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Topic: List of islands by population


  
  Island Directory Home Page
Islands have long been noted for their unique fauna and flora which are particularly vulnerable to disturbance and destruction by human activities.
Small islands close to and not differing from nearby larger land areas are not listed separately, whereas remote islands of similar size are generally covered.
Finally, islands in shallow water (with depths of less than 100 metres to an adjacent land mass) have only been islands since the last ice ages, with less opportunity to develop unique biological features, and are thus not treated in the same detail.
islands.unep.ch /isldir.htm   (2646 words)

  
  List of islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of islands of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
List of islands of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
List of islands of Indonesia, Islands of Indonesia
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_islands   (151 words)

  
 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Continental islands are bodies of land that lie upon the continental shelf of a continent.
An atoll is an island formed from a coral reef that has grown on an eroded and submerged volcanic island.
Also, when defining islands as pieces of land that are completely surrounded by water, narrow bodies of water like rivers and canals are generally left out of consideration.
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 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: List of islands by population   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Solomon Islands is a Constitutional Monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom recognised as the head of the State of Solomon Islands, a Commonwealth Realm.
The national flag of Solomon Islands is divided diagonally by a thin yellow stripe from the lower hoist-side corner representing the sun; the upper triangle (hoist side) is blue representing the blue sky with five white five-pointed stars in an X pattern; the lower triangle is green representing the greeny patch of lands.
Honiara, population 30,413 (1986), is the capital of the Solomon Islands.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/List-of-islands-by-population   (1352 words)

  
 Small Island Developing States Network: List of Islands
Population: 749,000 (2002); Terrain: volcanic islands; Coastline: 340 km
Population: 13,008 (July 2004 estimate) a/ ; Terrain: flat and low-lying island of coral and limestone; Coastline: 61 km
Population: 5,032,000 (2002); Terrain: coastal lowlands, mountains; Coastline: 5,152 km
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 Island: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The southernmost chain is the Austral Islands (Austral Islands: A chain of small islands in French Polynesia), with its northerly trending part the atolls in the nation of Tuvalu (Tuvalu: A group of coral islands in Micronesia southwest of Hawaii).
An atoll (atoll: An island consisting of a circular coral reef surrounding a lagoon) is an island formed from a coral reef (coral reef: A reef consisting of coral consolidated into limestone) that has grown on an eroded and submerged volcanic island.
Tidal island (Tidal island: a tidal island is a piece of land that is connected to the mainland by a causeway that...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/island   (1317 words)

  
 List of islands by population - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of islands in the world ordered by population.
It includes all islands with a population of more than 1,000,000 people.
See also the list of islands and the list of islands by area.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_islands_by_population   (266 words)

  
 List of islands by area - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This is a list of islands in the world ordered by area.
This section of the list is not comprehensive; it shows how the areas of other large islands compare.
Colombia (an inland fluvial island in the Magdalena River, not to be confused with the Caribbean Venezuelan island)
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/list_of_islands_by_area   (164 words)

  
 Solomon Islands Characterization @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The political stage of the Solomon Islands is further influenced by its diplomatic importance to China (PRC) and Taiwan (ROC).
The islands' ocean-equatorial climate is extremely humid throughout the year, with a mean temperature of 27° C (80° F) and few extremes of temperature or weather.
Most of the islands are part of the Solomon Islands rain forests ecoregion, which also includes the islands of Bougainville and Buka, which are part of Papua New Guinea, these forests have come under pressure from forestry activities.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Solomon_Islands   (1795 words)

  
 island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Continental islands are bodies of land that are connected by the continental shelf to a continent.
That is, these islands are part of an adjacent continent and are located on the continental shelf of that continent.
Another subtype is the barrier island: accumulations of sand on the continental shelf.
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Continental islands are bodies of land that lie upon the continental shelf of a continent.
The southernmost chain is the Austral Islands, with its northerly trending part the atolls in the nation of Tuvalu.
An atoll is an island formed from a coral reef that has grown on an eroded and submerged volcanic island.
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 List of islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
* List of islands of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
* List of islands of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
* List of islands of Indonesia, Islands of Indonesia
www.paloweb.com /wikipedia.asp?l=en&pages=List+of+islands   (289 words)

  
 Honshū -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It is the seventh largest island, and the second most populous island in the world after Java (see the list of islands by size, population).
The island is roughly 1300 km long and ranges from 50 to 230 km wide, and its total area is 230,500 km², around 60% of the total area of Japan.
The population is 98,352,000 (as of 1990, in 1975 it was 89,101,702), concentrated in the available lowlands, notably in the Kanto plain where 25% of the total population reside in and around Tokyo and Yokohama.
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 List of islands in the Pacific Ocean - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about List of islands in the Pacific Ocean   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The territory comprised over 2,000 islands and atolls and was assigned to the USA in 1947.
In December 1990 the UN Security Council voted to dissolve its trusteeship over the islands with the exception of Palau.
The Marshall Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia were granted UN membership in 1991.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /List+of+islands+in+the+Pacific+Ocean   (174 words)

  
 Island Directory Field List
See the table of islands by altitude (for islands over 400 m).
See the tables of islands by geological type: atoll, low islands, raised coral, volcanic, continental.
See the table of islands by population density.
islands.unep.ch /isldfld.htm   (2911 words)

  
 Island   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
An island is any piece of land smaller a continent and larger than a rock that is completely surrounded by water.
These islands arise from volcanoes where subduction of one plate under another is Examples include the Marianas Islands the Aleutian Islands and most of Tonga in the Pacific Ocean.
Over long of time this type of island is eroded down and "drowned" by isostatic adjustment becoming a seamount.
www.freeglossary.com /Island   (879 words)

  
 List of islands of New Zealand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
New Zealand consists of a large number of islands.
Stewart Island/Rakiura is by far the biggest of the smaller islands, although Waiheke Island has the third-largest population.
The New Zealand sub-antarctic islands are considered World Heritage Sites.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Islands_of_New_Zealand   (210 words)

  
 1000 Islands Ecology - Protocols for a Population-Level Monitor of Bullfrogs in the Thousand Islands Ecosystem
Future investigations into the status of knowledge on anuran genetics and populations are also recommended, as is increased networking and information-sharing among academia, government, and private conservation agencies regarding their activities and studies as they pertain to the status of anuran populations.
Lawrence Islands National Park [SLINP]) that its heritage protection mandate can be better achieved by recognizing the larger ecosystem within which SLINP is located and working with other heritage protection and resource management agencies, as well as private landowners, to maintain or enhance the integrity of this ecosystem.
The development and deployment of statistically valid population sampling techniques is largely in response to the perceived phenomenon of world-wide amphibian population declines.
members.tripod.com /~Oliver_Kilian/papers/bullfrog/bullfrog.htm   (6610 words)

  
 Home - Channel Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Loyal Toast The Channel Islands are not represented in the UK Parliament and each Island has its own primary legislature, known as the States of Guernsey and the States of Jersey, with Chief Pleas in Sark and the States of Alderney.
Clameur de Haro The inhabited islands of the Channel Isles are Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm (the main islands); Jethou, Brecqhou (Brechou), and Lihou.
The term survives in administrative usage in the Channel Islands, which for administrative purposes are grouped into the two bailiwicks of Jersey (comprising the island of Jersey and the islets known as the Minquiers and Ecréhous) and Guernsey (comprising the islands of Guernsey, Sark, Alderney, Brecqhou, Herm, Jethou and Lihou).
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 Major Religions Ranked by Size
The list was created by the same people who collected and organized this database, in consultation with university professors of comparative religions and scholars from different religions.
A listing of doctrinally and organizationally meaningful divisions or denominational "branches" (such as Catholic, Eastern/Orthodox Christian, Sunni Islam, Shiite Islam, Evangelical Christian, Mahayana Buddhism, Theravada Buddhism, etc.) would clearly be useful, but that is the subject of a different list: Major Branches of Major World Religions.
This list is based primarily on the degree of doctrinal/theological similarity among all the various sub-groups which belong to these classifications, and to a lesser extent based on diversity in practice, ritual and organization.
www.adherents.com /Religions_By_Adherents.html   (11821 words)

  
 List of islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This is a list of island s in the world grouped by ocean s and by continent s.
French and Old French liste "strip, band; list, note", from Italian lista, from a Germanic source.
the list of repairs and finish work required to complete a large project, such as the construction of a building; a list of problems to correct
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-List_of_islands.html   (620 words)

  
 NPR : Galapagos Plants, Wildlife Under Threat
A boom in the human population -- both tourists and workers -- is overwhelming the Pacific islands.
Four of the islands are inhabited, and on the edge of the largest town, Puerto Ayora, construction is booming.
The islands of the Galapagos are a national park and the surrounding waters a marine reserve run by Ecuador.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=4788767   (510 words)

  
 Researchers Say Virgin Islands' Fish Population Is Dangerously Low   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
It was for that reason that President Bill Clinton expanded the Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument from 800 acres (320 hectares) to 1,900 acres (760 hectares) in 2001.
During the study, the NOAA team saw just one Nassau grouper, a fish once common to the area which scientists say was nearly fished out of existence in the 1970s and 1980s before receiving federally protection.
A candidate for the endangered species list, the Nassau grouper and the similar yellow fin grouper spawn during full winter moons at an area known as the Grammanik Bank, about 3 miles (about 5 kilometers) south of St. Thomas.
www.flmnh.ufl.edu /fish/InNews/virginislands2004.htm   (431 words)

  
 Highest lowest biggest smallest tallest deepest oldest youngest Continents Countries Cities Dependencies Deserts ...
Numerous areas of the world (most often islands) are under the economic and military protection of another country.
Numbers shown are the population within the recognized city limits, and do not include people living in the immediate surrounding area outside of the established border of the city.
Numbers shown are the population within the immediate surrounding area of the established border of the city, and also include the city limit population figures.
www.worldatlas.com /geoquiz/thelist.htm   (589 words)

  
 Falkland Islands on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The islands are administered as a British crown colony with the capital at Stanley.
From 1908 to 1985 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands were dependencies of the colony.
The British have long claimed the islands, based on probable discovery by the navigator John Davis in 1592; but they have been claimed and occupied at various times by Spain, France, and Argentina.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/f/falklandi1.asp   (500 words)

  
 List of islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
List of islands of Antarctica and the Ocean
List of islands of the Republic of (Taiwan)
Rhode Island in the Colonial Wars has a brief history of the King George's War (1740-1748) and the Old French and Indian War (1755-1762).
www.freeglossary.com /Islands_of_the_world   (238 words)

  
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This pair of islands is known as Inagua.
Mayaguana is the least developed and most isolated island within The Bahamas family of islands.
This island pair maintains a distinct blend of international glamour and tropical ease, giving travelers freedom to do everything or nothing at all.
www.bahamas.com /bahamas/island/index.aspx   (561 words)

  
 List Of Islands By Area   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
the situation in East Timor and the Solomon Islands, and the...
7,600,000 km², is generally considered to be a continental landmass, rather than an island.
List of islands (by country), List of islands by population
www.wikiverse.org /list-of-islands-by-area   (261 words)

  
 Population, Migration and Refugees, Reproductive and Sexual Rights - Independent News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
he world's population is growing at a pace of some 77 million people per year (UNFPA), and its problems are far from decreasing.The ever-increasing demand on the earth's finite natural resources is making it difficult for many to live at subsistence levels.
It is estimated that in the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) the population will triple by 2050, thus growing fastest in regions least prepared to meet people's basic needs.
The world's population is not only growing but also changing in structure, organisation and size (population ageing, high mortality rates due to HIV/Aids and infectious diseases, refugee movements, illegal migration, among others).
www.ipsnews.net /population.asp   (773 words)

  
 CBD - Letterhead   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Bush administration has been delaying the protection of this population, despite recommendations from agency biologists that listing is needed to prevent the population from going extinct.
In response to this decline, the Center filed a formal administrative petition in October of 2000 requesting that the population in the Aleutian Islands be protected under the ESA.
The Service agreed to move the listing process forward on a time-frame acceptable to the Center, promising to protect the species under the Act by the end of Fiscal Year 2002 (October 2002).
www.biologicaldiversity.org /swcbd/press/otter5-3-03.html   (596 words)

  
 List of islands
This is a list of islands and groups of islands for which appropriate information is available on the Web.
Selecting an island will take you to a page of annotated links maintained by a member of the...
A mailing list for anyone who has an interest in genealogy or history regarding ancestors who settled on islands of New England at any time and...
www.logicjungle.com /wiki/List_of_islands   (355 words)

  
 List of islands of New Zealand - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The two main islands, which are much larger than the rest and where most of the population lives, are the North Island and the South Island.
The latter is often a little ironically referred to as the "mainland", especially by its residents, it being only a little larger but having a lower population.
Others host visitors for science, conservation, meteorological observation and tourism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_islands_of_New_Zealand   (210 words)

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