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Rain Man 10-26-2012 10:24 PM

The 100 Largest Islands in the U.S.
 
63 are in Alaska
7 are in Hawaii
5 are in Michigan
4 are in California
3 are in Texas
3 are in Washington
2 are in New York
2 are in Puerto Rico
2 are in South Carolina
1 is in Alabama
1 is in American Samoa
1 is in Guam
1 is in Louisiana
1 is in Maine
1 is in Massachusetts
1 is in the Northern Marianas
1 is in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Isn't that fascinating?

ClevelandBronco 10-26-2012 10:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Rain Man (Post 9053150)
Isn't that fascinating?

Yes. I didn't know that two could be in Puerto Rico.

Rain Man 10-26-2012 10:27 PM

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Originally Posted by ClevelandBronco (Post 9053154)
Yes. I didn't know that two could be in Puerto Rico.

That was quite the surprise. One I could see, but not two.

And none of the 100 largest are in Florida. That's my other surprise takeaway.

KcMizzou 10-26-2012 10:30 PM

Dude. Why do you have a Bears avy? I know it's bad... but you don't switch teams. You just don't.

Rain Man 10-26-2012 10:30 PM

Approximately 34 percent of those 100 largest islands have no population. And one of them, Long Island, has more people than the other 99 combined.

Rain Man 10-26-2012 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by KcMizzou (Post 9053158)
Dude. Why do you have a Bears avy? I know it's bad... but you don't switch teams. You just don't.

It's kind of like being out on a really cold day, and you stop into a restaurant for a few minutes to have a delicious cup of hot chocolate. You know that you eventually have to go back out, but it feels so good while you're inside.

pr_capone 10-26-2012 10:41 PM

I'm guessing they are counting PR itself, then Viequez.

SNR 10-26-2012 11:42 PM

However, the largest island in the United States (Hawaii's Big Island) is only the world's 76th largest island.

Canada's Baffin Island is the 5th largest in the world.

Get with the program, United States. Sheesh.

SNR 10-26-2012 11:45 PM

Even worse. Antarctica, which has one single national claim, but is shared by multiple countries, has THREE islands larger than our Big Island.

SNR 10-26-2012 11:46 PM

We really need to improve our island sizes if we want to keep up with the rest of the world.

mikey23545 10-26-2012 11:46 PM

So how big does something have to be before it's too big to be called an island and becomes a...well, whatever it becomes once it's too big to be considered an island?

pr_capone 10-26-2012 11:48 PM

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Originally Posted by mikey23545 (Post 9053220)
So how big does something have to be before it's too big to be called an island and becomes a...well, whatever it becomes once it's too big to be considered an island?

Ask Australia

Joe Seahawk 10-26-2012 11:50 PM

Vancouver Island. :clap:

The island is 460 kilometres (290 mi) in length and 80 kilometres (50 mi) in width at its widest point. At 32,134 km2 (12,407 sq mi), Vancouver Island is the largest Pacific island east of New Zealand,[nb 1] the largest island on the western side of North America, the world's 43rd largest island, Canada's 11th largest island, and Canada's second most populous island after the Island of Montreal. The Canada 2011 Census population is 759,366. [5] Nearly half of these (344,630) live in Greater Victoria. Other notable cities and towns on Vancouver Island include Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Parksville, Courtenay, and Campbell River.

AussieChiefsFan 10-26-2012 11:51 PM

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Originally Posted by pr_capone (Post 9053221)
Ask Australia

Yep. Australia is an Island (worlds largest at that), a continent, and a country. All in one.

A Salt Weapon 10-27-2012 12:08 AM

We have a bunch up here, had no idea it was that many of the top 100.
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