List of islands by population density

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The following is a list of islands, sorted by population density, and including islands that connect to other island or inland with land mean of transportation (e.g. bridge or tunnel).

Most densely populated islands (over 1,000 people per km²)[edit]

Rank Island Country Surrounded by Population Area
km²
Density
(per km²)
Coordinates
1 Ilet a Brouee[1]  Haiti Caribbean Sea 500 0.004 125,000 18°07′42″N 73°35′26″W / 18.12833°N 73.59056°W / 18.12833; -73.59056
2 Ap Lei Chau  Hong Kong Aberdeen Channel, East Lamma Channel 86,782 1.32 66,755 22°14′30″N 114°9′20″E / 22.24167°N 114.15556°E / 22.24167; 114.15556
3 Migingo Island  Kenya Lake Victoria 131 0.002 65,500 0°52′59″S 33°56′20″E / 0.88306°S 33.93889°E / -0.88306; 33.93889
4 Ile de Fadiouth (Joal-Fadiouth)  Senegal Atlantic Ocean 9,000 0.15 60,000 14°9′9″N 16°49′24″W / 14.15250°N 16.82333°W / 14.15250; -16.82333
5 Malé  Maldives Indian Ocean 92,555 1.952 47,416 4°10′30″N 73°30′32″E / 4.17500°N 73.50889°E / 4.17500; 73.50889
6 Ebeye  Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean 15,000 0.360 41,667 8°46′49″N 167°44′14″E / 8.78028°N 167.73722°E / 8.78028; 167.73722
7 Bungin Island[2][3][4]  Indonesia Bali Sea 3,500 0.085 41,176 8°28′38″S 116°59′42″E / 8.47722°S 116.99500°E / -8.47722; 116.99500
8 Santa Cruz del Islote[5]  Colombia Caribbean Sea 485 0.012 40,417 9°47′9″N 75°51′33″W / 9.78583°N 75.85917°W / 9.78583; -75.85917
9 Ilha de Moçambique  Mozambique Indian Ocean 54,315 1.5 36,210 15°2′18″S 40°44′1″E / 15.03833°S 40.73361°E / -15.03833; 40.73361
10 Manhattan (New York City)  United States Mouth of Hudson River, East River, Harlem River, New York Harbor 1,634,795 59.47 27,489 40°43′40″N 73°59′40″W / 40.72778°N 73.99444°W / 40.72778; -73.99444
11 Lagos Island  Nigeria 212,700 9.26 26,955
12 Salsette Island (Mumbai)  India Branches of Ulhas River (Vasai Creek, Thane Creek) Arabian Sea 15,111,974 619 24,414 19°12′N 72°54′E / 19.200°N 72.900°E / 19.200; 72.900
13 Île Saint-Louis (Paris)  France Seine River 2,465 0.11 22,409 48°51′6″N 2°21′23″E / 48.85167°N 2.35639°E / 48.85167; 2.35639
14 Arwad  Syria Mediterranean Sea 4,403 0.2 22,015 34°51′22″N 35°51′32″E / 34.85611°N 35.85889°E / 34.85611; 35.85889
15 Lilla Essingen (Stockholm)  Sweden Mälaren 4,831 0.23 21,004 59°19′30″N 18°0′15″E / 59.32500°N 18.00417°E / 59.32500; 18.00417
16 Roosevelt Island (New York City)  United States East River 11,661 0.6 19,580
17 Tsing Yi  Hong Kong 200,400 10.69 18,746 22°20′44″N 114°6′0″E / 22.34556°N 114.10000°E / 22.34556; 114.10000
18 Vasilyevsky Island (Saint Petersburg)  Russia 202,650 10.9 18,592
19 Djarrit  Marshall Islands 7,103 0.389 18,260
20 Södermalm (Stockholm)  Sweden Mälaren, Baltic Sea 99,685 5.71 17,458
21 Hong Kong Island  Hong Kong 1,289,500 80.4 16,038
22 Sisak Island (Sisak)[citation needed]  Croatia Kupa 15,897 1.1 15,897
23 Reimersholme (Stockholm)  Sweden Mälaren 2,324 0.16 14,525
24 Kungsholmen (Stockholm)  Sweden Mälaren 56,754 (2007) 3.91 14,515
25 Pulau Buluh (Batam)  Indonesia 2,509 0.18 14,000 1°1′1″N 103°55′40″E / 1.01694°N 103.92778°E / 1.01694; 103.92778
26 Noordereiland (Rotterdam)  Netherlands 3,295 0.067 13,513
27 São Vicente Island (Santos)  Brazil approx. 760,000 57.4 13,240
28 Lübeck Old Town  Germany approx. 12,000 1.00 12,000
29 Venice Center  Italy approx. 60,000 5.00 12,000
30 Ma Wan  Hong Kong 11,193 (2007)[6] 0.96 11,659
31 Xiamen Island  People's Republic of China 1,410,000 (est) 132.5 10,650
32 Anping Island  Taiwan 60,000 (est) 6 (est) 10,000
33 Yeongdo  South Korea 139,765 (2012.12) 14 9,983
34 Cheung Chau  Hong Kong 23,156 (2007) 2.46 9,413
35 Portsea Island (Portsmouth)  United Kingdom approx. 147,000 (est) 16 9,187
36 Stadsholmen (Stockholm)  Sweden Mälaren approx. 3,000 (2006) 0.36 8,300
37 Pulau Ujong (Singapore Island)  Singapore 5,469,700 (as of 2014) 710.2 7,618
38 Vypin Island (Kochi)  India Vembanad Lake Arabian Sea 198,400 27 7,348 10°07′N 76°12′E / 10.117°N 76.200°E / 10.117; 76.200
39 Mactan  Philippines Mactan Channel 467,824 (2015) 65 6,615
40 Niigata Island (Niigata)  Japan 61,295 (2005) 10 6,130
41 Isola dei Pescatori  Italy Lago Maggiore 208 (1971) 0.034 6,118
42 Cijin Island  Taiwan 30,000 (2010) 5 (est) 6,000
43 Balboa Island, Newport Beach (Newport Beach)  United States Newport Bay 3,000 (2000) 0.52 5,769
44 Peng Chau  Hong Kong 5,300 (est) 0.99 5,354
45 Stora Essingen (Stockholm)  Sweden Mälaren 3,892 (2006) 0.73 5,332
46 Lauttasaari (Helsinki)  Finland 19,644 (2008) 3.75 5,238
47 Governador Island (Rio de Janeiro)  Brazil Guanabara Bay 212,547 (2010)[7] 40.81 5,209
48 Lindau  Germany 3,000 (2008) 0.68 4,412
49 Nuns' Island (Montréal)  Canada St. Lawrence River 16,210 (2006) 3.74 4,334
50 City Island (New York City)  United States Long Island Sound 4,362 (2010) 1.023 4,264
51 L'Île Saint-Denis (Paris)  France Seine River 7,293 1.77 4,120 48°56′9″N 2°20′23″E / 48.93583°N 2.33972°E / 48.93583; 2.33972
52 Taipa, Cotai, and Coloane (Macau)  People's Republic of China South China Sea 82,759 (2011) 20.58 4,021
53 Island of Montreal (Montréal)  Canada confluence of the Ottawa River with the St. Lawrence 1,854,442 (2006) 499 3,716
54 Yeouido  South Korea 31,000 (2006) 8.4 3,700
55 Long Beach Barrier Island  United States Atlantic Ocean, Reynolds Channel 39,282 (2010) 11.7 3,350 40°35′17″N 73°41′17″W / 40.58806°N 73.68806°W / 40.58806; -73.68806
56 Lidingö (outside Stockholm)  Sweden Baltic Sea 44,000 (2011) 12.54 3,300
57 Hikoshima (Shimonoseki)  Japan 31,326 (2009) 9.8 3,197
58 Staten Island (New York City)  United States 468,730 (2010) 151.5 3,093
59 Penang Island  Malaysia 860,000 (2010) 293 2,935
60 Kotlin Island (including Kronstadt)  Russia 42,800 (2006) 16 2,675
61 Meizhou Island  China 38,000 14.35 2,648
62 Majuro  Marshall Islands 25,400 (2004) 9.7 2,619
63 San Andrés  Colombia Caribbean Sea 67,912 (2007) 26 2,612 12°35′N 81°42′W / 12.583°N 81.700°W / 12.583; -81.700
64 Long Island (New York)  United States East River, Long Island Sound, and Atlantic Ocean 7,568,304 (2010) 3,629 2,086
65 Kulosaari (Helsinki)  Finland 3,770 (2004) 1.81 2,083
66 Paquetá Island (Rio de Janeiro)  Brazil Guanabara Bay 3,361 (2010)[8] 1.7 1,970
67 Frauenchiemsee, Bavaria  Germany 300 (2008) 0.155 1,935
68 Liouciou Island  Taiwan 12,600 (2010) 6.8 1,850
69 Lido Isle, Newport Beach (Newport Beach)  United States Newport Bay 1,800 (2000) 1.0 1,800
70 Amager  Denmark 160,030 (2008) 96.3 1,662
71 O'ahu  United States Pacific Ocean 976,372 (2012) 1,545 1,636
72 Bahrain  Bahrain Persian Gulf 1,234,571 (2010) 765.3 1,626 26°2′N 50°33′E / 26.033°N 50.550°E / 26.033; 50.550
73 Key West  United States Gulf of Mexico, Straits of Florida 24,649 (2010) 15.4 1,600 24°33′33″N 81°47′2″W / 24.55917°N 81.78389°W / 24.55917; -81.78389
74 New Providence  Bahamas Atlantic Ocean 248,948 (2010) 207 1,594 25°2′N 77°24′W / 25.033°N 77.400°W / 25.033; -77.400
75 Malta Island  Malta Mediterranean Sea 388,232 (2007) 246 1,578
76 Tromsøya (Tromsø)  Norway 33,668 (2008) 22.79 1,503
77 Lehtisaari (Helsinki)  Finland 1,148 (2008) 0.79 1,453
78 Lulu Island (Richmond)  Canada Fraser River estuary, Strait of Georgia 168,162 (2006) 120 1,401
79 Kuusisaari (Helsinki)  Finland 588 (2008) 0.40 1,395
80 Unguja  Tanzania 896,721 (2012) 643 1,395
81 Île Jésus (Laval)  Canada 400,000 (2010) 245 1,384
82 Smögen  Sweden 1,437 (2005) 1.04 1,381
83 Öckerö  Sweden 3,269 (2005) 2.39 1,368
84 Mercer Island  United States Lake Washington 22,699 (2010) 16.4 1,333
85 Île de la Cité (Paris)  France Seine River 1,168 (2007) 0.9 1,297
86 Labuan  Malaysia 100,000 (2010) 85 1,177
87 Capri  Italy Tyrrhenian Sea 12,200 (2002) 10.4 1,170
88 Okinawa Island  Japan Pacific Ocean 1,384,762 (2009) 1,207.87 1,146
89 Penghu Island  Taiwan 70,200 (2010) 64 1,100
90 Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island  United States San Francisco Bay 2,500 (2010) 2.334 1,071
91 Java  Indonesia Indian Ocean, Java Sea 141,000,000 (2015) 132,187 1,067

Notable islands[edit]

Island Country Population Area
km²
Density
per km²
Year Refs
Kinmen  Taiwan 122,974 132 932 2008
Mauritius  Mauritius 1,263,089 1,865 677 2012
Taiwan  Taiwan 23,000,000 35,801 642 2008
Aquidneck Island, Rhode Island  United States 60,870 98 621 2000
Luzon  Philippines 48,520,774 104,688 463 2010 [9][10][11]
Honshū  Japan 103,000,000 230,500 447 2005 [12]
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 3,994,259 9,104 439 2007
Lamma Island  Hong Kong 5,500 13.74 400 2007
Kyūshū  Japan 13,231,995 35,640 371
Réunion  France 840,974 2511 335 2013
Sri Lanka (main island)  Sri Lanka 21,184,000 65,268 325 2008
Mindanao  Philippines 29,968,174 94,630 317 2010 [10][13]
Great Britain  United Kingdom 61,450,000 209,331 294 2011
Awaji Island  Japan 147,359 592.17 249
Majorca  Spain 869,067 3640.11 239
Shikoku  Japan 4,141,955 18,800 220 2005
Sicily  Italy 5,051,075 25,700 197 2010
Langkawi, Kedah  Malaysia 65,000 479 136 2010
Sulawesi (Celebes)  Indonesia 17,371,783 180,681 96 2010
Sumatra  Indonesia 45,000,000 470,000 96 2005 [14]
Ireland  Ireland and  United Kingdom (Northern Ireland) 6,197,100 84,421 73 2008
Borneo  Indonesia,  Brunei,  Malaysia 21,258,000 748,168 28 2014
Iceland  Iceland 350,710 101,826 3.4 2018

Least densely populated islands[edit]

There are numerous uninhabited or deserted islands. The largest uninhabited island in the world is Devon Island in Canada.

  • Greenland (part of Denmark) population 56,452; area 2,166,086 square kilometres/836,109 square miles = 1 person per 38.37 square kilometres/14.81 square miles or 0.02 persons per square kilometre/0.06 persons per square mile.
  • Baffin Island (part of Nunavut, Canada) population 11,000; area 507,451 square km/195,927.9 square mi = 1 person per 46.13 km2/17.81 sq mi or 0.02 persons per km2/0.05 persons per sq mi.
  • Victoria Island (Canada) population 1,875; area 217,291 km2/83,897 sq mi = 1 person per 115.88 km2/44.7 sq mi or 0.009 persons per km2/0.02 persons per sq mi.
  • Ellesmere Island (part of Nunavut, Canada) population 146; area 196,235 km2/75,767 sq mi = 1 person per 1,344.08 km2/518.95 sq mi or 0.000744 persons per km2/0.0019 persons per sq mi.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Is This the Most Crowded Island in the World? (And Why That Question Matters)". Longreads. 
  2. ^ "Pulau Bungin, Hidup Sesak di Pulau Terpadat". Kompas. 
  3. ^ "Bagaimana hidup di Pulau Bungin yang dijuluki terpadat?". BBC. 
  4. ^ "PULAU BUNGIN, PULAU TERPADAT KARENA KETERIKATAN BUDAYA". Ditjen PDT. 
  5. ^ Tiempo, Casa Editorial El. "Santa Cruz, un islote tan pequeño que no hay lugar para sus muertos". El Tiempo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-03-27. 
  6. ^ Tsuen Wan District Summaries of Written Representations
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ [2]
  9. ^ "Luzon (island, Philippines)". Britannica. Retrieved 4 December 2009. 
  10. ^ a b Eur (2002). Far East and Australasia 2003, 34th edition. Routledge. Retrieved 4 December 2009. 
  11. ^ Composed of 7 administrative regions excluding island provinces
  12. ^ Composed of 34 prefectures including minor outlying islands
  13. ^ "Mindanao (island, Philippines)". Britannica. Retrieved 4 December 2009. 
  14. ^ Composed of 8 provinces including minor outlying islands