australia would qualify easily as the biggest island in this world of ours.
When you look at this list, you may find some countries, major islands belong to, you thought were rather small, like Denmark, but counting Greenland, in this case correctly, makes Denmark a much bigger country, so let´s do that. We do not talk inhabitants, simply size.
You will at www.traveltalk.travel find links to a number of these biggest islands in the world, for more travel inspiration and insight.
Those we do not cover right now, we take a look at in 2020.
Here we go from biggest islands to smallest on the top 10 list:
Greenland is the biggest island in the world
Greenland is a gigantic island and part of the Danish Kingdom and the world’s largest island. Australia counts as a continent.
Geographically, the great land lies in the North Atlantic and the Arctic. Most of the giant island is covered with snow and ice.
The 56,000 people population is found predominantly along with the coasts of Southern Greenland. The very northern position leads to darkness throughout the winter, day and night, once in a while you see the famous Northern, Lights and of course the euphoria creating midnight sun during summertime.
Visit Greenland, – (840,004 sq. miles) (2,175,600 sq. km)
New Guinea is the second biggest island i the world
New Guinea – (303,381 sq. miles) (785,753 sq. km)
Borneo takes third place as Worlds biggest islands
Borneo – (288,869 sq. miles) (748,168 sq. km)
Madagascar – (226,917 sq. miles) (587,713 sq. km)
Baffin, northern Canada – (194,574 sq. miles) (503,944 sq. km)
Sumatra – (171,069 sq. miles) (443,066 sq. km)
Honshu – (88,982 sq. miles) (225,800 sq. km)
Great Britain – (88,787 sq. miles) (229,957 sq. km)
Victoria, Northern Canada – (85,154 sq. miles) (220,548 sq. km)
Ellesmere, Northern Canada – (71,029 sq. miles) (183,965 sq. km)