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List of Archipelagos by Number of Islands

List of archipelagos by number of islands, islets, reefs, coral reefs and cays:

Location (total number of islands) Name of the archipelagos Number of islands, islets, reefs, coral reefs and cays
Norway Norwegian Archipelago 240,000[1]
Finland Archipelago Sea 40,000 (approx.)[2]
Canada Canadian Arctic Archipelago 36,563
Canada Thirty Thousand Islands 30,000 (approx.)
Stockholm archipelago, Sweden (34,316[3]) Stockholm archipelago 28,945
Southeast Asia Malay Archipelago 25,000 (approx.)
Södermanland archipelago, Sweden Södermanland archipelago 5,371
Indonesia Indonesian Archipelago 17,508 - 18,306[4]
Swedish East Coast Archipelago (21,628[3]) Småland archipelago 12,740
Sweden Öregrund archipelago 9,722
Sweden Östergötland archipelago 8,888
Philippines Philippine Archipelago 7,641[5]
Finland Kvarken Archipelago 6,500
British Isles British Isles 6,289
Korea Korean Peninsula 3,579
The Bahamas 3,200[6] Bahama Archipelago (Lucayan Archipelago) 3,200
Japan Japanese archipelago
Japan Seto Inland Sea 3,000
Queensland, Australia Great Barrier Reef 2,900 (reefs), 900 (islands)
Chile Chile 2,324
Qu?ng Ninh Province, Vietnam Ha Long Bay 1,960 - 2,000
Saint Lawrence River, Canada-United States border Thousand Islands 1,864
China (5,000) Zhoushan Archipelago 1,390 (islands)
Thailand Thailand 1,430
India Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands, Coastal India 1208
Greece Aegean Sea,Ionian Sea 1,200 - 6,000
Croatia Dalmatia 1,200
Maldives Maldive Islands 1,192 (coral islands)
United States Alexander Archipelago 1,100
Estonia West Estonian archipelago 900[8]
Italy Italy 800
Myanmar Mergui Archipelago 800
Falkland Islands, United Kingdom Falkland Islands 776[9]
New Zealand New Zealand Archipelago 600
Turkey Aegean Sea, Marmara Sea, Black Sea 500 (approx.)

See also


  1. ^ "Norge er lengre enn tidligere antatt". Aftenposten, for SSB. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Nautical chart: International no. 1205, SE61, Baltic Sea, North, Sea of Åland" (PDF).
  3. ^ a b "Swedish islands" (PDF). SCB, The Swedish Statistics Agency. Retrieved 2011.
  4. ^ Central Intelligence Agency. (2009-10-28). "East & Southeast Asia :: Philippines". The World Factbook. Washington, DC: Author. Retrieved 2009-11-07.
  5. ^ Mayuga, Jonathan (10 February 2016). "Namria 'discovers' 400 previously 'unknown' PHL islands using IfSAR". BusinessMirror. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-19. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Facts and Figures of Japan 2007 01: Land" (PDF). Foreign Press Center Japan. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-07-31. Retrieved .
  8. ^ Lääne-Eesti saarestik - Eesti Entsüklopeedia
  9. ^ "The Islands: Location". Falkland Islands Government web site. 2007. Archived from the original on 28 April 2007. Retrieved 2007.

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