List of European islands by population
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This is a list of islands in Europe ordered by population. The list is not complete.
Islands with a population over 10,000
- 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.
- The Swedish Wikipedia article Södermalm argues that Södermalm is not an island. I still include it along with other islands within Stockholm, such as Kungsholmen and Lidingö. Also Södertörn could be included, since both it and Södermalm can be rounded with a boat. Usually Södertörn is not seen as an island. Part of the boat passage is a dug canal with a lock.
- 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.
- The population figure of Hisingen (a part of Gothenburg) is calculated in the Swedish Wikipedia article Hisingen to be 126 623.
- The population figures of Orust and Tjörn are deducted with 1.000 from the municipalities and rounded, since there are few small villages on other islands.
- The population figure of Ekerö is uncertain, because the municipality of Ekerö also include some other islands. The figure is roughly estimated.
- 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.
- Population figures are most often from the English, German, French, Spanish, Italian or Scandinavian Wikipedia pages. They are differing and uncertain. Sometimes they refer to censuses, sometimes they are estimates.
- Population figures of islands with more than 1,000,000 inhabitants are found on this site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_islands_by_population
- Population figures of English and Scottish islands are from the 2001 UK census.
- Population figures of Croatian islands are found on this site: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_inhabited_islands_of_Croatia
- Population figures of Danish islands are found on this site: http://da.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beboede_danske_øer
- Population figures of Swedish islands are found on this site: http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svenska_öar
- Population figures of some Greek islands are found on Russian Wikipedia (The figure of Santorini (Thira) is wrong, though).