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Most Populous Islands of Europe

Try to name the islands in Europe with more than 10k inhabitants.
  • Azores, Canary islands, Cyprus and any overseas territories are not included
  • Whether something is considered an island is usually determined by whether it's called an island.
  • Quiz by LovesPoetry - Dec 09, 2017
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Population
Country
Island
60.800k
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6.378k
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5.077k
Italy
2.268k
Denmark
1.656k
Italy
859k
Spain
764k
Sweden
623k
Greece
466k
Denmark
423k
Netherlands
409k
-
337k
Netherlands
333k
-
327k
France
297k
Denmark
203k
Russia
196k
Denmark
191k
Greece
160k
Netherlands
147k
United Kingdom
140k
United Kingdom
133k
Spain
130k
Sweden
119k
Netherlands
115k
Russia
110k
Sweden
102k
Greece
100k
United Kingdom
93k
Spain
86k
Greece
85k
Netherlands
84k
United Kingdom
77k
Germany
76k
Germany/Poland
70k
United Kingdom
63k
United Kingdom
63k
Denmark
62k
Italy
61k
Sweden
58k
Sweden
52k
Greece
51k
Denmark
51k
Greece
48k
Netherlands
48k
Sweden
46k
Denmark
43k
Denmark
43k
Russia
42k
Norway
41k
Greece
40k
Denmark
40k
United Kingdom
39k
Greece
38k
United Kingdom
37k
Malta
36k
Greece
36k
Norway
34k
Netherlands
33k
Italy
33k
Greece
33k
Greece
32k
Norway
32k
Sweden
31k
Estonia
Population
Country
Island
31k
Norway
30k
Poland
27k
Norway
26k
Finland
25k
Sweden
23k
Greece
22k
Sweden
22k
France
22k
Denmark
22k
Denmark
22k
Greece
21k
Netherlands
21k
Norway
21k
Germany
20k
Finland
20k
United Kingdom
20k
Italy
19k
Croatia
19k
Greece
19k
United Kingdom
19k
Norway
18k
France
18k
Poland
17k
United Kingdom
17k
Greece
17k
United Kingdom
16k
Sweden
16k
Greece
16k
Croatia
16k
Finland
16k
Norway
16k
Greece
15k
Norway
15k
Sweden
15k
Sweden
14k
Croatia
14k
Greece
14k
Netherlands
14k
Greece
13k
Greece
13k
Italy
13k
Ireland
13k
United Kingdom
13k
Denmark
13k
Italy
13k
Netherlands
12k
Italy
12k
Germany
12k
Italy
12k
Italy
11k
Sweden
11k
Spain
11k
Croatia
11k
France
11k
Italy
11k
United Kingdom
10k
Denmark
10k
Norway
10k
Croatia
10k
Greece
10k
France
10k
United Kingdom
10k
Norway
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level 63
Jul 28, 2017
Good quiz!
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level 33
Jul 28, 2017
Wow! Neat quiz. That's hard!
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level 59
Jul 30, 2017
It's certainly hard. I couldn't get 100% myself
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level 65
Aug 27, 2017
Great quiz! Syros and Mykonos are missing though.
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level 59
Aug 28, 2017
Both are included now
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level 77
Aug 27, 2017
"Kungskolmen" should really be "Kungsholmen". Also would love if "Saarenmaa" would accepted as a type-in.
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level 60
Dec 6, 2017
It's called Saaremaa. I'm guessing Finnish is the only language which adds the N.
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level 47
Dec 8, 2017
Currently Saarema works as a type-in (and it is thus impossible to write Saaremaa). For me, writing Saarenmaa is less of an insult than "Saarema", which probably doesn't mean anything in any language.
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level 75
Aug 27, 2017
Only got 41 out of 124... embarrassing. Please accept "Thera" or "Thira" for Santorini.
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level 78
Aug 28, 2017
Technically, 'Thira' is a region that covers Santorini (Thera) and other islands like amalfi and ios.
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level 74
Aug 28, 2017
Walney finally made it on to a Jetpunk quiz - splendid place.
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level 56
Dec 6, 2017
so it should, got it's own airport
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level 74
Dec 6, 2017
.. and the magnificent views from Earnse Bay to Black Combe!
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level 63
Aug 29, 2017
A lot of the Greek islands here are actually a part of Asia.
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level 77
Aug 29, 2017
Without having checked any maps - if Asian Greek islands are in, then the Canary Islands and Madeira should be included. Perhaps going as far as Reunion and other colonial ones for France? On the other hand, Greece is mostly thought of as one chunk and all the islands being part of that "Greece proper", Madeira, Canaries and all those French outliers are thought of as outliers and not really part of X proper. Ehm. Just draw a line somewhere, and in true JetPunk fashion there'll be a bunch of people arguing that it should be somewhere else.
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level 59
Aug 30, 2017
It's a bit difficult to draw the line between Europe and Asia somewhere in the Aegean, so I included all Aegean islands in the quiz. However, none of the Turkish islands are large enough. Gökçeada is the largest with 9k inhabitants.
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level 56
Aug 29, 2017
Gran Canaria, Tenerife?
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level 69
Dec 10, 2017
Read. The. Directions.

Azores, Canary islands, Cyprus and any overseas territories are not included
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level 55
Aug 31, 2017
Crown dependencies should not considered part of UK.
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level 66
Aug 31, 2017
I'm not clear on why Cyprus is not included?
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level 71
Sep 1, 2017
I should direct yourself to the comments on pretty much any other quiz.
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level 38
Oct 6, 2017
Insert Cyprus argument comments below:
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level 39
Oct 11, 2017
Great quiz. Please accept Lindisfarne for holy Island.
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level 59
Oct 15, 2017
Lindisfarne is a different holy island. The one in the quiz is near Anglesey.
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level 68
Oct 15, 2017
Lindisfarne has a population of 180.
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level 47
Dec 6, 2017
Wonderful! Although I forgot the island I live on.
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level 47
Dec 6, 2017
... and the one I work on.
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level 56
Dec 6, 2017
Judging by the name, some of Stockholm's?
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level 54
Dec 6, 2017
That was good fun (but difficult).
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level 28
Dec 6, 2017
It is fun to see people have guessed sicily more thain britain...
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level 66
Dec 6, 2017
Fun and very difficult. I got 37, although two of them were from typos that somehow happened to be acceptable type-ins for Streymoy and Goeree-Overflakkee. I only knew Ile de Re because my cousin did a summer exchange program there through his French class.
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level 71
Dec 6, 2017
Not that anyone is going to miss it, but why blank out the UK for Great Britain? They're not the same thing technically.
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level 49
Dec 6, 2017
"Whether something is considered an island is usually determined by whether it's called an island." Shouldn't the Île-de-France be included then?
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level 68
Dec 7, 2017
"usually". I guess it can be excluded if it obviously isn't an island.
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level 60
Dec 6, 2017
This is basically "Name every island in Europe you know". Is there any other version that has, for example, the 20 most populous islands?
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level 68
Dec 7, 2017
There are plenty famous smaller islands – Stromboli, Vulcano, Lampedusa, Heligoland, Ios, Patmos and many other Greek and Croatian islands. Or Scottish or Scandinavian if one is more familiar with that part of Europe
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level 16
Dec 6, 2017
Cyprus?
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level 40
Dec 7, 2017
Specifically excluded (in the instructions). Geographically, Cyprus "belongs" to Asia.
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level 57
Dec 6, 2017
Flevoland should be replaced by Flevopolder. Flevoland (population 408k) is the entire province consisting of 1/3 part reclaimed mainland (Noordoostpolder) and 2/3 island. The island part is called Flevopolder and only has 317k inhabitants.
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level 59
Dec 6, 2017
Looks like you're right. I've fixed the population. The name flevoland can also refer to the island part though.
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level 57
Dec 6, 2017
I really cannot find any source referring to the island part as Flevoland. I think you can allow it as a possible answer, but it really should show up as Flevopolder
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level 54
Dec 6, 2017
I am proud for getting a mere 26...
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level 58
Dec 6, 2017
There's something wrong with Venice. Just Cannaregio is listed, but it's just one of the six historical neighborhoods that constitute the city, the others being Castello (30k inhabitants), Dorsoduro (15,5k), Santa Croce (5k), San Marco (4k) and San Polo (4k). None of these properly makes up a single island, since the original topography of the lagoon has been - quite obviously - deeply reshaped century after century. Venice should be definitely counted as one, with around 60k inhabitants as a whole.
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level 56
Dec 6, 2017
What about Wolin, Poland? Adjacent to Usedom, Poland's largest island, with a population of 30,000.
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level 59
Dec 7, 2017
Thanks. Wolin is included now.
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level 56
Dec 6, 2017
Got 47, including Noirmoutier (thanks for starting there in 2018, Tour de France!) but missed out on Mykonos (spelled it Myconos) Shetland and Orkney Mainland (Mainland alone wasn't enough), Anglesey (spelled it Anglesea), Fehmarn (missed one “Germany” clue apparently), and all the other ones which either didn't cross my mind or which I never heard of before.
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level 48
Dec 6, 2017
Should be named "Islands of Europe"
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level 50
Dec 6, 2017
Please accept "Dordt" for "Dordrecht".
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level 50
Dec 6, 2017
Also, if Södertörn is considered an island (as it is by some Swedish authorities), it is that just because they consider a man-made canal being somehow defining a seaborder for the island. If this is the case, the Göta canal going through Sweden should also meet the same criteria, making the most populous part of Sweden (most of Southern Sweden) an island with a population of... I dunno, best guess 7 or 8 million?
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level 59
Dec 7, 2017
I admit that it's a bit fuzzy when something is an island and when something isn't. For example, is the area between the lower Rhine and Waal in the Netherlands an island? I didn't include that one since it doesn't really have a name and isn't referred to as an island. That's why the best criterion imo is to look whether it's called an island somewhere.
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level 50
Dec 6, 2017
I have lived on two of the smaller (~20k) ones, but would have never thought they fit on the list. Of course if I would have looked at the numbers, I may have begun thinking in smaller terms...
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level 60
Dec 7, 2017
I only got 16 but one of them was Tromsøya, so eat my dust 96% of you!
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level 69
Dec 7, 2017
EIther you're Norwegian or love soccer. Or midnight sun. Anyway, great job!
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level 64
Dec 7, 2017
Good quiz but I did not do very well on this quiz, I never realised there were so many populated islands in Europe, I'll have to swat up a bit more before trying this again.
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level 73
Dec 10, 2017
Most of the Azores are on the Eurasian plate (including the four with a population over 10k), so I would clearly have included them.
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level 62
Dec 13, 2017
The plates aren't the defining factor for Europe. Sicily, Crete and so aren't on it, but Hainan is.
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