Is Australia the largest island in the world ?

No, Australia is not considered the largest island in the world.

Important Facts & Explanation :-

  • What is island ??
  • Island : An island is an isolated piece of habitat that is surrounded by a dramatically different habitat, such as water. Hence, technically every Continental landmass is also island.
  • Hence, technically, you can say that It is also an island !!
  • However, these Continental landmasses are not classified as island and classified as Continental landmass. These landmasses are Afro-Eurasia, Americas, Antarctica and Australia.
  • Hence, historically, Australia is not considered the largest island in the world. It is historically considered a Continent.
  • Of the seven continents, it is the smallest, at 2,969,976 square miles. However, if considered an island, it is the largest in the world.
Historically, Australia is not considered the largest island in the world. It is historically considered a Continent.
Australia is not considered the largest island in the world. Image Credit : FreeWorldMap

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