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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Islands: The Largest, The Smallest, The Most Remote

May 11, 2008-May 17, 2008

Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat) is the largest island in the world. It covers an area of 2,166,086 square kilometers or 836,109 square miles. It is nearly thrice as large as New Guinea, the world’s second largest island. Greenland is found between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans. It is a self-governing province of the Kingdom of Denmark.

According to the Guinness Book of Records, the world’s smallest island is none other than the Bishop Rock. Bishop Rock is literally a small rock with an uninhabited 45-meter tall lighthouse on it. It lies at the westernmost portion of the Isles of Scilly in the United Kingdom along with the other 1,040 islands. It has an area of only about 2 acres, a size comparable to the summer’s pasturage of at least one sheep.

Bouvet Island is the most remote or most isolated island in the world. It is an uninhabited sub-Antarctic volcanic island found in the South Atlantic Ocean which is a dependency of Norway. The nearest land from it is the uninhabited Queen Maud Land in Antarctica, over 1,600 kilometers (994 miles) away to the south. On the other hand, the nearest populated land from Bouvet Island is Tristan da Cunha (a dependency of the British overseas territory of Saint Helena), 2,260 kilometers (1,404 miles) away and South Africa, 2,580 km (1,603 miles) away.

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7 comments:

beingadaddy said...

Wow its very hard to believe they would even call bishop rock and island... I'd think just because it has a lighthouse on it, that wouldn't make it anything more then a rock with a lighthouse!

Shows what I know!

Term paper writing said...

This is amazing snaps are very sharp and clear

PMI-001 said...

It really a gorgeous island also important because it covers a long long area.

642-812 said...

All the locations are amazing to watch, I wish if I could watch it live through my eyes.

642-901 said...

I just want to ask you for the permission to use these picture on my blog?

NFL Draft said...

Wow,if i have enough money i want to travel there.SO beautiful.

rab sleeping bags said...

An island may still be described as such despite the presence of an artificial land bridge, for example Singapore and its causeway, or the various Dutch delta islands, such as IJsselmonde. Some places may even retain "island" in their names for historical reasons after being connected to a larger landmass by a wide land bridge, such as Coney Island.