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Shared Border Coverage by Country

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 4/24/2014

The primary purpose of any one national army is the defense of one's borders.

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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.


The values below are displayed in Kilometers (km). Island nations (ex: Australia) are not included in this list nor penalized for lacking shared borders.

1
22,117
2
20,241
3
16,885
4
14,103
5
12,185
6
12,034
7
10,730
8
9,861
9
8,893
10
8,220
11
7,461
12
6,940
13
6,774
14
6,751
15
6,343
16
6,339
17
6,309
18
6,221
19
5,664
20
5,529
21
5,440
22
5,413
23
5,328
24
5,198
25
5,083
26
4,993
27
4,863
28
4,862
29
4,639
30
4,591
31
4,571
32
4,566
33
4,431
34
4,353
35
4,348
36
4,246
37
4,072
38
4,047
39
3,995
40
3,861
41
3,790
42
3,650
43
3,477
44
3,306
45
3,066
46
3,047
47
2,926
48
2,830
49
2,698
50
2,669
51
2,665
52
2,654
53
2,648
54
2,572
55
2,562
56
2,542
57
2,508
58
2,340
59
2,253
60
2,233
61
2,185
62
2,094
63
2,026
64
2,018
65
2,013
66
2,010
67
1,989
68
1,982
69
1,917
70
1,889
71
1,852
72
1,808
73
1,746
74
1,671
75
1,648
76
1,635
77
1,574
78
1,474
79
1,461
80
1,424
81
1,385
82
1,374
83
1,231
84
1,228
85
1,214
86
1,086
87
1,027
88
1,017
89
867
90
633
91
555
92
462
93
454
94
360
95
238
96
68
97
60

Partial Sources: CIA.gov, CIA World Factbook, wikipedia.com, public domain print and media sources and user contributions. Some values may be estimated when official sources are lacking.

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