List of islands of Malaysia

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This is a list of islands of Malaysia. According to the Department of Survey and Mapping, Malaysia, there are a total of 878 islands in the country with the state of Sabah has the largest number of islands with 394.[1] Apart from that, Malaysia also has 510 offshore geographical features which includes rocks, sandbanks and ridges.[2] In 2015, it was reported that Malaysia still have over 535 islands unnamed, prompting the government needs to take a quick action to prevent neighbouring countries takeover all the islands.[3][4] Most islands in the state of Sabah have been given a name according to a statement from the State Land and Survey Department director.[5]

Major islands[edit]

Islands over 250,000 square kilometres

Islands over 200 square kilometres

Disputed islands

Minor islands[edit]

Islands below 200 square kilometres

Other island groups, conservation areas, and national parks[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Murib Morpi (12 April 2011). "All 182 unnamed Sabah islands given names". The Borneo Post. Archived from the original on 31 October 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "All unnamed islands will be gazetted by June – Kurup". Bernama. Yahoo! News. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Sarban Singh (23 August 2015). "Over 500 Malaysian islands unnamed". The Star/Asia News Network. AsiaOne. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Status of 535 Malaysian islands unknown; state govts told to name, gazette uninhabited islands". The Straits Times. 23 August 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Official: Sabah already gave names to all state islands". The Star. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 

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