What is the Smallest Island in the World ?

Isles of Scilly

The Isles of Scilly are an archipelago off the Cornish coast, in southwest England. The islands are covered in heathland, and fringed by sandy beaches such as Great Bay on St. Martin’s.

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Physical location map of Isles of Scilly.

Physical location map of Isles of Scilly.

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7 thoughts on “What is the Smallest Island in the World ?

  1. Fife Photos and Art

    Home sweet home Martina πŸ™‚ Well almost, I was brought up in Penzance, on the mainland of Cornwall, about 30 miles away from the Scillies. I’ve been over to the islands on two day trips, both times birdwatching, it’s a twitchers (very keen birdwatcher) haven in the Autumn and Spring, many of the UKs rarest sightings turn up on the Scillies……………the birds get blown off course whilst flying up the coastline of the Eastern side of the USA……………and after flying a thousand miles or more to reach land, they tend to end up on the Scilly Isles πŸ™‚
    Did you also know, that as little as 2000 years ago, during Roman times, the Scilly Isles were actually just the Scilly Isle!!! The sea level was that much lower, that there was just the one island rather than the hundreds (including single rock outcrops) that make up the Scillies now πŸ™‚

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      1. Fife Photos and Art

        I know a few bits and bobs about history, especially of the areas in which I have lived Martina πŸ™‚
        As to living on an island (other than the UK of course!!! LOL!!), I wouldn’t mind it as long as it was at least roughly speaking 10 miles by 10 miles, any smaller than that and you would soon run out of places to go walking………….and of course, I’d like a varied geology too πŸ™‚ As to shops and that sort of thing, I wouldn’t mind if all the food came from a local farm, and the only entertainment was watching sunsets or storms etc πŸ™‚

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