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The remaining islands of the Atlantic run rather intermittently from the southwestern tip of [[Europe]], past [[West Africa]], across the equator, to the open waters of the South Atlantic.
 
The remaining islands of the Atlantic run rather intermittently from the southwestern tip of [[Europe]], past [[West Africa]], across the equator, to the open waters of the South Atlantic.
  
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*[[Ascension Island]] (UK)
 
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*[[Azores]] (Portugal)
==Northern hemisphere==
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** [[São Miguel Island|São Miguel]], [[Santa Maria Island|Santa Maria]], [[Terceira Island|Terceira]], [[Graciosa Island|Graciosa]], [[São Jorge Island|São Jorge]], [[Pico Island|Pico]], [[Faial Island]], [[Flores Island (Azores)|Flores]], [[Corvo Island|Corvo]]
*The [[Azores]] ([[Portugal]])
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*[[The Bahamas]]
**[[Corvo]]
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*[[Barbados]]
**[[Faial]]
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*[[Bermuda]] (UK)
**[[Flores (Azores)|Flores]]
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*[[Bioko]] (Equatorial Guinea)
**[[Graciosa]]
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*[[Bissagos Islands]] (Guinea-Bissau)
**[[Pico]]
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*[[Bouvet Island]] (Norway)
**[[São Jorge]]
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*Brazil islands
**[[São Miguel]]
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**[[Trindade and Martim Vaz]] (Brazil)
**[[Santa Maria (island)|Santa Maria]]
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**[[Saint Peter and Saint Paul Archipelago]] (Brazil)
**[[Terceira]]
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**[[Rocas Atoll]] (Brazil)
*[[Bermuda]] ([[United Kingdom]])
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**[[Fernando de Noronha]] (Brazil)
*[[Canary Islands]] ([[Spain]])
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*[[Canary Islands]] (Spain)
*[[Cape Verde]]
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**[[Lanzarote]], [[Fuerteventura]], [[Gran Canaria]], [[Tenerife]], [[La Gomera]], [[La Palma]], [[El Hierro]]
*[[Madeira]] ([[Portugal]])
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[[Image:CapeVerdeIslands.jpg|300px|thumb|An aerial view of [[Cape Verde Islands|Cape Verde]].]]
*[[Newfoundland]] ([[Canada]])
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*[[Cape Verde Islands]]
*[[Saint-Pierre and Miquelon]] ([[France]])
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** [[Boa Vista Island|Boa Vista]], [[Brava Island|Brava]], [[Fogo, Cape Verde|Fogo]], [[Maio Island|Maio]], [[Santo Antão]], [[Sao Vicente Island|Sao Vicente]], [[Santa Luzia Island|Santa Luzia]], [[Sao Nicolau Island|Sao Nicolau]], [[Sal Island|Sal]], [[Santiago, Cape Verde|Santiago]]
 
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*[[Equatorial Guinea]]
==Southern hemisphere==
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**[[List of islands of Equatorial Guinea]]
*[[Fernando de Noronha]] ([[Brazil]])
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**[[Bioko]] [[Annobón]] [[Corisco]] [[Elobey Grande]], [[Elobey Chico]]
*[[Trindade and Martim Vaz]] ([[Brazil]])
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*[[Falkland Islands]] (UK, disputed by Argentina) (Spanish: ''Islas Malvinas'')
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**[[East Falkland]]
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**[[West Falkland]]
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**[[Barren Island (Falkland Islands)|Barren Island]], [[Beauchene Island]], [[Beaver Island (Falkland Islands)|Beaver Island]], [[Bleaker Island]], [[Carcass Island]], [[George Island]], [[Jason Islands]], [[Keppel Island]], [[Lively Island]], [[New Island]], [[Pebble Island]], [[Saunders Island (Falkland Islands)|Saunders Island]], [[Sealion Island]], [[Speedwell Island]], [[Staats Island]], [[Weddell Island]], [[West Point Island]]
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*[[Faroe Islands]]
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**[[Borðoy]], [[Eysturoy]], [[Fugloy]], [[Hestur]], [[Kalsoy]], [[Koltur]], [[Kunoy]], [[Lítla Dímun]], [[Mykines]], [[Nólsoy]], [[Sandoy]], [[Stóra Dímun]], [[Streymoy]], [[Suðuroy]], [[Svínoy]], [[Vágar]], [[Viðoy]]
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*[[Florida Keys]] (US)
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*[[Great Britain]]
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**[[List of islands of the United Kingdom]]
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***[[List of islands of Scotland]]
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****[[Hebrides]]
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****[[Orkney]]
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****[[Shetland]]
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***[[Isles of Scilly]]
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*[[Greenland]]
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**[[Agpat]], [[Akilia island|Akilia]], [[Alluttoq]], [[Ammassalik]], [[Anoraliuirsoq]], [[Bjonesk]], [[Clavering Island|Clavering]], [[Qeqertarsuatsiaq|Disko]] (Qeqertarsuatsiaq), [[East Jensens]], [[Edvards]], [[Eggers Island|Eggers]], [[Eila]], [[Godfred Hansens]], [[Hareon]], [[Hazenland]], [[Helges Halvo]], [[Hendrik Island|Hendrik]], [[Herbert Island|Herbert]], [[Holm (Greenland)|Holm]], [[Ikeq]], [[Île-de-France (Greenland)|Ile de France]], [[John Murray(Island)|John Murray]], [[Kuhn Island|Kuhn]], [[Lindhands]], [[Lynns]], [[Warming Island]]
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*[[Iceland]]
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**[[List of islands off Iceland]]
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*[[Ireland]]
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**[[List of islands of Ireland]]
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*[[Madeira Islands|Madeira]] ([[Portugal]])
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** [[Madeira Island]], [[Porto Santo]], [[Desertas Islands|Desertas]], [[Savage Islands|Selvagens]] (not recognised)
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*[[Rockall]] (disputed)
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*[[Saint Helena]]
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*[[Saint Pierre and Miquelon]] (France)
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*[[Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina|San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina]] (Colombia)
 
*[[Sao Tome and Principe]]
 
*[[Sao Tome and Principe]]
*[[Saint Helena (island)|Saint Helena]] ([[United Kingdom]])
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*[[South Georgia]]
**[[Ascension]] ([[United Kingdom]])
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*[[South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands|South Sandwich]]
**[[Tristan da Cunha]] ([[United Kingdom]])
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*[[Tierra del Fuego]] (Argentina & Chile)
**[[Gough Island]] ([[United Kingdom]])
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*[[Tristan da Cunha]]
**[[Inaccessible Island]] ([[United Kingdom]])
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** [[Gough Island]]
 
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** [[Inaccessible Island]]
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** [[Nightingale Island]]
 
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*U.S. coastal islands (north to south)
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**[[Mount Desert Island]], [[Martha's Vineyard]], [[Nantucket Island]], [[Aquidneck Island|Rhode Island]], [[Block Island]], [[Long Island]], [[Fire Island, New York|Fire Island]], [[Staten Island]], [[Long Beach Island]], [[Brigantine Island]], [[Assateague Island]], [[Chincoteague Island, Virginia|Chincoteague Island]], [[Sea Islands]], [[Hilton Head Island, South Carolina|Hilton Head Island]]
  
  

Revision as of 03:02, 24 December 2009

Sete Cidades twin lakes on São Miguel, Azores

The islands of the Atlantic Ocean are - except for those in one concentrated region - scattered far and wide, with little in common but their relative obscurity.

The most numerous group of islands are the so-called West Indies and their neighbors, located southeast of North America, east of Central America, and north of South America. Although part of the Atlantic, this sea forms its own region: the Caribbean.

The near-polar islands to the far north and south are covered here among the islands of the Arctic Ocean and Southern Ocean.

The remaining islands of the Atlantic run rather intermittently from the southwestern tip of Europe, past West Africa, across the equator, to the open waters of the South Atlantic.

An aerial view of Cape Verde.

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