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Geography > Maritime claims > Contiguous zone per million people: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This entry is derived from Geography > Maritime claims, which includes the following claims, the definitions of which are excerpted from the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which alone contains the full and definitive descriptions:
territorial sea - the sovereignty of a coastal state extends beyond its land territory and internal waters to an adjacent belt of sea, described as the territorial sea in the UNCLOS (Part II); this sovereignty extends to the air space over the territorial sea as well as its underlying seabed and subsoil; every state has the right to establish the breadth of its territorial sea up to a limit not exceeding 12 nautical miles; the normal baseline for measuring the breadth of the territorial sea is the mean low-water line along the coast as marked on large-scale charts officially recognized by the coastal state; where the coasts of two states are opposite or adjacent to each other, neither state is entitled to extend its territorial sea beyond the median line, every point of which is equidistant from the nearest points on the baseline from which the territorial seas of both states are measured; the UNCLOS describes specific rules for archipelagic states.
contiguous zone - according to the UNCLOS (Article 33), this is a zone contiguous to a coastal state's territorial sea, over which it may exercise the control necessary to: prevent infringement of its customs, fiscal, immigration, or sanitary laws and regulations within its territory or territorial sea; punish infringement of the above laws and regulations committed within its territory or territorial sea; the contiguous zone may not extend beyond 24 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured (e.g., the US has claimed a 12-nautical mile contiguous zone in addition to its 12-nautical mile territorial sea); where the coasts of two states are opposite or adjacent to each other, neither state is entitled to extend its contiguous zone beyond the median line, every point of which is equidistant from the nearest points on the baseline from which the contiguous zone of both states are measured.
exclusive economic zone (EEZ) - the UNCLOS (Part V) defines the EEZ as a zone beyond and adjacent to the territorial sea in which a coastal state has: sovereign rights for the purpose of exploring and exploiting, conserving and managing the natural resources, whether living or non-living, of the waters superjacent to the seabed and of the seabed and its subsoil, and with regard to other ...
Full definition. Figures expressed per million people for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Christmas Island 7,931.26 2013
2 Nauru 2,543.99 2013
3 Tuvalu 2,243.41 2013
4 Saint Kitts and Nevis 469.36 2013
5 Marshall Islands 344.1 2013
6 Dominica 327.48 2013
7 Antigua and Barbuda 266.21 2013
8 Seychelles 264.18 2013
9 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 232.51 2013
10 Saint Lucia 147.44 2013
11 Samoa 122.78 2013
12 Vanuatu 91.76 2013
13 Maldives 60.92 2013
14 Malta 58.35 2013
15 Cape Verde 45.19 2013
16 Djibouti 30.3 2013
17 Cyprus 20.77 2013
18 East Timor 20.47 2013
19 Trinidad and Tobago 19.59 2013
20 Bahrain 18.73 2013
21 Gabon 14.63 2013
22 Qatar 11.75 2013
23 Namibia 10.99 2013
24 The Gambia 9.56 2013
25 Jamaica 8.25 2013
26 Oman 7.61 2013
27 Uruguay 7.22 2013
28 Mauritania 6.98 2013
29 Panama 6.74 2013
30 New Zealand 5.5 2013
31 Finland 4.56 2013
32 United Arab Emirates 4.38 2013
33 Denmark 4.32 2013
34 Sierra Leone 4.28 2013
35 Nicaragua 4.15 2013
36 El Salvador 3.93 2013
37 Bulgaria 3.44 2013
38 Honduras 2.84 2013
39 Haiti 2.43 2013
40 Dominican Republic 2.35 2013
41 Belgium 2.3 2013
42 Portugal 2.22 2013
43 Tunisia 2.21 2013
44 Cuba 2.17 2013
45 Norway 2.12 2013
46 Senegal 1.8 2013
47 Cambodia 1.58 2013
48 Netherlands 1.43 2013
49 Chile 1.39 2013
50 Angola 1.29 2013
51 Cameroon 1.17 2013
52 Sri Lanka 1.11 2013
53 Romania 1.1 2013
54 Australia 1.08 2013
55 Syria 1.07 2013
56 Madagascar 1.06 2013
57 Ghana 0.952 2013
58 Yemen 0.945 2013
59 Morocco 0.735 2013
60 Canada 0.694 2013
61 Saudi Arabia 0.668 2013
62 Argentina 0.563 2013
63 Venezuela 0.527 2013
64 Sudan 0.517 2013
65 Spain 0.507 2013
66 South Africa 0.494 2013
67 South Korea 0.49 2013
68 Burma 0.435 2013
69 France 0.364 2013
70 Iran 0.301 2013
71 Egypt 0.281 2013
72 Vietnam 0.26 2013
73 Mexico 0.207 2013
74 Japan 0.189 2013
75 Russia 0.168 2013
76 Pakistan 0.124 2013
77 Brazil 0.119 2013
78 Bangladesh 0.11 2013
79 United States 0.0758 2013
80 India 0.0197 2013
81 China 0.0178 2013

Citation

"All countries compared for Geography > Maritime claims > Contiguous zone per million people", CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. 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/Maritime-claims/Contiguous-zone-per-million-people

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