Fun and Fascinating Artificial Island Facts
Artificial islands are not considered islands for purposes of having their own territorial waters or Exclusive Economic Zone.
More than 94 million cubic meters of sand and 5.5 million cubic meters of rock was used to create the palm islands of Dubai.
Artificial islands are not formed by nature but constructed by people.
Hong Kong added 75% of land by reclamation to expand the existing natural island at Chek Lap Kok to make space for its international airport.
The Flevopolder in the Netherlands is the largest Artificial Island in the world.
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