Island Countries 2021

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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.

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.

Island Countries 2021

Rank Country 2021 Population
Indonesia276,361,783
Japan126,050,804
Philippines111,046,913
United Kingdom68,207,116
Madagascar28,427,328
Australia25,788,215
Taiwan23,855,010
Sri Lanka21,497,310
Haiti11,541,685
Cuba11,317,505
Dominican Republic10,953,703
Papua New Guinea9,119,010
Singapore5,896,686
Ireland4,982,907
New Zealand4,860,643
Jamaica2,973,463
Bahrain1,748,296
Trinidad And Tobago1,403,375
Timor Leste1,343,873
Mauritius1,273,433
Cyprus1,215,584
Fiji902,906
Comoros888,451
Solomon Islands703,996
Cape Verde561,898
Maldives543,617
Malta442,784
Brunei441,532
Bahamas396,913
Iceland343,353
Vanuatu314,464
Barbados287,711
Sao Tome And Principe223,368
Samoa200,149
Saint Lucia184,400
Kiribati121,392
Micronesia116,254
Grenada113,021
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines111,263
Tonga106,760
Seychelles98,908
Antigua And Barbuda98,731
Dominica72,167
Marshall Islands59,610
Saint Kitts And Nevis53,544
Palau18,169
Tuvalu11,931
Nauru10,876

Island Countries 2021