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9 amazing man made islands

January 27, 2014 08:53 IST

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What would smaller countries such as Japan or UAE do when they want to take up a large-scale ambitious infrastructure project but have no land? They develop it. And the best way do it is reclaiming land in the sea.

Many countries around the world reclaim land to build airports, housing projects or even develop an entire city.

Here are 10 biggest islands in the world made by men artificially.

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Photographs: NASA/Wikimedia Commons
Tags: UAE , Japan

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Port Island

Rank: 9

Area: 5.2 square kilometres

Country: Japan

Utilisation: Housing

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Photographs: NASA/Wikimedia Commons

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Rokko Island

Rank: 8

Area:  5.8 square kilometres

Country: Japan

Utilisation: Housing

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Photographs: Laitr Keiows/Wikimedia Commons

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Palm Jumeirah

Rank: 7

Area: 6.5 square kilometres

Country: UAE

Utilisation: Housing

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Photographs: NASA/Wikimedia Commons (above) and Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

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Chubu Centrair International Airport

Rank: 6

Area: 6.8 square kilometres

Country: Japan

Utilisation: Airport

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Photographs: Wikimedia Commons

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Palm Jebel Ali

Rank: 5

Area: 8 square kilometres

Country: UAE

Utilisation: Multipurpose

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Photographs: Imre Solt/Wikimedia Commons

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Hong Kong International Airport

Rank: 4

Area: 9.38 square kilometres

Country: Hong Kong

Utilisation: Airport

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Photographs: Wikimedia Commons

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Kansai International Airport

Rank: 3

Area: 10.5 square kilometres

Country: Japan

Utilisation: Airport

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Photographs: Wikimedia Commons

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Yas Island

Rank: 2

Area: 25 square kilometres

Country: UAE

Utilisation: Yas Marina Circuit

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Photographs: Dapaan/Wikimedia Commons

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Flevopolder

Rank: 1

Area: 970 square kilometres

Country: Netherlands

Utilisation: Towns, agriculture


Photographs: NASA/Wikimedia Commons

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