Islands and territories tend to defy a tidy geographical hierarchy. On a planet covered 70% by interconnected oceans, in a literal sense every place is an island.

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is a British overseas territory consisting of the islands of and , together with the islands group. Photo: LordHarris, CC BY-SA 3.0.

are two groups of in the Southern Ocean east of the southern tip of South America, north of . Photo: Brian Gratwicke, CC BY 2.0.

The are those islands scattered across the Southern Ocean that lie between 45 and 60 degrees latitude south. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Island is in the eastern part of the South Atlantic Ocean and is one of the world's most isolated islands. Photo: Inkey, CC0.


The are - except for those in one concentrated region - scattered far and wide, with little in common but their relative obscurity. Photo: Frank Klemm, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The are a varied collection, including many of the smallest territories and one of the largest island nations. Photo: B.navez, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The are a pair of rocky islands where borders the across the Bering Strait. Photo: Dave Cohoe, CC BY 3.0.

This is a list of Antarctic and subantarctic islands. Photo: Inkey, CC BY-SA 2.0.


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About Mapcarta. Thanks to Mapbox for providing amazing maps. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license, excluding photos, directions and the map. Based on the page Islands. See this page's contributions. Photo: p-a-t-r-i-c-k, CC BY 2.0.