List of artificial islands

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This is a list of artificial islands. Currently, artificial islands are an expensive but in some cases lucrative option for many cities having lack-of-land problems (such as Tokyo's Odaiba and Fukuoka's island city project). In the future they may be common sights as many cities (especially Asian cities) around the world face severe urban land shortages and congestion. Eventually, this may make man-made islands a logical option.

This is a list of several artificial or man-made islands.

Disputed[edit]

Australia[edit]

Austria[edit]

Azerbaijan[edit]

Bahrain[edit]

Bolivia[edit]

See #Peru/Bolivia

Bulgaria[edit]

  • In Varna, a portion of the southern industrial and port zone on a 2-km wide isthmus between the Black Sea and Lake Varna became an artificial island in 1976 when it became separated from the shore by two navigable canals.

Canada[edit]

China[edit]

Tianjin[edit]

  • Dongjiang, an island at Bohai Bay, near Beijing, 33.5 km², for cargo transfer and wetlands reconstruction.[1]

Denmark[edit]

France[edit]

Germany[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

India[edit]

  • Willingdon Island
  • Cattle Island: not an 'artificial' island per se; once a village on a hill, converted into an island by the formation of the Hirakud Reservoir

Italy[edit]

  • MOSE Project An artificial island was created in Lido inlet as part of the flood defenses for Venice

Japan[edit]

Macau[edit]

Maldives[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Montenegro[edit]

Malaysia[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

Panama[edit]

Peru/Bolivia[edit]

Poland[edit]

Qatar[edit]

Singapore[edit]

Solomon Islands[edit]

South Africa[edit]

  • Island in Kamfers Dam, constructed as a flamingo breeding island

Sri Lanka[edit]

Tonga[edit]

United Arab Emirates[edit]

Abu Dhabi[edit]

Dubai[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

Alabama[edit]

  • Gaillard Island, is an artificially created island located in Mobile Bay near Mobile, Alabama. It was built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, using sand and mud dredged from the Mobile Bay ship channel and elsewhere. The island is an important site for colonial nesting seabirds and shore birds in coastal Alabama and has been the only nesting site for brown pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) in Alabama - first discovered in 1983.


Alaska[edit]

California[edit]

Florida[edit]

Sunset islands 1 sunset island 2 sunset island 3 sunset island 4 Brickell Key Island

Illinois[edit]

Kentucky[edit]

New York[edit]

Washington[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]