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 Cyprus  Cyprus 855,000
7 Majorca  Spain 846,000
8 Södertörn  Sweden 797,333 (2013)
9 Crete  Greece 623,666 (2005)
10 Fyn  Denmark 447,060
11 Malta  Malta 406,000
12 Vendsyssel-Thy  Denmark 306,373
13 Iceland  Iceland 305,000
14 Corsica  France 302,000
15 Madeira  Portugal 265,000
16 Euboea  Greece 218,032 (2005)
17 Vasilievsky Island  Russia 202,650
18 Amager  Denmark 160,064
19 Hisingen  Sweden 147,200 (2013)
20 Portsea Island  United Kingdom 147,088
21 São Miguel Island  Portugal 141,000
22 Isle of Wight  United Kingdom 140,000
23 Rhodes  Greece 117,007 (2001)
24 Ibiza  Spain 114,000
25 Corfu  Greece 111,975 (2001)
26 Södermalm  Sweden 102,756 (2013)
27 Lesbos Island  Greece 90,643 (2001)
28 Menorca  Spain 88,400
29 Jersey  Jersey, crown colony of  United Kingdom 88,200
30 Isle of Man  Isle of Man, crown colony of  United Kingdom 80,000
31 Usedom  Germany and  Poland 76,500
32 Rügen  Germany 73,000
33 Anglesey  United Kingdom 68,900
34 Lolland  Denmark 68,224
35 Guernsey  Guernsey, crown colony of  United Kingdom 62,200
36 Venice  Italy 62,000
37 Kungsholmen  Sweden 58,194 (2013)
38 Värmdö  Sweden 57,497 (2013)
39 Gotland  Sweden 56,656 (2013)
40 Ischia  Italy 56,100
41 Terceira Island  Portugal 55,833 (2001)
42 Chios  Greece 53,817 (2005)
43 Als  Denmark 51,806
44 Chioggia  Italy 51,336
45 Lidingö  Sweden 43,897 (2013)
46 Falster  Denmark 43,364
47 Bornholm  Denmark 43,245
48 Kotlin Island  Russia 43,100
49 Kefalonia  Greece 42,088 (2005)
49 Zakynthos  Greece 41,472 (2005)
51 Saaremaa  Estonia 39,200
52 Salamis Island  Greece 38,022 (2001)
53 Isle of Sheppey  United Kingdom 37,852
54 Canvey Island  United Kingdom 37,473
55 Tromsøya  Norway 35,000 (2007)
56 Samos  Greece 33,814 (2001)
57 Hinnøya  Norway 32,101
58 Elba  Italy 32,000
59 Gozo  Malta 31,100
60 Kos  Greece 30,947 (2001)
61 Öland  Sweden 24,984 (2013)
62 Karmøy  Norway 29,940
63 Askøy  Norway 24,000 (2009)
64 Fasta Åland  Finland 23,600
65 Lefkada  Greece 22,879 (2005)
66 Streymoy  Faroe Islands 22,555 (2009)
67 Mors  Denmark 22,293
68 Port Island (Gdańsk) (Wyspa Portowa)  Poland 22,167
69 Sylt  Germany 21,000
69 Oléron  France 20,000
70 Lido di Venezia  Italy 20,000
71 Syros  Greece 20,000 (2004)
72 Lewis and Harris[1]  United Kingdom 19,918
73 Stord  Norway 19,400
74 Lauttasaari (Drumsö)  Finland 18,965
75 Nøtterøy  Norway 18,500
76 Naxos  Greece 18,188 (2001)
77 Wolin  Poland 18,000
78 Krk  Croatia 17,860
79 Shetland Mainland  United Kingdom 17,550
80 Lemnos  Greece 17,000 (2001)
81 Hayling Island  United Kingdom 16,887
82 Kalymnos  Greece 16,576 (2001)
83 Korčula  Croatia 16,182
84 Langøya  Norway 15,844
85 Ekerö  Sweden 15,369 (2013)
86 Sotra (Store Sotra)  Norway 15,356
87 Orkney Mainland  United Kingdom 15,315
88 Faial Island  Portugal 15,063 (2001)
89 Île de Ré  France 15,000
90 Pico Island  Portugal 14,806 (2001)
91 Hammarö  Sweden 14,709 (2013)
92 Orust  Sweden 14,562 (2013)
93 Brač  Croatia 14,031
94 Tjörn  Sweden 14,024
95 Langeland  Denmark 13,881
96 Thasos  Greece 13,765 (2001)
97 Texel  Netherlands 13,700
98 Holy Island, Anglesey  United Kingdom 13,600
99 Aegina  Greece 13,552 (2001)
100 Fehmarn  Germany 13,000
101 Great Island  Ireland 13,000
102 Paros  Greece 12,853 (2001)
103 Capri  Italy 12,200
104 Santorini  Greece 11,716 (2001)
105 Sant'Antioco  Italy 11,700
106 Walney Island  United Kingdom 11,391
107 Hvar  Croatia 11,103
108 Hiiumaa  Estonia 11,087
109 Lipari  Italy 11,000
110 Eysturoy  Faroe Islands 10,883 (2009)
111 Vestvågøy  Norway 10,700
112 Procida  Italy 10,694 (2004)
113 Frösö  Sweden 10,570 (2013)
114 São Jorge Island  Portugal 10,500 (2001)
115 Møn  Denmark 10,448
116 Kvaløya (Troms)  Norway 10,300
117 Jeløy  Norway 10,156
118 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 [2] 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.[3]
  • 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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Note: By tradition and usage, the Isle of Lewis and Isle of Harris are often treated as two different islands.
  2. ^ SCB (Statistics Sweden), [1] "Kust, stränder och öar", 8 December 2014.
  3. ^ SCB (Statistics Sweden), [2] "De 50 största öarna ", 8 December 2014.
  4. ^ Statistik om Stockholm, [3].