• The least densely populated inhabited island is Ellesmere, in Nunavut, Canada, with 153 people on an island of 75,767 sq miles / 196,236 sq km. Each inhabitant thus has 495 sq miles / 1,283 sq km apiece. This is 51 million times less than the density of Male, in the Maldives.
  • Could be the island of Rota or Tinian which is located in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Pacific. There are about 800 - 1200 people that live on the island according to the 2000 census
  • 1) "The smallest island in the world - according to the Guiness Book of Records - is Bishop Rock. It lies at the most south-westerly part of the United Kingdom. It is one of 1040 islands around Britain and only has a lighthouse on it. In 1861, the British government set out the parameters for classifying an island. It was decided that if it was inhabited, the size was immaterial. However, if it was uninhabited, it had to be "the summer's pasturage of at least one sheep" - which is about two acres." Source: Further information: 2) "Isola Tiberina" "This little island, which is actually the smallest inhabited island of the world, also feels like it is a different world." Source: Rome Travel Guide ""Isola Tiberina" Is an island on the Tiber river in the middle of the historic city centre in the shape of a boat. The islands dimensions are 270 metres by 67 metres in width (the smallest inhabited island in the world) and was once the site of an ancient temple to Aesculapius, the greek god of medicine and healing." Source: Further information: (no information here about being the smallest) 3) "Our day started with a boat ride to the famed Peacock Island. The smallest inhabited island in the world and one of the three islands, off the Guwahati Shore. There, we visited the Umananda Temple of Lord Shiva." Source: 4) "Other islands include an 1848 pictorial letter-sheet depicting the Cornish St Michael's Mount, an 1892 Round-Britain card, with an early TRESCO mark, and 1898 'Reginald Bray' cards with one addressed to The smallest inhabited Island in the World, Eddystone Lighthouse!" Source: 5) "Island Misinformation Erroneous information widely repeated or found in generally credible sources." I think that there are also some artificial islands such as oil platforms, and many small river islands or lake islands which could be inhabited. And some other lighthouses.
  • Diego Garcia, BIOT (British Indian Ocean Territory) is an atoll in the middle of the Indian Ocean which only covers approximately 67 square miles including the lagoon. There are only approximately 10 square miles of dry land that is approximately 1 mile wide at the widest point . Occupied jointly by the US and Royal Navies. It was a fascinating experience, an 8 month deployment around 1974. The water was crystal clear. Learned all about sailing, exotic shells, cocoanuts and after a time I did come to understand what the Brit sailor from Scotland was speaking English after all. But I never did acquire a taste for Double Diamond beer.

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