There are 257 countries in the world.
It would be the U.K since it includes many countries and also the various islands by south america.
china, cuba, laos ,north ,korea and vietnam
The Polynesian islands
An island country is a country whose primary territory consists of one or more islands or parts of islands. As of 2008, forty-seven (appoximately 25%) of the world's countries are island countries. from Wikipedia
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Archipelagos are the countries or states that consists of many islands like Philippines and Indonesia.
Great Britain, Ireland, Greece, Italy
Ireland does have many islands, but so do some other European countries, particularly Greece.
Six countries that are NOT islands are:CanadaUnited StatesBrazilChileGermanyRussia
Captain Cook did not discover any countries. He explored many, including New Zealand and Australia, and he discovered and named the Hawaiian Islands, which he originall called the Sandwich islands. He did not discover any countries.
There are many groups of islands around the world. Some are island countries and some have several different countries within a single group.The Caribbean islands, also called the Antilles and the West Indies, have many islands that were colonies of European countries (Spain, France, Britain, Netherlands).The islands of Polynesia are widely scattered across the Pacific OceanCountries of Asia that are island groups include Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Russia has a large number of islands in the Arctic Ocean. The US state of Alaska has a long band of islands called the Aleutians in the northern Pacific. The US state of Hawaii, farther south, consists entirely of islands.
Many airports all over the world are located on islands.