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List of islands by population density

The following is a list of islands, sorted by population density, and including islands that connect to other island or inland with land mean of transportation (e.g. bridge or tunnel).

Most densely populated islands (over 1,000 people per km²)Edit

Island Country Surrounded by Population Area
km²
Density
(per km²)
Coordinates
Ilet a Brouee[1]   Haiti Caribbean Sea 500 0.004 125,000 18°07′42″N 73°35′26″W / 18.12833°N 73.59056°W / 18.12833; -73.59056
Ap Lei Chau   Hong Kong Aberdeen Channel, East Lamma Channel 86,782 1.32 66,755 22°14′30″N 114°9′20″E / 22.24167°N 114.15556°E / 22.24167; 114.15556
Migingo Island   Kenya Lake Victoria 131 0.007 18,714 0°52′59″S 33°56′20″E / 0.88306°S 33.93889°E / -0.88306; 33.93889
Ile de Fadiouth (Joal-Fadiouth)   Senegal Atlantic Ocean 9,000 0.15 60,000 14°9′9″N 16°49′24″W / 14.15250°N 16.82333°W / 14.15250; -16.82333
Dawahon (Bato, Leyte)   Philippines Canigao Channel 3,615 0.06 58,371 10°15′51″N 124°37′01″E / 10.26417°N 124.61694°E / 10.26417; 124.61694
Nasingin (Getafe, Bohol)   Philippines Camotes Sea 2,045[2] 0.04[3] 55,143 10°10′49″N 124°8′7″E / 10.18028°N 124.13528°E / 10.18028; 124.13528
Nocnocan (Talibon, Bohol)   Philippines Camotes Sea 1,913 0.04 54,238 10°14′45″N 124°24′14″E / 10.24583°N 124.40389°E / 10.24583; 124.40389
Malé   Maldives Indian Ocean 92,555 1.952 47,416 4°10′30″N 73°30′32″E / 4.17500°N 73.50889°E / 4.17500; 73.50889
Ebeye   Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean 15,000 0.360 41,667 8°46′49″N 167°44′14″E / 8.78028°N 167.73722°E / 8.78028; 167.73722
Bungin Island[4][5][6]   Indonesia Bali Sea 3,500 0.085 41,176 8°28′38″S 116°59′42″E / 8.47722°S 116.99500°E / -8.47722; 116.99500
Santa Cruz del Islote[7]   Colombia Caribbean Sea 485 0.012 40,417 9°47′9″N 75°51′33″W / 9.78583°N 75.85917°W / 9.78583; -75.85917
Bilangbilangan (Tubigon, Bohol)   Philippines Cebu Strait 444 0.01 38,127 9°59′15″N 123°52′56″E / 9.98750°N 123.88222°E / 9.98750; 123.88222
Ilha de Moçambique   Mozambique Indian Ocean 54,315 1.5 36,210 15°2′18″S 40°44′1″E / 15.03833°S 40.73361°E / -15.03833; 40.73361
Cuaming (Inabanga, Bohol)   Philippines Cebu Strait 2,951 0.10 30,609 10°6′45″N 123°59′13″E / 10.11250°N 123.98694°E / 10.11250; 123.98694
Pangapasan (Tubigon, Bohol)   Philippines Cebu Strait 514 0.02 30,128 9°59′52″N 123°56′26″E / 9.99778°N 123.94056°E / 9.99778; 123.94056
Pandanon (Getafe, Bohol)   Philippines Camotes Sea 2,228 0.07 29,751 10°10′48″N 124°5′6″E / 10.18000°N 124.08500°E / 10.18000; 124.08500
Manhattan (New York City)   United States Mouth of Hudson River, East River, Harlem River, New York Harbor 1,664,727 (2017) 59.47 27,993 40°43′40″N 73°59′40″W / 40.72778°N 73.99444°W / 40.72778; -73.99444
Calituban (Talibon, Bohol)   Philippines Camotes Sea 4,145 0.15 27,976 10°14′36″N 124°17′43″E / 10.24333°N 124.29528°E / 10.24333; 124.29528
Mocaboc (Tubigon, Bohol)   Philippines Cebu Strait 624 0.02 27,642 10°4′16″N 123°55′40″E / 10.07111°N 123.92778°E / 10.07111; 123.92778
Lagos Island   Nigeria 212,700 (2006) 9.26 26,955
Salsette Island (Mumbai)   India Branches of Ulhas River (Vasai Creek, Thane Creek) Arabian Sea 15,111,974 619 24,414 19°12′N 72°54′E / 19.200°N 72.900°E / 19.200; 72.900
Île Saint-Louis (Paris)   France Seine River 2,465 0.11 22,409 48°51′6″N 2°21′23″E / 48.85167°N 2.35639°E / 48.85167; 2.35639
Arwad   Syria Mediterranean Sea 4,403 0.2 22,015 34°51′22″N 35°51′32″E / 34.85611°N 35.85889°E / 34.85611; 35.85889
Bagongbanwa (Tubigon, Bohol)   Philippines Cebu Strait 1,043 0.05 21,274 10°3′18″N 123°53′57″E / 10.05500°N 123.89917°E / 10.05500; 123.89917
Lilla Essingen (Stockholm)   Sweden Mälaren 4,831 0.23 21,004 59°19′30″N 18°0′15″E / 59.32500°N 18.00417°E / 59.32500; 18.00417
Roosevelt Island (New York City)   United States East River 11,661 0.6 19,580
Tsing Yi   Hong Kong 200,400 10.69 18,746 22°20′44″N 114°6′0″E / 22.34556°N 114.10000°E / 22.34556; 114.10000
Vasilyevsky Island (Saint Petersburg)   Russia 202,650 10.9 18,592
Djarrit   Marshall Islands 7,103 0.389 18,260
Södermalm (Stockholm)   Sweden Mälaren, Baltic Sea 99,685 5.71 17,458
Ubay Island (Tubigon, Bohol)   Philippines Cebu Strait 196 0.01 17,306 10°1′29″N 123°58′0″E / 10.02472°N 123.96667°E / 10.02472; 123.96667
Hong Kong Island   Hong Kong 1,289,500 80.4 16,038
Sisak Island (Sisak)[citation needed]   Croatia Kupa 15,897 1.1 15,897
Malingin (Bien Unido, Bohol)   Philippines Camotes Sea 1,691 0.11 15,223 10°9′35″N 124°26′42″E / 10.15972°N 124.44500°E / 10.15972; 124.44500
Reimersholme (Stockholm)   Sweden Mälaren 2,324 0.16 14,525
Kungsholmen (Stockholm)   Sweden Mälaren 56,754 (2007) 3.91 14,515
Pulau Buluh (Batam)   Indonesia 2,509 0.18 14,000 1°1′1″N 103°55′40″E / 1.01694°N 103.92778°E / 1.01694; 103.92778
Noordereiland (Rotterdam)   Netherlands 3,295 0.067 13,513
São Vicente Island (Santos)   Brazil approx. 760,000 57.4 13,240
Guindacpan (Talibon, Bohol)   Philippines Camotes Sea 2,216 0.17 12,496 10°13′36″N 124°16′57″E / 10.22667°N 124.28250°E / 10.22667; 124.28250
Gilutongan (Cordova, Cebu)   Philippines Cebu Strait 1,640 0.13 12,318 10°12′13″N 123°59′19″E / 10.20361°N 123.98861°E / 10.20361; 123.98861
Lübeck Old Town   Germany approx. 12,000 1.00 12,000
Venice Center   Italy approx. 60,000 5.00 12,000
Mantatao (Calape, Bohol)   Philippines Cebu Strait 849 0.71 11,855 9°59′39″N 123°51′15″E / 9.99417°N 123.85417°E / 9.99417; 123.85417
Ma Wan   Hong Kong 11,193 (2007)[8] 0.96 11,659
Hingotanan (Bien Unido, Bohol)   Philippines Camotes Sea 4,129 0.36 11,304 10°14′21″N 124°29′8″E / 10.23917°N 124.48556°E / 10.23917; 124.48556
Xiamen Island   People's Republic of China 1,410,000 (est) 132.5 10,650
Laminusa (Siasi, Sulu)   Philippines Celebes Sea 8,201 0.78 10,438 5°33′3″N 120°55′12″E / 5.55083°N 120.92000°E / 5.55083; 120.92000
Sagasa (Bien Unido, Bohol)   Philippines Camotes Sea 1,483 0.14 10,432 10°12′12″N 124°24′56″E / 10.20333°N 124.41556°E / 10.20333; 124.41556
Cataban (Talibon, Bohol)   Philippines Camotes Sea 1,348 0.13 10,156 10°14′0″N 124°22′35″E / 10.23333°N 124.37639°E / 10.23333; 124.37639
Hambongan (Inabanga, Bohol)   Philippines Cebu Strait 666 0.06 10,101 10°4′14″N 124°1′23″E / 10.07056°N 124.02306°E / 10.07056; 124.02306
Anping Island   Taiwan 60,000 (est) 6 (est) 10,000
Yeongdo   South Korea 139,765 (2012.12) 14 9,983
Cheung Chau   Hong Kong 23,156 (2007) 2.46 9,413
Portsea Island (Portsmouth)   United Kingdom approx. 147,000 (est) 16 9,187
Stadsholmen (Stockholm)   Sweden Mälaren approx. 3,000 (2006) 0.36 8,300
Pulau Ujong (Singapore Island)   Singapore 5,469,700 (as of 2014) 710.2 7,618
Vypin Island (Kochi)   India Vembanad Lake Arabian Sea 198,400 27 7,348 10°07′N 76°12′E / 10.117°N 76.200°E / 10.117; 76.200
Mactan   Philippines Mactan Channel 467,824 65 6,615 10°17′17″N 123°58′56″E / 10.28806°N 123.98222°E / 10.28806; 123.98222
Niigata Island (Niigata)   Japan 61,295 (2005) 10 6,130
Isola dei Pescatori   Italy Lago Maggiore 208 (1971) 0.034 6,118
Cijin Island   Taiwan 30,000 (2010) 5 (est) 6,000
Balboa Island, Newport Beach (Newport Beach)   United States Newport Bay 3,000 (2000) 0.52 5,769
Peng Chau   Hong Kong 5,300 (est) 0.99 5,354
Stora Essingen (Stockholm)   Sweden Mälaren 3,892 (2006) 0.73 5,332
Lauttasaari (Helsinki)   Finland 19,644 (2008) 3.75 5,238
Governador Island (Rio de Janeiro)   Brazil Guanabara Bay 212,547 (2010)[9] 40.81 5,209
Nuns' Island (Montréal)   Canada St. Lawrence River 18,315 (2011) 3.74 4,897
Lindau   Germany 3,000 (2008) 0.68 4,412
City Island (New York City)   United States Long Island Sound 4,362 (2010) 1.023 4,264
L'Île Saint-Denis (Paris)   France Seine River 7,293 1.77 4,120 48°56′9″N 2°20′23″E / 48.93583°N 2.33972°E / 48.93583; 2.33972
Taipa, Cotai, and Coloane (Macau)   Macau South China Sea 82,759 (2011) 20.58 4,021
Island of Montreal (Montréal)   Canada confluence of the Ottawa River with the St. Lawrence 1,942,044 (2016) 499 3,892
Yeouido   South Korea 31,000 (2006) 8.4 3,700
Long Beach Barrier Island   United States Atlantic Ocean, Reynolds Channel 39,282 (2010) 11.7 3,350 40°35′17″N 73°41′17″W / 40.58806°N 73.68806°W / 40.58806; -73.68806
Lidingö (outside Stockholm)   Sweden Baltic Sea 44,000 (2011) 12.54 3,300
Staten Island (New York City)   United States 479,458 (2017) 151.5 3,165
Boracay   Philippines 32,267 10.32 3,126 11°58′6″N 121°56′3″E / 11.96833°N 121.93417°E / 11.96833; 121.93417
Hikoshima (Shimonoseki)   Japan 30,182 (2011) 9.8 3,080
Penang Island   Malaysia 860,000 (2010) 293 2,935
Kotlin Island (including Kronstadt)   Russia 42,800 (2006) 16 2,675
Meizhou Island   China 38,000 14.35 2,648
Majuro   Marshall Islands 25,400 (2004) 9.7 2,619
San Andrés   Colombia Caribbean Sea 67,912 (2007) 26 2,612 12°35′N 81°42′W / 12.583°N 81.700°W / 12.583; -81.700
Long Island (New York)   United States East River, Long Island Sound, and Atlantic Ocean 7,568,304 (2010) 3,629 2,086
Kulosaari (Helsinki)   Finland 3,770 (2004) 1.81 2,083
Paquetá Island (Rio de Janeiro)   Brazil Guanabara Bay 3,361 (2010)[10] 1.7 1,970
Frauenchiemsee, Bavaria   Germany 300 (2008) 0.155 1,935
Liouciou Island   Taiwan 12,600 (2010) 6.8 1,850
Lido Isle, Newport Beach (Newport Beach)   United States Newport Bay 1,800 (2000) 1.0 1,800
Amager   Denmark 160,030 (2008) 96.3 1,662
Lulu Island (Richmond)   Canada Fraser River estuary, Strait of Georgia 198,309 (2016) 120 1,653
O'ahu   United States Pacific Ocean 976,372 (2012) 1,545 1,636
Bahrain   Bahrain Persian Gulf 1,234,571 (2010) 765.3 1,626 26°2′N 50°33′E / 26.033°N 50.550°E / 26.033; 50.550
Key West   United States Gulf of Mexico, Straits of Florida 24,649 (2010) 15.4 1,600 24°33′33″N 81°47′2″W / 24.55917°N 81.78389°W / 24.55917; -81.78389
New Providence   Bahamas Atlantic Ocean 248,948 (2010) 207 1,594 25°2′N 77°24′W / 25.033°N 77.400°W / 25.033; -77.400
Ternate   Indonesia Molucca Sea 176,084 111.39 1,580
Malta Island   Malta Mediterranean Sea 388,232 (2007) 246 1,578
Tromsøya (Tromsø)   Norway 33,668 (2008) 22.79 1,503
Lehtisaari (Helsinki)   Finland 1,148 (2008) 0.79 1,453
Kuusisaari (Helsinki)   Finland 588 (2008) 0.40 1,395
Île Jésus (Laval)   Canada 400,000 (2010) 245 1,384
Smögen   Sweden 1,437 (2005) 1.04 1,381
Öckerö   Sweden 3,269 (2005) 2.39 1,368
Mercer Island   United States Lake Washington 22,699 (2010) 16.4 1,333
Île de la Cité (Paris)   France Seine River 1,168 (2007) 0.9 1,297
Labuan   Malaysia 100,000 (2010) 85 1,177
Capri   Italy Tyrrhenian Sea 12,200 (2002) 10.4 1,170
Okinawa Island   Japan Pacific Ocean 1,384,762 (2009) 1,207.87 1,146
Bantayan Island   Philippines Tañon Strait 120,447 108.77 1,107 11°13′3″N 123°44′54″E / 11.21750°N 123.74833°E / 11.21750; 123.74833
Penghu Island   Taiwan 70,200 (2010) 64 1,100
Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island   United States San Francisco Bay 2,500 (2010) 2.334 1,071
Java   Indonesia Indian Ocean, Java Sea 141,000,000 (2015) 132,187 1,067

Other notable islandsEdit

Island Country Population Area
km²
Density
per km²
Year Refs
Kinmen   Taiwan 122,974 132 932 2008
Cebu   Philippines 3,979,155 4,467.5 890 2015
Mauritius   Mauritius 1,263,089 1,865 680 2012
Taiwan   Taiwan 23,000,000 35,801 642 2008
Aquidneck Island, Rhode Island   United States 60,870 98 621 2000
Unguja   Tanzania 896,721 643 538
Luzon   Philippines 48,520,774 104,688 463 2010 [11][12][13]
Honshū   Japan 103,000,000 230,500 447 2005 [14]
Puerto Rico   Puerto Rico 3,994,259 9,104 439 2007
Lamma Island   Hong Kong 5,500 13.74 400 2007
Kyūshū   Japan 13,231,995 35,640 371
Réunion   France 840,974 2511 335 2013
Sri Lanka (main island)   Sri Lanka 21,184,000 65,268 325 2008
Mindanao   Philippines 29,968,174 94,630 317 2010 [12][15]
Great Britain   United Kingdom 61,450,000 209,331 294 2011
Awaji Island   Japan 147,359 592.17 249
Majorca   Spain 869,067 3640.11 239
Shikoku   Japan 4,141,955 18,800 220 2005
Sicily   Italy 5,051,075 25,700 197 2010
Langkawi, Kedah   Malaysia 65,000 479 136 2010
Sulawesi (Celebes)   Indonesia 17,371,783 180,681 96 2010
Sumatra   Indonesia 45,000,000 470,000 96 2005 [16]
Ireland   Ireland and   United Kingdom (Northern Ireland) 6,197,100 84,421 73 2008
Borneo   Indonesia,   Malaysia 21,258,000 748,168 28 2014
Vancouver Island   Canada 775,347 31,285 24.8 2016
Iceland   Iceland 350,710 101,826 3.4 2018

Least densely populated islandsEdit

There are numerous uninhabited or deserted islands. The largest uninhabited island in the world is Devon Island in Canada.

  • Greenland (part of Denmark) population 56,452; area 2,166,086 square kilometres/836,109 square miles = 1 person per 38.37 square kilometres/14.81 square miles or 0.02 persons per square kilometre/0.06 persons per square mile.
  • Baffin Island (part of Nunavut, Canada) population 11,000; area 507,451 square km/195,927.9 square mi = 1 person per 46.13 km2/17.81 sq mi or 0.02 persons per km2/0.05 persons per sq mi.
  • Victoria Island (Canada) population 1,875; area 217,291 km2/83,897 sq mi = 1 person per 115.88 km2/44.7 sq mi or 0.009 persons per km2/0.02 persons per sq mi.
  • Ellesmere Island (part of Nunavut, Canada) population 146; area 196,235 km2/75,767 sq mi = 1 person per 1,344.08 km2/518.95 sq mi or 0.000744 persons per km2/0.0019 persons per sq mi.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Is This the Most Crowded Island in the World? (And Why That Question Matters)". Longreads.
  2. ^ "Census of Population Region VII (2015)". Philippine Statistics Authority.
  3. ^ "Nasingin Island, Province of Bohol, Central Visayas, Philippines". ph.geoview.info.
  4. ^ "Pulau Bungin, Hidup Sesak di Pulau Terpadat". Kompas.
  5. ^ "Bagaimana hidup di Pulau Bungin yang dijuluki terpadat?". BBC.
  6. ^ "PULAU BUNGIN, PULAU TERPADAT KARENA KETERIKATAN BUDAYA". Ditjen PDT.
  7. ^ Tiempo, Casa Editorial El. "Santa Cruz, un islote tan pequeño que no hay lugar para sus muertos". El Tiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  8. ^ Tsuen Wan District Summaries of Written Representations
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  10. ^ [2]
  11. ^ "Luzon (island, Philippines)". Britannica. Retrieved 4 December 2009.
  12. ^ a b Eur (2002). Far East and Australasia 2003, 34th edition. Routledge. Retrieved 4 December 2009.
  13. ^ Composed of 7 administrative regions excluding island provinces
  14. ^ Composed of 34 prefectures including minor outlying islands
  15. ^ "Mindanao (island, Philippines)". Britannica. Retrieved 4 December 2009.
  16. ^ Composed of 8 provinces including minor outlying islands