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Most Populous Islands by Letter

For each letter, name the island with the most inhabitants.
The Australian mainland is not considered to be an island
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Last updated: October 7, 2021
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Letter
Island
Population
A
Ambon
441,000
B
Borneo
23,720,000
C
Cuba
11,318,747
D
Dongchong Island
191,019
E
Euboea
210,815
F
Flores
1,831,000
G
Great Britain
66,397,821
H
Honshū
104,000,000
I
Ireland
6,894,291
J
Java
147,795,436
K
Kyūshū
13,200,000
L
Luzon
64,260,312
M
Madagascar
28,479,665
Letter
Island
Population
N
New Guinea
14,800,000
O
Okinawa Island
1,301,000
P
Panay
4,542,926
Q
Qeshm
148,993
R
Réunion
837,868
S
Sumatra
58,880,000
T
Taiwan
23,865,820
U
Unguja
896,721
V
Vancouver Island
870,297
W
Isle of Wight
139,800
X
Xiamen Island
2,040,000
Y
Yangzhong
334,977
Z
Zhongshan Island
2,890,000
9 Comments
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Level 78
Oct 8, 2021
Great quiz. Crazy that there is no more populous "W" island than the one given.
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Level 82
Oct 13, 2021
A lot of populous islands seem to all cluster around G-M
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Level 82
Oct 13, 2021
I was also surprised to see that Zhongshan was more populous than Zamboanga - but upon looking it up I discovered that while there is a city, a province, and a peninsula in the Philippines with that name, there exists no island.
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Level 77
Oct 13, 2021
Crazy that there are 2 million and Xiamen alone, talk about cramped.
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Level 60
Oct 13, 2021
Not convinced that Isle of Wight starts with a W, as "Wight" on its own would be pretty much meaningless. To me it starts with an "I".
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Level 57
Oct 13, 2021
I probably should have stated this in a caveat, but for many islands which have the world "island" at the end, I do not require people to write the word "island". In keeping with the same principle, I decided that the "Isle of" part should not be required, though I understand that this could be controversial.
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Level 72
Oct 16, 2021
Had to do a double-take on Vancouver Island, since that's where I'm originally from. I didn't realise its population had grown quite that much :-p Provincial estimates put the population close to 25K lower from last year!
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Level 68
Oct 26, 2021
So, we're not considering all of Eurasia an island now?
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Level 47
May 3, 2024
Is it Guinea?