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
1Indonesia276,361,783
2Japan126,050,804
3Philippines111,046,913
4United Kingdom68,207,116
5Madagascar28,427,328
6Australia25,788,215
7Taiwan23,855,010
8Sri Lanka21,497,310
9Haiti11,541,685
10Cuba11,317,505
11Dominican Republic10,953,703
12Papua New Guinea9,119,010
13Singapore5,896,686
14Ireland4,982,907
15New Zealand4,860,643
16Jamaica2,973,463
17Bahrain1,748,296
18Trinidad And Tobago1,403,375
19Timor Leste1,343,873
20Mauritius1,273,433
21Cyprus1,215,584
22Fiji902,906
23Comoros888,451
24Solomon Islands703,996
25Cape Verde561,898
26Maldives543,617
27Malta442,784
28Brunei441,532
29Bahamas396,913
30Iceland343,353
31Vanuatu314,464
32Barbados287,711
33Sao Tome And Principe223,368
34Samoa200,149
35Saint Lucia184,400
36Kiribati121,392
37Micronesia116,254
38Grenada113,021
39Saint Vincent And The Grenadines111,263
40Tonga106,760
41Seychelles98,908
42Antigua And Barbuda98,731
43Dominica72,167
44Marshall Islands59,610
45Saint Kitts And Nevis53,544
46Palau18,169
47Tuvalu11,931
48Nauru10,876

Island Countries 2021