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15 Biggest Island Countries

In just 3 minutes, try to name the biggest countries located completely on islands.
Area in square kilometers including land and inland water area
Last updated: December 18, 2016
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Sq. Km
Country
(7,692,024)
(Australia)
1,910,931
Indonesia
587,041
Madagascar
462,840
Papua New Guinea
377,930
Japan
300,000
Philippines
270,467
New Zealand
242,495
United Kingdom
Sq. Km
Country
109,884
Cuba
103,000
Iceland
70,273
Ireland
65,610
Sri Lanka
48,671
Dominican Republic
36,193
Taiwan
28,896
Solomon Islands
27,750
Haiti
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level 72
Dec 18, 2016
Too easy :)
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level 75
Dec 19, 2016
The 54% of us who missed "Solomon Islands" would disagree with you.
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level 58
Dec 19, 2016
Solomon Islands is tricky. On a map it just appears to be so small, but in reality it is larger than most of us may think. I blame the Mercator Projection ;)
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level 57
Dec 23, 2016
Easy now means getting every one right?
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level 63
Dec 24, 2016
Yes.
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level 39
Apr 18, 2017
Yeah, I got them all but Solomon Islands.
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level 43
Sep 4, 2017
>gets everything except New Zealand
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level 21
Apr 5, 2018
Correction, 64%.
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level 42
Apr 6, 2018
There is nothing to disagree with. Its a fact.
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level 63
Apr 11, 2018
Not a fact, an opinion. There is a difference
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level 3
Apr 6, 2018
I missed the UK and i live there :|
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level 28
Aug 3, 2018
I missed Taiwan. *sigh*
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level 46
Aug 6, 2018
So Solly, Solly.
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level 70
Feb 1, 2017
Taiwan! I knew I'd forgotten a biggy
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level 39
Mar 3, 2017
Why is Australia already filled in? Also, I thought Papua New Guinea had a border with Indonesia
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level 58
Mar 3, 2017
Just to clear this up: Australia is sometimes considered a continent, especially in a geographical sense, therefore disqualifying it as an island. It is filled in from the start for those who consider it an island. Also, a country can have international borders and still be an island country. For example, the United Kingdom shares a border with the Republic of Ireland on the island of Ireland, but this does not mean the Republic of Ireland is not a country. The same goes for Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, who both share the island of New Guinea, making them island countries.
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level 71
Apr 16, 2017
Australia could be both?
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level 55
Apr 27, 2017
Then Afroeurasia or the Americas might as well be an island too, but it's almost never classified as one.
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level 21
Apr 16, 2017
Forgot madagascar
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level 62
Apr 16, 2017
Just out of curiosity. When is an island an island? Artificial islands count, right? But what if you dig a canal? If one of the two pieces of land on either side is then surrounded by water and only reached by crossing bridges or taking a ferry, has it become an island? If the answer is yes, then Denmark becomes interesting, as there is the Kiel Canal (Nord-Ostsee-Kanal) which separates the Northern tip of Germany which borders Denmark. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiel_Canal
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level 58
Apr 16, 2017
Denmark is not considered an island country. Although there are canals, that does not turn the Jutland peninsula into an island.
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level 62
Apr 16, 2017
Yet we let another man-made canal determine the divide between continents: the Suez canal. :)
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level 76
Apr 16, 2017
No it doesn't. That political/geographical divide existed long before the canal was built.
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level 11
Aug 13, 2018
The border of Africa and Asia was not determined by the Suez canal. The Suez canal was built on the border of Africa and Asia. Also, using a simple definition of 'island,' like what you are doing, would make many places an island. South America would be an island to North America and vice versa due to the Panama canal. Africa would be an island to Asia and Europe due to the Suez canal and Mediterranean sea respectively. Singapore could arguably not be an island due to the Johor-Singapore causeway. Good try though.
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level 25
Apr 16, 2017
When you put Marshall Islands in, it doesn't work, so you don't bother trying Solomon Islands
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level 50
Apr 16, 2017
Why does Indonesia count while Malaysia is exempted?
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level 44
Jan 23, 2019
Might have something to do with the fact that part of Malaysia lies on continental Asia while the description namely asks for countries that are locatet completely on islands. Just a wild guess. :-)
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level 61
Apr 17, 2017
I want to congratulate you deep within my heart for counting Australia in this.
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level 11
Aug 13, 2018
Why? cus it's obviously an island?
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level 21
Apr 17, 2017
I missed out Japan yet I got Cuba, Iceland, Dominican Republic and Taiwan! I also missed Papua New Guinea! LOL!
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level 34
Apr 17, 2017
@cpgatbyu now the hmm 36%. I doubt he got them all
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level 41
Apr 18, 2017
I only missed Taiwan...
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level 58
Apr 18, 2017
oops! I forgot the UK
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level 41
May 14, 2017
Easy enough till you get to soloman islands, was bigger than I thought
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level 28
Jun 23, 2017
Whew, got them all first try exept for Solomon Islands... so hard, I thought it was small... I had no idea it was bigger than Haiti!!!!
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level 38
Sep 8, 2017
say no territories please because i tried greenland and it didnt work
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level 58
Sep 8, 2017
The title says it all. A country is a country, and doesn't include territories. Greenland is sometimes treated like a country, but here on Jetpunk it is always considered a territory and will be until it formally becomes independent.
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level 48
Mar 18, 2018
and denmark is not an island country
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level 38
Sep 8, 2017
MAJORITY OF US THINK IT IS 100% ISLANDS NOT PART OF AN ISLAND! HAITI IS NOT ONE HUNDRED PERCENT ISLANDS NOT PART OF AN ISLAND for example: Haiti isn't one hundred percent surrounded by water... same with Ireland + UK, Indonesia + Papua New Guinea
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level 58
Sep 8, 2017
Sure, Haiti has a land border, but it is completely located on an island, shared by the Dominican Republic. Also, it is not majority people who say this, I have never heard someone argue against Indonesia or Ireland not being considered an island country.
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level 44
Jul 24, 2018
Well, I understood the description. It says 15 biggest countries located entirely on islands. This clearly includes island countries with borders
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level 59
Aug 3, 2018
It's quite a simple concept. Haiti is entirely on the island of Hispaniola. It shares the island with the Dominican Republic. Therefore, it is an island country with a border with another island country.
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level 11
Aug 13, 2018
Actually you're the only one I've seen complain about this. Personally, I found it to be painfully obvious what the maker of the quiz meant by the description. Pro tip: get better cognitive skills.
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level 44
Jan 8, 2018
Missed Philippines.....
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level 51
Feb 8, 2018
wait..... but that's 16
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level 11
Aug 13, 2018
Australia is given and is therefore not included in the number
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level 48
Mar 18, 2018
Got 100% on first try. I almost forgot haiti and dominican republic :)
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level 55
Apr 5, 2018
I'm actually surprised that the Solomon Islands are bigger than Haiti.
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level 32
Apr 7, 2018
No idea how I missed Philippines and Iceland... Also missed Solomon Islands but I'm not as alone there.
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level 34
Apr 7, 2018
Jamaica?
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level 76
Jul 4, 2018
Less than half as big as Haiti.
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level 70
Aug 3, 2018
I have no idea why I've always imagined that Cyprus is much, much larger than it actually is.
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level 30
Jan 16, 2019
Got them all with 1:22 remaining at 4:27:16 PM on January 16, 2019.