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Geography > Coastline: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY NOTE
1 Canada 202,080 km 2014
2 Pacific Ocean 135,663 km 2011
3 Atlantic Ocean 111,866 km 2011
4 Indian Ocean 66,526 km 2011
5 European Union 65,992.9 km 2011
6 Indonesia 54,716 km 2014
7 Arctic Ocean 45,389 km 2011
8 Greenland 44,087 km 2014
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 39,657.14 km 2011
9 Russia 37,653 km 2014
10 Philippines 36,289 km 2014
11 Japan 29,751 km 2014
Non-religious countries average (profile) 26,036.73 km 2005
12 Australia 25,760 km 2014
13 Norway 25,148 km 2014
14 United States 19,924 km 2014
=15 Southern Ocean 17,968 km 2011
=15 Antarctica 17,968 km 2014
High income OECD countries average (profile) 15,238.23 km 2011
17 New Zealand 15,134 km 2014
18 China 14,500 km 2014
19 Greece 13,676 km 2014
NATO countries average (profile) 13,267.48 km 2011
20 United Kingdom 12,429 km 2014
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 10,312.37 km 2005
Cold countries average (profile) 9,600.3 km 2005
21 Mexico 9,330 km 2014
Emerging markets average (profile) 8,914.42 km 2011
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 8,413.48 km 2011
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 7,639.23 km 2011
22 Italy 7,600 km 2014
23 Brazil 7,491 km 2014
24 Denmark 7,314 km 2014
25 Turkey 7,200 km 2014
Former British colonies average (profile) 7,085.65 km 2011
26 India 7,000 km 2014
27 Chile 6,435 km 2014
28 Croatia 6,268 km 2014
29 Federated States of Micronesia 6,112 km 2014
30 Solomon Islands 5,313 km 2014
31 Papua New Guinea 5,152 km 2014
Christian countries average (profile) 5,006.35 km 2005
32 Argentina 4,989 km 2014
33 Iceland 4,970 km 2014
34 Spain 4,964 km 2014
35 France 4,853 km 2014
36 Madagascar 4,828 km 2014
37 Malaysia 4,675 km 2014
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 4,263.58 km 2011
38 Estonia 3,794 km 2014
39 Cuba 3,735 km 2014
40 Svalbard 3,587 km 2014
41 The Bahamas 3,542 km 2014
42 Vietnam 3,444 km 2014
Europe average (profile) 3,344.89 km 2005
43 Thailand 3,219 km 2014
44 Sweden 3,218 km 2014
45 Colombia 3,208 km 2014
European Union average (profile) 3,137.08 km 2011
46 Somalia 3,025 km 2014
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 3,008.47 km 2005
47 French Southern and Antarctic Lands 2,948.4 km 2014
Catholic countries average (profile) 2,922.86 km 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 2,825.15 km 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 2,816.53 km 2011
48 Venezuela 2,800 km 2014
49 South Africa 2,798 km 2014
50 Ukraine 2,782 km 2014
51 Saudi Arabia 2,640 km 2014
52 Vanuatu 2,528 km 2014
53 French Polynesia 2,525 km 2014
54 North Korea 2,495 km 2014
Hot countries average (profile) 2,491.49 km 2011
55 Panama 2,490 km 2014
56 Mozambique 2,470 km 2014
57 Egypt 2,450 km 2014
58 Iran 2,440 km 2014
59 Peru 2,414 km 2014
60 South Korea 2,413 km 2014
61 Germany 2,389 km 2014
62 New Caledonia 2,254 km 2014
63 Ecuador 2,237 km 2014
64 Eritrea 2,234 km 2014
Muslim countries average (profile) 2,112.57 km 2005
65 Oman 2,092 km 2014
66 Burma 1,930 km 2014
67 Yemen 1,906 km 2014
68 Morocco 1,835 km 2014
69 Portugal 1,793 km 2014
70 Haiti 1,771 km 2014
71 Libya 1,770 km 2014
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 1,763.51 km 2011
South Asia average (profile) 1,725.2 km 2005
Religious countries average (profile) 1,624.48 km 2005
72 Angola 1,600 km 2014
73 Namibia 1,572 km 2014
74 Taiwan 1,566.3 km 2014
75 Palau 1,519 km 2014
76 Northern Mariana Islands 1,482 km 2014
77 Ireland 1,448 km 2014
78 Tanzania 1,424 km 2014
OPEC countries average (profile) 1,412.64 km 2011
Tourist destinations average (profile) 1,396.46 km 2005
79 Sri Lanka 1,340 km 2014
80 United Arab Emirates 1,318 km 2014
81 Costa Rica 1,290 km 2014
=82 Dominican Republic 1,288 km 2014
=82 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 1,288 km 2014
84 Finland 1,250 km 2014
85 Tunisia 1,148 km 2014
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 1,144.17 km 2011
86 Kiribati 1,143 km 2014
87 Fiji 1,129 km 2014
88 Faroe Islands 1,117 km 2014
89 Western Sahara 1,110 km 2014
90 Pakistan 1,046 km 2014
91 Jamaica 1,022 km 2014
92 Algeria 998 km 2014
93 Cape Verde 965 km 2014
94 Nicaragua 910 km 2014
95 Gabon 885 km 2014
=96 Nigeria 853 km 2014
=96 Sudan 853 km 2014
Former French colonies average (profile) 850.12 km 2005
98 Honduras 832 km 2014
South and Central Asia average (profile) 816.15 km 2005
99 Mauritania 754 km 2014
100 Hong Kong 733 km 2014
failed states average (profile) 715.6 km 2005
101 East Timor 706 km 2014
102 British Indian Ocean Territory 698 km 2014
103 Uruguay 660 km 2014
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 650.13 km 2005
104 Cyprus 648 km 2014
105 Maldives 644 km 2014
106 Bangladesh 580 km 2014
107 Liberia 579 km 2014
108 Qatar 563 km 2014
109 Ghana 539 km 2014
110 Kenya 536 km 2014
111 Senegal 531 km 2014
112 Paracel Islands 518 km 2014
113 Cote d'Ivoire 515 km 2014
114 Puerto Rico 501 km 2014
115 Kuwait 499 km 2014
116 Latvia 498 km 2014
117 Seychelles 491 km 2014
118 Guyana 459 km 2014
119 Netherlands 451 km 2014
120 Cambodia 443 km 2014
121 Poland 440 km 2014
122 Tonga 419 km 2014
123 Samoa 403 km 2014
=124 Cameroon 402 km 2014
=124 Sierra Leone 402 km 2014
126 Guatemala 400 km 2014
127 Turks and Caicos Islands 389 km 2014
=128 Belize 386 km 2014
=128 Suriname 386 km 2014
130 French Guiana 378 km 2011
131 Marshall Islands 370.4 km 2014
=132 Netherlands Antilles 364 km 2011
=132 Curacao 364 km 2014
=134 Trinidad and Tobago 362 km 2014
=134 Albania 362 km 2014
136 Bulgaria 354 km 2014
=137 Martinique 350 km 2011
=137 Guinea-Bissau 350 km 2014
139 Comoros 340 km 2014
140 Guinea 320 km 2014
141 Djibouti 314 km 2014
142 Georgia 310 km 2014
143 El Salvador 307 km 2014
144 Guadeloupe 306 km 2011
145 Equatorial Guinea 296 km 2014
146 Montenegro 293.5 km 2014
147 Israel 273 km 2014
148 Malta 252.81 km 2014
=149 Lebanon 225 km 2014
=149 Romania 225 km 2014
151 Reunion 207 km 2011
=152 Syria 193 km 2014
=152 Singapore 193 km 2014
154 Mayotte 185.2 km 2011
155 Mauritius 177 km 2014
156 Congo, Republic of the 169 km 2014
=157 Bahrain 161 km 2014
=157 Brunei 161 km 2014
=159 Isle of Man 160 km 2014
=159 Cayman Islands 160 km 2014
161 Saint Lucia 158 km 2014
162 Antigua and Barbuda 153 km 2014
163 Dominica 148 km 2014
164 Christmas Island 138.9 km 2014
165 Saint Kitts and Nevis 135 km 2014
166 Wallis and Futuna 129 km 2014
167 Guam 125.5 km 2014
168 Jan Mayen 124.1 km 2014
=169 Benin 121 km 2014
=169 Grenada 121 km 2014
=171 Saint Pierre and Miquelon 120 km 2014
=171 Cook Islands 120 km 2014
173 American Samoa 116 km 2014
174 Bermuda 103 km 2014
175 Heard Island and McDonald Islands 101.9 km 2014
176 Tokelau 101 km 2014
177 Barbados 97 km 2014
178 Lithuania 90 km 2014
179 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 84 km 2014
=180 The Gambia 80 km 2014
=180 British Virgin Islands 80 km 2014
182 Ashmore and Cartier Islands 74.1 km 2014
183 Jersey 70 km 2014
184 Aruba 68.5 km 2014
185 Belgium 66.5 km 2014
186 Niue 64 km 2014
187 Anguilla 61 km 2014
188 Saint Helena 60 km 2011
189 Saint Martin 58.9 km 2014
190 Iraq 58 km 2014
191 Togo 56 km 2014
192 Pitcairn Islands 51 km 2014
193 Guernsey 50 km 2014
194 Slovenia 46.6 km 2014
195 Macau 41 km 2014
=196 Gaza Strip 40 km 2014
=196 Montserrat 40 km 2014
198 Democratic Republic of the Congo 37 km 2014
=199 Bassas da India 35.2 km 2011
=199 Glorioso Islands 35.2 km 2011
201 Norfolk Island 32 km 2014
202 Nauru 30 km 2014
203 Bouvet Island 29.6 km 2014
=204 Cocos (Keeling) Islands 26 km 2014
=204 Jordan 26 km 2014
206 Juan de Nova Island 24.1 km 2011
207 Tuvalu 24 km 2014
208 Europa Island 22.2 km 2011
209 Bosnia and Herzegovina 20 km 2014
210 Wake Island 19.3 km 2014
211 Gibraltar 12 km 2014
212 Clipperton Island 11.1 km 2014
213 Navassa Island 8 km 2014
214 Baker Island 4.8 km 2011
215 Monaco 4.1 km 2014
216 Tromelin Island 3.7 km 2011
=217 Turkmenistan 0.0 2014
=217 Serbia and Montenegro 0.0 2003
=217 Ethiopia 0.0 2014
=217 Swaziland 0.0 2014
=217 Burkina Faso 0.0 2014
=217 Holy See (Vatican City) 0.0 2014
=217 Tajikistan 0.0 2014
=217 Afghanistan 0.0 2014
=217 Slovakia 0.0 2014
=217 Malawi 0.0 2014
=217 Central African Republic 0.0 2014
=217 Liechtenstein 0.0 2014
=217 Luxembourg 0.0 2014
=217 Andorra 0.0 2014
=217 Rwanda 0.0 2014
=217 Moldova 0.0 2014
=217 Uzbekistan 0.0 2014
=217 Nepal 0.0 2014
=217 Zimbabwe 0.0 2014
=217 Hungary 0.0 2014
=217 Republic of Macedonia 0.0 2014
=217 Serbia 0.0 2014
=217 Paraguay 0.0 2014
=217 Botswana 0.0 2014
=217 Bolivia 0.0 2014
=217 West Bank 0.0 2014
=217 Azerbaijan 0.0 2014
=217 Lesotho 0.0 2014
=217 Czech Republic 0.0 2014
=217 San Marino 0.0 2014
=217 Mongolia 0.0 2014
=217 Laos 0.0 2014
=217 Armenia 0.0 2014
=217 Mali 0.0 2014
=217 Chad 0.0 2014
=217 Austria 0.0 2014
=217 Uganda 0.0 2014
=217 Niger 0.0 2014
=217 Belarus 0.0 2014
=217 Switzerland 0.0 2014
=217 Burundi 0.0 2014
=217 Bhutan 0.0 2014
=217 Zambia 0.0 2014
=217 Kazakhstan 0.0 2014
=217 Kyrgyzstan 0.0 2014
=217 South Sudan 0.0 2014
Landlocked countries average (profile) 0.0 2005
263 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha None 2013 <strong>Saint Helena: </strong>60 km<br /><strong>Ascension Island:</strong> NA<br /><strong>Tristan da Cunha:</strong> 40 km
264 Kingman Reef None 2013 3 km
265 Spratly Islands None 2013 926 km
266 Virgin Islands None 2013 188 km
267 Kosovo None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
268 Dhekelia None 2013 27.5 km
269 Coral Sea Islands None 2013 3,095 km
270 Akrotiri None 2013 56.3 km
271 Jarvis Island None 2013 8 km
272 Sao Tome and Principe None 2013 209 km
273 Johnston Atoll None 2013 34 km
274 Howland Island None 2013 6.4 km
275 Midway Islands None 2013 15 km
276 Palmyra Atoll None 2013 14.5 km

Citation

"Countries Compared by Geography > Coastline. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Geography/Coastline

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Interesting observations about Geography > Coastline

  • Indonesia ranked first for coastline amongst Hot countries in 2014.
  • Canada ranked first for coastline globally in 2014.
  • Russia ranked first for coastline amongst Europe in 2014.
  • Mexico ranked first for coastline amongst Latin America and Caribbean in 2014.
  • Philippines ranked first for coastline amongst Catholic countries in 2014.
  • Australia ranked second for coastline amongst Former British colonies in 2014.
  • Greenland ranked second for coastline amongst Christian countries in 2014.
  • Greece ranked first for coastline amongst European Union in 2014.
  • Japan ranked second for coastline amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2014.
  • Turkey ranked second for coastline amongst Muslim countries in 2014.
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