Countries with most islands
Experts find it difficult to decide which is the country that has the most islands in the world, the competition is very tight. Many of these islands are very small and do not appear listed in all counts, so it is difficult to establish an exact top.
1. Countries with most islands. Finland
According to Finland’s National Tourism Office, this country is one that has the largest archipelago in the world, writes VisitFinland.com. No less than 179,000 islands are around Finland, according to the statistical study conducted in 2013. Of course, many of these small islands are formed on lakes or rivers.
2. Countries with most islands. Canada
Few know that the country has many islands. Specifically, 30,000, mostly scattered off Georgian Bay, writes Inside Monkey. The exact number is not yet known islands, which are known collectively as “The 30,000 islands”, of which Parry Island is the largest. Parry is the largest island in the world formed a freshwater lake.
3. Countries with most islands. Indonesia
Indonesia, which many would be tempted to say he has the most islands in the world, is only ranked third. Indonesian authorities declare that their country comprises total 17 508 islands, forming an exciting exotic archipelago. Of these, 6,000 are uninhabited and only 8,800 of them received a name. Tourists were so choice, and here are some of the most isolated islands in the world. The largest islands in Indonesia are Java, Sumatra, Borneo, New Guinea and Sulawesi.
4. Countries with most islands. Australia
Australia contains some of the most beautiful and unique islands. Worth mentioning Fraser Island which is the largest sand island in the world and the white sand beach in the world, Hyams. In total, Australia has over 8,000 islands, the largest Tasmania. Australia is often called the world’s smallest continent and the largest island with an area of 7,692,024 km square. Apart from this large area of land and the island of Tasmania, Australia also includes numerous islands: Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Christmas Island, Cocos Islands, Coral Sea Islands, Heard Island and McDonald Islands.
5. Countries with most islands. Philippines
Philippine archipelago comprising 7,100 islands, all are small pieces of floating tropical paradise like the blue waters of the ocean. The islands are legally Administrative divided into three groups: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The total area of these islands is about 300,000 square kilometers. The islands are volcanic, the Philippine archipelago is located just off the Ring of Fire, an area where earthquakes occur frequently and volcanic eruptions. Given daily over 20 earthquakes in the Philippines, but most are very small and do not feel. There are many active volcanoes, including Mount Pinatubo, which erupted in 1991 with an impressive force.