Why is japan considered to be an archipelago archipelago?
Japans main Northern Island is called Hokkaido ____ Directly north of Japan is Sakhalin Island which belongs to Russia and the Sea of Okhotsk. To the north east of Japan is an archipelago of islands called the Kiril Islands which is still in dispute between Russia and Japan from WW2. The archipelago leads up to the Kamchatka Peninsula which is a part of the Russian mainland.
No. Puerto Rico is a single island with several smaller islands nearby. An archipelago is a large group of islands like the Philippines, the Bahamas, or Japan. To clarify, Puerto Rico itself is not an archipelago, but it is part of the archipelago of the Greater Antilles made up of the islands of Cuba, Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), Puerto Rico, and Jamaica.