Using QGIS's Identify results, I can highlight and inspect an individual 'feature', in this case a country geometry. In reality, the geometry is a MultiPolygon and I would like to inspect individual polygons one by one (in this case islands) which are part of the larger feature/MultiPolygon. How can this be done?

QGIS Identify Feature screenshot

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Convert your MultiPolygon to single Polygons using the "Multipart to singleparts" from Menu Vector > Geometry Tools > Multipart to singleparts. Than use the Identify tool again.

It will generate a new (additional) layer with each part as a separate feature. Your original MultiPolygon layer will be kept unchanged.

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    Worth noticing that because the multipolygon was originally one feature all the singlepart polygons will have the same attribute values than the multipolygon.
    – user30184
    Aug 12, 2021 at 20:30
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    Indeed! The derived values in the identify tool (like measurements for area etc.) will return values for the individual singlepart features.
    – Babel
    Aug 12, 2021 at 20:33

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