7 Largest Islands In Indonesia

Findindonesia.com – Hello friends, in this article we will discuss the 7 largest/biggest islands in Indonesia. What do you know about the Indonesian island? Bali Island, Lombok Island? Not wrong, because these islands represent the beauty of Indonesia.

Indonesia is an island-shaped country, consisting of 16,056 islands, consisting of small islands and giant islands. Has a land area of ​​1,922,570 km2 and water area of ​​3,257,483 km2.

Amount of 16,056, is the number of officially named islands that have been registered with the United Nations in 2017 by the Indonesian Government. But the number is still likely to increase because the Indonesian Government is still carrying out further verification in 2018 until now.

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Back to the topic of the largest/biggest islands in Indonesia. Did you know that 3 of the largest islands in Indonesia are included in the 10 lists of the world’s largest islands?

Okay, let’s discuss it immediately. These are the largest islands (based on area) that are part of the Indonesian state.

1. Papua Island

Papua Island
  • Area : 785,753 km2
  • Province : Papua, West Papua
  • World’s largest ranking : 2 (after the Greenland Island)

Formerly known as Irian Jaya. Located in easternmost Indonesia, bordering land with the state of Papua Niugini.

2. Kalimantan Island

Kalimantan Island
  • Area : 748,168 km2
  • Province : West Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, North Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, and Central Kalimantan.
  • World’s largest ranking : 3 (after the Papua Island)

Known as Borneo Island. Bordering land with the state of Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia. In other words, the island of Kalimantan is owned by the 3 countries.

3. Sumatera Island

Sumatera Island
  • Area : 433,0661 km2
  • Province : Aceh, North Sumatera, West Sumatera, South Sumatera, Riau, Jambi, Lampung, Bengkulu.
  • World’s largest ranking :  6 (after the Baffin Island)

Located in the westernmost part of Indonesia, adjacent to Singapore and Western Malaysia.

4. Sulawesi island

Sulawesi island
  • Area : 180,681 km2
  • Province : South Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, North Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, and Gorontalo
  • World’s largest ranking : 11

Formerly known as Celebes, which has 4 peninsulas, and looks like the letter K.

5. Java island

Java island
  • Area : 138,374 km2
  • Province : Jakarta Capital Special Region, Banten, West Java, Yogyakarta, Central Java, and East Java.
  • World’s largest ranking : –

Java island is not only the most populous island in Indonesia but also a populous island in the worlds. Need to know, that more than 50% of the Indonesian population is in Java. And on the island of Java the capital city of the country, Jakarta is located.

6. Timor island

Timor island
  • Area : 28,418 km2
  • Province : East Nusa Tenggara
  • World’s largest ranking : –

Timor Island is owned by 2 countries, namely Timor Leste and Indonesia. Previously Timor Leste was one of Indonesia’s provinces, which had split away in 1999.

7. Halmahera island

Halmahera island
  • Area : 18,040 km2
  • Province : North Maluku
  • World’s largest ranking : –

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