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Most Populous Islands In The Western Hemisphere

These are the islands located ENTIRELY in the western hemisphere with over half a million people.
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population
island
19,920,000
Hispaniola
11,167,325
Cuba
7,686,912
Long Island
6,380,661
Ireland
3,474,182
Puerto Rico
2,741,000
Jamaica
1,886,481
Island of Montreal
1,619,090
Manhattan Island
population
island
1,381,459
Sao Luis (Brazil)
1,267,145
Trinidad
976,372
Oahu
906,854
Tenerife
838,397
Gran Canaria
760,000
Sao Vincente (Brazil)
748,937
Vancouver Island
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level 69
Sep 13, 2016
Newfoundland and Staten Island would be next at just under half a million.l
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level 77
Sep 13, 2016
The U.S. State Department disagrees: http://www.state.gov/p/wha/ci/ So does Merriam-Webster: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/western%20hemisphere Also, the Encyclopedia Britannica: https://www.britannica.com/place/Western-Hemisphere Not to mention the National Geographic Society: http://nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/hemisphere/
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level 69
Sep 13, 2016
The population of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador is over 500,000. Wikipedia.org/wiki/List-of-islands-by-population gives the population of Newfoundland island as 479,105. I'll check for a newer figure.
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level 69
Sep 13, 2016
The population of Labrador is 26,728. They are not on the island of Newfoundland.
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level 72
Sep 13, 2016
Never thought of Ireland as being in the western hemisphere, but it is. Thanks for the lesson Jetpunk.
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level 69
Sep 13, 2016
Oh, you are talking about the definition of Western Hemisphere? Mirriam-Webster definition is vague: "the half of the earth comprising North and South America and surrounding waters," It says nothing about where to divide the earth in half. If we want to keep all of Europe together by moving the line westward, then New Zealand automatically becomes part of the western hemisphere. National Geographic offers both possibilities, so it really doesn't disagree with me.Years ago, the geocentric English chose Greenwich Observatory for the prime meridian and all our longitudes are measured from there. I'm sticking with that definition.