The Top 5 Largest Islands on Earth

  Island Area (Sq km) Area (Sq miles) Location
1 Greenland 2,175,579
square kilometers
839,999
square miles
North Atlantic Ocean
2 New Guinea 785,753
square kilometers
303,381
square miles
Southwest Pacific Ocean
3 Borneo 748,168
square kilometers
288,869
square miles
West mid-Pacific
4 Madagascar 587,713
square kilometers
226,917
square miles
Indian Ocean
5 Baffin Island 504,000
square kilometers
194,595
square miles
Canadian North Atlantic
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  1. If Australia were to be regarded as an island rather than a continental land mass it would rank #1 on this list.
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Sources:  Top 5 of Anything research 2014.

List Notes: Data is the top 5 largest islands on earth ranked by area. Please note: if Australia were to be regarded as an island in geographical terms rather than a continental land mass it would rank #1 on this list.
Largest Islands on Earth

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