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The Canary Islands are the most popular sunshine holiday destination with retired Irish citizens.
Fahrenheit is used as the official temperature scale just in the Bahamas, Belize, the Cayman Islands, Palau, and the United States.
Australia is an island surrounded by more than 8,000 smaller islands.
Pre-Incan people are still living on man-made floating islands of grass on Lake Titicaca, as they have for hundreds of years.
Iceland and the Faroe Islands are the only countries in the world where there are no mosquitoes.
Ants have colonised almost every landmass on Earth except for Antarctica and a few remote or inhospitable islands.
The world’s shortest scheduled airline flight lasts 2 minutes. It connects two islands in the UK.
Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is built on 14 islands, and the city centre is virtually situated on the water.
The Marshall Islands won’t exist if we warm the planet 2 degrees.
In 2004, gay rights activists in Australia started a micronation in the Great Barrier Reef called the Gay and Lesbian Kingdom of the Coral Sea Islands.
Covering nearly 40 square miles, Walt Disney World Resort in Florida is about the size of San Francisco or two Manhattan islands.
The United States paid US$25 million in gold for the Virgin Islands in 1917.
New Zealand’s two main islands (the North Island and the South Island) had no official names until 2009.
The Philippines consists of 7,641 islands.
There are five debt-free countries in the world: Macau, the British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Liechtenstein and Pala.
Inhabitants of the Trobriand Islands ‘kiss’ in a three-step procedure, beginning with biting each other’s lower lips, then pulling their partner’s hair, before nibbling off each other’s eyelashes.
Although usually referred to in the singular, Bermuda consists of 181 islands.
If you spent one day on each of the islands in the Phillippines, it would take you almost 21 years to visit them all.
The biggest knitted objects in the world are the 45 Uros Islands in Lake Titicaca in Peru. They are strong enough to hold several hundred people, buildings and boats.