The earth is mostly covered by water, with continents and islands above it. Which island is the largest in the world?
The largest island in the world is Greenland. This island in the North Atlantic covers an area of 2,130,800 square kilometers. Due to its location close to the North Pole, its surface is mostly covered with ice. Ice covers a whopping 1,755,637 square meters on Greenland’s surface. This accounts for over 80% of its total area.
The second largest island in the world is New Guinea. The area of this island in the Pacific Ocean is 785,753 square kilometers.