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 and it includes random definitions of "island". Södertörn in Sweden is included, even though it is a part of the mainland only divided from it by a small canal. If the same criteria were applied generally, all of Spain and Southern France would form an island of more than 50 million people, separated from the mainland by Canal du Midi in the same way that Södertörn is separated from mainland Sweden.

European Islands[edit]

Ranking Island countries Population
1 Great Britain  United Kingdom 61,500,000
2 Ireland  Republic of Ireland &  United Kingdom 6,399,115
3 Sicily  Italy 5,036,666
4 Zealand  Denmark 2,164,217
5 Sardinia  Italy 1,670,219
6 Tenerife  Spain 888,184 (2015) [1]
7 Majorca  Spain 859,289 (2015) [1]
8 Cyprus  Cyprus 855,000
9 Gran Canaria  Spain 847,830 (2015) [1]
10 Södertörn  Sweden 797,333 (2013)
11 Crete  Greece 623,666 (2005)
12 Fyn  Denmark 447,060
13 Malta  Malta 406,000
14 Vendsyssel-Thy  Denmark 306,373
15 Iceland  Iceland 305,000
16 Corsica  France 302,000
17 Madeira  Portugal 265,000
18 Euboea  Greece 218,032 (2005)
19 Vasilievsky Island  Russia 202,650
20 Amager  Denmark 160,064
21 Hisingen  Sweden 147,200 (2013)
22 Portsea Island  United Kingdom 147,088
23 Lanzarote  Spain 143,209 (2015) [1]
24 São Miguel Island  Portugal 141,000
25 Ibiza  Spain 140,964 (2015) [1]
26 Isle of Wight  United Kingdom 140,000
27 Rhodes  Greece 117,007 (2001)
28 Corfu  Greece 111,975 (2001)
29 Fuerteventura  Spain 107,367 (2015) [1]
30 Södermalm  Sweden 102,756 (2013)
31 Menorca  Spain 92,348 (2015) [1]
32 Lesbos Island  Greece 90,643 (2001)
33 Jersey  Jersey, crown colony of  United Kingdom 88,200
34 La Palma  Spain 82,346 (2015) [1]
35 Isle of Man  Isle of Man, crown colony of  United Kingdom 80,000
36 Usedom  Germany and  Poland 76,500
37 Rügen  Germany 73,000
38 Anglesey  United Kingdom 68,900
39 Lolland  Denmark 68,224
40 Guernsey  Guernsey, crown colony of  United Kingdom 62,200
41 Venice  Italy 62,000
42 Kungsholmen  Sweden 58,194 (2013)
43 Värmdö  Sweden 57,497 (2013)
44 Gotland  Sweden 56,656 (2013)
45 Ischia  Italy 56,100
46 Terceira Island  Portugal 55,833 (2001)
47 Chios  Greece 53,817 (2005)
48 Als  Denmark 51,806
49 Chioggia  Italy 51,336
50 Lidingö  Sweden 43,897 (2013)
51 Falster  Denmark 43,364
52 Bornholm  Denmark 43,245
53 Kotlin Island  Russia 43,100
54 Kefalonia  Greece 42,088 (2005)
55 Zakynthos  Greece 41,472 (2005)
56 Saaremaa  Estonia 39,200
57 Salamis Island  Greece 38,022 (2001)
58 Isle of Sheppey  United Kingdom 37,852
59 Canvey Island  United Kingdom 37,473
60 Tromsøya  Norway 35,000 (2007)
61 Samos  Greece 33,814 (2001)
62 Hinnøya  Norway 32,101
63 Elba  Italy 32,000
64 Gozo  Malta 31,100
65 Kos  Greece 30,947 (2001)
66 Öland  Sweden 24,984 (2013)
67 Karmøy  Norway 29,940
68 Askøy  Norway 24,000 (2009)
69 Fasta Åland  Finland 23,600
70 Lefkada  Greece 22,879 (2005)
71 Streymoy  Faroe Islands 22,555 (2009)
72 Mors  Denmark 22,293
73 Port Island (Gdańsk) (Wyspa Portowa)  Poland 22,167
74 Sylt  Germany 21,000
75 La Gomera  Spain 20,783 (2015) [1]
76 Oléron  France 20,000
77 Lido di Venezia  Italy 20,000
78 Syros  Greece 20,000 (2004)
79 Lewis and Harris[2]  United Kingdom 19,918
80 Stord  Norway 19,400
81 Lauttasaari (Drumsö)  Finland 18,965
82 Nøtterøy  Norway 18,500
83 Naxos  Greece 18,188 (2001)
84 Wolin  Poland 18,000
85 Krk  Croatia 17,860
86 Shetland Mainland  United Kingdom 17,550
87 Lemnos  Greece 17,000 (2001)
88 Hayling Island  United Kingdom 16,887
89 Kalymnos  Greece 16,576 (2001)
90 Korčula  Croatia 16,182
91 Langøya  Norway 15,844
92 Ekerö  Sweden 15,369 (2013)
93 Sotra (Store Sotra)  Norway 15,356
94 Orkney Mainland  United Kingdom 15,315
95 Faial Island  Portugal 15,063 (2001)
96 Île de Ré  France 15,000
97 Pico Island  Portugal 14,806 (2001)
98 Hammarö  Sweden 14,709 (2013)
99 Orust  Sweden 14,562 (2013)
100 Brač  Croatia 14,031
101 Tjörn  Sweden 14,024
102 Langeland  Denmark 13,881
103 Thasos  Greece 13,765 (2001)
104 Texel  Netherlands 13,700
105 Holy Island, Anglesey  United Kingdom 13,600
106 Aegina  Greece 13,552 (2001)
107 Fehmarn  Germany 13,000
108 Great Island  Ireland 13,000
109 Paros  Greece 12,853 (2001)
110 Capri  Italy 12,200
111 Formentera  Spain 11,878 (2015) [1]
112 Jeløya  Norway 11,825 (2017)
113 Santorini  Greece 11,716 (2001)
114 Sant'Antioco  Italy 11,700
115 Walney Island  United Kingdom 11,391
116 Hvar  Croatia 11,103
117 Hiiumaa  Estonia 11,087
118 Lipari  Italy 11,000
119 Eysturoy  Faroe Islands 10,883 (2009)
120 Vestvågøy  Norway 10,700
121 Procida  Italy 10,694 (2004)
122 El Hierro  Spain 10,587 (2015) [1]
123 Frösö  Sweden 10,570 (2013)
124 São Jorge Island  Portugal 10,500 (2001)
125 Møn  Denmark 10,448
126 Kvaløya (Troms)  Norway 10,300
127 Île de Noirmoutier  France 10,000

See also[edit]

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The status of Södertörn and Södermalm as islands has been disputed in earlier Wikipedia articles; the publication of [3] includes a changed definition of an "island" to be used - which clarifies the question, at least in official Swedish statistics.
  • Population figures (as of 31 December 2013) of Swedish islands except Södermalm and Kungsholmen as published by.[4]
  • Population figures for Swedish island Södermalm does not include the population of the smaller, nearby islands Reimersholme and Långholmen, neither is the population of Hammarby Sjöstad.
  • Population figures (as of 31 December 2013) of Swedish islands Södermalm and Kungsholmen are calculated from.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Oficial data from National Statistics Institute (Instituto Nacional de Estadística), "2015-01-01"
  2. ^ Note: By tradition and usage, the Isle of Lewis and Isle of Harris are often treated as two different islands.
  3. ^ SCB (Statistics Sweden), [1] "Kust, stränder och öar", 8 December 2014.
  4. ^ SCB (Statistics Sweden), "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2017-02-03.  "De 50 största öarna ", 8 December 2014.
  5. ^ Statistik om Stockholm, [2].