Largest Islands in Europe
Island is a land mass, especially one smaller than a continent, entirely surrounded by water. Continents are islands in the strict sense of the words differing from other islands only in size. Here are given some largest island in Europe by area.
Great Britain is an island lying off the western coast of Europe. It is the largest island in Europe and ninth largest in the world. Its total area is 219000 km2 with a population of about 59.6 million people. It is also the third most populated island on Earth.
Iceland is the 2nd largest European island located in North Atlantic Ocean. It has a population of about 320000 and a total area of 103000 km2. This island is volcanically and geologically active. The island’s in interior the highlands of Iceland are a cold and uninhabitable combination of sand and mountains. It is also the world’s 18th largest island.
Ireland is the third largest island in Europe with the area of 84,421 km2. It lies to the northwest of continental Europe and is surrounded by hundreds of islands and islets. It is also the 20th largest island in the world with total population of 6197,100 people.
West spits Bergen is the fourth largest European island located in Norway. It covers approximately 39,044 km2 area and it total population estimated as 5969,190 people. Polar bears are found in this island in coastal areas especially.
Sicily Island is the largest in the Mediterranean Sea, comprising an autonomous region of Italy. It is a volcanic island rather closer to the African coast than Sicily’s. Sicily covers the largest land area in Holy at 25,728 square kilometers and currently has just over five million people.
Sardinia Island Situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, with its app 1800 kilometers of costline, is one of the most popular destinations for visitors. It is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea after sicilly. Sardinia is the sixth largest island in Europe having the population of 1,670,219 inhabitants
North East Land is the 7th largest island in the Europe with an area of 14,443 square kilometers. This island is the second largest island of Norway after west spits Bergen. The east coast of the land is formed by a front of inland ice and about 30% of the island is comprised of wetlands.
Cyprus has some of the finest and largest island in the Mediterranean, particularly in the east. It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and 8th largest in Europe. It measures 240 kilometers long from end to end and 100 km wide. It is home to some of the oddest water wells in the world. The total population of the Cyprus Island is estimated as 870,000 people.
Corsica located in west of holy, southeast of the French mainland and north of the island of Sardinia. This island is the 9th largest island in Europe. It is also known as the most mountainous island in the Mediterranean. Corsica island is 183 kilometer long and 83 kilometer wide. The island’s climate, mountains and coastlines make it popular among tourists.
Crete is the largest island of Greece with a total area of 8300 sq km and two thirds of the whole surface of the island is mountainous.
The island of Crete in Greece has a population of about 520,000 inhabitants. Heracles is the largest city and capital of create