Top 10 Islands in the World Wide

1. Greenland (Green Land)
Greenland in English, or the Land of Green (official name: Kalaallit Nunaat, language Denmark: Gronland), is an island in the north Atlantic Ocean in the northeast of Canada.

2. Papuan
New Guinea or Guinea or New Guinea (English: New Guinea) is the second largest island in the world with an area of 800,000 km ² which is located to the north of Australia.

On this island is the highest mountain in Indonesia, Puncak Jaya (5,030 m)

3. Borneo
Borneo is an island situated to the north of the island of Java and west of the island of Sulawesi. Shared by Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia. It is the third largest island in the world with an area of 726,000 km ²

4. Madagascar, Africa
The island of Madagascar is an island in the Indian Ocean, off the east coast of Africa. The island of Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world with an area of 578,000 km ².
Geologically, Madagascar is a separate plate from the main continent of Africa. Was first separated from the Indian subcontinent, the island is moving perilously close to the continent. This island is an old land, the same as Australia, so the land is mineral deficient due to the absence of volcanic activity. Most of the land is red, indicating that the ground state has been decaying.

Due to the isolation of hundreds of millions of years, the flora and fauna of Madagascar is very distinctive and many endemic species found there. This situation is similar to that occurring in the island of Sulawesi.

5. Baffin, Canada
Baffin Island is the largest member of the Canadian Arctic Islands. This island is the largest island in Canada and the fifth largest island in the world, with an area of 507,451 km2 (195,928 sq mi) and has a population of 11,000 souls (2006), named after the British explorer William Baffin explored.

6. Sumatra, Indonesia
Sumatra (also spelled Sumatra) which is located in Indonesia, it is the sixth largest island in the world, with an area of 443,065.8 km2. Island population is about 42,409,510 inhabitants (2000).

In Sumatra there ever royal ocean (now Aceh). It is said that on his visit to the island of Ibn Battuta (Moroccan Islamic scholars) always pronounced the word ocean into Sumatra, Sumatra since then the name is widely known as the island's name.

Besides being known by the name of Sumatra, the island known as the island Andalas or too Suwarnadwipa.Suwarnadwipa meaning is "golden island". Negarakertagama manuscript from the 14th century called "Earth Malay" for the island.

7. Honshu, Japan
Honsh (本州) is the largest island of Japan. It is situated in the south of Hokkaido, north of Shikoku across the Sea of the Interior, and northeastern Kyushu across the Straits of Shimonoseki. If measured by the whole world, Honshu is the seventh largest island in the world and the second most populous island in the world after Java.

Honshu approximately 1,300 km long and its width varies between 50 and 230 km. Total area is 230,500 km ², about 60% of the total area of Japan. Along the 5450 km coastline.

Honshu mountainous and has many volcanoes are often hit by earthquakes (the Great Kanto Earthquake in Tokyo September 1923 with heavy damage), the highest peak at Mount Fuji (3776 m) and the volcano is still active. There are many rivers including the Shinano River, the longest river in Japan.

The population is 98,352,000 (1990, 89,101,702 (1975)); mostly settled in the lowlands, especially in Kanto Overlay where 25% of the population live and around Tokyo and Yokohama. Other cities including Kyoto Osaka, Kobe, Hiroshima, Sendai and Nagoya. The island is usually divided into five regions and contains 34 prefectures, including metropolitan Tokyo.

3/4 of the big cities and modern Japan, including 23 special districts Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Nagoya, Kobe, Kyoto, Akita, Sendai, Fukushima, Niigata and Hiroshima. The cultural center is also located on Honshu, such as Kyoto (which is modern but also keep the culture), Nara, and Kamakura.

8. Great Britain
Great Britain is an island located off the coast of northwest Western Europe. This island has an area of 218,595 km ² and overall is a region of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. On this island lies three state or union territory are: Scotland, England and Wales.

Britain called the United Kingdom to distinguish it from the others, namely région Bretagne in France. Britain name comes from the French Grand-Bretagne. And since the official languages ​​ranging from English rule in 1066 was the French language, the name was used until English became the official return. By historians name "Bretayne the grete" was used in the year 1338. However, the new name was officially adopted by King James I (James VI of Scots and I of England and Ireland) on October 20, 1604. At that time he stated oath that he was the "King of the United Kingdom" and not just "Scottish" and "English" only because Wales are also included territory.

9. Victoria Island, Canada
Victoria Island is one of the Canadian Arctic Islands, Nunavut and Northwest Territories, Canada. This is one of the largest island in the world, and with the size of 217.291 square kilometers making it the second largest island in Canada, twice the size of Newfoundland. A third of the western part of the island is part of Inuvik, Northwest Territories and the rest is part of the Kitikmeot, Nunavut. The width of the Strait of Melville is located in the north, and Channel Clintock and Victoria Strait to the east. Section Northwest Territories continues to land across the south, the Strait of Pease. In the west there is a desert Amundsen and Banks Island.

The resident population of the island is 1.707; 1.309 in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories 398 in (2001). Population biggest, Cambridge Peninsula, located in the coastal southeast. Holman was in the coastal west.

Although Victoria Island is located in Canada, this does not mean the island is close to the city of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; city is located on Vancouver Island which also should not be equated with the layout of Vancouver, British Columbia or the location of the city of Vancouver, Washington, USA, which is also not far from there.

10. Ellesmere, Canada
Ellesmere Island is part of the Qikiqtaaluk Region in Nunavut province in Canada. It is located in the Canadian Arctic Sea and the island belongs to the Queen Elizabeth Islands. Cape Columbia is the northernmost point of Canada. Island region is 196.235 km ². Most of the island zabýrají Arctic Kordiléry, very mountainous. Arctic willow is a tree only grows on the island. The first is the population around the year 1000 - 2000 for example, n l. hunting caribou, muskox, and marine mammals. More than five islands comprising the National Park Quttinirpaaq the fjords, glaciers and lakes of Lake Hazen, the largest lake in North America Arctic Circle. 


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