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Total Coastline Coverage by Country

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

Long-running coastlines can provide a vulnerable position for a nation regarding invasion from the sea.

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Coastline Coverage is the complete coverage of land access to open deep water sources. Lengthy coastlines require a larger financial and material commitment concerning self-defense and, as a result, many nations have developed amphibious assault forces and specialized coastal patrol craft to minimize a concentrated attack from the sea. For the purpose of the GFP ranking, a lengthy coastline coverage requires a heightened commitment to self-defense and, as such, island nations are particularly vulnerable.


The values below are displayed in Kilometers (km). Landlocked nations (ex: Austria) are not included in this list nor penalized for lacking coastline.

1
202,080
2
54,716
3
37,653
4
36,289
5
29,751
6
25,760
7
25,148
8
19,924
9
15,134
10
14,500
11
13,676
12
12,429
13
9,330
14
7,600
15
7,491
16
7,314
17
7,200
18
7,000
19
6,435
20
5,835
21
4,989
22
4,964
23
4,853
24
4,828
25
4,675
26
3,794
27
3,444
28
3,219
29
3,218
30
3,208
31
3,025
32
2,800
33
2,798
34
2,782
35
2,640
36
2,495
37
2,490
38
2,470
39
2,450
40
2,440
41
2,414
42
2,413
43
2,389
44
2,237
45
2,092
46
1,906
47
1,835
48
1,793
49
1,770
50
1,600
51
1,566
52
1,424
53
1,340
54
1,318
55
1,250
56
1,148
57
1,046
58
998
59
910
60
853
61
853
62
713
63
660
64
580
65
563
66
539
67
536
68
499
69
451
70
443
71
440
72
400
73
354
74
310
75
273
76
225
77
225
78
193
79
193
80
161
81
90
82
67
83
58
84
47
85
37
86
26
87
26

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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