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  • Total Border Coverage by Country


    One of the primary purposes of any one nation's military is in the defense of one's own borders - shared borders complicate such defending.

    Border Coverage is the complete distance of shared borders for a given nation. Borders become important in forging alliances and managing incoming/outgoing road/foot traffic. In times of war, borders become increasingly important for the home guard to defend. For the purposes of the GFP ranking, lengthy shared borders requires a greater material and financial commitment to national security.


    Values below displayed in Kilometers (km). Island-nations, such as Australia, are not penalized for lacking shared borders.


    1
    22,457  
    China
    CHN
    2
    22,408  
    Russia
    RUS
    3
    16,145  
    Brazil
    BRA
    4
    13,888  
    India
    IND
    5
    13,364  
    Kazakhstan
    KAZ
    6
    12,048  
    United States
    USA
    7
    11,968  
    Argentina
    ARG
    8
    10,481  
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    DRC
    9
    8,893  
    Canada
    CAN
    10
    8,082  
    Mongolia
    MON
    11
    7,908  
    Mali
    MAL
    12
    7,801  
    Chile
    CHI
    13
    7,257  
    Pakistan
    PAK
    14
    7,252  
    Bolivia
    BOL
    15
    7,062  
    Peru
    PER
    16
    6,893  
    Uzbekistan
    UZB
    17
    6,819  
    Sudan
    SUD
    18
    6,734  
    Algeria
    ALG
    19
    6,672  
    Colombia
    COL
    20
    6,522  
    Myanmar
    MYA
    21
    6,406  
    Chad
    CHD
    22
    6,043  
    Zambia
    ZAM
    23
    6,018  
    South Sudan
    SSU
    24
    5,987  
    Afghanistan
    AFG
    25
    5,925  
    Ethiopia
    ETH
    26
    5,920  
    Central African Republic
    CAR
    27
    5,894  
    Iran
    IRN
    28
    5,834  
    Niger
    NGR
    29
    5,673  
    Thailand
    THA
    30
    5,618  
    Ukraine
    UKR
    31
    5,369  
    Angola
    ANG
    32
    5,274  
    Laos
    LAO
    33
    5,267  
    Venezuela
    VEN
    34
    5,244  
    South Africa
    SAF
    35
    5,018  
    Cameroon
    CAM
    36
    5,008  
    Republic of the Congo
    ROC
    37
    5,002  
    Mauritania
    MAU
    38
    4,783  
    Mozambique
    MOZ
    39
    4,655  
    Paraguay
    PAR
    40
    4,616  
    Vietnam
    VTN
    41
    4,573  
    Kyrgyzstan
    KYR
    42
    4,477  
    Nigeria
    NIG
    43
    4,413  
    Bangladesh
    BAN
    44
    4,389  
    Mexico
    MEX
    45
    4,347  
    Botswana
    BOT
    46
    4,339  
    Libya
    LIB
    47
    4,272  
    Saudi Arabia
    SAR
    48
    4,220  
    Namibia
    NAM
    49
    4,161  
    Tanzania
    TAN
    50
    4,158  
    Turkmenistan
    TKM
    51
    4,130  
    Tajikistan
    TAJ
    52
    4,072  
    France
    FRA
    53
    3,809  
    Iraq
    IRQ
    54
    3,694  
    Germany
    GER
    55
    3,599  
    Belarus
    BLR
    56
    3,458  
    Ivory Coast
    IVC
    57
    3,457  
    Kenya
    KEN
    58
    3,261  
    Gabon
    GAB
    59
    3,229  
    Zimbabwe
    ZIM
    60
    3,159  
    Nepal
    NEP
    61
    2,958  
    Indonesia
    INO
    62
    2,845  
    Poland
    POL
    63
    2,844  
    Romania
    ROM
    64
    2,816  
    Turkey
    TUR
    65
    2,742  
    Malaysia
    MLY
    66
    2,729  
    Uganda
    UGA
    67
    2,612  
    Egypt
    EGP
    68
    2,566  
    Norway
    NOR
    69
    2,563  
    Finland
    FIN
    70
    2,530  
    Cambodia
    CMB
    71
    2,524  
    Austria
    AST
    72
    2,468  
    Azerbaijan
    AZR
    73
    2,420  
    Ghana
    GHA
    74
    2,385  
    Somalia
    SOM
    75
    2,363  
    Morocco
    MOR
    76
    2,363  
    Syria
    SYR
    77
    2,322  
    Serbia
    SER
    78
    2,237  
    Ecuador
    ECU
    79
    2,237  
    Croatia
    CRO
    80
    2,211  
    Sweden
    SWE
    81
    2,106  
    Hungary
    HUN
    82
    2,046  
    Czech Republic
    CZR
    83
    1,953  
    Spain
    SPA
    84
    1,907  
    Suriname
    SUR
    85
    1,836  
    Italy
    ITA
    86
    1,814  
    Georgia
    GEO
    87
    1,806  
    Bulgaria
    BUL
    88
    1,770  
    Switzerland
    SWI
    89
    1,744  
    Jordan
    JOR
    90
    1,667  
    Guatemala
    GUA
    91
    1,607  
    North Korea
    NKO
    92
    1,601  
    Yemen
    YEM
    93
    1,591  
    Uruguay
    URU
    94
    1,587  
    Slovakia
    SLK
    95
    1,575  
    Honduras
    HON
    96
    1,570  
    Armenia
    ARM
    97
    1,561  
    Oman
    OMA
    98
    1,545  
    Lithuania
    LIT
    99
    1,543  
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    BOS
    100
    1,495  
    Tunisia
    TUN
    101
    1,370  
    Latvia
    LAT
    102
    1,297  
    Belgium
    BEL
    103
    1,253  
    Nicaragua
    NIC
    104
    1,224  
    Portugal
    POR
    105
    1,211  
    Slovenia
    SLV
    106
    1,110  
    Greece
    GRE
    107
    1,093  
    Sierra Leone
    SIE
    108
    1,068  
    Israel
    ISR
    109
    1,066  
    United Arab Emirates
    UAE
    110
    1,053  
    Netherlands
    NET
    111
    838  
    Macedonia
    MAC
    112
    691  
    Albania
    ALB
    113
    687  
    Panama
    PAN
    114
    657  
    Estonia
    EST
    115
    590  
    El Salvador
    ESL
    116
    484  
    Lebanon
    LEB
    117
    475  
    Kuwait
    KUW
    118
    443  
    United Kingdom
    UKD
    119
    376  
    Dominican Republic
    DOM
    120
    237  
    South Korea
    SKO
    121
    140  
    Denmark
    DEN
    122
    87  
    Qatar
    QTR
    123
    29  
    Cuba
    CUB