Still enjoyed the quiz, don't get me wrong! I just wonder how the designation of 10 km was decided.
I also doubt that countries of Oceania or the Caribbean would appear on this quiz - no matter what the cutoff.
That is like, when someone says; "I counted all the girls in the room, besides the girls with coats on" And then you claim that the girls with coats on suddenly arent girls anymore?!? Just because he mentioned he didnt count the GIRLS with coats on (or ISLANDS with a size smaller than 10km2)
I am counting all the dogs, but not the dogs with spots. "OMG he is saying that dogs with spots arent dogs !!!!!"
totally makes no sense...
a ring-shaped reef, ISLAND, or chain of islands formed of coral.
early 17th century: from Maldivian atoḷu.
Many if not most of the Maldives islands are atolls. It's where the word comes from. Look at a map. And realize that to get to their very inflated 1000+ figure they tout on tourism sites, they are indeed counting basically every little sandbar.
"If the number of smallest uninhabitable rocks and skerries is accounted, 50,000 is probably a good estimate. In comparison, the number of islands in Canadian Arctic Archipelago is 36,563. Indonesia has 17,508 islands, and The Philippines have 7,107 islands."
when someone says "islands smaller than 10km2 are excluded" and you accuse them of saying that those arent islands, something goes very wrong in your logic.
In an amusement park when it says girls shorter than 1.20m arent allowed in this ride. Would you complain to the owner of the park and accuse him of claiming that girls under 1.20m arent girls? sounds preposterous right?
(PS I changed it to girls instead of kids, because well it is not universally agreed upon what ages you are considered a kid)
I could add, my country has about 45 (more like 55 if you count the ones that used to be islands but are now connected with dams for instances)
Greece has 6.000 islands in total, scattered in the Aegean and Ionian Seas, of which only 227 are inhabited. They take up 7,500 km of the country's total 16,000 km coastline. Spreading in two main seas, the Aegean and the Ionian Sea, the Greek islands are divided into smaller groups.
Therefore, even if you were to use only the 227 islands that are INHABITED -- it would put Greece up near the top.
I guess for me it might be that they dont totally feel part of western europe ( as much as the others) but also not really part of eastern europe. I have no other explanation. It keeps happening time and time again.
Probably less hassle to get the data. And definitely less complaints and misunderstandings ;)
Wiki lists 32 islands >10 kms plus
Then there are another seven in the Cooks which is not recognised as a sovereign nation on Jet Punk