An island is a piece of sub-continent surrounded by water. It is the ultimate place for fun, sun and relaxation. Nowadays, they are the most favorite holiday spots and favorite location of some important events. Most of the newly married couples wish to go to these islands for honeymoon and travelers wish to go there to enjoy the adventures of nature.
Now, let’s have a look on the top 6 highest islands of the world.
Highest Islands Of The World
1. Papua New Guinea island (5,030 meters height):
The Papua New Guinea occupies the eastern half of the rugged tropical island of New Guinea as well as the numerous smaller islands and atolls in the Pacific. It is the biggest island, next to the Greenland. It covers the land area of 786,000 kilometers.
The central part of the island rises into a wide range of mountains known as the Highlands. The smaller island groups of the Papua New Guinea includes the New Britain, New Ireland and Bismarck Archipelago. Mainly 85% of the main island is carpeted with the tropical rain forest, containing the vegetation which is a combination of both Asian and Australian species.
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This Papua New Guinea island is blessed with different kinds of orchids than any other country. It is the habitat of many exotic birds. One can find this island in the map just south of the equator.
2. Lombok island (3,726 meters height):
Lombok is an island in the West Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. It is part of the Lesser Sunda Islands, with the Lombok Strait separating it from Sumbawa to the east and Bali to the west.
Many of the Indonesians, prefer to visit the Lombak for many reasons such as prices for hotel rooms, scenic spots in Lombok, food and attractions are cheaper than Bali and other islands.
The island of the Lombok shapes up at about 80km from the east to west and about the same from the south to north. It is fully surrounded with lush green landscapes which are chronically dry.
3. Hawaii island (4,205 meters height):
It is also called the Big Island and Island of Hawaii. This is the home of one of the world’s most active volcanoes (Kilauea), the most extensive mountain in the world (Maunaloa), the tallest sea mountain in the world at more than 33,000 feet (Maunakea) and the largest park in the state (Hawaii Volcanoes National Park).
4. Formosa island (3,997 meters height):
The Formosa island is one of the largest on the non-tidal river Thames with 50 acres of woodland. This island can be reached by footbridge from Cookham. It is between two of the four channels in the river at Cookham.
5. Sumatra island (3,804 meters height):
Sumatra is an island in western Indonesia, to the west of the Sunda islands. It is the largest island that is entirely in Indonesia (than Borneo and New Guinea)and the sixth largest island in the world.
Sumatra is a huge range of animal and plant species but has almost 50% of its tropical rainforest. Many species are critically endangered such as the Sumatran Rhino, Sumatran Tiger and Sumatran Orangutan.
6. Ross island (3,794 meters height) :
The Ross Island is the volcanic formation in Antarctica, located in the western Ross Sea, Ross Dependency (New Zealand), at the northern margin of the Ross Ice Shelf. It occupies the middle of the Willamette River in southwest Portland. The island is 43 miles long and 45 miles wide.
The Ross island is the previous capital for the most of the Andaman Islands from 1858 to 1941. It was the base for the British Administrator of the penal colony in the Port Blair. Now, the area is under the control of the Indian Navy.
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