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List of islands in the Atlantic Ocean

The IHO limits of the Atlantic Ocean

This is a list of islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the largest of which is not Great Britain (Greenland is about 9 times larger). Note that the IHO definition of the ocean excludes the seas, gulfs, bays, etc., bordering the ocean itself.[1] Thus, for instance, not all of the islands of the United Kingdom are actually in or bordering on the Atlantic. For reference, islands in gulfs and seas are included in a separate section. Oceanic islands are formed by seamounts rising from the ocean floor with peaks above the surface of the ocean, and are not parts of continental tectonic plates.

List by regionEdit

North Atlantic OceanEdit




South Atlantic OceanEdit

Antarctic regionEdit

In gulfs and seasEdit


  1. ^ "Limits of Oceans and Seas, 3rd edition" (PDF). International Hydrographic Organization. 1953. Retrieved 22 March 2012.

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