Most Populated Islands in the World
Although it would be nearly impossible to give an accurate count of all the world’s islands (simply because there are too many to count and too many variations on what defines an island), scientists estimated that there are about 11,000 permanently inhabited islands in the planet’s lakes, oceans, and seas. These islands are home to over 730 million people — nearly 10% of the world’s population — but even then, questions remain. For example, some might argue Australia is an island, since it is a body of land surrounded on all sides by water, but most others argue it is a continent. (To avoid confusion, Australia is not included on this list.) Wondering which islands are home to the most people? Here are the world’s 10 most populated islands.