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This is a list of islands in the Pacific Ocean, collectively called the Pacific Islands. Three major groups of
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Micronesia Micronesia (, ; from grc, μικρός ''mikrós'' "small" and ''nêsos'' "island") is a subregion of Oceania, consisting of thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean. It has a close shared cultural history with three other isl ...

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inhabitants of the Pacific Islands are referred to as
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or political unit. In order to keep this list of moderate size, links are given to more complete lists for countries with large numbers of small or uninhabited islands.


Name ambiguity

The umbrella term ''Pacific Islands'' has taken on several meanings. Sometimes it is used to refer only to the islands defined as lying within Oceania. More commonly, it is used to refer to the islands of the Pacific Ocean that were previously colonized by the British, French, Spaniards, Portuguese, Dutch, or Japanese, or by the United States. Examples include the
Pitcairn Islands The Pitcairn Islands (; Pitkern: '), officially the Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, is a group of four volcanic islands in the southern Pacific Ocean The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic division ...
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Taiwan Taiwan (), officially the Republic of China (ROC), is a country in East Asia. Neighbouring countries include the China, People's Republic of China (PRC) to the northwest, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south. The main islan ...

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List of the largest Pacific islands

Islands of the Pacific Ocean proper, with an area larger than 10,000 km2.


Pacific islands by region


Antarctica

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List of Antarctic and subantarctic islands This is a list of Antarctic and sub-Antarctic islands. * Antarctic The Antarctic (US English or , UK English or and or ) is a polar region around Earth Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object kn ...


Asia

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List of islands of Asia This is a list of the lists of islands in the world grouped by country, by continent, by body of water, and by other classifications. For rank-order lists, see the #Other lists of islands, other lists of islands below. Lists of islands by country ...

List of islands of Asia
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List of islands of China This is a list of islands of the People's Republic of China China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia. It is the List of countries and dependencies by population, world's most populous country, with a p ...
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Japanese Archipelago The Japanese archipelago (Japanese: 日本列島, ''Nihon rettō'') is a group of 6,852 islands that form the country of Japan , image_flag = Flag of Japan.svg , alt_flag = Centered deep red circle on a ...
of 6,852 islands ***
List of islands of Japan Japan , image_flag = Flag of Japan.svg , alt_flag = Centered deep red circle on a white rectangle , image_coat = Imperial Seal of Japan.svg , alt_coat = Golden circl ...
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List of islands of Indonesia The islands of Indonesia, also known as the Indonesian Archipelago, may refer either to the islands comprising the country A country is a distinct territory, territorial body or political entity. It is often referred to as the land of an ...
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List of islands of North Korea The following is a list of major islands in North Korea, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, arranged by Provinces of North Korea, province. For a list of islands in South Korea, the Republic of Korea, see: List of islands of South Korea. ...
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List of islands of the Philippines Image:Federal states of the Philippines.png, 225px, A map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao The islands of the Philippines, also known as the Philippine Archipelago, comprises about 7,641 islands, ...
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List of islands of Russia This is a list of islands of Russia. It includes all islands in Russia with an area greater than and some of the more significant minor islands. * Aleksandry, Franz Josef Land * Atlasov Island, Kuril Islands * Ayon Island, Ayon * Belkovsky Isl ...
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List of islands of South Korea This article is about the small islands of Korea. Incheon Ganghwa Island, Ganghwa * Boreumdo ** Achado ** Bido (island), Bido ** Maldo ** Suribong (island), Suribong ** Yongrando * Donggeomdo * Ganghwa Island, Ganghwado ** Eoyujeongdo ** Gogado ** ...
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List of islands of VietnamThe following is a list of islands of Vietnam , image_map = , map_caption = , capital = Hanoi , coordinates = , largest_city = Ho Chi Minh City , languages_type ...


North and Central America

* Central American Pacific Islands * List of islands of North America ** List of islands of Canada, section British Columbia ** List of islands of Mexico **
List of islands of the United States This is a partial list of notable islands of the United States, including its insular area An insular area of the United States The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US), or America, is a countr ...


Oceania

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List of islands of Australia This is a list of selected Australian islands grouped by State or Territory. Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a Sovereign state, sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australia (continent), ...
* List of islands of Britain **
List of islands of the Pitcairn Islands
List of islands of the Pitcairn Islands
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List of islands of Fiji This is a list of islands of Fiji Fiji ( ; fj, Viti ; , ''Fijī''), officially the Republic of Fiji, is an island country in Melanesia, part of Oceania in the Pacific Ocean, South Pacific Ocean. It lies about northeast of New Zealand. Fi ...
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List of islands of France, section Pacific Ocean
List of islands of France, section Pacific Ocean
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List of islands of Hawaii The following is a list of islands of Hawaii. The state of Hawaii, consisting of the Hawaiian Islands, has the List of U.S. states by coastline, fourth-longest ocean coastline of the 50 states (after Alaska, Florida, and California) at 750 miles ...
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List of islands of Kiribati This is a list of islands of Kiribati. The Republic of Kiribati consists of 32 atolls and one raised coral island. These islands are dispersed throughout the three island groups that form Kiribati: *the Gilbert, * Phoenix *and Line islands. ...
* List of islands of the Marshall Islands *
List of islands of New Zealand upright=1.25, Whakaari / White Island in the Bay of Plenty New Zealand consists of many islands, estimated around six hundred, mainly remnants of a Zealandia, larger land mass now beneath the sea. The following is a list of islands of New Zea ...
* List of Islands of Papua New Guinea *
List of islands of the Solomon IslandsImage:Solomon Islands 1989.jpg, 600px, Islands and provinces of Solomon Islands in 1989 (click to enlarge). This is a list of islands of Solomon Islands, by provinces of the Solomon Islands, province and archipelago. Islands *Choiseul Province ** ...
* List of islands and towns in Tonga, List of islands of Tonga * List of islands of Tuvalu * List of islands of the United States#Insular areas, List of islands of the United States, section Insular areas * List of islands of Vanuatu


South America

* List of islands of South America ** List of islands of Chile ** List of islands of South America#Colombia, List of islands of Colombia ** List of islands of South America#Ecuador, List of islands of Ecuador ** List of islands of Peru


By country


Australia

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List of islands of Australia This is a list of selected Australian islands grouped by State or Territory. Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a Sovereign state, sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australia (continent), ...
, including: ** Coral Sea Islands Territory, Coral Sea Islands *** Willis Island ** Lord Howe Island ** Norfolk Island ** Torres Strait Islands


Canada

* List of islands of British Columbia, many islands including: ** Haida Gwaii, some 400 islands near Alaska *** Graham Island, the main northern island *** Moresby Island, the main southern island ** Vancouver Island, Canada's largest Pacific island *** Gulf Islands, numerous islands off the southeast coast of V.I. near the U.S. San Juan Islands


Chile

* Chiloé Island * Desventuradas Islands * Easter Island/Rapa Nui * Isla Salas y Gómez * Juan Fernández Islands


China

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List of islands of China This is a list of islands of the People's Republic of China China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia. It is the List of countries and dependencies by population, world's most populous country, with a p ...


Colombia

* Gorgona Island (Colombia), Gorgona Island * Malpelo Island


Cook Islands

* Aitutaki * Atiu * Palmerston Island, Pamati (Palmerston) * Mangaia * Manihiki (Humphrey) * Manuae (Cook Islands), Manuae (Hervey) * Mauke (Parry) * Mitiaro (Nukuroa) * Nassau (Cook Islands), Nassau * Pukapuka (Danger) * Rakahanga (Reirson) * Rarotonga * Suwarrow (Anchorage) * Takutea * Tongareva atoll, Tongareva (Penrhyn)


Costa Rica

* Cocos Island


Ecuador

* Galapagos Islands * Puná Island


Fiji

* Principal islands: ** Viti Levu ** Vanua Levu * Significant outliers: ** Conway Reef ** Kadavu Island ** Taveuni ** Rotuma Island * Archipelagos: ** Kadavu Group ** Lau Islands ** Lomaiviti Islands ** Mamanuca Islands ** Moala Islands ** Ringgold Isles ** Rotuma Group ** Vanua Levu Group ** Viti Levu Group ** Yasawa Islands


France

* Clipperton Island * French Polynesia (Autonomous Overseas Territory of France) ** Austral Islands *** Tubuai (Austral Islands), Tubuai ** Society Islands *** Windward Islands (Society Islands), Windward Islands **** Moorea **** Tahiti **** Tetiaroa **** Maiao **** Mehetia *** Leeward Islands (Society Islands), Leeward Islands **** Bora Bora **** Huahine **** Maupiti **** Raiatea & Tahaa **** Tupai **** Maupihaa, Mopelia (Maupihaa) **** Manuae (Society Islands), Manuae (Scilly Atoll) **** Motu One (Society Islands), Motu One (Bellinghausen) ** Marquesas Islands, Marquesas *** Fatu Hiva *** Hiva Oa *** Euba *** Nuku Hiva *** Tahuata *** Ua Huka Pen *** Ua Pou ** Tuamotus *** Rangiroa *** Fakarava *** Moruroa *** Fangataufa ** Gambier Islands *** Mangareva *** Helena Island (Pacific), Helena Island * New Caledonia (overseas France, special collectivity of France) ** Grande Terre (New Caledonia) ** Chesterfield Islands ** Ilots du Mouillage *** Isle of Pines, New Caledonia, Isle of Pines *** Belep Islands *** New Caledonia ** Loyalty Islands *** Bagao *** Lifou Island *** Maré Island *** Ouvéa Island *** Tiga Island ** Matthew Island and Hunter Island, administered by France as part of New Caledonia but also claimed by Vanuatu * Wallis and Futuna ** Alofi Island, Alofi ** Futuna Island, Wallis and Futuna, Futuna ** Wallis Island, Wallis (Uvea)


Indonesia

* Western New Guinea


Japan

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List of islands of Japan Japan , image_flag = Flag of Japan.svg , alt_flag = Centered deep red circle on a white rectangle , image_coat = Imperial Seal of Japan.svg , alt_coat = Golden circl ...
, including: *The five main islands: **Hokkaido - the northernmost and second largest main island. **Honshu - the largest and most populous island; home of the capital Tokyo. **Kyushu - the third largest main island and closest to the Asian continent. **Shikoku - the second smallest main island after Okinawa; between Honshu and Kyushu **Okinawa Island - the smallest and southernmost of the main islands * Other notable islands: ** Marcus Island ** Okinotori Islands


Kiribati

* Caroline Island * Flint Island * Gilbert Islands * Line Islands (8 of 11) ** Kiritimati/Christmas Island * Malden Island * Phoenix Islands * Starbuck Island * Tabuaeran/Fanning Island * Teraina/Washington Island * Vostok Island


Malaysia

* Sipadan


Marshall Islands

* Marshall Islands ** Bikini Atoll, Bikini ** Enewetak ** Kwajalein ** Rongelap ** Majuro


Mexico

* Cedros Island * Tiburón Island * Revillagigedo Islands * Rocas Alijos * Guadalupe Island


Micronesia

Islands of Federated States of Micronesia * Caroline Islands * Pohnpei * Yap ** Ulithi * Chuuk State, Chuuk ** Puluwat * Kosrae


Nauru

* Nauru, a country and single island


New Zealand

*Islands of New Zealand, around 600 islands including: ** Auckland Islands ** Chatham Islands *** Chatham Island *** Pitt Island ** d'Urville Island (New Zealand), d'Urville Island ** Great Barrier Island ** Kapiti Island ** Kermadec Islands *** Macauley Island *** Raoul Island ** North Island ** South Island ** Stewart Island/Rakiura ** Waiheke Island * Tokelau (mostly autonomous), three coral atolls with about 25 islands combined, including: ** Swains Island, Olohega (Swains Island), administered by the United States as part of American Samoa, but claimed by Tokelau due to geography, history and language


Niue

* Niue, a country and single island


Palau

Palau has over 250 islands, including: * Angaur * Babeldaob * Caroline Islands * Kayangel * Ngerekebesang Island * Oreor * Peleliu * Southwest Islands (Palau), Southwest Islands


Panama

* Pearl Islands


Papua New Guinea

* List of islands of Papua New Guinea ** New Guinea, eastern half ** Bismarck Archipelago *** Admiralty Islands **** Manus Island *** Karkar Island *** New Britain *** New Ireland (island), New Ireland *** Saint Matthias Group ** Solomon Islands archipelago (northern part) *** Bougainville Island, Bougainville *** Buka Island ** Trobriand Islands *** Kiriwina ** Woodlark Island ** D'Entrecasteaux Islands ***Fergusson Island ***Goodenough Island ***Normanby Island (Papua New Guinea) ** Louisiade Archipelago *** Misima Island *** Tagula Island or Sudest Island *** Rossel Island *** Samarai ** Daru Island ** Kiwai Island


Philippines

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List of islands of the Philippines Image:Federal states of the Philippines.png, 225px, A map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao The islands of the Philippines, also known as the Philippine Archipelago, comprises about 7,641 islands, ...
, over 7600 islands including: ** Miangas ** Spratly Islands ** Island of Palmas ** Scarborough Shoal


Russia

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List of islands of Russia This is a list of islands of Russia. It includes all islands in Russia with an area greater than and some of the more significant minor islands. * Aleksandry, Franz Josef Land * Atlasov Island, Kuril Islands * Ayon Island, Ayon * Belkovsky Isl ...
** Kuril Islands ** Sakhalin


Samoa

* Samoa (western part of the Samoa Islands) ** Savai'i ** Upolu ** Apolima ** Manono Island, Manono ** Nuutele


Solomon Islands

* Islands of the Solomon Islands ** Rennell and Bellona, Bellona ** Choiseul (Solomon Islands), Choiseul ** Florida Island ** Guadalcanal ** Malaita ** Maramasike ** New Georgia Islands ** Rennell and Bellona, Rennell ** Russell Islands ** San Cristobal (Solomon Islands), San Cristobal ** Santa Cruz Islands ** Santa Isabel Island, Santa Isabel ** Shortland Islands ** Sikaiana (Stewart Islands) ** Tulagi ** Ulawa ** Uki Island, Uki


Taiwan

* List of islands of Taiwan, 166 islands including: ** Taiwan#Geography, Taiwan, the main island with over 99% of the country's total area


Tonga

* List of islands in Tonga; in north to south order: ** Niuafo'ou, Niuafoou ** Niuatoputapu (Keppel's Island) ** Vava'u, Vavau ** Kao (island), Kao ** Tofua ** Ha'apai, Haapai ** Tongatapu ** 'Eua, Eua


Tuvalu

* Islands of Tuvalu ** Funafuti (atoll of at least 30 islands) ** Nanumanga (or ''Nanumaga'') ** Nanumea (atoll of at least 6 islands) ** Niulakita ** Niutao ** Nui (atoll), Nui (atoll of at least 21 islands) ** Nukufetau (atoll of at least 33 islands) ** Nukulaelae (atoll of at least 15 islands) ** Vaitupu (atoll of at least 9 islands)


United Kingdom

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Pitcairn Islands The Pitcairn Islands (; Pitkern: '), officially the Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, is a group of four volcanic islands in the southern Pacific Ocean The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic division ...
, four islands: ** Pitcairn Island ** Henderson Island (Pitcairn Islands), Henderson Island ** Oeno Island ** Ducie Island


United States

* List of islands of Alaska, Alaska, many islands including: ** Aleutian Islands ** Alexander Archipelago ** Nunivak Island ** St. Lawrence Island * American Samoa ** Aunuu ** Ofu-Olosega ** Rose Atoll ** Swains Island (Olosenga, Olohega) (Disputed) ** Tau, Samoa, Tau ** Tutuila * List of islands of California ** Channel Islands (California), Channel Islands * Hawaiian Islands, many islands and islets including: ** Hawaii (island), Hawaii ** Kahoolawe ** Kauai ** Ka'ula ** Lanai ** Maui ** Molokai ** Niihau ** Oahu ** Northwestern Hawaiian Islands *** Kure Atoll, Kure *** Nihoa *** Necker Island (Hawaii), Necker *** French Frigate Shoals *** Gardner Pinnacles *** Maro Reef *** Laysan *** Lisianski Island, Lisianski *** Pearl and Hermes Reef * Marianas Islands ** Guam ** Northern Marianas Islands *** Saipan *** Rota (island), Rota *** Tinian *** Maug *** Pagan Island *** Alamagan *** Farallon de Pajaros * List of islands of Oregon ** Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge * United States Minor Outlying Islands, eight small island groups between Hawaii and the Philippines * List of islands of Washington state ** Puget Sound#Prominent islands, Islands of Puget Sound ** San Juan Islands


Vanuatu

*List of islands of Vanuatu, some 83 islands including (north to south approximately): ** Torres Islands ** Banks Islands ** Espiritu Santo ** Malakula ** Ambrym ** Paama ** Epi (island), Epi ** Shepherd Islands ** Efate, home of the national capital Port Vila ** Lelepa (island), Lelepa ** Erromango ** Tanna (island), Tanna * Disputed: ** Matthew Island and Hunter Island, administered by France as part of New Caledonia but also claimed by Vanuatu


Other islands

* Malay Archipelago of over 25,000 islands split amongst Indonesia, Eastern Malaysia and five other countries ** Sulawesi


Notes

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