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Island Countries Quiz

There are 47 countries that are located entirely on islands. How many can you name?
On islands = not on a continent. Islands can be shared by multiple countries
Includes countries that have small overseas territories on continents
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Last updated: December 9, 2019
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First submittedJune 28, 2010
Times taken575,289
Average score74.5%
Rating4.99
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km²
Country
(7,692,024)
(Australia)
1,904,569
Indonesia
587,041
Madagascar
462,840
Papua New Guinea
377,930
Japan
342,353
Philippines
270,467
New Zealand
242,900
United Kingdom
109,884
Cuba
103,000
Iceland
70,273
Ireland
65,610
Sri Lanka
48,671
Dominican Republic
36,193
Taiwan
28,896
Solomon Islands
27,750
Haiti
km²
Country
18,272
Fiji
14,874
East Timor
13,943
Bahamas
12,189
Vanuatu
10,991
Jamaica
9,251
Cyprus
5,765
Brunei
5,130
Trinidad and Tobago
4,033
Cape Verde
2,842
Samoa
2,040
Mauritius
1,862
Comoros
965
Sao Tome and Principe
811
Kiribati
765
Bahrain
751
Dominica
km²
Country
747
Tonga
710
Singapore
702
F. S. Micronesia
616
St. Lucia
459
Palau
452
Seychelles
442
Antigua and Barbuda
430
Barbados
389
St. Vincent and the
Grenadines
344
Grenada
316
Malta
300
Maldives
261
St. Kitts and Nevis
181
Marshall Islands
26
Tuvalu
21
Nauru
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Level 33
Oct 7, 2019
Forgot the UK was an Island .I dont really think of it as that
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Level 67
Oct 10, 2019
Forgot about Indonesia and Papua New Guinea and then I remembered at the end cuz I was like "How am I missing 2 major ones?"
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Level 67
Dec 3, 2019
the area of ireland is wrong btw ;)
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Level 28
Dec 3, 2019
What about Greece and Canada
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Level 60
May 29, 2020
They aren't completely on islands
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Level 17
Dec 3, 2019
I forgot the UK and Ireland! :O
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Level 82
Dec 9, 2019
Just gonna join the chorus. The area of Ireland is very wrong. The Republic of Ireland is 70,273 sq km. Even if you counted Northern Ireland, you only reach 84,000, so I'm not sure where this number came from.
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Level ∞
Dec 9, 2019
The wrong number was obviously copy-pasted from the Iceland row somehow. Fixed now, thanks.
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Level 51
Dec 26, 2019
How did I miss NZ
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Level 37
Jan 11, 2020
All the country in the world are islands by this logic. The Americas, Eurasia, Africa and Oceania are islands.
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Level 60
May 29, 2020
No, those are continents. Everything smaller than Greenland (or the same size) is an island. Everything bigger (Australia, Afro-Eurasia and America) is a continental Landmass.
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Level 50
Feb 9, 2020
Come on Cyprus. Nicos Sampson 2020 🇬🇷🇨🇾
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Level 68
Mar 5, 2020
Missed UK. Got East Timor. Sorry
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Level 31
Apr 22, 2020
Actually, all these countries have embassies on continents, so none are really island countries
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Level 91
Sep 18, 2023
This is a common misconception. Although embassies and consulates are commonly referred to as "home soil," and considered the property of the represented country, the Vienna Convention does not state that the property is territory of the embassy's country. Just as a private citizen can own land that is still part of their country, an embassy or consulate is owned by a foreign nation, but with the added stipulation that the governing law on that property is that of the foreign state.
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Level 48
May 20, 2020
I can't believe I missed Fiji. At least I got everything else!
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Level 60
May 29, 2020
Nooo i missed Singapore
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Level 25
Jun 15, 2020
Yay! I got all of them in 3:54!
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Level 35
Oct 12, 2020
i got everything
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Level 44
Oct 28, 2020
I got all but Micronesia :(
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Level 24
Oct 30, 2020
Excellent quiz but there is one technical error given the rules set out by yourself: the UK is not a country entirely located on an island/s, since the British overseas possession of Gibraltar is part of the U.K. And Gibraltar has a land border with Spain. So the UK by that definition is not technically all on an island.
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Level 57
Dec 8, 2020
You mention the rules, but did you even read them?

"Includes countries that have small overseas territories on continents"

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Level 42
Nov 25, 2021
Yes, Gibraltar is British, but its status is only as a British Overseas Territory, which is not the integral part of the UK. They are not the same. The UK is still located entirely on islands.
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Level 28
Dec 14, 2020
gg
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Level 57
Dec 22, 2020
Before everyone post more stupid ridiculous comments, remember that even though the UK, for example, touches Ireland, it doesn't change the fact that both of them are located entirely on islands! READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE COMPLAINIG
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Level 35
Jan 3, 2021
how did i manage to get all the tiny pacific islands and lesser antilles but still forget CUBA 😭😭😭
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Level 46
Jan 30, 2021
Only forgot about Singapore ffs 🤦🏼‍♂️
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Level 61
Feb 5, 2021
I got the Philippines first

But why?

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Level 61
Feb 5, 2021
I should've got Bahamas first cause US is near Bahamas
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Level 56
Feb 8, 2021
I can't believe I didn't get Tonga.
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Level 28
Feb 18, 2021
3:40

Scoring

You scored 10/47 = 21%

This beats or equals 4.6% of test takers

The average score is 35

Your high score is 10

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Level 24
May 7, 2021
Thanks?
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Level 37
Feb 19, 2021
Bahrain is an island country? Thought it was similar to Qatar and Kuwait.
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Level 82
Apr 18, 2021
It is both similar to Kuwait and Qatar and an island.
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Level 25
Feb 26, 2021
Why isn't Kiribati on this quiz, it is an island??
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Level 60
Aug 26, 2021
Erm...... it is on the quiz. Are you feeling ok?
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Level 26
Sep 24, 2022
It’s on the quiz…
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Level 25
Feb 26, 2021
Never mind it is on here
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Level 48
Apr 26, 2021
how did i get grenada and not ireland?
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Level 21
Apr 29, 2021
Got Us British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
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Level 26
Sep 24, 2022
Those are both regions of countries
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Level 21
Apr 29, 2021
What about Bermuda?
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Level 24
May 7, 2021
Bermuda is an overseas territory of the UK
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Level 67
Jun 17, 2021
Almost forgot UK and Ireland
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Level 42
Jun 29, 2021
I live in Bahrain so i didnt miss my own country
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Level 36
Jul 14, 2021
I'm actually surprised that I got all of them lol.
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Level 43
Aug 14, 2021
I always forget UK and Ireland in these things
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Level 60
Sep 23, 2021
Harder version here:

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1306568/countries-bordering-island-countries

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Level 67
Oct 13, 2021
Crazy that Papua New Guinea is bigger than Japan. Japan looks way bigger on a map.
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Level 68
Oct 13, 2021
Well reading these comments just made me frustrated with people's inability to read the quiz description or grasp the simple definitions of the terms "countries" and "islands".
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Level 64
Oct 13, 2021
Isn't part of Singapore on mainland Asia?
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Level 64
Oct 15, 2021
nvrmnd I thought part of it was on the mainland
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Level 26
Sep 24, 2022
It’s close but not actually sharing a border with mainland
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Level 21
Oct 13, 2021
brunei is not a island because its basicly part of malaysia because malaysia is not a island but anyway bye
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Level 63
Oct 14, 2021
Brunei is located on the island of Borneo. The fact that Malaysia has territory on both Borneo and the mainland is irrelevant to whether or not Brunei is located entirely on an island.
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Level 68
Aug 3, 2022
What even is your thought process behind this? Baffling.
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Level 26
Oct 28, 2022
Brunei is not “part of Malaysia”. It is a country, not a territory. Some islands can share a border with a territorial region of a country that has its main region on the mainland. Just because this can happen does not mean it is not an island. It is technically surrounded by water, even if it has a border. Because that is also surrounded by water.
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Level 35
Jan 1, 2024
the what the what what?????? bro, Malaysia has both islands and some land on the mainland, making it not completely an island country. Brunei is on the island Borneo, making it a island country as its land is only on islands.
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Level 40
Nov 23, 2021
Bahrain is connected to the land of Saudi Arabia by a bridge but is still and island so thats why only 40% of people got it I think
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Level 26
Oct 28, 2022
Bahrain is only connected to Saudi Arabia from a bridge because it makes it easier for people to get to Bahrain and back. Therefore it is not geographically connected to Saudi Arabia.
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Level 60
Dec 21, 2021
Can you make a version with a map?
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Level 55
Jan 25, 2022
What about Liberland? It is an island, albeit an inland river island on the Danube, between croatia and serbia.
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Level 17
Feb 7, 2022
not a country
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Level 26
Oct 28, 2022
Liberland is a micro-state. It is not recognised by many.
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Level 20
Jan 26, 2022
I guessed everything except such an easy country like... JAPAN, how?
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Level 17
Feb 7, 2022
bro i got 41 right, but how did i miss new zealand
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Level 61
Mar 1, 2022
This quiz is inaccurate. Russia is an island.
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Level 26
Oct 28, 2022
I know right? People have been so bad at these quizzes…
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Level 38
Mar 27, 2022
I almost forgot Taiwan since I’m used to the map saying it’s part of China
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Level 60
May 11, 2022
broooooo i missed taiwan lol
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Level 40
May 25, 2022
I think I did well! 41/47 for an 11 year old!
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Level 68
Aug 3, 2022
An 11 year old Psychologist, cool!
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Level 39
Sep 11, 2022
Many of these countries aren’t even islands cuz they still have borders
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Level 26
Sep 24, 2022
Many countries share a border but there are both technically still on islands
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Level 26
Sep 24, 2022
Can you try making a ‘regional islands’ quiz, like islands that are part of non-island countries? (e.g. Tasmania, Corsica)
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Level 43
Oct 11, 2022
I forgot the UK and Ireland, as well as Cyprus and Jamaica. Such obvious ones to me yet I forgot lol
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Level 26
Oct 28, 2022
Every time I miss one or two countries, mostly different every time…
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Level 16
Nov 3, 2022
You forgot Cyprus, a European country
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Level 91
Sep 18, 2023
You forgot the flamewar.resume() command.
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Level 38
Jan 10, 2023
Me missing philippines is something to not talk about-
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Level 32
Mar 11, 2023
I like how I got Bahrain and missed the United Kingdom enitrely. I mean, we all forget things ocassionally, but I'm Scottish.
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Level 21
May 6, 2023
UK has Gibiltair, so it isn't an insular country, Australia what does it has to do with islands?
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Level 50
Jul 27, 2023
But despite having several overseas territories, the country UK itself is located on an island (well technically 2: "Great Britain" for England, Scotland, and Wales and "Ireland" for Northern Ireland). Its land mass is not connected to continental Europe thus it deserves to be on this list.

Australia, despite being acknowledged as a continent, can also be considered an island as well (a very huge singular island, at that) thus why it's also mentioned here.

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Level 24
May 31, 2023
Missed east timor 💀
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Level 16
Jun 24, 2023
Denmark? Greenland, Zealand etc?
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Level 50
Jul 27, 2023
It says on the description: "...lies entirely on an island" so Denmark is out of the question since its mainland is still attached to continental Europe. The same goes to other countries e.g. Malaysia, USA, Canada, Norway, Sweden, etc which, despite possessing/inhabiting separate islands and/or overseas territories, the mainland are still attached to a continent.

New Zealand is on the list. It's on #7 after the Philippines and before UK.

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Level 91
Sep 18, 2023
Not New. Zealand.
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Level 49
Sep 18, 2023
Wow, fiji is bigger than i expected
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Level 78
Sep 18, 2023
The comments section for this quiz is very entertaining.
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Level 71
Sep 18, 2023
In the case of Australia, I really don't think society should consider a country not to be an island or entirely composed of islands just because it's a continent.
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Level 87
Sep 19, 2023
Then every country would be an island country.
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Level 21
Nov 11, 2023
Didn't know about Bahrain, good quiz tho
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Level 27
Nov 11, 2023
this thing says papua new guinea is bigger than japan like how does that make sence
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Level 31
Dec 26, 2023
I was at the last one in 6 second its st.kittsandnevis i was typing so quick that i did it :)
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Level 37
Dec 31, 2023
Got East Timor, Brunei, Grenada and forgot... Japan and Sri Lanka. Don't ask me about it :|
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Level 20
Jan 7, 2024
Wow, great quiz I forgot Taiwan and Cyprus though.
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Level 30
Mar 16, 2024
i just dont remember singapore when it comes to islands
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Level 26
Mar 29, 2024
Can’t believe I almost missed the UK and Ireland. 😬
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Level 43
Mar 31, 2024
how did i only miss japan and the philippines😭
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Level 45
Apr 11, 2024
I always miss Madagascar on every quiz.