Largest Islands in the British Isles (with map)

Can you name the twelve largest islands of the British Isles?
Area is in kilometres squared
Quiz by Jiaozira
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Last updated: November 27, 2016
First submittedNovember 26, 2016
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Area
Islands
209,331
Great Britain
81,638
Ireland
2,179
Lewis and Harris
1,656
Skye
969
Shetland Mainland
875
Mull
714
Anglesey
620
Islay
572
Isle of Man
523
Orkney Mainland
432
Isle of Arran
381
Isle of Wight
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Level 59
Nov 27, 2016
Got all but Islay, Lewis/Harris are a must visit for all who can get there, spectacular landscape and beaches, but cold year round
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Level 89
Nov 28, 2016
I typed Islay first, because I'm sipping on a single malt from there (Ardbeg) while taking the quiz :)
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Level 77
Feb 3, 2017
Try the Corryvreckan one if you haven't already ;)
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Level 88
Nov 28, 2016
Spent a long time trying to put in North and South Uist, Hoy, and Jura before realizing they were grey and not yellow.
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Level 89
Nov 28, 2016
Same here. Not clear until I zoomed in
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Level 71
Jan 31, 2017
Interested that more people get the Isle of Man than Britain
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Level 55
Feb 26, 2017
It didn't even occur to me to type Britain or Ireland. :(
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Level 51
Feb 27, 2017
Could you not figure it out from the areas?
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Level 48
Feb 27, 2017
It is because many people do not know that the island is called Great Britain. Some think the country is Great Britain, some think the empire is Great Britain, some think England is Great Britain.
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Level 73
Mar 2, 2017
Empire? Don't tell 'em your name, Pike!
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Level 54
Apr 15, 2017
Very unfortunate they didn't notice the big bold letters saying Largest Island in the BRITISH Isles at the top.
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Level 71
Nov 6, 2018
Some (like me) think that the island is actually called "Britain". "Great Britain" consists of England Scotland and Wales including all their islands (so, all the ones in this quiz except for Ireland and the Isle of Man). Otherwise what is the "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland"? Are you trying to tell me that it doesn't include Skye, Lewis, Anglesey etc? So clearly if England, Wales and Scotland are collectively "Great Britain" then their main Island is simply Britain. Logical?
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Level 72
Jul 26, 2020
Great Britain is the island, as it the "Great" island of the British archipelago @CardinalSin
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Level 51
Jul 31, 2020
@HinesBrothers

I've heard that it's actually Great Britain to contrast with lesser britain (Brittany)

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Level 66
Jul 31, 2020
@Coldyham that is correct!
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Level 55
Dec 21, 2020
I'll give you the same analogy I just put on another quiz cardinalsin: Puerto Rico isn't a state or part of a state, but is still in the USA. The states aren't all of USA, GB and NI aren't all of the UK
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Level 64
Feb 26, 2017
Ah, I only tried Mainland. Never thought of putting Orkney or Shetland in front.
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Level 64
Feb 26, 2017
Same thing with me
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Level 84
Feb 26, 2017
Wow. Only got 4. Good job, me.
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Level 63
Feb 26, 2017
Please accept Ynys Môn for Anglesey.
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Level 70
Feb 26, 2017
You want the Welsh Language quiz.
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Level 55
Feb 27, 2017
Why no Jersey and Guernsey?
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Level 66
Feb 27, 2017
They are too small to be included.
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Level 43
Mar 9, 2017
Also they are part of Normandy, geographically speaking.
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Level 64
Jul 12, 2017
Can GB be accepted for Great Britain? It's often referred to as that
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Level 45
Aug 10, 2017
I took this quiz while i was on the isle of arran and i didnt get it.
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Level 43
Feb 9, 2019
Got all! Yay!
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Level 30
May 29, 2019
Jersey and Guernsey are part of the British isles, haven't been associated with Normandy since 1200's
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Level 66
Nov 22, 2019
And both are far to small to even come close to being big enough to appear on this quiz...
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Level 75
Nov 22, 2019
What about Sodor?