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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
Quiz by Jiaozira
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Last updated: July 24, 2019
First submittedMarch 2, 2016
Times taken39,859
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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 74
Dec 18, 2016
Too easy :)
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level 77
Dec 19, 2016
The 54% of us who missed "Solomon Islands" would disagree with you.
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level 61
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 60
Dec 23, 2016
Easy now means getting every one right?
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level 62
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 46
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 67
Apr 11, 2018
Not a fact, an opinion. There is a difference
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level 61
May 24, 2019
indeed, it is an opinion, if it was a fact than a three year old would ace it too, or any random person from the street. And easy is an opinion, but too easy even more so.
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level 48
May 29, 2019
I swear I typed it in, but it said I didn't
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level 49
Aug 6, 2018
So Solly, Solly.
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level 28
Feb 25, 2019
I got Haiti and thought about Solomon Islands. I was like "maybe not", but I had one minute left so i tried it and it was one.
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level 28
Feb 25, 2019
36% Solomon Islands
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level 57
Feb 25, 2019
Ugh! Solomon Islands!
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level 61
May 24, 2019
same, thought about it but discarded it, micronesia didnt work so, figured solomon probably wouldnt either ( did try kiribati though)
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level 57
Mar 12, 2019
For you :)
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level 71
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 61
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 72
Apr 16, 2017
Australia could be both?
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level 54
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 66
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 61
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 66
Apr 16, 2017
Yet we let another man-made canal determine the divide between continents: the Suez canal. :)
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level 78
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 34
Oct 19, 2019
Manmade structures dont count as division even though americans think that cause of american continent
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level 24
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 57
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 33
Nov 7, 2019
There are 7 continents, one of which is Australia. As it is a continent, it cannot be an island. Just as Antarctica cannot be called 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 35
Apr 17, 2017
@cpgatbyu now the hmm 36%. I doubt he got them all
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level 39
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 40
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 39
Sep 8, 2017
say no territories please because i tried greenland and it didnt work
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level 61
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 39
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 61
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 45
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 64
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 45
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 59
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 36
Apr 7, 2018
Jamaica?
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level 79
Jul 4, 2018
Less than half as big as Haiti.
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level 71
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 71
Nov 4, 2019
Only because it's an Asian country with European influenced culture that is the subject of way too much debate on this site
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level 46
Jan 16, 2019
Got them all with 1:22 remaining at 4:27:16 PM on January 16, 2019.
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level 22
Feb 22, 2019
I forgot one if them........ Ireland.
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level 57
May 29, 2019
of* :)
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level 22
Feb 22, 2019
The only one I missed out was Ireland, xD
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level 40
Mar 12, 2019
got Indonesia and the Philippines but totally spaced on Papua new guinea...
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level 37
May 29, 2019
I had 14 with 0:36 remaining and couldn't for the life of me get the Philippines so ended with 14 :(
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level 41
May 3, 2019
Im so stupid...Get everything but Japan (facepalm)
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level 36
Oct 20, 2019
solomon islands is EASY.
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level 73
Nov 4, 2019
Not as easy as your m... no, wait, that one's too obvious.

But really, what do you mean they are easy?
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level 66
Nov 4, 2019
If you took this quiz, you might be interested in "Five biggest islands by country" - https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/108464/five-biggest-islands-by-country
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level 29
Nov 4, 2019
You should specify that territories are not included
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level 28
Nov 4, 2019
Things that weird the heck out of me : Sri Lanka is an island county but borders India. I am confused lol.
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level 61
Nov 5, 2019
Sri Lanka doesn't really border India. There was a land bridge that was destroyed by nature hundreds of years back, and today the "border" is always underwater. It's a really weird situation...
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level 22
Nov 4, 2019
0:02 almost forgot sri lanka !
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level 52
Nov 4, 2019
I came this close to missing the UK and Ireland lmao.
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level 24
Nov 6, 2019
How Cyprus is smaller than Solomon Islands?
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level 61
Nov 6, 2019
Cyprus is very small, only around 9000 kilometres squared.