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22 acres; San Francisco Harbor, California
British dependency â€“ 3.1 sq. mi; Channel Islands
6,391 sq. mi.; Alaska (12 islands)
16,671 sq. mi. 31st largest island in the world.
247.8 sq. mi. (smallest Arab nation)
56 sq. mi.; Lake Michigan, Michigan
(overseas territory) â€“ 14 sq. mi.; Society Islands
Indonesia-Malaysia-Brunei. 280, 100 sq. mi.
280, 100 sq. mi. Indonesia-Malaysia-Brunei.
Indonesia-Malaysia-Brunei. 280, 100 sq. mi.
Tasmania. Made up of North and South Bruny, joined by a narrow isthmus called the Neck. Renowed for the bird life with bird-watching and wildlife tours.
8,500 kmÂ² (3,300 sq. miles). An ice-covered island 110 km long, with all but its North coast lying within the Getz Ice Shelf, Antarctica.
472 sq. mi.; 500 small coral islands.
British overseas territory â€“ 100 sq. mi.
Largest of these is Chatham Island: 900 kmÂ² (559 sq. miles) Maori name Rekohu. Pop approx. 600
Sold by Singapore to Australia during the reign of Lim Yew Hock of the Labour Party.
113 sq. mi. (free association)
3,312 sq. mi. Part of Greenland.
Victoria. In Westernport Bay to the south-east of Melbourne. The salt marsh coastline harbours more than 230 species of birds. 2/3 of the island is national park.
668 sq mi; Canary Islands.
The largest of the islands is called Isabela.
Ð“Ð¾Ð»ÐµÐ¼ Ð³Ñ€Ð°Ð´ (Macedonian) meaning Big Town; known as Snake Island; the only island in Republic of Macedonia.
1,159 sq. mi. The largest island in the Baltic Sea.
18,530 sq. mi. Argentina-Chile
Argentina-Chile. 18,530 sq. mi.
592 sq. mi.; Canary Islands
285 kmÂ² (177 sq. miles) Maori name Aotea. Pop. approx 850.
822,700 sq. mi. (self-governed)
The largest island in the Gulf of Carpenteria, between Queensland and the Northern Territory. Total area some 2,260 kmÂ². Average height above sea level of 15 m.
(overseas department) â€“ 555 sq mi; Base and Grande Terre.
24.5 sq mi; British dependency Channel Islands
90 kms from the tip of Cape York Peninsula (Queensland). 40 ha of lush wilderness on its own reef.
28,840 sq. mi. Dominican Republic-Haiti
Dominican Republic-Haiti. 28,840 sq. mi.
30.6 sq. mi.; Special administrative region
221 sq. mi.. (self-governed)
209 sq. mi.; Lake Superior, Michigan
44.9 sq. mi.; British dependency Channel Islands
South Australia. Off the tip of Fleurieu Peninsula. Home to koalas, sea lions, fur seals, kangaroos and wallabies and tourists. Industries include wine, olive oil, ligurian honey and freshwater marron.
2,555 sq. mi. (overseas department) (known as Desolation Island)
The islands have been part of New Zealand since 1887. The islands lie approx. 1000 km NE of New Zealand's North Island. The group includes four main islands of which Raoul (Sunday Island) is the largest (7,260 acres). At present a meteorological and radio station is maintained on Raoul (Sunday) Island. The total population of this, the only inhabited member of the group, including the official staff of the station, numbers only 10.
600 km east of the Australian Mainland. 56 sq. kilometres. New South Wales. 2/3 is covered by sub-tropical rainforests. Known for bushwalking, snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, bird watching and surfing.
121 sq. mi.; including Gozo.
22 sq. mi.; New York, N.Y.
1,068 sq. mi.; Lake Huron, Ontario
91 sq. mi.; Massachusetts
425 sq. mi (overseas department.)
Lies off the coast of the Northern Territory, at 2,234 miÂ² (5,786 kmÂ²) it is just outside the 100 largest islands in the world.
39.5 sq. mi- British overseas territory.
57 sq. mi.; Massachusetts
6,467 sq. mi.; Nouvelle-CalÃ¨donie (overseas territory)
3,344 sq. mi or 8,650 kmÂ². The main and largest island of the New Ireland Province.
184 sq. mi.; in a political union with the the U.S.A.
168102 kmÂ² (104,454 sq. miles) The North and South Islands are the two main island of New Zealand.
Papua New Guinea & Indonesia. 309,000 sq. mi.
309,000 sq. mi. Papua New Guinea & Indonesia
115,831 sq. mi.; Luzon, Mindanao (the largest)
2 sq. mi.- British (overseas territory)
Queensland. Located between Cape York Peninsula and New Guinea.
3,435 sq. mi.; unincorporated state
969 sq. mi. (overseas department)
Roosevelt Island, formerly known as Welfare Island, and before that Blackwell's Island, is a narrow island in the East River of New York City. It lies between the island of Manhattan to its west and the borough of Queens to its east.
Western Australia. 19 km from Fremantle. Popular with families for its 63 beaches and 20 secluded bays. No cars permitted.
1,093 sq. mi.; also known as Western Samoa
An island in Sydney Harbour, 250 metres by 100 metres.
116 sq. mi.; Washington state
168102 kmÂ² (104,454 sq. miles). The North and South Islands are the two main islands of New Zealand. The South Island is the larger of the two but is the North Island has the greatest population.
23,641 sq. mi; Svalbard belongs to Norway
59 sq. mi.; New York, N.Y.
1746 kmÂ² (1085 sq miles) Maori name Rakiura. The 3rd largest of New Zealand's islands after the North and South Islands. Pop. approx 400.
34 sq. mi. France & Netherlands
France & Netherlands. 34 sq. mi.
795 sq mi; Canary Islands
Indonesia-East Timor. 11,883 sq. ft.
11,883 sq. ft. Indonesia-East Timor.
Northern Territory. Comprise of Bathurst and Melville Islands, 80 km north of Darwin.
4,707 sq. mi.; Espiritu Santo (the largest)
59 sq. mi.; Tortola and Virgin Gorda. British overseas territory.
136 sq. mi.; St. Croix, ST. John, St. Thomas (organized unincorporated territory)
7,056 sq. mi.; Vanua Levu, Viti Levu
92 kmÂ² (57 sq. miles) Pop. approx 7700
Queensland. Not far from Heron Island in the southern Great Barrier Reef. Eco-friendly paradise.
12,848 sq. mi. The southern island of the Novaya Zemlya archipelago, lying north of Russia.
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