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List of European islands by population

This is a list of islands in Europe ordered by population. The list is not complete.

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European IslandsEdit

Ranking Island Countries Population
1 Great Britain   United Kingdom 61,500,000
2 Ireland   Republic of Ireland,   United Kingdom (Northern Ireland) 6,399,115
3 Sicily   Italy 5,036,666
4 Zealand   Denmark 2,287,740
5 Sardinia   Italy 1,670,219
6 Tenerife   Spain 888,184 (2015) [1]
7 Majorca   Spain 859,289 (2015) [1]
8 Cyprus   Cyprus,   United Kingdom (Akrotiri and Dhekelia) 855,000
9 Gran Canaria   Spain 847,830 (2015) [1]
10 Södertörn    Sweden 797,333 (2013)
11 Crete   Greece 623,065 (2011)
12 Fyn   Denmark 447,060
13 IJsselmonde   Netherlands 423,000
14 Malta   Malta 406,000
15 Flevopolder   Netherlands 307,500
14 Vendsyssel-Thy    Denmark 306,373
15 Iceland   Iceland 305,001
16 Corsica   France 302,000
17 Madeira   Portugal 265,000
18 Euboea   Greece 218,032 (2005)
19 Portsea Island   United Kingdom 207,100
20 Vasilievsky Island   Russia 202,650
21 Amager   Denmark 196,094
22 Hisingen   Sweden 147,200 (2013)
23 Lanzarote   Spain 143,209 (2015) [1]
24 São Miguel Island   Portugal 141,000
25 Ibiza   Spain 140,964 (2015) [1]
26 Isle of Wight   United Kingdom 140,000
27 Rhodes   Greece 117,007 (2001)
28 Corfu   Greece 111,975 (2001)
29 Fuerteventura   Spain 107,367 (2015) [1]
30 Södermalm   Sweden 102,756 (2013)
31 Menorca   Spain 92,348 (2015) [1]
32 Lesbos Island   Greece 90,643 (2001)
33 Jersey   Jersey (crown colony of   United Kingdom) 88,200
34 La Palma   Spain 82,346 (2015) [1]
35 Isle of Man   Isle of Man (crown colony of   United Kingdom) 80,000
36 Usedom   Germany,   Poland 76,500
37 Rügen   Germany 73,000
38 Anglesey   United Kingdom 68,900
39 Lolland   Denmark 68,224
40 Guernsey   Guernsey (crown colony of   United Kingdom) 62,200
41 Venice   Italy 62,000
42 Kungsholmen   Sweden 58,194 (2013)
43 Värmdö   Sweden 57,497 (2013)
44 Gotland   Sweden 56,656 (2013)
45 Ischia   Italy 56,100
46 Terceira Island   Portugal 55,833 (2001)
47 Chios   Greece 53,817 (2005)
48 Als   Denmark 51,806
49 Chioggia   Italy 51,336
50 Lidingö   Sweden 43,897 (2013)
51 Falster   Denmark 43,364
52 Bornholm   Denmark 43,245
53 Kotlin Island   Russia 43,100
54 Kefalonia   Greece 42,088 (2005)
55 Zakynthos   Greece 41,472 (2005)
56 Saaremaa   Estonia 39,200
57 Salamis Island   Greece 38,022 (2001)
58 Isle of Sheppey   United Kingdom 37,852
59 Canvey Island   United Kingdom 37,473
60 Tromsøya   Norway 35,000 (2007)
61 Samos   Greece 33,814 (2001)
62 Hinnøya   Norway 32,101
63 Elba   Italy 32,000
64 Gozo   Malta 31,100
65 Kos   Greece 30,947 (2001)
66 Öland   Sweden 24,984 (2013)
67 Karmøy   Norway 29,940
68 Askøy   Norway 24,000 (2009)
69 Fasta Åland   Finland 23,600
70 Lefkada   Greece 22,879 (2005)
71 Streymoy   Faroe Islands 22,555 (2009)
72 Mors   Denmark 22,293
73 Port Island (Gdańsk)   Poland 22,167
74 Sylt   Germany 21,000
75 La Gomera   Spain 20,783 (2015) [1]
76 Oléron   France 20,000
77 Lido di Venezia   Italy 20,000
78 Syros   Greece 20,000 (2004)
79 Lewis and Harris[2]   United Kingdom 19,918
80 Stord   Norway 19,400
81 Lauttasaari (Drumsö)   Finland 18,965
82 Nøtterøy   Norway 18,500
83 Naxos   Greece 18,188 (2001)
84 Wolin   Poland 18,000
85 Krk   Croatia 17,860
86 Shetland Mainland   United Kingdom 17,550
87 Lemnos   Greece 17,000 (2001)
88 Hayling Island   United Kingdom 16,887
89 Kalymnos   Greece 16,576 (2001)
90 Korčula   Croatia 16,182
91 Langøya   Norway 15,844
92 Ekerö   Sweden 15,369 (2013)
93 Sotra (Store Sotra)   Norway 15,356
94 Orkney Mainland   United Kingdom 15,315
95 Faial Island   Portugal 15,063 (2001)
96 Île de Ré   France 15,000
97 Pico Island   Portugal 14,806 (2001)
98 Hammarö   Sweden 14,709 (2013)
99 Orust   Sweden 14,562 (2013)
100 Brač   Croatia 14,031
101 Tjörn   Sweden 14,024
102 Langeland   Denmark 13,881
103 Thasos   Greece 13,765 (2001)
104 Texel   Netherlands 13,700
105 Holy Island, Anglesey   United Kingdom 13,600
106 Aegina   Greece 13,552 (2001)
107 Fehmarn   Germany 13,000
108 Great Island   Ireland 13,000
109 Paros   Greece 12,853 (2001)
110 Capri   Italy 12,200
111 Formentera   Spain 11,878 (2015) [1]
112 Jeløya   Norway 11,825 (2017)
113 Santorini   Greece 11,716 (2001)
114 Sant'Antioco   Italy 11,700
115 Walney Island   United Kingdom 11,391
116 Hvar   Croatia 11,103
117 Hiiumaa   Estonia 11,087
118 Lipari   Italy 11,000
119 Eysturoy   Faroe Islands 10,883 (2009)
120 Vestvågøy   Norway 10,700
121 Procida   Italy 10,694 (2004)
122 El Hierro   Spain 10,587 (2015) [1]
123 Frösö   Sweden 10,570 (2013)
124 São Jorge Island   Portugal 10,500 (2001)
125 Møn   Denmark 10,448
126 Kvaløya (Troms)   Norway 10,300
127 Mykonos   Greece 10,134
128 Île de Noirmoutier   France 10,000

 / Was by Swedish statistical Institute quite suddenly defined as an island around 2013. Its water surrounding is partly a man-made channel.  / Was not an island until a storm in 1825 caused a connection between the North Sea and Limfjorden [3]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  • Population figures of Alderney, Sark and Herm are deducted from the population of Bailiwick of Guernsey. These three islands are part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, but are separate islands.
  • It could be argued that some islands of Saint Petersburg, most notably Vasilievsky Island and Kamenny Island, should be added. But it is hard to find any statistics on them which is not in Russian.
  • It is hard to find statistics on Île de la Cité and Île Saint-Louis, the two islands in the Seine in Paris, or to decide whether they belong to the list.
  • Population figures of some small islands of Iceland (f.ex Heimaey are deducted from the population of the republic of Iceland.
  • Madeira Island of Portugal is not included, as it is not a European island.
  • Canary Islands of Spain are likewise not included, as they are not European islands either.
  • To be precise, Venice and Chioggia (two distinct cities, the first one at the centre, the second one at the southern end of the Venice Lagoon) are not two islands themselves, but two groups of larger and smaller lagoon islands, very near one to another but separated by larger and smaller lagoon channels. As for Paris and Saint Petersburg, it would be difficult to find statistics about the population of every single island.
  • The status of Södertörn and Södermalm as islands has been disputed in earlier Wikipedia articles; the publication of [4] includes a changed definition of an "island" to be used - which clarifies the question, at least in official Swedish statistics.
  • Population figures (as of 31 December 2013) of Swedish islands except Södermalm and Kungsholmen as published by.[5]
  • Population figures for Swedish island Södermalm does not include the population of the smaller, nearby islands Reimersholme and Långholmen, neither is the population of Hammarby Sjöstad.
  • Population figures (as of 31 December 2013) of Swedish islands Södermalm and Kungsholmen are calculated from.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Official data from National Statistics Institute (Instituto Nacional de Estadística), "2015-01-01"
  2. ^ Note: By tradition and usage, the Isle of Lewis and Isle of Harris are often treated as two different islands.
  3. ^ http://omkystdirektoratet.kyst.dk/thyboroen-kanal-og-vestlige-limfjord.html
  4. ^ SCB (Statistics Sweden), [1][permanent dead link] "Kust, stränder och öar", 8 December 2014.
  5. ^ SCB (Statistics Sweden), "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2017-02-03.  "De 50 största öarna ", 8 December 2014.
  6. ^ Statistik om Stockholm, [2].