Largest Islands by Letter - B

Can you name every island larger than 1,000km² that starts with the letter B?
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Last updated: November 8, 2023
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First submittedDecember 10, 2019
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Area (square km)
Country
Answer
748,168
Brunei/Indonesia/Malaysia
Borneo
507,451
Canada
Baffin Island
70,028
Canada
Banks Island
43,873
None (Antarctica)
Berkner Island
20,000
Brazil
Bananal
16,042
Canada
Bathurst Island
11,413
Indonesia
Bangka
11,206
Russia
Bolshevik Island
11,067
Canada
Bylot Island
9,318
Papua New Guinea
Bougainville Island
8,473
Indonesia
Buru
7,929
South Sudan
Bahr al Jabal Island
5,416
Indonesia
Bali
5,157
Russia
Bolshoy Lyakhovsky Island
4,478
Indonesia
Belitung
4,408
Indonesia
Buton
4,065
United States
Baranof Island
Area (square km)
Country
Answer
3,821
Philippines
Bohol
3,500
None (Antarctica)
Bear Island
2,794
Canada
Borden Island
2,171
Indonesia
Boven Digul
1,935
Equatorial Guinea
Bioko
1,904
Indonesia
Biak
1,900
Indonesia
Bacan
1,810
Russia
Bely Island
1,766
Russia
Bolshoy Shantar Island
1,764
Russia
Bolshoy Begichev Island
1,692
Australia
Bathurst Island
1,660
Russia
Bering Island
1,441
Bangladesh
Bhola Island
1,288
Norway
Barentsøya
1,266
Philippines
Basilan
1,173
Indonesia
Bintan Island
1,150
Canada
Byam Martin Island
8 Comments
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Level 78
Dec 11, 2019
Great quiz. 8/31 - so plenty of room for improvement!
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Level 71
Feb 13, 2020
I thought Balikpapan was the largest settlement on Borneo. It doesn't matter though, I got it anyway.
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Level 76
Feb 18, 2020
The Samarinda population in 2017 was 843,446. The Balikpapan population in 2019 was 852,046. However, the Samarinda one is slightly outdated, so it is hard to tell what the actual largest one is. I am going by the Borneo article on Wikipedia, which says Samarinda currently
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Level 68
Nov 8, 2023
Denpasar is not a country.
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Level 76
Nov 8, 2023
Whoops - That column used to be for the largest settlement on each island. I guess I missed that one when I changed it. Fixed now.
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Level 62
Nov 16, 2023
I'm intrigued by this Bahr al Jabal island; can't find it on the map or in a search on the web. Where in South Sudan is it?
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Level 76
Nov 19, 2023
That's kind of a weird one. It's listed in the Wikipedia page for River island, but the island itself doesn't have its own Wikipedia page. It is formed by the White Nile and Bahr el Zeraf rivers. The island definitely exists (you can see it in this image), but the name is questionable. It looks like Bahr al Jabal is the name of the section of the White Nile that goes around the island, and the Wikipedia editors used that as the name for the island itself. If I find a more official name for the island, I will change it.
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Level 76
Nov 19, 2023
Speaking of strange islands on this list, I am actually more confused about Bear Island. There doesn't appear to be an island of that massive of a size where Wikipedia claims it is. The Bear Island article claims it is also known as Isla Teniente González, but typing that into Google Maps leads to an island in Chile. The official survey that named the island claimed it was 1 mile west of Stonington Island, but the only islands in that vicinity are much smaller than the 3,500 claimed by Wikipedia (and the source Wikipedia got the number from).