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Biggest islands in the world
NOTICE: Australia is widely regarded as a continent's land mass, not an island. With an area of 7,618,493 square kilometres (2,941,517 square miles), it is certainly the largest island. Recall: Great Britain is an island that unites England, Scotland and Wales and is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, generally known as the United Kingdom.
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The 10 largest isles of the world
We' ll take a look at the largest of the world's isles, from the abandoned island of Ellesmere on the Arctic Circle to the Honshu metropolis in Japan. We' ve been spending a lot of our lives on isles. We were not only borne and grown up on a single island, but also island attractions seem to be a recurring topic on our journeys.
2014 we launched Atlas & Boots with a six months trip through the South Pacific via Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Cook Island, France-Polynesia and Hawaii. and it' s rare to be far away on an island. You will find the best of both worlds on some of the largest isles in the world.
Here is why they make awesome goals for the adventure-loving traveler. Greenland is the largest island in the world, apart from continent lands such as Afro-Eurasia, America, Antarctica and Australia. It is the most sparsely inhabited area in the world. Situated between the Arctic and Ocean, Greenland is an unwelcoming place in the midst of even more hostile seas.
For a long time, the island has attracted the attention of arctic researchers and today is positioned as an experience traveler. I' ve got my eye on the 160 km Arctic Circle Trail. New Guinea, the second largest island in the world, is divided almost evenly between Papua New Guinea in the eastern part and Indonesia in the western part.
Its coastlines on both sides of the island provide great scuba opportunities. They are both world-renowned resorts with great year round facilities. There' s also an unbelievable collecting of airplane wreckage and ships from the Second World War for scuba-dipping. Oceania's highest peak and member of the seven peaks, Puncak Jaya (Carstensz Pyramid), lies directly within the island's borders with Indonesia.
Though not the island's greatest attraction for most visitors, it is the primary purpose for me to be there. It is the third largest island in the world and consists of three contries, the overwhelming part of which, about 73%, is Indonesia. Brunei, the state with the sovereignty, accounts for only 1% of the island and the rest of the country is in Malaysia.
It is interesting that Borneo is home to one of the oldest rain forests in the world and is anti-podal to the Brazilian Amazon rain forest. It is also home to tropical and endemic animals in its inner jungle and nearby waterways. Madagscar is the world' s 4th largest island and the largest island in the Indian Ocean.
We hope to be able to visit Madagascar this year as it is an unbelievably varied island with vast, almost unpopulated areas to explor. The Indian Ocean, with 5,000 km of coast, casts every kind of ocean onto the island: quiet and picturesque water bodies romp around softly on sand shores, while strong and perilous ripples break rocks elsewhere.
There are three archipelagos on this shortlist, which is hardly astonishing, as Canada has the longest coast in the world and an uncharted number of islets. There are an estimate of over 30,000 islets on the east bank of the Georgian Bay alone. Thousand Island is the largest fresh water island in the world.
It has recently been added to our shortlist of destinations we would like to see, with Baffin Island, with its rugged and vast countryside, being a must. In contrast to Borneo and New Guinea, Indonesia has it all to itself. Honshu is considered the largest of Japan's four major isles, and is the largest of Japan's continental United States.
The most populous (and most populous ) island on this island shortlist, it is the second largest island in the world after the island of Java in Indonesia with its 139 million in number. No wonder, because the metropolis of Tokyo with its almost 38 million residents is on the island.
Aside from the strangely large city, the island has world-class ski, hike and mountain climbing - all 30 of Japan's highest summits are located on Honshu (including Mount Fuji) and its largest pond, Lake Biwa. The world' s largest island, Victoria Island, is located entirely in the Arctic Circle.
Much more intriguing is that it contains the largest island in the world within an island within an island. Although larger than 36 of the 50 US states, Victoria Island has less than 2,000 inhabitants. It is unusual that the caribous are crossing the ocean ices on a seasonal basis to pasture on the continental Canada. Great Britain is the largest island in Europe, the 9th largest in the world and the largest island in the United Kingdom.
Of course I have been spending a lot of my free day to explore the UK, much of it along the shore. I walked part of the South West Coastline Path last year in Cornwall, Britain's longest country road and one of the most beautiful long-distance footpaths in the world. The UK is less tragic than most of the countries on this shortlist.
The UK has no volcanos, arctic mountains or wildlife. However, don't copy it yet - there are gentle slopes, rugged coasts, picturesque towns and the best Sahnetees in the world. Ellesmere, like Victoria Island, is completely within the Arctic Circle. As the Arctic Cordilleran Mountains system occupies much of the island of Ellesmere, it is the most mountainside island in the Arctic archipelago and quite hostile to the few people.
It is so hostile that the first known tour around the island of Ellesmere was not concluded until 2011.