Islands

There are two main type of islands; continental islands and oceanic islands. Continental islands are part of a continental shelf. One example of this is Great Britain is an island that sits on the continental shelf of Europe. Oceanic islands are islands that don’t sit on a continental shelf. Many oceanic islands are formed by undersea volcanoes like Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean.

The term desert island is an island with no people on it. This does not mean that the island is a desert, but rather that it is deserted.

Around 1/6 people of the global population or 1,283,359,000 on the planet live on an island.

Greenland is by far the world’s largest island that is not a continent. It covers 822,706 square miles which is more than double the second largest island, New Guinea. For such a large island, Greenland only has a population of around 56,000 people making it one of the least densely populated places in the world.

  • Photographer: Christopher Della Fave
  • Country: United States
  • State(s): Florida
  • Models: n/a
  • Year(s): 2016

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