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Countries with Multiple Populous Islands

Name the countries that have multiple islands or parts of islands with a population over 1 million.
Including external territories
Quiz by katalina
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Last updated: July 24, 2019
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# Islands
Country
12
Indonesia
9
Philippines
5
Japan
5
China
# Islands
Country
3
United States
2
Italy
2
United Kingdom
2
New Zealand
103 Recent Comments
+15
Level ∞
Apr 15, 2017
The U.S. might have four, as the population of Oahu in 2015 was 998,000.
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Level 51
Apr 18, 2017
I 'll keep an eye on Oahu then :)
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Level 58
Dec 29, 2021
Oahu has population of 1,016,508 as of 2020
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Level 76
Jun 4, 2017
Or it might have two - is Puerto Rico the only external territory that factors into this list?
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Level 52
Jun 5, 2017
It, Manhattan, and Long Island are the three that are referenced in the quiz I assume
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Level 76
Dec 2, 2019
I think it's Hawai'i, Manhattan, and Long Island
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Level 69
Nov 3, 2020
hawaii isn't one island though
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Level 67
Nov 5, 2020
Hawaii is the name of the state and of the largest island but the most populated Hawaiian island is Oahu
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Level 49
Jul 1, 2022
Thought that Staten Island has more people than just about 500,000 people
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Level 76
Apr 15, 2017
It took a Jetpunk quiz to let me know the South Island has gone past a million people!
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Level 82
Jun 3, 2017
No shame in that!
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Level 74
Jun 3, 2017
Me too!
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Level 66
Jul 28, 2017
Wow... that's a lot of Kiwis...
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Level 45
May 14, 2020
Ironically, the fruit is from China.
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Level 78
Dec 29, 2021
How have none of the nerds on here mentioned that this is not irony?
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Level 66
Dec 29, 2021
Pretty Ironic, huh?
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Level 78
Dec 29, 2021
Ironically, my attempt to educate the comment section about the mislabelling of sarcasm has led to further questionable uses of sarcasm! What a world!
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Level 74
May 9, 2022
I ideologically refuse to use the word "irony" correctly, just to spite that dang robot.
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Level 68
Mar 17, 2023
Now that's ironic!
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Level 66
Apr 18, 2017
cool quizz ;) Thanks
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Level 51
Apr 18, 2017
Thank you!
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Level 53
Apr 19, 2017
Yep, good quiz. Got Italy with 2 seconds remaining.
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Level 25
Mar 28, 2020
I got it with one lol
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Level 59
Apr 19, 2017
Sorry to say but doesn't New Zealand have the Cook Islands and a main one called Stewart Island just south of the South Island?
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Level 63
May 12, 2017
Neither of them are very popoulus. I'm sure for NZ it's North Island and South Island = 2.
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Level 61
Apr 19, 2017
What are the three in the US? I checked Wikipedia, and the only ones it lists above one million are Long Island, Manhattan Island, and Puerto Rico, but I was under the impression that featured quizzes on Jetpunk never count territories such as Puerto Rico as a part of the country that owns them.
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Level 70
Apr 20, 2017
How about Hawaii?
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Level 43
Apr 20, 2017
Oahu maybe, but not The Big Island
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Level 70
Nov 27, 2019
Not a country ;)
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Level 71
Nov 27, 2019
@Sifhraven he means that hawaii(oahu) would count towards the US total islands....
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Level 60
Jun 3, 2017
Um, the quiz says it includes external territories.
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Level 45
May 14, 2020
Some quizzes include external territories, some don't you just have to look at the top in the description.
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Level 67
Apr 20, 2017
I guess there isn't a million people on Newfoundland and Vancouver island...
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Level 61
Jun 3, 2017
Vancouver Island: 759,366 (2011)

Newfoundland: 479,105 (2006)

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Level 62
Jun 4, 2017
I mean, the Island of Montreal has well over a million people (1,942,000), so just one of Vancouver Island or Newfoundland would do.
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Level 41
Apr 20, 2017
Enjoyed
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Level 68
May 21, 2017
Nice quiz.
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Level 65
Jun 3, 2017
Does it mean the entire country has a population over 1 million? Or each of the islands has a population over 1 million
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Level 39
Jun 3, 2017
Each of the islands
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Level 53
Dec 31, 2023
Taiwan has a population of 24 million but not included?
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Level 64
Dec 31, 2023
Because it only has one island with a population of over 1 million.
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Level 42
Jun 3, 2017
Where is Greece?
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Level 66
Jun 3, 2017
Just to the west of Turkey and due South of Macedonia - you can't miss it.
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Level 82
Jun 3, 2017
Greece has many populated islands, but none that are "populous" by the definition used here. Crete is home to only 623,000 people and it goes sharply down from there.
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Level 77
Jun 3, 2017
Darn Italy! Fun quiz
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Level 80
Jun 3, 2017
What about the UK, Ireland, Cuba, etc.?
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Level 74
Jun 3, 2017
Has to have multiple islands each with a population over 1 million.
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Level 58
Jun 13, 2017
UK is on the list. Ireland and Cuba have only one populous island.
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Level 59
Jun 11, 2017
Katalina, look at this link it shows oahu now having a larger population that one million: http://worldpopulationreview.com/states/hawaii-population/
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Level 51
Aug 2, 2017
From your link:"There are eight major islands in Hawaii. Oahu is the largest, with a population of 953,207."
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Level 70
May 24, 2019
still the EXACT same number.... 953.207 ... though it says 2019 data... I somehow doubt that...
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Level ∞
Jul 24, 2019
It's pretty sad really that Google can't take us directly to the Census data. It's not like accurate data is hard to find if you know where to look.
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Level 70
Nov 27, 2019
They, whoever "they" are should atleast be honest/clear about the year the data is from. For all we know it is from 2012, and they just kept updating the year (instead of the population count).

But well, there are sadder things to worry about.

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Level 24
Nov 20, 2017
I live in Canada and was sure you had forgotten that off the list. Now that I check, only Montreal has over 1 million. So, good on you for knowing something about my own country that I was unaware of.
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Level 67
Nov 27, 2019
Yeah, I thought I was going crazy...then I looked it up and discovered that Vancouver Island has only like 750,000 and Nova Scotia is not an island, which I always thought it was.
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Level 53
Oct 28, 2021
I thought Nova scotia was an island in Russia but now I realise the island is called Novaya Zemlya
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Level 74
Mar 4, 2018
I missed Japan ;(
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Level 64
Aug 21, 2019
what about Malaysia??
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Level 63
Nov 27, 2019
The western part of Malaysia (can't bother to look up what it's called) is connected by land to the continent of Asia.
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Level 56
Aug 17, 2020
Malaya, I think :-) It's what the other bit is called that's the question...
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Level 72
Mar 29, 2023
The bit connected to the mainland is Peninsular Malaysia and the other is Malaysian Borneo.
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Level 42
Dec 29, 2021
Only have one (Malaysian part of Borneo Island).
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Level 66
Nov 25, 2019
The wording is grammatically vague and could reference the one million population referring to the country rather than the islands.
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Level 67
Nov 27, 2019
No, it's grammatically correct. You're supposed to put the modifier right after what it's modifying, so the "with a population over 1 million" modifies "islands or parts of islands." To convey what you suggest, the instructions would have to read "name the countries with a population over 1 million that have multiple islands or parts of islands."
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Level 81
Oct 14, 2021
It may be grammatically correct but it can easily be misunderstood.

Name the countries that have multiple islands or parts of islands with (or - each of which have) a population over 1 million.

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Level 68
Dec 29, 2021
Is that a rule, though?
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Level 43
Nov 27, 2019
What about Malaysia?

I know that Malaysia has over 30 million in population and peninsula Malaysia has most of it. But I also know that East Malaysia has a population of at least 5.7 million.

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Level 67
Nov 27, 2019
You'd need a second island, as the quiz asks for countries with multiple islands with a population over one million. East Malaysia also shares Borneo with Brunei and Indonesia, so while it's definitely on an island, I don't know whether it would count within the meaning of this quiz because it has land borders with another country. It's a moot point anyway, unless there is a second Malaysian island with a population over one million.
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Level 63
Nov 27, 2019
(The western part of Malaysia is connected to Asia.)
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Level 49
Jan 11, 2020
Penang Island is not too far off (722,000), but still Malaysia fails to make the list for now.
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Level 76
Dec 29, 2021
I was confused by this. I "knew" that Penang had more than a million, but wasn't aware that the state of Penang includes the mainland area around Butterworth as well.
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Level 46
Nov 27, 2019
I did this thinking I was suppose to only name island countries and me being "smart" I named every single island country. I didn't know countries like USA, China and Italy count.
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Level 85
Nov 27, 2019
What about Tanzania and Zanzibar?
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Level 85
Nov 27, 2019
never mind, see that you need two island, each with over 1 million people.
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Level 86
Nov 28, 2019
I must say that I don't understand the difficulties some people have with the wording. Multiple populous islands, it's pretty clear that there must be at least two islands, each of them with a large population (and 1M is a logical choice).
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Level 72
Nov 29, 2019
I would imagine it's "non-English mothertongue people expecting that English complies with the grammar in their mental schemes", mostly. But also "people who can't read very well" are surely within the complainers.

Normally, whenever I'm part of any of these two, I keep my (metaphorical) mouth shut.

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Level 78
Dec 29, 2021
I would imagine that it is mostly "Earth-born humans who have silly non-precise, linear languages" who struggle to maintain exact grammatical phrasing comprehension.

But "computers who have gained the ability to reason" would surely avoid getting entangled in such discussion and keep its metaphysical mouth shut.

As a non-computer human I can algorithmically break down the grammatical parsing of the intended task accurately. Complainers should be reprogrammed. Conclude comment.

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Level 68
Dec 29, 2021
I would imagine that it's mostly "Americans whose parents were valedictorians" who interpret the caption with ease. :)
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Level 15
Dec 3, 2019
Great quiz. Some countries that are almost there: Spain has 2 islands above 900,000 (Tenerife and Mallorca) and 1 more at 860,000 (Gran Canaria). Malaysia has well over a million in East Malaysia, and more than 800,000 on Penang Island. Canada has well over a million on Île de Montréal and about 780,000 on Vancouver Island.
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Level 51
Dec 5, 2019
Thanks! Interesting info!
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Level 29
Dec 30, 2023
I tried all of those.
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Level 50
Feb 23, 2020
China? Got all but that surprised me when it counted
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Level 68
Jul 7, 2021
Surprised me too
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Level 42
Dec 29, 2021
Me too. I was curious and looked them up. They are, in order, Hainan, Zhongshan, Xiamen, Henan (Haizhu District) & Hong Kong Island, as of 2021.
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Level 53
Oct 15, 2023
Why? Huge population plus huge land area, even tho u know nothing about china it still should be a solid guess.
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Level 36
Feb 25, 2020
What's the second UK island? Northern Ireland is connected to the country of Ireland.
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Level 45
May 14, 2020
Still has over a million people living within northern ireland.
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Level 42
Dec 29, 2021
Parts of islands are counted, according to the instruction.
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Level 65
Dec 29, 2021
Ireland is an island and Northern Ireland is a part of that island and the quiz says "Island or part of an Island
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Level 27
Apr 12, 2021
Just thinking about the Isle of man but that is only 84,000 population
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Level 65
Dec 29, 2021
I got all of them except for Indonesia lol.
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Level 58
Dec 29, 2021
I was expecting the answers with the same number of islands to be listed alphabetically, some of us use that common feature as a hint. Maybe rearrange?
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Level 62
Dec 29, 2021
8/8 first try although it took me some time to remember New Zealand home of Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu hill!
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Level 29
Dec 31, 2021
..What happened to the "turipukakapikikimaungahoronuku" part? Isn't it spelled Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuakitanatahu instead?
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Level 29
Dec 31, 2021
Somehow I missed the most guessed. . . .
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Level 47
Jan 1, 2022
france (mayotte and corsica)
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Level 69
Jan 5, 2022
The quiz requires at least two islands have over a million inhabitants, and neither of those have even half of that.

The French island that gets the closest is actually Réunion at over 800k people, and if you get rid of the surprizingly many cows there you can definitely make it pass a million, but that would only make one island, which isn't enough.

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Level 20
Apr 13, 2022
Very nice quiz💯💯🙂🙂
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Level 46
Aug 7, 2022
Does Fyn have 1 million inhabitants?
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Level 72
Mar 29, 2023
A quick google search reveals that it has a population just shy of half a million.
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Level 49
Dec 30, 2023
Doesn't China have 6?
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Level 80
Dec 31, 2023
I think this is correct. Cangshan in Fuzhou is 1.1M.
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Level 47
Jan 4, 2024
What about Jeju in South Korea?