The lands making up the French Republic, shown at the same geographic scale.
The lands making up the French Republic, shown at the same geographic scale.

This is a list of islands of France, including both metropolitan France and French overseas islands.[1]

Ranking of French islands

By area

All French islands over 100 km2 (39 sq mi), ranked by decreasing area.

  Name Location Area
(km2)
Area
(sq mi)
1 Grande-Terre (mainland of New Caledonia) New Caledonia 16,372 6,321
2 Corsica Mediterranean Sea 8,680 3,350
3 Grande-Terre Kerguelen Islands 6,675 2,577
4 Réunion Réunion 2,512 970
5 Lifou New Caledonia 1,146 442
6 Martinique Martinique 1,128 436
7 Tahiti French Polynesia 1,036 400
8 Basse-Terre Guadeloupe 848 327
9 Maré New Caledonia 657 254
10 Grande-Terre Guadeloupe 586 226
11 Grande-Terre (mainland of Mayotte) Mayotte 363 140
12 Nuku Hiva French Polynesia 345 133
13 Hiva Oa French Polynesia 318 123
14 Miquelon Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon 214 83
15 Île Foch Kerguelen Islands 206 80
16 Oléron Atlantic Ocean 190 73
17 Raiatea French Polynesia 173 67
18 Marie-Galante Guadeloupe 158 61
19 Île de la Possession Crozet Islands 153 59
20 Île des Pins New Caledonia 141 54
21 Ouvéa New Caledonia 133 51
22 Moorea French Polynesia 132 51
23 Île de l'Est Crozet Islands 122 47
24 Ua Pou French Polynesia 112 43

By population

List of the most populated French islands.

  Name Location Population
1 Réunion Indian Ocean 802,000 (January 2008)
2 Martinique Caribbean 402,000 (January 2008)
3 Corsica Mediterranean 302,000 (January 2008)
4 New Caledonia's mainland (Grande-Terre) Pacific 205,939 (August 2009)
5 Guadeloupe's Grande-Terre Caribbean 197,603 (January 2006)
6 Guadeloupe's Basse-Terre Caribbean 186,661 (January 2006)
7 Tahiti Pacific 178,133 (August 2007)
8 Mayotte's mainland (Grande Terre) Indian Ocean 162,036 (July 2007)
9 Saint Martin (French part only) Caribbean 35,263 (January 2006)
10 Mayotte's Petite Terre (aka Pamanzi) Indian Ocean 24,416 (July 2007)
11 Oléron Bay of Biscay 20,991 (January 2006)
12 Île de Ré Bay of Biscay 17,640 (January 2006)
13 Moorea Pacific 16,191 (August 2007)
14 Raiatea Pacific 12,024 (August 2007)
15 Marie-Galante Caribbean 12,009 (January 2006)
16 Lifou Pacific 10,170 (August 2004)
17 Noirmoutier Bay of Biscay 9,813 (January 2006)
18 Wallis (aka Uvea) Pacific 9,227 (July 2008)
19 Bora Bora Pacific 8,927 (August 2007)
20 Saint Barthélemy Caribbean 8,450 (January 2007)

Islands of metropolitan France

Atlantic coast

Normandy

Brittany

Ille et Vilaine
Côtes-d'Armor
Finistère
Morbihan
Tomb of Théviec, Île Théviec
Tomb of Théviec, Île Théviec

Pays de la Loire

Loire-Atlantique

Vendée

Poitou-Charentes

Aquitaine

Mediterranean coast

Languedoc-Roussillon

Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur

Îles d'Hyères

Îles de Lérins

Îles marseillaises

Archipel du Frioul

Archipel de Riou

Îles des Embiez:

Corsica

Islands in lakes and rivers

Alsace

Île-de-France

Midi-Pyrénées

Pays de la Loire

French overseas islands

Africa

Mayotte (in the Indian Ocean)

Main article: Mayotte

Réunion (in the Indian Ocean)

Scattered Islands (or Îles Éparses) in the Indian Ocean

Main article: Scattered Islands (Îles Éparses)

Antarctica

Adélie Land

Main article: Adélie Land

Crozet Islands (in the Indian Ocean)

Main article: Crozet Islands

Kerguelen Islands (in the Indian Ocean)

Main article: Kerguelen Islands

Saint Paul and Amsterdam Islands (in the Indian Ocean)

North America

Caribbean

Guadeloupe (in the Caribbean Sea)

Main article: Guadeloupe

Martinique (in the Caribbean Sea)

Main article: Martinique

Saint Barthélemy (in the Caribbean Sea)
Saint Martin (in the Caribbean Sea)

Main article: Collectivity of Saint Martin

Northern America

Saint Pierre and Miquelon (in the North Atlantic Ocean)

Main article: Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Oceania

Clipperton Island (in the North Pacific Ocean)

French Polynesia (in the South Pacific Ocean)

Main article: French Polynesia

New Caledonia (in the South Pacific Ocean)

Main article: New Caledonia

Wallis and Futuna (in the South Pacific Ocean)

Main article: Wallis and Futuna

South America

French Guiana

Main article: French Guiana

See also

References

  1. ^ "Islands of France". GeoNames. Retrieved October 21, 2021.