Island Countries 2020

An island country is a country that is made up of one or more islands, or land that is surrounded completely by water. Island nations are very unique because of their locations. The main supply of food is fish, and these countries rely heavily on imports from continental nations.

The economies of island nations are also different. Because they are more isolated from trade and economy and have to face such challenges as high shipping costs, these countries typically have very small economies and are significantly impacted by global changes in the economy.

Most island nations have very small populations, although there are some exceptions, such as Japan. There are many island nations around the world. The largest by population is Indonesia, which has a population of over 255 million people. Indonesia is also the largest island country by area.

The second largest island country in the world is Japan, which has a population of over 127 million. There is one additional island country with a population exceeding 100 million, and that nation is the Philippines.

Country Population 2019
Antigua And Barbuda97,118
Australia25,203,198
Bahamas389,482
Bahrain1,641,172
Barbados287,025
Brunei433,285
Cape Verde549,935
Comoros850,886
Cuba11,333,483
Cyprus1,198,575
Dominica71,808
Dominican Republic10,738,958
Fiji889,953
Haiti11,263,077
Iceland339,031
Indonesia270,625,568
Ireland4,882,495
Jamaica2,948,279
Japan126,860,301
Kiribati117,606
Madagascar26,969,307
Maldives530,953
Malta440,372
Marshall Islands58,791
Mauritius1,269,668
Micronesia113,815
Nauru10,756
New Zealand4,783,063
Palau18,008
Papua New Guinea8,776,109
Philippines108,116,615
Saint Kitts And Nevis52,823
Saint Lucia182,790
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines110,589
Samoa197,097
Sao Tome And Principe215,056
Seychelles97,739
Singapore5,804,337
Solomon Islands669,823
Sri Lanka21,323,733
Taiwan23,773,876
Timor Leste1,293,119
Tonga104,494
Trinidad And Tobago1,394,973
Tuvalu11,646
United Kingdom67,530,172
Vanuatu299,882