Largest Islands In The World

Largest Islands In The World



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1. Greenland

Area: 2,175,600 sq Km
Location: Between North Atlantic Ocean and Arctic Ocean
Climate: Freezing cold, 84% part of this country covered by ice sheet
Population: 56,344 (as of 2007)
Capital: Nuuk


Greenland is a largest snow covered island of the world and is part of Europe geo-politically. It comes under the Denmark's kingdom but has its own self government rule. Endangered species are found here like polar bears, beluga whale, walrus, narwhal and sea birds. The main source of income on Greenland includes fishing, sealing whaling, hunting, tourism and mining. The currency of Greenland is Danish Crown and official language used is Greenlandic.

 

2. New Guinea

New Guinea

New Guinea is suited in western pacific got its independence in 1975 from Australia. It has constitutional monarchy including parliamentary democracy. 836 indigenous languages are used. Currency used is kina. Most of its inhabitants (Papuan and Melanesian) are subsistence farmers. It has ample of minerals and petroleum and is exporter of copper ore, oil, gold and logs.

Area: 786,000 sq Km
Location: Melanesia
Climate: Tropical
Population: 7.4 million approx
Capital: Port Moresby

 

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3. Borneo

Borneo

 Area: 743,000 km
Location: South East asia
Climate: Equatorial (27 degree to 32 degree avg.,ith rainfall)
Population: 19,804,064 (as of 2010)
Capital: None as northern part belongs to Malaysia and southern part belongs to Indonesia


3rd largest island in the world and the largest island of Asia. At the geographic centre of Maritime Southeast Asia, in relation to major Indonesian islands, it is located north of Java, west of Sulawesi, and east of Sumatra. The island is divided among three countries: Malaysia and Brunei in the north, and Indonesia to the south. Approximately 73% of the island is Indonesian territory. Borneo is home to one of the oldest rainforests in the world.

 

 

4. Madagascar

Area: 587,041 Km
Location: Africa India Ocean
Climate: Hot and sub - tropical
Population- 22,005,222 (as of 2012 July)
Capital: Antananarivo


Madagascar is known for its unique and awesome wildlife experience. It consists of breath taking beaches, coral reefs, white silky sands and swaying palms. It has diversified flora and fauna. It has over species of lemur, insects that eat pitcher plants, bottle shaped baobabs, chameleons and octopus trees.

 

 

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5. Baffin Island

Baffin Island

Area: 507,451 km
Location: Northern Canada
Climate: Highest 48 degrees F and lowest 27
Population: 10,745 (as of 2006)
Capital: Iqaluit capital of Nunavut


This Island is Nunavut's Canadian territory. It is largest and 5th largest Island of Canada and respectively. This Island is surrounded by 5 bodies of water. Those who are keen to know more about Arctic Archipelago should visit it once to experience delightful wildlife both on and off water. Various wildlife includes arctic wolves and foxes, lemmings, seals whales, walruses, Canada geese, snow geese, and 3 gull species. It has two national parks too named Sirmilik and Auyuittuq.

 



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