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List of European islands by population

This is a list of islands in Europe ordered by population. The list is not complete.

Islands with a population over 10,000

Ranking Island countries Population
1 Great Britain  United Kingdom 61,500,000
2 Ireland & 6,399,115
3 Sicily 5,036,666
4 Zealand 2,164,217
5 Sardinia 1,670,219
6 Cyprus & 855,000
7 Majorca 846,000
8 Södertörn 797,333 (2013)
9 Crete 623,666 (2005)
10 Fyn 447,060
11 Malta 406,000
12 Vendsyssel-Thy 306,373
13 Iceland 305,000
14 Corsica 302,000
15 Euboea 218,032 (2005)
16 Vasilievsky Island 202,650
17 Amager 160,064
18 Hisingen 147,200 (2013)
19 Portsea Island 147,088
20 São Miguel Island 141,000
21 Isle of Wight 140,000
22 Rhodes 117,007 (2001)
23 Ibiza 114,000
24 Corfu 111,975 (2001)
25 Södermalm 102,756 (2013)
26 Lesbos Island 90,643 (2001)
27 Menorca 88,400
28 Jersey , crown colony of 88,200
29 Isle of Man , crown colony of 80,000
30 Usedom and 76,500
31 Rügen 73,000
32 Anglesey 68,900
33 Lolland 68,224
34 Guernsey , crown colony of 62,200
35 Venice 62,000
36 Kungsholmen 58,194 (2013)
37 Värmdö 57,497 (2013)
38 Gotland 56,656 (2013)
39 Ischia 56,100
40 Terceira Island 55,833 (2001)
41 Chios 53,817 (2005)
42 Als 51,806
43 Chioggia 51,336
44 Lidingö 43,897 (2013)
45 Falster 43,364
46 Bornholm 43,245
47 Kotlin Island 43,100
48 Kefalonia 42,088 (2005)
49 Zakynthos 41,472 (2005)
50 Saaremaa 39,200
51 Salamis Island 38,022 (2001)
52 Isle of Sheppey 37,852
53 Canvey Island 37,473
54 Tromsøya 35,000 (2007)
55 Samos 33,814 (2001)
56 Hinnøya 32,101
57 Elba 32,000
58 Gozo 31,100
59 Kos 30,947 (2001)
60 Öland 24,984 (2013)
61 Karmøy 29,940
62 Askøy 24,000 (2009)
63 Fasta Åland 23,600
64 Lefkada 22,879 (2005)
65 Streymoy 22,555 (2009)
66 Mors 22,293
67 Port Island (Gdańsk) (Wyspa Portowa) 22,167
68 Sylt 21,000
69 Oléron 20,000
70 Lido di Venezia 20,000
71 Syros 20,000 (2004)
72 Lewis and Harris[1] 19,918
73 Stord 19,400
74 Lauttasaari (Drumsö) 18,965
75 Nøtterøy 18,500
76 Naxos 18,188 (2001)
77 Wolin 18,000
78 Krk 17,860
79 Shetland Mainland 17,550
80 Lemnos 17,000 (2001)
81 Hayling Island 16,887
82 Kalymnos 16,576 (2001)
83 Korčula 16,182
84 Langøya 15,844
85 Ekerö 15,369 (2013)
86 Sotra (Store Sotra) 15,356
87 Orkney Mainland 15,315
88 Faial Island 15,063 (2001)
89 Île de Ré 15,000
90 Pico Island 14,806 (2001)
91 Hammarö 14,709 (2013)
92 Orust 14,562 (2013)
93 Brač 14,031
94 Tjörn 14,024
95 Langeland 13,881
96 Thasos 13,765 (2001)
97 Texel 13,700
98 Holy Island, Anglesey 13,600
99 Aegina 13,552 (2001)
100 Fehmarn 13,000
101 Great Island 13,000
102 Paros 12,853 (2001)
103 Capri 12,200
104 Santorini 11,716 (2001)
105 Sant'Antioco 11,700
106 Walney Island 11,391
107 Hvar 11,103
108 Hiiumaa 11,087
109 Lipari 11,000
110 Eysturoy 10,883 (2009)
111 Vestvågøy 10,700
112 Procida 10,694 (2004)
113 Frösö 10,570 (2013)
114 São Jorge Island 10,500 (2001)
115 Møn 10,448
116 Kvaløya (Troms) 10,300
117 Jeløy 10,156
118 Île de Noirmoutier 10,000

Notes

  • Population figures of Alderney, Sark and Herm are deducted from the population of Bailiwick of Guernsey. These three islands are part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, but are separate islands.
  • It could be argued that some islands of Saint Petersburg, most notably Vasilievsky Island and Kamenny Island, should be added. But it is hard to find any statistics on them which is not in Russian.
  • It is hard to find statistics on Île de la Cité and Île Saint-Louis, the two islands in the Seine in Paris, or to decide whether they belong to the list.
  • Population figures of some small islands of Iceland (f.ex Heimaey are deducted from the population of the republic of Iceland.
  • Madeira Island of Portugal is not included, as it is not a European island.
  • Canary Islands of Spain are likewise not included, as they are not European islands either.
  • To be precise, Venice and Chioggia (two distinct cities, the first one at the centre, the second one at the southern end of the Venice Lagoon) are not two islands themselves, but two groups of larger and smaller lagoon islands, very near one to another but separated by larger and smaller lagoon channels. As for Paris and Saint Petersburg, it would be difficult to find statistics about the population of every single island.
  • The status of Södertörn and Södermalm as islands has been disputed in earlier WorldHeritage articles; the publication of [2] includes a changed definition of an "island" to be used - which clarifies the question, at least in official Swedish statistics.
  • Population figures (as of 31 December 2013) of Swedish islands except Södermalm and Kungsholmen as published by.[3]
  • Population figures for Swedish island Södermalm does not include the population of the smaller, nearby islands Reimersholme and Långholmen, neither is the population of Hammarby Sjöstad.
  • Population figures (as of 31 December 2013) of Swedish islands Södermalm and Kungsholmen are calculated from.[4]

See also

References

  • Population figures are most often from the English, German, French, Spanish or Italian WorldHeritage pages. They are differing and uncertain. Sometimes they refer to censuses, sometimes they are estimates.
  • Population figures of islands with more than 1,000,000 inhabitants are found on this site: http://articles/List_of_islands_by_population
  • Population figures of English and Scottish islands are from the 2001 UK census.
  • Population figures of Croatian islands are found on this site: http://articles/List_of_inhabited_islands_of_Croatia
  • Population figures of Danish islands are found on this site: http://da.WorldHeritage.org/articles/Beboede_danske_øer
  • Population figures of some Greek islands are found on Russian WorldHeritage (The figure of Santorini (Thira) is wrong, though).

References

  1. ^ Note: By tradition and usage, the Isle of Lewis and Isle of Harris are often treated as two different islands.
  2. ^ SCB (Statistics Sweden), [1] "Kust, stränder och öar", 8 December, 2014.
  3. ^ SCB (Statistics Sweden), [2] "De 50 största öarna ", 8 December, 2014.
  4. ^ Statistik om Stockholm, [3].
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