This article will bring you to the list of the biggest Islands on Earth. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about it. There are over 2000 islands on the oceans in the world, and yet we know so little about them. The most famous islands of the world include Santorini in Greece, Bali and Java in Indonesia and Maui in Hawaii, among others. However, when it comes to the biggest islands, some of them have always confused enthusiasts and been on the topic of interests of experts alike. One such island that features on our list is Great Britain, which is not only the ninth largest island on the Earth but also the largest island in the whole of Europe. It is one of the few island civilizations which have been reached the status of a global empire.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the biggest Islands on Earth from their list.
The first one is Great Britain. Separated from the European mainland by the English Channel and the North Sea, Great Britain includes three nations namely England, Scotland and Wales. Great Britain and several other islands like the Isle of Wight, Isles of Scilly, we already mentioned, and others are marked with rich history, medieval architecture and prehistoric sites. The second island is Honshu. Japan’s main and most populous island, Honshu, houses some of the country’s major cities and sites and is also home to the famous snow-capped volcano, Mount Fuji. The island is the second-most populous island in the world right after Java in Indonesia. Honshu separates the Sea of Japan from the Northern Pacific Ocean and forms most of Japan’s industry belt including cities like Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo, and Hiroshima. At last, but not least let’s see the beautiful island of Sumatra. The largest island lying wholly in Indonesia is a fascinating elongated mass of land running along a diagonal axis. The island is surrounded by a lot of other important islands in the vicinity and is separated from the Malay Peninsula by the famous Strait of Malacca. Sumatra is also known for its wide range of fauna and the unique animal species found here.