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Geography > Coastline per 1000: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea. Figures expressed per thousand population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Greenland 774.75 km 2011
2 Palau 73.72 km 2011
3 Federated States of Micronesia 59.1 km 2011
4 Northern Mariana Islands 27.84 km 2011
Sparsely populated countries average (profile) 22.01 km 2005
Cold countries average (profile) 19.74 km 2005
5 Iceland 15.58 km 2011
6 Turks and Caicos Islands 12.26 km 2011
7 Kiribati 11.52 km 2011
8 Vanuatu 10.46 km 2011
Christian countries average (profile) 9.92 km 2005
9 Solomon Islands 9.88 km 2011
10 The Bahamas 9.67 km 2011
11 French Polynesia 9.32 km 2011
12 New Caledonia 8.87 km 2011
13 Marshall Islands 7.06 km 2011
East Asia and Pacific average (profile) 7.01 km 2011
14 Canada 5.86 km 2011
15 Seychelles 5.62 km 2011
16 Norway 5.08 km 2011
Tourist destinations average (profile) 4.49 km 2005
17 Tonga 4.01 km 2011
18 New Zealand 3.44 km 2011
19 Estonia 2.83 km 2011
20 Cayman Islands 2.83 km 2011
21 Saint Kitts and Nevis 2.55 km 2011
22 Tuvalu 2.44 km 2011
Catholic countries average (profile) 2.41 km 2005
23 Samoa 2.15 km 2011
24 American Samoa 2.1 km 2011
25 Dominica 2.07 km 2011
26 Cape Verde 1.97 km 2011
27 Maldives 1.94 km 2011
28 Antigua and Barbuda 1.74 km 2011
29 Bermuda 1.6 km 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 1.5 km 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 1.49 km 2011
30 Croatia 1.36 km 2011
31 Denmark 1.31 km 2011
32 Fiji 1.3 km 2011
33 Belize 1.22 km 2011
34 Greece 1.21 km 2011
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 1.2 km 2011
35 Australia 1.15 km 2011
36 Grenada 1.15 km 2011
37 Sao Tome and Principe 1.14 km 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 0.937 km 2011
Hot countries average (profile) 0.937 km 2005
Former British colonies average (profile) 0.927 km 2011
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 0.899 km 2011
38 Saint Lucia 0.881 km 2011
39 Guam 0.78 km 2011
40 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.768 km 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 0.754 km 2005
Europe average (profile) 0.744 km 2005
41 Papua New Guinea 0.735 km 2011
42 Suriname 0.729 km 2011
43 Namibia 0.709 km 2011
44 Oman 0.692 km 2011
45 Aruba 0.672 km 2011
46 Panama 0.666 km 2011
47 East Timor 0.6 km 2011
48 Cyprus 0.58 km 2011
49 Guyana 0.58 km 2011
50 Gabon 0.555 km 2011
51 Comoros 0.486 km 2011
52 Malta 0.472 km 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 0.428 km 2011
European Union average (profile) 0.423 km 2011
53 Equatorial Guinea 0.413 km 2011
54 Brunei 0.396 km 2011
55 Philippines 0.382 km 2011
56 Jamaica 0.378 km 2011
57 Eritrea 0.377 km 2011
58 Chile 0.372 km 2011
59 Djibouti 0.371 km 2011
60 Barbados 0.344 km 2011
61 Sweden 0.341 km 2011
62 Cuba 0.331 km 2011
63 Ireland 0.316 km 2011
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 0.313 km 2005
64 Somalia 0.305 km 2011
65 Qatar 0.295 km 2011
66 Libya 0.29 km 2011
67 Costa Rica 0.272 km 2011
68 Trinidad and Tobago 0.272 km 2011
69 Russia 0.263 km 2011
70 Latvia 0.242 km 2011
71 Japan 0.233 km 2011
72 Finland 0.232 km 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 0.23 km 2005
73 Indonesia 0.224 km 2011
Emerging markets average (profile) 0.223 km 2011
74 Madagascar 0.223 km 2011
75 Guinea-Bissau 0.215 km 2011
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 0.205 km 2011
76 Mauritania 0.204 km 2011
77 United Kingdom 0.198 km 2011
78 Uruguay 0.195 km 2011
Muslim countries average (profile) 0.178 km 2005
79 Haiti 0.177 km 2011
South and Central Asia average (profile) 0.173 km 2005
80 Portugal 0.17 km 2011
81 Malaysia 0.163 km 2011
82 Kuwait 0.16 km 2011
83 Nicaragua 0.154 km 2011
84 United Arab Emirates 0.148 km 2011
85 Ecuador 0.147 km 2011
86 Liberia 0.142 km 2011
87 Mauritius 0.138 km 2011
88 Puerto Rico 0.136 km 2011
89 European Union 0.13 km 2011
90 Dominican Republic 0.127 km 2011
91 Italy 0.125 km 2011
92 Bahrain 0.125 km 2011
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 0.124 km 2011
93 Argentina 0.122 km 2011
94 Albania 0.115 km 2011
Eastern Europe average (profile) 0.113 km 2005
OPEC countries average (profile) 0.112 km 2011
95 Monaco 0.11 km 2011
96 Tunisia 0.108 km 2011
97 Spain 0.108 km 2011
98 Honduras 0.105 km 2011
99 Hong Kong 0.104 km 2011
Religious countries average (profile) 0.103 km 2005
100 North Korea 0.101 km 2011
101 Mozambique 0.1 km 2011
102 Turkey 0.0986 km 2011
103 Saudi Arabia 0.0951 km 2011
104 Venezuela 0.0949 km 2011
Former French colonies average (profile) 0.0945 km 2005
105 Yemen 0.0818 km 2011
106 Peru 0.0815 km 2011
107 Angola 0.0793 km 2011
108 Mexico 0.0782 km 2011
109 Macau 0.0751 km 2011
110 Georgia 0.0691 km 2011
111 Sierra Leone 0.0685 km 2011
112 Colombia 0.0681 km 2011
failed states average (profile) 0.0663 km 2005
113 Sri Lanka 0.0642 km 2011
114 United States 0.0639 km 2011
115 Ukraine 0.0609 km 2011
116 Morocco 0.0572 km 2011
117 South Africa 0.0553 km 2011
118 France 0.0524 km 2011
119 Lebanon 0.0513 km 2011
120 El Salvador 0.0491 km 2011
121 South Korea 0.0485 km 2011
122 Thailand 0.0484 km 2011
123 Bulgaria 0.0482 km 2011
124 The Gambia 0.0461 km 2011
125 Senegal 0.0398 km 2011
126 Vietnam 0.0392 km 2011
127 Brazil 0.038 km 2011
128 Singapore 0.0372 km 2011
129 Burma 0.0369 km 2011
130 Israel 0.0352 km 2011
131 Iran 0.0324 km 2011
132 Egypt 0.0309 km 2011
133 Tanzania 0.0307 km 2011
134 Cambodia 0.0303 km 2011
135 Lithuania 0.0297 km 2011
136 Germany 0.0292 km 2011
137 Guinea 0.0287 km 2011
138 Guatemala 0.0272 km 2011
139 Netherlands 0.027 km 2011
140 Cote d'Ivoire 0.0266 km 2011
141 Algeria 0.0264 km 2011
142 Sudan 0.0234 km 2011
143 Slovenia 0.0227 km 2011
144 Ghana 0.0217 km 2011
145 Cameroon 0.019 km 2011
146 Kenya 0.0128 km 2011
147 Benin 0.0124 km 2011
148 Poland 0.0114 km 2011
149 China 0.0108 km 2011
150 Romania 0.0105 km 2011
151 Syria 0.00879 km 2011
152 Togo 0.00865 km 2011
153 Belgium 0.00602 km 2011
154 Pakistan 0.00594 km 2011
155 India 0.00573 km 2011
156 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.00521 km 2011
157 Nigeria 0.0052 km 2011
158 Jordan 0.00421 km 2011
159 Bangladesh 0.00379 km 2011
South Asia average (profile) 0.00338 km 2005
160 Iraq 0.00183 km 2011
161 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.000579 km 2011
=162 Turkmenistan 0.0 2005
=162 Ethiopia 0.0 2005
=162 Swaziland 0.0 2005
=162 Burkina Faso 0.0 2005
=162 Tajikistan 0.0 2005
=162 Afghanistan 0.0 2005
=162 Slovakia 0.0 2005
=162 Malawi 0.0 2005
=162 Central African Republic 0.0 2005
=162 Liechtenstein 0.0 2005
=162 Luxembourg 0.0 2005
=162 Andorra 0.0 2005
=162 Rwanda 0.0 2005
=162 Moldova 0.0 2005
=162 Uzbekistan 0.0 2005
=162 Nepal 0.0 2005
=162 Zimbabwe 0.0 2005
=162 Hungary 0.0 2005
=162 Paraguay 0.0 2005
=162 Botswana 0.0 2005
=162 Bolivia 0.0 2005
=162 Azerbaijan 0.0 2005
=162 Lesotho 0.0 2005
=162 Czech Republic 0.0 2005
=162 San Marino 0.0 2005
=162 Mongolia 0.0 2005
=162 Laos 0.0 2005
=162 Armenia 0.0 2005
=162 Mali 0.0 2005
=162 Chad 0.0 2005
=162 Austria 0.0 2005
=162 Uganda 0.0 2005
=162 Niger 0.0 2005
=162 Belarus 0.0 2005
=162 Switzerland 0.0 2005
=162 Burundi 0.0 2005
=162 Bhutan 0.0 2005
=162 Zambia 0.0 2005
=162 Kazakhstan 0.0 2005
=162 Kyrgyzstan 0.0 2005
Landlocked countries average (profile) 0.0 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Geography > Coastline per 1000. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Geography/Coastline-per-1000

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