An artificial island or man-made island is an island or archipelago that has been constructed by people rather than formed by natural means. They are created by expanding existing islets, construction on existing reefs, or amalgamating several natural islets into a bigger island. They are often used to expand urban territory for cities located by the ocean or lakes. Often those islands are used for sea ports or airports
1. Palm Jumeirah, Dubai – The Palm Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago created using land reclamation. It is one of three islands called the Palm Islands (Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali and Palm Deira) which extend into the Persian Gulf, increasing Dubai’s shoreline by a total of 520 kilometres (320 mi). The Palm Jumeirah is the smallest and the original of three Palm Islands. It is located on the Jumeirah coastal area of the emirate of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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