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Geography > Maritime claims > Continental shelf: 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 ...
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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
=1 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 200 m 2013
=1 Kenya 200 m 2013
=1 Solomon Islands 200 m 2013
=1 Saint Lucia 200 m 2013
=1 Mauritius 200 m 2013
=1 Cyprus 200 m 2013
=1 Faroe Islands 200 m 2013
=1 Papua New Guinea 200 m 2013
=1 Cote d'Ivoire 200 m 2013
=1 Cook Islands 200 m 2013
=1 Costa Rica 200 m 2013
=1 Mexico 200 m 2013
=1 Saint Kitts and Nevis 200 m 2013
=1 China 200 m 2013
=1 Nigeria 200 m 2013
=1 Ukraine 200 m 2013
=1 Tonga 200 m 2013
=1 Australia 200 m 2013
=1 Sweden 200 m 2013
=1 Thailand 200 m 2013
=1 Burma 200 m 2013
=1 Russia 200 m 2013
=1 Jamaica 200 m 2013
=1 Romania 200 m 2013
=1 Yemen 200 m 2013
=1 South Africa 200 m 2013
=1 Portugal 200 m 2013
=1 Latvia 200 m 2013
=1 Colombia 200 m 2013
=1 Fiji 200 m 2013
=1 Brazil 200 m 2013
=1 Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) 200 m 2013
=1 Italy 200 m 2013
=1 Sudan 200 m 2013
=1 Malaysia 200 m 2013
=1 Morocco 200 m 2013
=1 Venezuela 200 m 2013
=1 Senegal 200 m 2013
=1 Chile 200 m 2013
=1 Vietnam 200 m 2013
=1 Mauritania 200 m 2013
=1 Croatia 200 m 2013
=1 Trinidad and Tobago 200 m 2013
=1 Seychelles 200 m 2013
=1 Canada 200 m 2013
=1 Uruguay 200 m 2013
=1 Egypt 200 m 2013
=1 Antigua and Barbuda 200 m 2013
=1 Sierra Leone 200 m 2013
=1 Greece 200 m 2013
=1 Malta 200 m 2013
=1 Cambodia 200 m 2013
=1 Ashmore and Cartier Islands 200 m 2013
=1 Argentina 200 m 2013
=1 Iceland 200 m 2013
=1 Ghana 200 m 2013
=1 Denmark 200 m 2013
=1 Germany 200 m 2013
=1 Guatemala 200 m 2013
=1 Peru 200 m 2013
=1 Madagascar 200 m 2013
=1 Pakistan 200 m 2013
=1 Greenland 200 m 2013
=1 Finland 200 m 2013
=1 Guyana 200 m 2013
=1 New Zealand 200 m 2013
=1 France 200 m 2013
=1 Vanuatu 200 m 2013
=1 Albania 200 m 2013
=1 Norway 200 m 2013
=1 Sri Lanka 200 m 2013
=1 Jan Mayen 200 m 2013
=1 United Arab Emirates 200 m 2013
=1 Dominican Republic 200 m 2013
=1 India 200 m 2013
76 Ecuador 100 m 2013

Citation

"Countries Compared by Geography > Maritime claims > Continental shelf. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Geography/Maritime-claims/Continental-shelf

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