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[edit]

Ranking Island countries Population
1 Great Britain  United Kingdom 61,500,000
2 Ireland  Ireland and  United Kingdom 6,399,115
3 Sicily  Italy 5,036,666
4 Zealand  Denmark 2,164,217
5 Sardinia  Italy 1,670,219
6 Cyprus  Cyprus 855,000
7 Majorca  Spain 846,000
8 Crete  Greece 623,666 (2005)
9 Fyn  Denmark 447,060
10 Malta  Malta 406,000
11 Vendsyssel-Thy  Denmark 306,373
12 Iceland  Iceland 305,000
13 Corsica  France 302,000
14 Euboea  Greece 218,032 (2005)
15 Vasilievsky Island  Russia 202,650
16 Amager  Denmark 160,064
17 Portsea Island  United Kingdom 147,088
18 São Miguel Island  Portugal 141,000
19 Isle of Wight  United Kingdom 140,000
20 Hisingen  Sweden 126,000
21 Rhodes  Greece 117,007 (2001)
22 Ibiza  Spain 114,000
23 Corfu  Greece 111,975 (2001)
24 Södermalm  Sweden 99,685
25 Lesbos Island  Greece 90,643 (2001)
26 Menorca  Spain 88,400
27 Jersey  Jersey, crown colony of  United Kingdom 88,200
28 Isle of Man  Isle of Man, crown colony of  United Kingdom 80,000
29 Usedom  Germany and  Poland 76,500
30 Rügen  Germany 73,000
31 Anglesey  United Kingdom 68,900
32 Lolland  Denmark 68,224
33 Guernsey  Guernsey, crown colony of  United Kingdom 62,200
34 Venice  Italy 62,000
35 Gotland  Sweden 57,600
36 Ischia  Italy 56,100
37 Terceira Island  Portugal 55,833 (2001)
38 Chios  Greece 53,817 (2005)
39 Als  Denmark 51,806
40 Chioggia  Italy 51,336
41 Falster  Denmark 43,364
42 Bornholm  Denmark 43,245
43 Kotlin Island  Russia 43,100
44 Kefalonia  Greece 42,088 (2005)
45 Kungsholmen  Sweden 42,000
46 Zakynthos  Greece 41,472 (2005)
47 Saaremaa  Estonia 39,200
48 Salamis Island  Greece 38,022 (2001)
49 Isle of Sheppey  United Kingdom 37,852
50 Canvey Island  United Kingdom 37,473
51 Lidingö  Sweden 37,000
52 Tromsøya  Norway 35,000 (2007)
53 Samos  Greece 33,814 (2001)
54 Hinnøya  Norway 32,101
55 Elba  Italy 32,000
56 Gozo  Malta 31,100
57 Kos  Greece 30,947 (2001)
58 Karmøy  Norway 29,940
59 Öland  Sweden 24,600
60 Askøy  Norway 24,000 (2009)
61 Fasta Åland  Finland 23,600
62 Lefkada  Greece 22,879 (2005)
63 Streymoy  Faroe Islands 22,555 (2009)
64 Mors  Denmark 22,293
65 Port Island (Gdańsk) (Wyspa Portowa)  Poland 22,167
66 Sylt  Germany 21,000
67 Oléron  France 20,000
68 Lido di Venezia  Italy 20,000
69 Syros  Greece 20,000 (2004)
70 Lewis and Harris[1]  United Kingdom 19,918
71 Stord  Norway 19,400
72 Lauttasaari (Drumsö)  Finland 18,965
73 Nøtterøy  Norway 18,500
74 Naxos  Greece 18,188 (2001)
75 Wolin  Poland 18,000
76 Krk  Croatia 17,860
77 Shetland Mainland  United Kingdom 17,550
78 Lemnos  Greece 17,000 (2001)
79 Hayling Island  United Kingdom 16,887
80 Kalymnos  Greece 16,576 (2001)
81 Korčula  Croatia 16,182
82 Langøya  Norway 15,844
83 Sotra (Store Sotra)  Norway 15,356
84 Orkney Mainland  United Kingdom 15,315
85 Faial Island  Portugal 15,063 (2001)
86 Ekerö  Sweden 15,000
87 Île de Ré  France 15,000
88 Pico Island  Portugal 14,806 (2001)
89 Brač  Croatia 14,031
90 Orust  Sweden 14,000
91 Tjörn  Sweden 14,000
92 Langeland  Denmark 13,881
93 Thasos  Greece 13,765 (2001)
94 Texel  Netherlands 13,700
95 Holy Island, Anglesey  United Kingdom 13,600
96 Aegina  Greece 13,552 (2001)
97 Fehmarn  Germany 13,000
98 Great Island  Ireland 13,000
99 Paros  Greece 12,853 (2001)
100 Capri  Italy 12,200
101 Santorini  Greece 11,716 (2001)
102 Sant'Antioco  Italy 11,700
103 Walney Island  United Kingdom 11,391
104 Hvar  Croatia 11,103
105 Hiiumaa  Estonia 11,087
106 Lipari  Italy 11,000
107 Eysturoy  Faroe Islands 10,883 (2009)
108 Vestvågøy  Norway 10,700
109 Procida  Italy 10,694 (2004)
110 São Jorge Island  Portugal 10,500 (2001)
111 Møn  Denmark 10,448
112 Kvaløya (Troms)  Norway 10,300
113 Jeløy  Norway 10,156
114 Île de Noirmoutier  France 10,000
115 Värmdö  Sweden 10,000

Notes[edit]

  • 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.

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  1. ^ Note: By tradition and usage, the Isle of Lewis and Isle of Harris are often treated as two different islands.