List of European islands by population

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This is a list of islands in Europe ordered by population. Nine islands on the list are not geographically in Europe, but listed since they politically belong. The list is not complete.

European Islands[edit]

Ranking Island Countries Population
1 Great Britain  United Kingdom 66,397,821
2 Ireland  Republic of Ireland,  United Kingdom (Northern Ireland) 7,026,636
3 Sicily  Italy 4,789,826
4 Zealand  Denmark 2,302,074 (2018)
5 Sardinia  Italy 1,670,219
6 Cyprus (Asia)  Republic of Cyprus,  United Kingdom (Akrotiri and Dhekelia), Northern Cyprus (partially recognised de facto state) 1,278,686 (2021)
7 Tenerife (Africa)  Spain 966,354 (2020)
8 Mallorca  Spain 896,038 (2019)
9 Gran Canaria (Africa)  Spain 870,595 (2020)
10 Södertörn[a]  Sweden 797,333 (2013)
11 Crete  Greece 634,930 (2019)
12 Fyn  Denmark 456,128
13 IJsselmonde  Netherlands 423,000
14 Malta  Malta 406,000
15 Iceland  Iceland 385,230 (2022)
16 Flevopolder  Netherlands 317,000
17 Corsica  France 349,465 (2022)
18 Vendsyssel-Thy[b]  Denmark 297,886
19 Madeira (Africa)  Portugal 251,060 (2021)
20 Žitný ostrov  Slovakia 226,446 (2001)
21 Amager  Denmark 212,661 (2021)
22 Vasilievsky Island  Russia 209,188 (2017)
23 Portsea Island  United Kingdom 207,100 (2010)
24 Euboea  Greece 191,206 (2011)
25 Csepel Island  Hungary 166,953 (2012)
26 Voorne-Putten  Netherlands 156.133 (2020)
27 Lanzarote (Africa)  Spain 154,530 (2020)
28 Hisingen  Sweden 147,200 (2013)
29 Ibiza  Spain 147,914 (2019)
30 Isle of Wight  United Kingdom 140,000
31 São Miguel Island  Portugal ( Azores) 133,295 (2021)
32 Eiland van Dordrecht  Netherlands 118.871 (2006)
33 Rhodes  Greece 115,490 (2011)
34 Lesbos Island  Greece 114,880 (2020)
35 Fuerteventura (Africa)  Spain 126,227 (2020)
36 Södermalm  Sweden 102,756 (2013)
37 Corfu  Greece 102,071 (2011)
38 Menorca  Spain 92,348 (2015)[2]
39 Jersey  Jersey (crown dependency of  United Kingdom) 88,200
40 Hoeksche Waard  Netherlands 88,000
41 La Palma (Africa)  Spain 82,346 (2015)[2]
42 Isle of Man  Isle of Man (crown dependency of  United Kingdom) 80,000
43 Usedom  Germany,  Poland 76,500
44 Rügen  Germany 73,000
45 Anglesey  United Kingdom 68,900
46 Lolland  Denmark 68,224
47 Guernsey  Guernsey (crown dependency of  United Kingdom) 62,200
48 Venice[c]  Italy 62,000
49 Kungsholmen  Sweden 58,194 (2013)
50 Värmdö  Sweden 57,497 (2013)
51 Gotland  Sweden 56,656 (2013)
52 Ischia  Italy 56,100
53 Terceira Island  Portugal ( Azores) 55,833 (2001)
54 Chios  Greece 54,030 (2020)
55 Als  Denmark 51,806
56 Chioggia  Italy 51,336
57 Goeree-Overflakkee  Netherlands 51.054
58 Lidingö  Sweden 43,897 (2013)
59 Falster  Denmark 43,364
60 Bornholm  Denmark 43,245
61 Kotlin Island  Russia 43,100
62 Zakynthos  Greece 40,759 (2011)
63 Salamis Island  Greece 39,283 (2011)
64 Saaremaa  Estonia 39,200
65 Isle of Sheppey  United Kingdom 37,852
66 Canvey Island  United Kingdom 37,473
67 Kefalonia  Greece 35,801 (2011)
68 Tromsøya  Norway 35,000 (2007)
69 Schouwen-Duiveland  Netherlands 34,158 (2022)
70 Kos  Greece 33,387 (2011)
71 Samos  Greece 32,977 (2011)
72 Hinnøya  Norway 32,101
73 Elba  Italy 32,000
74 Gozo  Malta 31,100
75 Karmøy  Norway 29,940
76 Öland  Sweden 24,984 (2013)
77 Askøy  Norway 24,000 (2009)
77 Fasta Åland  Finland 23,600
78 Lauttasaari (Drumsö)  Finland 23,226
79 Lefkada  Greece 22,652 (2011)
80 Streymoy  Denmark ( Faroe Islands) 22,555 (2009)
81 Mors  Denmark 22,293
82 Port Island (Gdańsk)  Poland 22,167
83 Syros  Greece 21,507 (2011)
84 Sylt  Germany 21,000
85 La Gomera (Africa)  Spain 20,783 (2015)[2]
86 Oléron  France 20,000
87 Lido di Venezia  Italy 20,000
88 Lewis and Harris[d]  United Kingdom 19,918
89 Stord  Norway 19,400
90 Naxos  Greece 18,904 (2011)
91 Nøtterøy  Norway 18,500
92 Wolin  Poland 18,000
93 Krk  Croatia 17,860
94 Shetland Mainland  United Kingdom 17,550
95 Lemnos  Greece 16,992 (2011)
96 Hayling Island  United Kingdom 16,887
97 Korčula  Croatia 16,182
98 Kalymnos  Greece 16,179 (2011)
99 Langøya  Norway 15,844
100 Santorini  Greece 15,550 (2011)
101 Ekerö  Sweden 15,369 (2013)
102 Sotra (Store Sotra)  Norway 15,356
103 Orkney Mainland  United Kingdom 15,315
104 Faial Island  Portugal ( Azores) 15,063 (2001)
105 Île de Ré  France 15,000
106 Pico Island  Portugal ( Azores) 14,806 (2001)
107 Hammarö  Sweden 14,709 (2013)
108 Orust  Sweden 14,562 (2013)
109 Brač  Croatia 14,031
110 Tjörn  Sweden 14,024
111 Langeland  Denmark 13,881
112 Thasos  Greece 13,770 (2011)
113 Paros  Greece 13,715 (2011)
114 Texel  Netherlands 13,700
115 Holy Island, Anglesey  United Kingdom 13,600
116 Aegina  Greece 13,056 (2011)
117 Fehmarn  Germany 13,000
118 Great Island  Ireland 13,000
119 Capri  Italy 12,200
120 Formentera  Spain 11,878 (2015)[2]
121 Jeløya  Norway 11,825 (2017)
122 Sant'Antioco  Italy 11,700
123 Walney Island  United Kingdom 11,391
124 Hvar  Croatia 11,103
125 Hiiumaa  Estonia 11,087
126 Lipari  Italy 11,000
127 Eysturoy  Denmark ( Faroe Islands) 10,883 (2009)
128 Vestvågøy  Norway 10,700
129 Procida  Italy 10,694 (2004)
130 El Hierro (Africa)  Spain 10,587 (2015)[2]
131 Frösö  Sweden 10,570 (2013)
132 São Jorge Island  Portugal ( Azores) 10,500 (2001)
133 Møn  Denmark 10,448
134 Kvaløya (Troms)  Norway 10,300
135 Mykonos  Greece 10,134 (2011)
136 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.[1]
  3. ^ Many small islands connected by Bridges
  4. ^ By tradition and usage, the Isle of Lewis and Isle of Harris are often treated as two different islands.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Danish) Thyborøn Kanal og Vestlige Limfjord. http://omkystdirektoratet.kyst.dk. Last updated on 22 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e Official data from National Statistics Institute (Instituto Nacional de Estadística), "2015-01-01"
  3. ^ SCB (Statistics Sweden), [1][permanent dead link] "Kust, stränder och öar", 8 December 2014.
  4. ^ SCB (Statistics Sweden), "De 50 största öarna, reviderad 2015-09-22". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2017. "De 50 största öarna ", 8 December 2014.
  5. ^ Statistik om Stockholm, [2] Archived 2016-04-20 at the Wayback Machine.