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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 Pacific OceanPacific Ocean 135,663 km 2011
2 Atlantic OceanAtlantic Ocean 111,866 km 2011
3 Indian OceanIndian Ocean 66,526 km 2011
4 European UnionEuropean Union 65,992.9 km 2011
5 Arctic OceanArctic Ocean 45,389 km 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) averageGroup of 7 countries (G7) average 39,657.14 km 2011
Non-religious countries averageNon-religious countries average 26,036.73 km 2005
6 Southern OceanSouthern Ocean 17,968 km 2011
High income OECD countries averageHigh income OECD countries average 15,238.23 km 2011
NATO countries averageNATO average 13,267.48 km 2011
Sparsely populated countries averageSparsely populated countries average 10,312.37 km 2005
Cold countries averageCold countries average 9,600.3 km 2005
Emerging markets averageEmerging markets average 8,914.42 km 2011
Heavily indebted countries averageHeavily indebted countries average 8,413.48 km 2011
East Asia and Pacific averageEast Asia and Pacific average 7,639.23 km 2011
Former British colonies averageFormer British colonies average 7,085.65 km 2011
Christian countries averageChristian countries average 5,006.35 km 2005
Former Spanish colonies averageFormer Spanish colonies average 4,263.58 km 2011
Europe averageEurope average 3,344.89 km 2005
European Union averageEuropean Union average 3,137.08 km 2011
Former Soviet republics averageFormer Soviet republics average 3,008.47 km 2005
Catholic countries averageCatholic countries average 2,922.86 km 2005
Eastern Europe averageEastern Europe average 2,825.15 km 2005
Eurozone averageEurozone average 2,816.53 km 2011
Hot countries averageHot countries average 2,491.49 km 2011
Muslim countries averageMuslim countries average 2,112.57 km 2005
Latin America and Caribbean averageLatin America and Caribbean average 1,763.51 km 2011
South Asia averageSouth Asia average 1,725.2 km 2005
Religious countries averageReligious countries average 1,624.48 km 2005
OPEC countries averageOPEC countries average 1,412.64 km 2011
Tourist destinations averageTourist destinations average 1,396.46 km 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa averageMiddle Eastern and North Africa average 1,144.17 km 2011
Former French colonies averageFormer French colonies average 850.12 km 2005
South and Central Asia averageSouth and Central Asia average 816.15 km 2005
Failed states averageFailed states average 715.6 km 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa averageSub-Saharan Africa average 650.13 km 2005
7 French GuianaFrench Guiana 378 km 2011
8 Netherlands AntillesN. Antilles 364 km 2011
9 MartiniqueMartinique 350 km 2011
10 GuadeloupeGuadeloupe 306 km 2011
11 ReunionReunion 207 km 2011
12 MayotteMayotte 185.2 km 2011
13 Bassas da IndiaBassas da India 35.2 km 2011
14 Glorioso IslandsGlorioso 35.2 km 2011
15 Juan de Nova IslandJuan de Nova 24.1 km 2011
16 Europa IslandEuropa Island 22.2 km 2011
17 Baker IslandBaker Island 4.8 km 2011
18 Tromelin IslandTromelin Island 3.7 km 2011
19 Serbia and MontenegroSerbia+ 0.0 2003
Landlocked countries averageLandlocked countries average 0.0 2005
20 Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da CunhaSaint 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
21 CanadaCanada None 2013 202,080 km
22 East TimorEast Timor None 2013 706 km
23 TurkmenistanTurkmenistan None 2013 0 km(1,768 km)
24 Saint HelenaSaint Helena None 2011 <strong>Saint Helena: </strong>60 km<br /><strong>Ascension Island:</strong> NA<br /><strong>Tristan da Cunha:</strong> 40 km
25 Saint Pierre and MiquelonSt Pierre+ None 2013 120 km
26 Kingman ReefKingman Reef None 2013 3 km
27 EthiopiaEthiopia None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
28 SwazilandSwaziland None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
29 CameroonCameroon None 2013 402 km
30 Burkina FasoBurkina Faso None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
31 Cocos (Keeling) IslandsCocos Islands None 2013 26 km
32 Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia+ None 2013 20 km
33 Holy See (Vatican City)Vatican City None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
34 Ashmore and Cartier IslandsAshmore+ None 2013 74.1 km
35 DominicaDominica None 2013 148 km
36 LiberiaLiberia None 2013 579 km
37 NetherlandsNetherlands None 2013 451 km
38 TanzaniaTanzania None 2013 1,424 km
39 Christmas IslandXmas Island None 2013 138.9 km
40 MonacoMonaco None 2013 4.1 km
41 Wallis and FutunaWallis+ None 2013 129 km
42 Spratly IslandsSpratly Islands None 2013 926 km
43 JerseyJersey None 2013 70 km
44 Congo, Republic of theCongo, Republic of the None 2013 169 km
45 MadagascarMadagascar None 2013 4,828 km
46 SvalbardSvalbard None 2013 3,587 km
47 South KoreaSouth Korea None 2013 2,413 km
48 TajikistanTajikistan None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
49 TurkeyTurkey None 2013 7,200 km
50 AfghanistanAfghanistan None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
51 Gaza StripGaza Strip None 2013 40 km
52 FranceFrance None 2013 <strong>total: </strong>4,853 km<br /><strong>metropolitan France:</strong> 3,427 km
53 SlovakiaSlovakia None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
54 VanuatuVanuatu None 2013 2,528 km
55 NauruNauru None 2013 30 km
56 NorwayNorway None 2013 25,148 km (includes mainland 2,650 km, as well as long fjords, numerous small islands, and minor indentations 22,498 km; length of island coastlines 58,133 km)
57 MalawiMalawi None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
58 MontenegroMontenegro None 2013 293.5 km
59 Virgin IslandsVirgin Islands None 2013 188 km
60 Dominican RepublicDominican Rep. None 2013 1,288 km
61 BahrainBahrain None 2013 161 km
62 IndonesiaIndonesia None 2013 54,716 km
63 LibyaLibya None 2013 1,770 km
64 FinlandFinland None 2013 1,250 km
65 Central African RepublicCentral Africa None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
66 BangladeshBangladesh None 2013 580 km
67 LiechtensteinLiechtenstein None 2013 0 km (doubly landlocked)
68 Wake IslandWake Island None 2013 19.3 km
69 MauritiusMauritius None 2013 177 km
70 PortugalPortugal None 2013 1,793 km
71 Turks and Caicos IslandsTurks+ None 2013 389 km
72 MalaysiaMalaysia None 2013 4,675 km (Peninsular Malaysia 2,068 km, East Malaysia 2,607 km)
73 Clipperton IslandClipperton None 2013 11.1 km
74 BarbadosBarbados None 2013 97 km
75 Isle of ManIsle of Man None 2013 160 km
76 Saint MartinSaint Martin None 2013 58.9 km (for entire island)
77 GuineaGuinea None 2013 320 km
78 PanamaPanama None 2013 2,490 km
79 Costa RicaCosta Rica None 2013 1,290 km
80 LuxembourgLuxembourg None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
81 American SamoaAmerican Samoa None 2013 116 km
82 AndorraAndorra None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
83 GibraltarGibraltar None 2013 12 km
84 IrelandIreland None 2013 1,448 km
85 PalauPalau None 2013 1,519 km
86 NigeriaNigeria None 2013 853 km
87 EcuadorEcuador None 2013 2,237 km
88 AustraliaAustralia None 2013 25,760 km
89 El SalvadorEl Salvador None 2013 307 km
90 TuvaluTuvalu None 2013 24 km
91 Pitcairn IslandsPitcarn None 2013 51 km
92 RwandaRwanda None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
93 ThailandThailand None 2013 3,219 km
94 BelizeBelize None 2013 386 km
95 Hong KongHong Kong None 2013 733 km
96 Sierra LeoneSierra Leone None 2013 402 km
97 GeorgiaGeorgia None 2013 310 km
98 DenmarkDenmark None 2013 7,314 km
99 PhilippinesPhilippines None 2013 36,289 km
100 MoldovaMoldova None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
101 MoroccoMorocco None 2013 1,835 km
102 GuernseyGuernsey None 2013 50 km
103 EstoniaEstonia None 2013 3,794 km
104 KosovoKosovo None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
105 Norfolk IslandNorfolk Island None 2013 32 km
106 LebanonLebanon None 2013 225 km
107 UzbekistanUzbekistan None 2013 0 km (doubly landlocked)
108 ColombiaColombia None 2013 3,208 km (Caribbean Sea 1,760 km, North Pacific Ocean 1,448 km)
109 TaiwanTaiwan None 2013 1,566.3 km
110 FijiFiji None 2013 1,129 km
111 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)Falklands None 2013 1,288 km
112 QatarQatar None 2013 563 km
113 ItalyItaly None 2013 7,600 km
114 SudanSudan None 2013 853 km
115 NepalNepal None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
116 MaldivesMaldives None 2013 644 km
117 SurinameSuriname None 2013 386 km
118 AnguillaAnguilla None 2013 61 km
119 IsraelIsrael None 2013 273 km
120 VenezuelaVenezuela None 2013 2,800 km
121 SenegalSenegal None 2013 531 km
122 Papua New GuineaPapua NG None 2013 5,152 km
123 ZimbabweZimbabwe None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
124 JordanJordan None 2013 26 km
125 DhekeliaDhekelia None 2013 27.5 km
126 MauritaniaMauritania None 2013 754 km
127 Coral Sea IslandsCoral Sea None 2013 3,095 km
128 Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad+ None 2013 362 km
129 AkrotiriAkrotiri None 2013 56.3 km
130 HungaryHungary None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
131 SyriaSyria None 2013 193 km
132 MexicoMexico None 2013 9,330 km
133 Republic of MacedoniaMacedonia Rep. None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
134 SerbiaSerbia None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
135 United KingdomUnited Kingdom None 2013 12,429 km
136 Jarvis IslandJarvis Island None 2013 8 km
137 GreeceGreece None 2013 13,676 km
138 ParaguayParaguay None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
139 BotswanaBotswana None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
140 Sao Tome and PrincipeSoa Tome+ None 2013 209 km
141 LithuaniaLithuania None 2013 90 km
142 CambodiaCambodia None 2013 443 km
143 The GambiaThe Gambia None 2013 80 km
144 ArubaAruba None 2013 68.5 km
145 ArgentinaArgentina None 2013 4,989 km
146 BoliviaBolivia None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
147 GhanaGhana None 2013 539 km
148 Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia None 2013 2,640 km
149 Cape VerdeCape Verde None 2013 965 km
150 SloveniaSlovenia None 2013 46.6 km
151 GuatemalaGuatemala None 2013 400 km
152 Johnston AtollJohnston Atoll None 2013 34 km
153 The BahamasThe Bahamas None 2013 3,542 km
154 SpainSpain None 2013 4,964 km
155 PakistanPakistan None 2013 1,046 km
156 OmanOman None 2013 2,092 km
157 GreenlandGreenland None 2013 44,087 km
158 GabonGabon None 2013 885 km
159 NiueNiue None 2013 64 km
160 SamoaSamoa None 2013 403 km
161 New ZealandNew Zealand None 2013 15,134 km
162 YemenYemen None 2013 1,906 km
163 JamaicaJamaica None 2013 1,022 km
164 AlbaniaAlbania None 2013 362 km
165 West BankWest Bank None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
166 MacauMacau None 2013 41 km
167 British Indian Ocean TerritoryIndian Ocean None 2013 698 km
168 Equatorial GuineaEqu. Guinea None 2013 296 km
169 Jan MayenJan Mayen None 2013 124.1 km
170 United Arab EmiratesUAE None 2013 1,318 km
171 GuamGuam None 2013 125.5 km
172 IndiaIndia None 2013 7,000 km
173 AzerbaijanAzerbaijan None 2013 0 km (landlocked)(713 km)
174 LesothoLesotho None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
175 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesSt Vincent+ None 2013 84 km
176 KenyaKenya None 2013 536 km
177 Czech RepublicCzech Republic None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
178 EritreaEritrea None 2013 2,234 km (mainland on Red Sea 1,151 km, islands in Red Sea 1,083 km)
179 Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands None 2013 5,313 km
180 Saint LuciaSaint Lucia None 2013 158 km
181 San MarinoSan Marino None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
182 CyprusCyprus None 2013 648 km
183 MongoliaMongolia None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
184 BermudaBermuda None 2013 103 km
185 SomaliaSomalia None 2013 3,025 km
186 PeruPeru None 2013 2,414 km
187 LaosLaos None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
188 Howland IslandHowland Island None 2013 6.4 km
189 Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire None 2013 515 km
190 Cook IslandsCook Islands None 2013 120 km
191 BeninBenin None 2013 121 km
192 Federated States of MicronesiaMicronesia None 2013 6,112 km
193 CubaCuba None 2013 3,735 km
194 Saint Kitts and NevisSt Kitts+ None 2013 135 km
195 TogoTogo None 2013 56 km
196 ChinaChina None 2013 14,500 km
197 ArmeniaArmenia None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
198 UkraineUkraine None 2013 2,782 km
199 TongaTonga None 2013 419 km
200 Western SaharaWestern Sahara None 2013 1,110 km
201 Cayman IslandsCayman Islands None 2013 160 km
202 United StatesUnited States None 2013 19,924 km
203 SwedenSweden None 2013 3,218 km
204 VietnamVietnam None 2013 3,444 km (excludes islands)
205 British Virgin IslandsBrit. Virgin Isl. None 2013 80 km
206 MaliMali None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
207 RussiaRussia None 2013 37,653 km
208 BulgariaBulgaria None 2013 354 km
209 RomaniaRomania None 2013 225 km
210 AngolaAngola None 2013 1,600 km
211 ChadChad None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
212 South AfricaSouth Africa None 2013 2,798 km
213 TokelauTokelau None 2013 101 km
214 AustriaAustria None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
215 LatviaLatvia None 2013 498 km
216 MozambiqueMozambique None 2013 2,470 km
217 UgandaUganda None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
218 JapanJapan None 2013 29,751 km
219 NigerNiger None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
220 BrazilBrazil None 2013 7,491 km
221 Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands None 2013 1,117 km
222 Northern Mariana IslandsN. Mariana None 2013 1,482 km
223 BruneiBrunei None 2013 161 km
224 BelarusBelarus None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
225 IranIran None 2013 2,440 km(740 km)
226 AlgeriaAlgeria None 2013 998 km
227 Midway IslandsMidway Islands None 2013 15 km
228 Marshall IslandsMarshall Isl. None 2013 370.4 km
229 ChileChile None 2013 6,435 km
230 Puerto RicoPuerto Rico None 2013 501 km
231 BelgiumBelgium None 2013 66.5 km
232 KiribatiKiribati None 2013 1,143 km
233 HaitiHaiti None 2013 1,771 km
234 IraqIraq None 2013 58 km
235 CroatiaCroatia None 2013 5,835 km (mainland 1,777 km, islands 4,058 km)
236 French PolynesiaFr. Polynesia None 2013 2,525 km
237 Guinea-BissauGuinea-Bissau None 2013 350 km
238 SwitzerlandSwitzerland None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
239 GrenadaGrenada None 2013 121 km
240 Navassa IslandNavassa Island None 2013 8 km
241 SeychellesSeychelles None 2013 491 km
242 UruguayUruguay None 2013 660 km
243 Bouvet IslandBouvet Island None 2013 29.6 km
244 EgyptEgypt None 2013 2,450 km
245 DjiboutiDjibouti None 2013 314 km
246 Heard Island and McDonald IslandsHeard Isl+ None 2013 101.9 km
247 Antigua and BarbudaAntigua+ None 2013 153 km
248 BurundiBurundi None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
249 NicaraguaNicaragua None 2013 910 km
250 BhutanBhutan None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
251 MaltaMalta None 2013 196.8 km (excludes 56 km for the island of Gozo)
252 Democratic Republic of the CongoCongo, DR. None 2013 37 km
253 Palmyra AtollPalmyra Atoll None 2013 14.5 km
254 Paracel IslandsParacel Islands None 2013 518 km
255 KuwaitKuwait None 2013 499 km
256 IcelandIceland None 2013 4,970 km
257 ZambiaZambia None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
258 GermanyGermany None 2013 2,389 km
259 KazakhstanKazakhstan None 2013 0 km (landlocked)(1,070 km), and the Caspian Sea (1,894 km)
260 PolandPoland None 2013 440 km
261 KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
262 MontserratMontserrat None 2013 40 km
263 New CaledoniaNew Caledonia None 2013 2,254 km
264 North KoreaNorth Korea None 2013 2,495 km
265 South SudanSouth Sudan None 2013 0 km (landlocked)
266 GuyanaGuyana None 2013 459 km
267 BurmaBurma None 2013 1,930 km
268 HondurasHonduras None 2013 Caribbean Sea 669 km; Gulf of Fonseca 163 km
269 TunisiaTunisia None 2013 1,148 km
270 French Southern and Antarctic LandsFrench Antarctic+ None 2013 <strong>Ile Amsterdam (Ile Amsterdam et Ile Saint-Paul): </strong>28 km<br /><strong>Ile Saint-Paul (Ile Amsterdam et Ile Saint-Paul):</strong><br /><strong>Iles Kerguelen:</strong> 2,800 km<br /><strong>Bassas da India (Iles Eparses):</strong> 35.2 km<br /><strong>Europa Island (Iles Eparses):</strong> 22.2 km<br /><strong>Glorioso Islands (Iles Eparses):</strong> 35.2 km<br /><strong>Juan de Nova Island (Iles Eparses):</strong> 24.1 km<br /><strong>Tromelin Island (Iles Eparses):</strong> 3.7 km
271 SingaporeSingapore None 2013 193 km
272 AntarcticaAntarctica None 2013 17,968 km
273 Sri LankaSri Lanka None 2013 1,340 km
274 NamibiaNamibia None 2013 1,572 km
275 ComorosComoros None 2013 340 km

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"All countries compared for Geography > Coastline", 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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