Islands are land in the water, with unlimited size and area, and the largest is Greenland as the cap. The definition of islands should also have some specific standards. The islands that are no longer islands due to artificial dikes or reclamation are still geographical islands. These islands include islands, river islands, lake islands, and rocks. Islands, volcanic islands, coral islands, sandbars, and even artificial islands.

In the previous issue, we took a complicated ranking of the population of Chinese islands. At the request of a few friends, we listed the rankings of Chinese islands in this issue. The content of this article includes the names of Chinese islands, their provinces and cities, and the basic situation of the islands.


Zero, Sakhalin Island

 Topography of the Chinese island area

First, let’s talk about the first largest island in China that is of interest to everyone-library Page island.

The area is about 76,400 square kilometers, which exceeds the total of Taiwan Island and Hainan Island. The population is only about 500,000, which can be described as sparsely populated.

Sakhalin Island, Russia is called Sakhalin Island, and Japan is called Huatai Island. Originally under the jurisdiction of the Qing Dynasty in Jilin, in 1860 Russia adopted treaties such as the”Sino-Russian Beijing Treaty” to force the Qing government to cede Sakhalin. In 1905, the Japanese-Russian war was won by Japan, and through the”Portsmouth Treaty”, Sakhalin Island was located 50 ° north of latitude, and it was called”Huatai Island.” During the Russian Revolution from 1918 to 1925, Sakhalin was ruled by Japan. On the eve of World War II victory in 1945, the Soviet Union launched the August Storm operation to occupy Sakhalin Island. In 1947, Sakhalin State was established to manage Sakhalin Island.


The following officially starts the inventory of Chinese islands:


I. Taiwan Island

Geographic orientation | China's island area ranking

Affiliation:Taiwan, China Province;

The island area of ​​Taiwan is 35,800 km2, and the population is about 23 million. It is China’s largest island and the largest population. Located in the southern part of the East China Sea, the island is narrow and long like a sweet potato. West of the Taiwan Strait faces Fujian Province across the sea, east of the Pacific Ocean, the northeast is adjacent to the Ryukyu Islands, and the South across the Bastrait across the Philippines. It is about 394 kilometers long from Fuguijiao, the northernmost point to Goose Nose, the southernmost point, and is the main island of Taiwan Province.

Second, Hainan Island

 Geographic direction | China's island area ranking

Affiliation:Hainan Province, China;

Hainan Island covers an area of ​​33,900 km2 and has a population of about 9.25 million. It is the second largest island in China and the second largest in population. Slightly smaller than Taiwan Island, it has a Sydney-shaped oval shape, 240 kilometers long and 210 kilometers wide. Main body of Hainan Province. It faces the mainland across the Qiongzhou Strait in the north and is surrounded by the South China Sea. Hainan Island is a tropical island in the south with dense tropical rain forests.

Three, Chongming Island

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Affiliation:Shanghai, China;

The area is 1,269 km2, and the population density is 822,000. It is China’s third largest island, alluvial island in the Yangtze River Delta, China’s largest estuary alluvial island, and China’s largest sand island. Chongming Island includes Qilong Town, Qidong City, Nantong, Jiangsu Province, and Haiyong Town, Haimen City, Nantong, North China. Chongming Island continues to receive sediment from the Yangtze River and is expected to border the northern land in 50 years’ time.

Fourth, Zhoushan Island

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Affiliation:Zhoushan City, Zhejiang Province, China;

The area is 502 km2 and the population is about 700,000. Note that it is Zhoushan Island, not Zhoushan Islands, and Zhoushan Island is the main body of Zhoushan Islands. Zhoushan Island is the fourth largest island in China and the largest island in Zhejiang. Zhoushan Island is located in the southeast of Hangzhou Bay in China and northeastern Zhejiang Province. The main landform is mountainous hills, including two districts (Dinghai District and Putuo District). Zhoushan City has a population of more than 1 million, but Zhoushan Island has a population of more than 700,000.

V. East Island

 Topography of China Island Area

 Geographic direction | Chinese island area ranking

Affiliation:Zhanjiang, Guangdong, China;

The area is 492 km2 and the population is about 200,000. The fifth largest island in China is controversial. The main reason for the dispute is that the East Island is connected to the mainland by reclaiming land and constructing seawalls. It is considered a peninsula, but our standard is [the islands that are no longer islands due to artificial dikes or reclamation still belong to Geographical islands]. Therefore, we believe that the East Island is the fifth largest island in China, and the East Island is in the east of the Leizhou Peninsula in China. Today it belongs to the Zhanjiang Economic Development Zone.

Six, Yangzhong Island

 Geographic direction | China's island area ranking

Affiliation:Zhenjiang City, Jiangsu Province, China

The area is 332 km2 and the population is about 350,000. Yangzhong Island is the largest island in the Yangtze River and the second largest island in the Yangtze River. It is located in the Yangtze River east of Nanjing, east of Zhenjiang. It belongs to Yangzhong City (county-level city, hosted by Zhenjiang City) and is the only island city in Jiangsu Province. Yangzhou Jiangdu District and Taixing City face each other across the river.

Haitan Island

 Geographic direction | China's island area ranking

 Geographic Direction | China Island Area Ranking

Affiliation:Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China;

The area is 267 km2 and the population is about 440,000. Haitan Island, also known as Pingtan Island, is the largest island in Fujian Province. It is located in the southeast coast of China and is located in Pingtan County, Fuzhou City, Fujian Province. It is the main island of Pingtan County. The mainland of China is closest to Taiwan, and it has become an important window for economic and cultural exchanges between Taiwan and Southeastern China.

eight, Changxing Island, Liaoning

 Geography | China's Island Area Ranking

 Geography | China's Island Area Ranking

Affiliation:Dalian, Liaoning Province, China;

The area is 252 km2 and the population is about 50,000. China has two islands named”Changxing Island”, one in Liaoning and one in the southeast of Chongming Island in Shanghai, so prefixes are added to indicate the difference. Changxing Island, Liaoning Province is the largest island north of the Yangtze River. It is located in the central and western part of the Liaodong Peninsula, west of Dalian Wafangdian City, surrounded by the Bohai Sea on both sides, and has two bridges connecting the land.

IX. Dongshan Island

 Geographic direction | China island area ranking

 Geographic direction | Chinese island area ranking

Affiliation:Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, China;

The area is 220 km2 and the population is about 216,000. Dongshan Island is also known as Ling Island, which is the seventh largest island in China and the second largest island in Fujian Province. Butterfly-shaped, also known as Butterfly Island, is located on the southern coast of Fujian Province, China, between Xiamen City and Shantou, Guangdong Province. It is located at the southern end of the Golden Triangle Economic Zone in Xiamen, Zhang and Quannan, and borders the Taiwan Strait in the east. It belongs to Dongshan, Zhangzhou, Fujian Province. county.

Ten, Yuhuan Island

 Geographic direction | China island area ranking

 Geographic direction | Chinese island area ranking

Affiliation:Taizhou City, Zhejiang Province, China;

The area is 169.51 km2 and the population is about 280,000. Yuhuan Island is the second largest island in Zhejiang Province, namely Yuhuan City at the county level. After completing the vortex gate reclamation and blocking the dam in 1977, it was connected to the mainland and actually became a peninsula. Geographical islands] principle, still counted. It is located on the east side of Yueqing Bay, north of Chumen Peninsula, and 70 kilometers south of Taizhou City. It is known as”Jade in the East China Sea”.

Postscript

This article only lists the top ten islands in China. Collecting data and comparing and searching is still quite tedious. Relatively speaking, the list of island areas is much simpler than counting to population ranking. By the way, China’s eleventh largest island is Shanghai’s Changxing Island (160 km2) and one of the three Chongming islands (Chongming Island, Changxing Island, and Hengsha Island). It is a sand bar formed by sediments from the Yangtze River Estuary; It is Lantau Island (142 km2), the largest island in Hong Kong, 84% larger than Hong Kong Island, and most of the area belongs to the New Territories. Thirteenth is Shangchuan Island (140 km2), which belongs to Jiangmen City, Guangdong Province. Fourteenth is Jinmen Island (131.7 km2), which originally belonged to Jinmen County, Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, now belongs to Jinmen County, Fujian Province, Taiwan authority.


Guess what is the fifteenth island that is about the same size as Kinmen Island and closest to you? If you have any friends, please leave a comment below!

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