Top 10 Island Cities of the World (with Map & Photos)

Island cities are very common all over the world. Looking at their unique location, Daniel Defoe comes to mind with his story about Robinson Crusoe. The following thoughts come to mind: Robinson is not a fictional character; there are many "Robinsons" in the world; they all founded cities after entering their uninhabited islands. 10 island cities are offered to your attention.

Island Cities
Island Cities

Lindau


The historic city of Lindau is located near the meeting point of the Austrian, German and Swiss borders, in the eastern part of Lake Constance (Bodensee). The city is connected to the mainland by a bridge and a railway and has about 3,000 inhabitants. It is full of medieval and timber-brick buildings, and the island city is quite a popular tourist attraction.

Island Cities
Lindau

Santa Cruz del Islote


Located on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, Santa Cruz del Islote is unofficially the most populous island in the world. It has about 90 houses and about 1200 people inhabit an island of about 1 hectare. The islanders bury their dead relatives on a nearby island because there is no place for a cemetery on the island they inhabit.

Santa Cruz del Islote
Santa Cruz del Islote

Isola dei Pescatori


Isola dei Pescatori (fishermen's island) is the northernmost of the three main Borromean islands in Lake Maggiore. population of about 50 people. A narrow street that runs along the spine of the island connects cobbled lanes with the promenade that surrounds the island.

Isola dei Pescatori
Isola dei Pescatori

Mexcaltitán de Uribe


Mexcaltitán de Uribe is a small artificial island city off the Pacific coast of Mexico. The city lies low in the swampy canals that surround it, and during the rainy season from June to October, water floods all the streets. Besides a tourist attraction, it is also a shrimp town.

Mexcaltitán de Uribe
Mexcaltitán de Uribe

Trogir


Located near the city of Split, Trogir is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe. Tiny medieval streets captivate tourists. In architecture, Romanesque and Gothic styles are easily combined. Trogir has on its territory the stunning Venetian Cathedral of St. Lawrence, the town hall and medieval fortresses.

Trogir
Trogir

Nessebar


Often referred to as the "Pearl of the Black Sea", Nessebar is a wealthy city. The ancient part of the city is located on an island and is connected to the mainland by a narrow artificial dam. Nessebar is sometimes called the city with the largest number of churches per capita. This city also represents a rich architectural heritage of the Orthodox East.

Nessebar
Nessebar

Flores


Flores is located on the shores of Lake Peten Itza. It is connected to the mainland by a dam. For many tourists, the main reason to visit Flores is its proximity to the famous Mayan ruins of Tikal.

Flores
Flores

Malé


Malé is the capital and most populous city in the Maldives. More than 100,000 people live on the small island. Since there are no neighborhoods, all infrastructure must be located in the city itself. Water is supplied from desalinated water in the ground, and electricity is generated to the city using diesel generators.

Malé
Malé

Manhattan


Manhattan is one of the five boroughs in New York City. Manhattan is actually a city that includes most of New York's most famous landmarks. Today Manhattan is one of the most populous island cities in the world, with a population of 1,634,795 inhabitants (2008) and an area of ​​59.47 km2.

Manhattan
Manhattan

Venice


World famous for its canals, Venice is built on an archipelago of 117 islands connected by 455 bridges. In the old center, canals function as roads. The islands are slowly sinking. During high tides in autumn and winter, Piazza San Marco, the lowest part of the island, becomes completely flooded. Over the past 1000 years, it has dropped by about 7 centimeters (2.8 inches) per century, and recent reports have stated that Venice has dropped by about 24 centimeters (9.4 inches) in the last century.

Venice
Venice