What is the world's second largest island called?

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GEOGRAPHY QUESTION #1284

What is the world's second largest island called?

New Guinea

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New Guinea is the world's second largest island with an area of 785 000 km². It is a mountainous island with lowlands to the south and north. New Guinea lies north of Australia, which it used to be connected with some 5000 years ago. The island is split between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. New Guinea was discovered by the Spanish in 1527 and was later colonised by the British and the Dutch.

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