Top 10 Largest Islands In The World

This list of islands by area includes all islands in the world greater than 2,500 km2 (970 sq mi) and several other islands over 500 km2 (190 sq mi), sorted in descending order by area. For comparison, continents are also shown.

1.Greenland

Greenland

Area : 2,130,800 km2,(822,706 sq mi)

Location : North Atlantic

The inhabitants of Greenland originate from Central Asia. The country is part of the North American continent, but geopolitically the island is part of Europe.

2.New Guinea

New_Guinea

Area : 785,753 km2,(303,381 sq mi)

Location : Southwest Pacific

New Guinea is a large Island in the South West Pacific region. It is the world’s second-largest island, after Greenland, covering a land area of 785,753 km², and the largest wholly within the southern hemisphere.

3.Borneo

borneo

Area : 748,168 km2,(288,869 sq mi)

Location : West mid-Pacific

Borneo, a giant, rugged island in Southeast Asia’s Malay Archipelago, is shared by the Malaysian states Sabah and Sarawak, Indonesian Kalimantan and the tiny nation of Brunei. It’s known for its beaches and ancient, biodiverse rainforest, home to wildlife including orangutans and clouded leopards. In Sabah is 4,095m-tall Mt. Kinabalu, the island’s highest peak, and, offshore, the famed dive site Sipadan Island.

4.Madagascar

Madagascar

Area : 587,713 km2,(226,917 sq mi)

Location : Indian Ocean

Madagascar, a huge island nation off the southeast coast of Africa, is home to thousands of animal species – like lemurs – found nowhere else, plus rainforests, beaches and reefs. Near the busy capital, Antananarivo, is Ambohimanga, a hillside complex of royal palaces and burial grounds, as well as the “Avenue of the Baobabs,” a dirt road lined by massive centuries-old trees.

5.Baffin Island

Baffin

Area : 507,451 km2,(195,928 sq mi)

Location : North Atlantic

Baffin Island, in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, is the largest island in Canada and the fifth largest island in the world. Its area is 507,451 km² and its population is about 11,000.

6.Sumatra

Sumatra

Area : 473,481 km2,(184,954 sq mi)

Location : Northeast Indian Ocean

Sumatra, a large Indonesian island west of Java and south of the Malay Peninsula, is known for its rugged tropical terrain, wildlife and smoldering volcanoes. To the north, the city of Banda Aceh, which was devastated by the 2004 tsunami, has a museum commemorating the disaster. Bustling Medan, the island’s largest city, is a diverse economic hub and gateway to North Sumatra.

7.Honshu

Honshu-Island

Area : 225,800 km2,(87,182 sq mi)

Location : Sea of Japan-Pacific

Honshu is Japan’s main island and home to most of the country’s major cities and cultural sites. On the east coast is the Japanese capital, Tokyo, a busy global hub for finance, industry, fashion and cuisine. Mount Fuji, an iconic, snow-capped volcano, lies southwest of the city. In central Honshu, the city of Kyoto is famed for its Zen temples, gardens lined with cherry blossoms and traditional geisha entertainment.

8.Victoria Island

Victoria-Island

Area : 217,291 km2,(83,897 sq mi)

Location : Arctic Ocean

Victoria Island is an island in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and straddles the boundary between Nunavut and the Northwest Territories of Canada. It is the eighth largest island in the world, and at 217,291 km² is Canada’s second largest island.

9.Great Britain

Area : 209,331 km2,(80,823 sq mi)

Location : off coast of NW Europe

Great Britain is an island separated from the European mainland by the English Channel and North Sea. It comprises the nations of England, Scotland and Wales. Its long history is evident in prehistoric sites such as Neolithic Stonehenge, and medieval castles like those at Warwick, Dover and Caernarfon. Roman ruins include Hadrian’s Wall, which once divided Roman Britain from the northern Scottish lowlands.

10.Ellesmere Island

Ellesmere

Area : 196,236 km2,(75,767 sq mi)

Location : Arctic Ocean

Ellesmere Island is part of the Qikiqtaaluk Region of the Canadian territory of Nunavut. Lying within the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, it is considered part of the Queen Elizabeth Islands

Top 10 Myths around the World

Myths around the world

There are the universal myths—myths that crop up repeatedly in cultures separated by hundreds of miles and thousands of years. These myths are so near-universal that their prevalence is downright spooky.

10. The Old Religion

The Old Religion
The Myth: An Old Religion was practiced in rural Europe until it was stamped out by the witchcraft persecutions, which killed millions of women.

The Witch-cult is the term for a hypothetical pre-Christian, pagan religion of Europe that allegedly survived into at least the early modern period. The theory was postulated by some 19th and 20th century scholars based upon the conspiracy theory that the European witchcraft which had been persecuted in the witch-hunt had been a part of a Satanic plot to overthrow Christianity, and indeed most of the evidence for the theory was compiled by studying the accounts of the persecutors in the witch trials in Early Modern Europe. The theory notably gave rise to several neopagan religions, such as Wicca and Stregheria in the 20th century. In fact, there was no “old religion” and modern day Wicca originated in the 20th century and was popularized by Gerald Gardner in 1954.

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Top 10 Festival around the World

1. The Konaki Sumo festival – Japan

The Konaki Sumo festival – Japan
This is the festival of crying baby. Sound weird? Well, it is strange! When this festival arrives, the Sumo battalion, that involves very heavy-body fighters, picks up the babies. Obviously, seeing such lofty men, the babies automatically start crying out of fear. This is like a competition in which the lofty man who quickly breaks down becomes the winner. There is a belief behind this that the crying ensures the babies’ quick growth. So, on this special day, sobs and weeps are regarded as the healthy signs, more specifically, as a blessing for better health.

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Top 10 Largest Beach in United States

1. Bahia Honda State Park, Florida

Bahia Honda State Park, Florida
First, on our best beach list is Bahia Honda. This park has several white sandy beaches for you to enjoy. Calusa is the smallest beach; it is located on the northwest side of the island. There are several small pavilions in this area and a bathhouse with outdoor, fresh water showers. Loggerhead is the shallowest beach and is located on the south side of the island. It is known for the large shallow sand bar just a few feet offshore. It shares the same bathhouse with the Calusa beach. Sandspur is the largest beach; it is located on the southeast end of the island. There are three large pavilions in the Sandspur area and a bathhouse with outdoor, fresh water showers.

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Top 10 Bridges in the World

Top 10 bridges in the world

Top 10 bridges in the world are

10. The Verrazano Narrows Bridge

The Verrazano Narrows Bridge
Named after the famous Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazano, this bridge has a tower 693 feet height and has a central span of 4260 feet (1298 m). Built in 1964 until 1981. It is the largest suspension bridge in the world. The bridge connects Brooklyn with Staten Island and has played an important role in the development of the Big Apple area.

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Top 10 Lakes in USA

10. Shahola Lake, Pennsylvania

Shahola Lake
Beat the worst of the summer heat with a trip Shahola Lake in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. When you’re not at the lake, you’ll enjoy dozens of trails designed for hikers of all levels of experience. A few of the trails throughout the Pocono Mountains allow horseback riding as well. Keep your eyes peeled for bear, deer, rabbits, and even turkeys. In the wintertime, there are plenty of ski resorts with activities for the entire family.

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Top 10 Museum in India

1. H H Maharaja Jiwaji Rao Scindia Museum

Situated in the Jai Vilas Place, the Scindia Museum has a variety of objects ranging from sculptures, bronze weapon’s miniature paintings, manuscripts and coins.

Established in 1964, is controlled by a private trust. On view are a variety of objects ranging from sculpture, bronzes, weapons, miniature paintings, manuscripts and coins.

Also displayed are Persian carpets, cutglass and crystal ornaments, Chinese, Japanese and European art and bric-a-brac, Malabar and Madurai woodwork, a mechanical silver train which was used as drinks trolley and the gold painted Durbar Hall.

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Top 10 Tourist places in Malaysia

10. Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands
The Cameron Highlands is one of Malaysia’s most extensive hill stations, first developed by the British in the 1920s. It has a population of more than 34,000 people consisting of Malays, Chinese, Indians and other ethnic groups. The Cameron Highlands is renowned for its trails. They lead visitors through the forest to waterfalls and other tranquil spots. Apart from its jungle walks, the sanctuary is also known for its tea plantations and visitors can book several “tea factory” tours.

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