My list of the top 10 Islands
|Island||Location||Square Miles||Square Km’s|
|1. Greenland||North America||840,000||2,176,000|
|2. New Guinea||Oceania||312,000||809,000|
|5. Baffin Island||North America||196,000||507,000|
|8. Great Britain||Europe||84,000||218,000|
|9. Victoria Island||North America||84,000||217,000|
|10. Ellesmere Island||North America||76,000||196,000|
I have rounded the size of these Islands to the nearest thousand square miles/kilometres, due to so many different results of land mass sizes that I found for each island.
What is an island ?
A piece of land surrounded by water, and not large enough to be called a continent.
That explains why Australia and the Americas are not on the list.
Or does it ?
How do we define a continent ?
In geography, there is no clear definition that distinguishes an island from a continent, other than saying that an island is smaller than a continent.
There are either 6 or 7 continents depending on where you were taught geography. Or are there only 4 or 5 ???
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