An island or isle is a piece of sub-continental land completely surrounded by water. Very small islands such as emergent land features on atolls can be called islets, skerries, cays or keys. An island in a river or a lake island may be called an eyot or ait, and a small island off the coast may be called a holm. Sedimentary islands in the Ganges Delta are called chars. A grouping of geographically or geologically related islands, such as the Philippines, is referred to as an archipelago.
There are two main types of islands in the sea; continental and oceanic. There are also human-made islands. ( Full article...)
North Island is the northernmost island in the Houtman Abrolhos, a coral reef archipelago in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Mid West Western Australia. Located about 14 km (9 mi) from the nearest island group, it is one of the largest islands in the Houtman Abrolhos, and one of the few to support dune systems. It has relatively diverse flora dominated by chenopod shrubs and fauna that includes the introduced tammar wallaby, around seven species of reptile, and about 15 resident bird species.
First recorded and surveyed in 1840, North Island has been a seasonal camp for western rock lobster fishermen since the beginning of the 20th century, and this remains the principal focus of human activity on the island. There is also a small amount of tourism, though for the most part it is reserved as conservation habitat for vegetation communities and rare birds. ( Full article...)
Jamaican cuisine includes a mixture of cooking techniques, flavours and spices influenced by Amerindian, African, Irish, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Indian, Chinese and Middle Eastern people who have inhabited the island. It is also influenced by the crops introduced into the island from tropical Southeast Asia, many of which are now grown locally. A wide variety of seafood, tropical fruits and meats are available.
Some Jamaican dishes are variations on cuisines brought to the island from elsewhere. These are often modified to incorporate local produce and spices. Others are novel or fusion and have developed locally. Popular Jamaican dishes include curry goat, fried dumplings, ackee and saltfish.Jamaican patties along with various pastries, breads and beverages are also popular. ( Full article...)
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Sabtang island (from List of islands of the Philippines)White sand beach at
Kansai International Airport, on an artificial island (from Island)
Archipelago Sea has more than 40,000 islands and islets (from List of islands of Finland)
Jurmo (from List of islands of Finland)A fishing village in
Älgö (from List of islands of Finland)A house on
Шаманка, a holy rock in Shamanism and one of the 9 most holy places in Asia, on the westcoast of Olkhon (from List of islands of Russia)The Shamanka
Kunashir Island coastline: photo taken by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in November 2010 (from List of islands of Russia)
Second Thomas Shoal (Ayungin Shoal), an island of the Spratly Islands group in the South China Sea (from List of islands of the Philippines)Satellite image of
Panguan Island, The last island of the Sulu Archipelago nearest the Philippine-Malaysian border (from List of islands of the Philippines)
Cape Melville Lighthouse on the southern point of Balabac Island, circa 1892 (from List of islands of the Philippines)
Kefalonia island in this picture. The small island in the top-right corner is the uninhabited Atokos island ( NASA World Wind satellite picture). (from List of islands of Greece)Ithaca is to the upper right of the larger
Ukonkivi island (from List of islands of Finland)
Cagsao, Calabanga, Camarines Sur (from List of islands of the Philippines)Cauit Island overlooking from
Charles Darwin’s 1842 The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs showing the world’s major groups of atolls and coral reefs (from Island)Map from
Venezuelan mainland ( Paria Peninsula) seen in the horizon and Patos Island seen to the left. (from List of islands of Trinidad and Tobago)Monos (front) and Chacachacare (back).
light house on Jussarö (from List of islands of Finland)A
Isla de Convalecencia from the Ayala Bridge over the Pasig River (from List of islands of the Philippines)A view of the southern side of
Manamoc Island as seen from the north (from List of islands of the Philippines)
Tinaga at sunset (from List of islands of the Philippines)A view from Tinaga beach in
Velana International Airport, Hulhulé Island, Maldives (from Island)Plane landing on an airport island,
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