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Countries with Multiple Populous Islands

Name the countries that have multiple islands or parts of islands with a population over 1 million.
Including external territories
Quiz by katalina
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Last updated: July 24, 2019
First submittedMarch 1, 2017
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# Islands
Country
12
Indonesia
9
Philippines
5
Japan
5
China
3
United States
2
Italy
2
United Kingdom
2
New Zealand
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level 71
Mar 1, 2017
nice quiz!
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level 55
Apr 18, 2017
Thank you :)
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level 76
Jun 3, 2017
And one that made me think. (Which is good.)
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level 51
Oct 22, 2019
What about Australia? You have mainland Australia and Tasmania?
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level 26
Nov 27, 2019
Tasmania only has 500,000 people
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level 66
Nov 27, 2019
Australia is a continent, not an Island. https://www.britannica.com/story/is-australia-an-island
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level 69
Nov 28, 2019
I know 'island continent' is a popular designation of Australia, at least in Australia, but I think the terms are usually mutually exclusive. If something is a continental landmass, it is by definition not an island. Thus for consistency's sake, Australia is properly considered a continent. And yes, Tasmania's a long way off having a million people.
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level ∞
Apr 15, 2017
The U.S. might have four, as the population of Oahu in 2015 was 998,000.
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level 55
Apr 18, 2017
I 'll keep an eye on Oahu then :)
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level 68
Jun 4, 2017
Or it might have two - is Puerto Rico the only external territory that factors into this list?
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level 52
Jun 5, 2017
It, Manhattan, and Long Island are the three that are referenced in the quiz I assume
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level 48
Dec 2, 2019
I think it's Hawai'i, Manhattan, and Long Island
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level 72
Apr 15, 2017
It took a Jetpunk quiz to let me know the South Island has gone past a million people!
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level 75
Jun 3, 2017
No shame in that!
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level 66
Jun 3, 2017
Me too!
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level 60
Jul 28, 2017
Wow... that's a lot of Kiwis...
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level 61
Apr 18, 2017
cool quizz ;) Thanks
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level 55
Apr 18, 2017
Thank you!
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level 40
Apr 19, 2017
Yep, good quiz. Got Italy with 2 seconds remaining.
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level 50
Apr 19, 2017
Sorry to say but doesn't New Zealand have the Cook Islands and a main one called Stewart Island just south of the South Island?
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level 62
May 12, 2017
Neither of them are very popoulus. I'm sure for NZ it's North Island and South Island = 2.
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level 52
Apr 19, 2017
What are the three in the US? I checked Wikipedia, and the only ones it lists above one million are Long Island, Manhattan Island, and Puerto Rico, but I was under the impression that featured quizzes on Jetpunk never count territories such as Puerto Rico as a part of the country that owns them.
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level 67
Apr 20, 2017
How about Hawaii?
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level 47
Apr 20, 2017
Oahu maybe, but not The Big Island
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level 63
Nov 27, 2019
Not a country ;)
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level 58
Nov 27, 2019
@Sifhraven he means that hawaii(oahu) would count towards the US total islands....
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level 62
Jun 3, 2017
Um, the quiz says it includes external territories.
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level 60
Apr 20, 2017
I guess there isn't a million people on Newfoundland and Vancouver island...
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level 66
Jun 3, 2017
Vancouver Island: 759,366 (2011) Newfoundland: 479,105 (2006)
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level 50
Jun 4, 2017
I mean, the Island of Montreal has well over a million people (1,942,000), so just one of Vancouver Island or Newfoundland would do.
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level 44
Apr 20, 2017
Enjoyed
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level 59
Apr 20, 2017
Good quiz!
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level 62
May 21, 2017
Nice quiz.
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level 55
Jun 3, 2017
Does it mean the entire country has a population over 1 million? Or each of the islands has a population over 1 million
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level 39
Jun 3, 2017
Each of the islands
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level 43
Jun 3, 2017
Where is Greece?
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level 63
Jun 3, 2017
Just to the west of Turkey and due South of Macedonia - you can't miss it.
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level 77
Jun 3, 2017
Greece has many populated islands, but none that are "populous" by the definition used here. Crete is home to only 623,000 people and it goes sharply down from there.
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level 54
Jun 3, 2017
Darn Italy! Fun quiz
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level 71
Jun 3, 2017
What about the UK, Ireland, Cuba, etc.?
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level 66
Jun 3, 2017
Has to have multiple islands each with a population over 1 million.
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level 54
Jun 13, 2017
UK is on the list. Ireland and Cuba have only one populous island.
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level 50
Jun 11, 2017
Katalina, look at this link it shows oahu now having a larger population that one million: http://worldpopulationreview.com/states/hawaii-population/
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level 55
Aug 2, 2017
From your link:"There are eight major islands in Hawaii. Oahu is the largest, with a population of 953,207."
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level 63
May 24, 2019
still the EXACT same number.... 953.207 ... though it says 2019 data... I somehow doubt that...
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level ∞
Jul 24, 2019
It's pretty sad really that Google can't take us directly to the Census data. It's not like accurate data is hard to find if you know where to look.
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level 63
Nov 27, 2019
They, whoever "they" are should atleast be honest/clear about the year the data is from. For all we know it is from 2012, and they just kept updating the year (instead of the population count).

But well, there are sadder things to worry about.

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level 27
Nov 20, 2017
I live in Canada and was sure you had forgotten that off the list. Now that I check, only Montreal has over 1 million. So, good on you for knowing something about my own country that I was unaware of.
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level 62
Nov 27, 2019
Yeah, I thought I was going crazy...then I looked it up and discovered that Vancouver Island has only like 750,000 and Nova Scotia is not an island, which I always thought it was.
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level 61
Mar 4, 2018
I missed Japan ;(
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level 56
Aug 21, 2019
what about Malaysia??
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level 43
Nov 27, 2019
The western part of Malaysia (can't bother to look up what it's called) is connected by land to the continent of Asia.
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level 47
Nov 25, 2019
The wording is grammatically vague and could reference the one million population referring to the country rather than the islands.
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level 62
Nov 27, 2019
No, it's grammatically correct. You're supposed to put the modifier right after what it's modifying, so the "with a population over 1 million" modifies "islands or parts of islands." To convey what you suggest, the instructions would have to read "name the countries with a population over 1 million that have multiple islands or parts of islands."
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level 32
Nov 27, 2019
What about Malaysia? I know that Malaysia has over 30 million in population and peninsula Malaysia has most of it. But I also know that East Malaysia has a population of at least 5.7 million.
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level 62
Nov 27, 2019
You'd need a second island, as the quiz asks for countries with multiple islands with a population over one million. East Malaysia also shares Borneo with Brunei and Indonesia, so while it's definitely on an island, I don't know whether it would count within the meaning of this quiz because it has land borders with another country. It's a moot point anyway, unless there is a second Malaysian island with a population over one million.
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level 43
Nov 27, 2019
(The western part of Malaysia is connected to Asia.)
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level 39
Nov 27, 2019
I did this thinking I was suppose to only name island countries and me being "smart" I named every single island country. I didn't know countries like USA, China and Italy count.
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level 32
Nov 27, 2019
What about Tanzania and Zanzibar?
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level 32
Nov 27, 2019
never mind, see that you need two island, each with over 1 million people.
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level 78
Nov 28, 2019
I must say that I don't understand the difficulties some people have with the wording. Multiple populous islands, it's pretty clear that there must be at least two islands, each of them with a large population (and 1M is a logical choice).
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level 46
Nov 29, 2019
I would imagine it's "non-English mothertongue people expecting that English complies with the grammar in their mental schemes", mostly. But also "people who can't read very well" are surely within the complainers. Normally, whenever I'm part of any of these two, I keep my (metaphorical) mouth shut.
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level 16
Dec 3, 2019
Great quiz. Some countries that are almost there: Spain has 2 islands above 900,000 (Tenerife and Mallorca) and 1 more at 860,000 (Gran Canaria). Malaysia has well over a million in East Malaysia, and more than 800,000 on Penang Island. Canada has well over a million on Île de Montréal and about 780,000 on Vancouver Island.
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level 55
Dec 5, 2019
Thanks! Interesting info!