The largest island in the Indian Ocean is?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

(A) Madagascar

(B) Maldives

(C) Sri Lanka

(D) Sumatra


The largest island in the Indian Ocean is Madagascar. With a size of around 226,658 square miles, it is the largest island in the Indian Ocean. After Borneo, New Guinea, and Greenland, it is the fourth largest continent in the globe.

Largest Island in The Indian Ocean

250 miles off the eastern coast of southern Africa is the island of Madagascar. It is a sovereign nation with a population of about 26 million. Both the African Union and the United Nations have Madagascar as a member. Up until its independence on June 26, 1960, France had colonized it. Despite being a well-liked tourist destination, Madagascar is one of the world’s poorest countries.

The Indian Ocean Facts

  • With a surface area of around 27,240,000 square miles, it is the third-largest ocean in the world.
  • It makes up 20% of the surface water on the planet.
  • East of Australia, west of Africa, north of Asia, and south of Antarctica are all bordered by the Indian Ocean.
  • Although smaller in size than those in the Pacific, the islands in the Indian Ocean are almost as well-known.
  • Reunion, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Comoros, Zanzibar, and Mauritius are among the islands.

The Maldives- The Republic of Maldives is an archipelago state in the Indian Ocean that is officially part of Asia’s Indian subcontinent. It is located around 700 kilometers from the Asian continent’s mainland, southwest of Sri Lanka and India.

Sri Lanka- Sri Lanka is the Democratic Socialist Republic and, once called Ceylon, is an island nation in South Asia. It is located in the Indian Ocean, southeast of the Arabian Sea and southwest of the Bay of Bengal. The Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait divide it from the Indian subcontinent.


The largest island in the Indian Ocean is? (A) Madagascar (B) Maldives (C) Sri Lanka (D) Sumatra

It is the largest island in the Indian Ocean, measuring over 226,658 square miles. It is the fourth largest continent on the planet, behind Borneo, New Guinea, and Greenland. According to present option, Madagascar is correct answer.

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