There are thousands of islands in the world. They vary in size, temperature, and climate and also in flora and fauna. Some are tiny and others huge. Some are deserted while others are home to millions of people. Here are some of the largest islands in Europe.
Greenland, with an area of 2,130,800 square kilometers, is the second-largest island in Europe. It is located between the Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. Despite its massive size, Greenland is only sparsely populated with about 360,000 people. The island has stunning landscapes, ranging from volcanic mountains to lush glaciers and geysers.
The twelfth largest island in Europe is Corsica with an area of 8,261 square kilometers. Three states occupy the Mediterranean island: Turkey militarily occupies the north, while the south is divided between the Republic of Cyprus and the British autonomous territories of Akrotiri and Dhekelia.
Sicily is the seventh-largest island in Europe with an area of 25,711 square kilometers. It is the largest island in the Western Mediterranean and has a storied history, with influences spanning from Greek and North African to Byzantine and Arab. The island is best known for its spectacular beaches, unique cuisine, and marvelous wines. It is also the first of five 'Blue Zones' found across the world, where the residents have exceptional longevity.
The biggest island in the UK, Great Britain, is a great place for anyone who loves rolling hills, craggy coastlines, and cream teas. Its four countries are each associated with their own patron saint, St George for England, St David for Wales, St Andrew for Scotland, and St Patrick for Ireland.