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Total Coastline Coverage by Country

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 2/17/2015

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
3,735
28
3,444
29
3,219
30
3,218
31
3,208
32
3,025
33
2,800
34
2,798
35
2,782
36
2,640
37
2,495
38
2,490
39
2,470
40
2,450
41
2,440
42
2,414
43
2,413
44
2,389
45
2,237
46
2,092
47
1,930
48
1,906
49
1,835
50
1,793
51
1,770
52
1,768
53
1,600
54
1,572
55
1,566
56
1,424
57
1,340
58
1,318
59
1,250
60
1,148
61
1,046
62
998
63
910
64
885
65
853
66
853
67
832
68
713
69
660
70
580
71
563
72
539
73
536
74
515
75
499
76
498
77
451
78
443
79
440
80
420
81
400
82
400
83
362
84
354
85
310
86
307
87
273
88
225
89
225
90
193
91
193
92
169
93
161
94
90
95
67
96
58
97
47
98
37
99
26
100
26
101
20

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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