Top 10 Unusual Artificial Islands in the World (with Map & Photos)

Humanity, as you know, has learned to create Artificial Islands. Here are some of the man made pieces of sushi that have been poured in for various reasons.

Swan Island, France


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Swan Island, France, Man Made Islands

Swan is a small island in Paris on the Seine River, not far from the Eiffel Tower. Built in 1825 as a dam for the port of Grenelle. The length is about 890 m, the width is 20 m. The Bir-Hakeim two-tiered bridge, which serves for the metro, other transport and pedestrians, passes through it. The lyrical name came from the former Swan Island, annexed in the 18th century. to the Field of Mars. The attraction of the island is the Statue of Liberty. This is a four-fold reduced copy given by the Americans to the French in response to their original in New York Harbor, created by the French.

Semakau Island, Singapore


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Semakau Island, Singapore, Man Made Islands

Small Singapore has an acute shortage of land and its almost 6 million population is hard to fit. Therefore, there is a multi-year program for the expansion of the territory. This is how a green island of garbage was created. Boxes, plastic bottles and other household waste are turned into garbage dust at the recycling plant, which then becomes the soil for the new land area. A stone embankment was laid along the perimeter to support the coastline. Now the island area is about 3.5 sq. km. It continues to grow. The planned area is comparable to about 650 football fields.

Tokyo Disneyland, Japan


Top 10 Unusual Artificial Islands in the World
Tokyo Disneyland, Man Made Islands

Located on an island in the city of Urayasu, near Tokyo. Last year he celebrated his 35th anniversary. Seven themed zones, dozens of attractions. Disney's first park outside of the United States. Works in the same style as Disney parks in California and Florida. In terms of attendance, by the way, it is only inferior to them.

Notre Dame Island, Canada


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Notre Dame Island, Canada, Man Made Islands

Notre Dame is located on the St. Lawrence River in Montreal. Made from soil raised during the construction of the subway. Created an island for the 1967 World Exhibition. And 10 years later, they used it for the 1976 Olympic Games. They dug a rowing canal here - the largest in North America. Later, the Montreal casino appeared - the largest in Canada.

The island is landscaped and is part of the Jean Drapeau park. There is a lake with a beach. In winter, skaters skate. There is a bicycle road across the island. Autodrom hosts the Canadian Grand Prix in Formula 1.

Uros Islands, Peru


Top 10 Unusual Artificial Islands in the World
Uros Islands, Peru, Man Made Islands

More than 40 floating islands on Lake Titicaca were made by the Uros Indians from lake reeds. He contacted, and so platforms emerged. The main occupations of the tribe are fishing and hunting. Houses and boats are also built from reed. The place is promoted, tourist.

Kansai, Japan


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Kansai, Japan, Man Made Islands

Due to the lack of land, the Japanese decided to build an international airport on man-made land. They invited an Italian architect with a name, 10 thousand workers, 80 ships, bring millions of cubic meters of soil. The terminal building supports 900 columns - ground shrinkage has been taken into account. The project required $ 15 billion.

Palm Island, Dubai, UAE


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Palm Island in Dubai, Man Made Islands

It is known that Dubai is among the leaders in the creation of artificial islands. The world islands in their shape resemble the continents of the Earth. They are built from coastal sand at close distance from each other. The Palm Islands are poured in the form of palm trees. They are visible from space. The islands are home to luxury hotels and villas.

Venetian Islands, USA


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Venetian Islands, Man Made Islands

Do you think they are in Venice? But they didn't guess. They are in the USA, in Florida, near Miami. Connected by bridges. Some have Venetian names! San Marco, Di Lido. The uninhabited island of Flagler is actively used for picnics. More islands were planned, but after the devastating Miami hurricane of 1926, the project was scrapped.

Spiral Island, Mexico


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Spiral Island, Mexico, Man Made Islands

Like many others, British artist Richard Sowa dreamed of his own island somewhere in the ocean. I didn't find the money for such grandeur, but I came up with and built my own floating island... out of 250 thousand plastic bottles. The hurricane blew it apart, but the artist built it again and larger. On the island - housing with solar panels and plants.

Kamfers Dam, South Africa


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Kamfers Dam, Man Made Islands

It was built in South Africa, near the city of Kimberley, in the waters of a dam, especially for pink flamingos. The initiative was taken by ornithologist Mark Anderson, concerned about the decline in the population of these birds. Today, several tens of thousands of birds live comfortably on the island. And there is a new attraction for the Kimberlians. Even schools are named after flamingos.

Palm Islands, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Map