Many people imagine islands as an isolated place where they can escape from everyday life, but it is not always so. In several parts of the world there are islands which number more inhabitants than even the cities of some of the more famous countries. In addition, read which are the most populated islands in the world, according to their territorial area.
The Maldives is considered as one of the most beautiful islands and they are a common destination for honeymoon. But to get to them you need to go through densely populated Male. According to the last census, the island’s 133,000 people live through.
Ebeye (Marshall Islands)
Ebeye is the most populous island in the atoll Kwajalein, part of the Marshall Islands. It has a population of about 150,000 people on 1,600 km². The growth in the number of inhabitants of this place is a result of nuclear testing by the United States, which led people to move out of their homes in atoll Bikini and atoll Enevetak.
Venice is spread in over 177 small islands in the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy, and it is home to 270,000 people. Only one island, Burano, has a population of 4,000 people.
Old Town of Lübeck is located on the island and was discovered in 1143 th year on the coast of the Baltic Sea in northern Germany. There is no exact number of people who living in the center of the historic city, but aerial photographs show that the island is densely populated, with many buildings and streets networks. The rest of the modern Lübeck is relatively spacious.
Manhattan is the most densely populated borough of New York City, its economic and administrative center, and the city’s historical birthplace. It covers an area of only 60,000 square kilometers, and it is estimated that on this land live 1,626 million people.
The island Santa Cruz (Colombia)
Santa Cruz has about 4 times larger population than Manhattan. About 1,200 people live on 1 hectare island. It should be noted that on this island has no cemetery, medical facilities and drinking water.
Ap Lei Chau (Hong Kong)
Ap Lei Chau located on the southern coast of the main island. Local population called tham Island of the tongue of the duck, because it has a similar shape. On it live around 87,000 people.
The densely populated land on the island, also known as Fishing island, is covered with small cottages. Kenya and Uganda share the right half of the parcel, which is equivalent to half a football stadium.
Photo by Andrew Mcleish