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.

European Islands[edit]

Ranking Island Countries Population
1 Great Britain  United Kingdom 64,500,000
2 Ireland  Republic of Ireland,  United Kingdom (Northern Ireland) 6,399,115
3 Sicily  Italy 5,036,666
4 Zealand  Denmark 2,302,074 (2018)
5 Sardinia  Italy 1,670,219
Tenerife (Africa)  Spain 888,184 (2015)[1]
6 Majorca  Spain 859,289 (2015)[1]
Cyprus (Asia)  Republic of Cyprus,  United Kingdom (Akrotiri and Dhekelia), disputed between Cyprus and the UK, Northern Cyprus (partially recognised defacto state) 855,000
Gran Canaria (Africa)  Spain 847,830 (2015)[1]
7 Södertörn[a]  Sweden 797,333 (2013)
8 Crete  Greece 623,065 (2011)
9 Fyn  Denmark 447,060
10 IJsselmonde  Netherlands 423,000
11 Malta  Malta 406,000
12 Flevopolder  Netherlands 307,500
13 Vendsyssel-Thy[b]  Denmark 306,373
14 Iceland  Iceland 305,001
15 Corsica  France 302,000
Madeira (Africa)  Portugal 265,000
16 Euboea  Greece 218,032 (2005)
17 Portsea Island  United Kingdom 207,100
18 Vasilievsky Island  Russia 202,650
19 Amager  Denmark 196,094
20 Hisingen  Sweden 147,200 (2013)
Lanzarote (Africa)  Spain 143,209 (2015) [1]
21 São Miguel Island  Portugal (Azores) 141,000
22 Ibiza  Spain 140,964 (2015) [1]
23 Isle of Wight  United Kingdom 140,000
Rhodes (Asia)  Greece 117,007 (2001)
24 Corfu  Greece 111,975 (2001)
Fuerteventura (Africa)  Spain 107,367 (2015)[1]
25 Södermalm  Sweden 102,756 (2013)
26 Menorca  Spain 92,348 (2015) [1]
Lesbos Island (Asia)  Greece 90,643 (2001)
27 Jersey  Jersey (crown dependency of  United Kingdom) 88,200
La Palma (Africa)  Spain 82,346 (2015) [1]
28 Isle of Man  Isle of Man (crown dependency of  United Kingdom) 80,000
29 Usedom  Germany,  Poland 76,500
30 Rügen  Germany 73,000
31 Anglesey  United Kingdom 68,900
32 Lolland  Denmark 68,224
33 Guernsey  Guernsey (crown dependency of  United Kingdom) 62,200
34 Venice  Italy 62,000
35 Kungsholmen  Sweden 58,194 (2013)
36 Värmdö  Sweden 57,497 (2013)
37 Gotland  Sweden 56,656 (2013)
38 Ischia  Italy 56,100
39 Terceira Island  Portugal (Azores) 55,833 (2001)
Chios (Asia)  Greece 53,817 (2005)
40 Als  Denmark 51,806
41 Chioggia  Italy 51,336
42 Lidingö  Sweden 43,897 (2013)
43 Falster  Denmark 43,364
44 Bornholm  Denmark 43,245
45 Kotlin Island  Russia 43,100
46 Kefalonia  Greece 42,088 (2005)
47 Zakynthos  Greece 41,472 (2005)
48 Saaremaa  Estonia 39,200
49 Salamis Island  Greece 38,022 (2001)
50 Isle of Sheppey  United Kingdom 37,852
51 Canvey Island  United Kingdom 37,473
52 Tromsøya  Norway 35,000 (2007)
Samos (Asia)  Greece 33,814 (2001)
53 Hinnøya  Norway 32,101
54 Elba  Italy 32,000
55 Gozo  Malta 31,100
Kos (Asia)  Greece 30,947 (2001)
56 Öland  Sweden 24,984 (2013)
57 Karmøy  Norway 29,940
58 Askøy  Norway 24,000 (2009)
59 Fasta Åland  Finland 23,600
60 Lauttasaari (Drumsö)  Finland 23,226
61 Lefkada  Greece 22,879 (2005)
62 Streymoy  Faroe Islands (part of the Realm of  Denmark) 22,555 (2009)
63 Mors  Denmark 22,293
64 Port Island (Gdańsk)  Poland 22,167
65 Sylt  Germany 21,000
La Gomera (Africa)  Spain 20,783 (2015) [1]
66 Oléron  France 20,000
67 Lido di Venezia  Italy 20,000
68 Syros  Greece 20,000 (2004)
69 Lewis and Harris[c]  United Kingdom 19,918
70 Stord  Norway 19,400
71 Nøtterøy  Norway 18,500
72 Naxos  Greece 18,188 (2001)
73 Wolin  Poland 18,000
74 Krk  Croatia 17,860
75 Shetland Mainland  United Kingdom 17,550
76 Lemnos  Greece 17,000 (2001)
77 Hayling Island  United Kingdom 16,887
Kalymnos (Asia)  Greece 16,576 (2001)
78 Korčula  Croatia 16,182
79 Langøya  Norway 15,844
80 Ekerö  Sweden 15,369 (2013)
81 Sotra (Store Sotra)  Norway 15,356
82 Orkney Mainland  United Kingdom 15,315
83 Faial Island (Africa)  Portugal (Azores) 15,063 (2001)
84 Île de Ré  France 15,000
85 Pico Island  Portugal (Azores) 14,806 (2001)
86 Hammarö  Sweden 14,709 (2013)
87 Orust  Sweden 14,562 (2013)
88 Brač  Croatia 14,031
89 Tjörn  Sweden 14,024
90 Langeland  Denmark 13,881
91 Thasos  Greece 13,765 (2001)
92 Texel  Netherlands 13,700
93 Holy Island, Anglesey  United Kingdom 13,600
94 Aegina  Greece 13,552 (2001)
95 Fehmarn  Germany 13,000
96 Great Island  Ireland 13,000
97 Paros  Greece 12,853 (2001)
98 Capri  Italy 12,200
99 Formentera  Spain 11,878 (2015) [1]
100 Jeløya  Norway 11,825 (2017)
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 (part of the Realm of  Denmark) 10,883 (2009)
108 Vestvågøy  Norway 10,700
109 Procida  Italy 10,694 (2004)
El Hierro (Africa)  Spain 10,587 (2015)[1]
110 Frösö  Sweden 10,570 (2013)
111 São Jorge Island  Portugal (Azores) 10,500 (2001)
112 Møn  Denmark 10,448
113 Kvaløya (Troms)  Norway 10,300
114 Mykonos  Greece 10,134
115 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]
  1. ^ Defined as an island in 2014 by Statistics Sweden.
  2. ^ Was not an island until a storm in 1825 caused a connection between the North Sea and Limfjorden.[2]
  3. ^ By tradition and usage, the Isle of Lewis and Isle of Harris are often treated as two different islands.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Official data from National Statistics Institute (Instituto Nacional de Estadística), "2015-01-01"
  2. ^ (in Danish) Thyborøn Kanal og Vestlige Limfjord. http://omkystdirektoratet.kyst.dk. Last updated on 22 October 2014.
  3. ^ SCB (Statistics Sweden), [1][permanent dead link] "Kust, stränder och öar", 8 December 2014.
  4. ^ SCB (Statistics Sweden), "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) "De 50 största öarna ", 8 December 2014.
  5. ^ Statistik om Stockholm, [2] Archived 2016-04-20 at the Wayback Machine.