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Shared Border Coverage by Country

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 2/19/2015

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
22,457
2
22,407
3
16,145
4
13,888
5
13,364
6
12,048
7
11,968
8
10,481
9
8,893
10
8,082
11
7,908
12
7,801
13
7,257
14
7,252
15
7,062
16
6,893
17
6,819
18
6,734
19
6,672
20
6,522
21
6,406
22
6,043
23
6,018
24
5,987
25
5,925
26
5,920
27
5,894
28
5,834
29
5,673
30
5,581
31
5,369
32
5,274
33
5,267
34
5,244
35
5,018
36
5,008
37
4,783
38
4,655
39
4,616
40
4,573
41
4,477
42
4,413
43
4,389
44
4,339
45
4,272
46
4,220
47
4,161
48
4,158
49
4,130
50
4,072
51
3,809
52
3,694
53
3,599
54
3,458
55
3,457
56
3,261
57
3,229
58
3,159
59
2,958
60
2,845
61
2,844
62
2,816
63
2,742
64
2,729
65
2,612
66
2,566
67
2,563
68
2,530
69
2,524
70
2,468
71
2,420
72
2,385
73
2,363
74
2,363
75
2,322
76
2,237
77
2,237
78
2,211
79
2,106
80
2,046
81
1,953
82
1,836
83
1,814
84
1,806
85
1,770
86
1,744
87
1,667
88
1,607
89
1,601
90
1,591
91
1,587
92
1,575
93
1,570
94
1,561
95
1,545
96
1,543
97
1,495
98
1,370
99
1,297
100
1,253
101
1,224
102
1,211
103
1,110
104
1,068
105
1,066
106
1,053
107
691
108
687
109
657
110
590
111
484
112
475
113
443
114
237
115
140
116
87
117
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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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