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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.

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.

OVERVIEW



Border Coverage is the complete distance of shared borders for a given nation. Borders are an important factor in forged national alliances and in managing incoming/outgoing traffic and commerce. In times of war, borders become increasingly important for the home guard / border patrol elements and longer-spanning borders are a natural hinderance for the defender (leading to a draining of material and finances). As such, this important value is included in the GFP ranking.

Values below displayed in Kilometers (km). Island-nations, such as Australia, are not penalized for lacking shared borders but do suffer from having to defend extensive coastlines.


1
National Flag Graphic
22,457
China
CHN
2
National Flag Graphic
22,408
Russia
RUS
3
National Flag Graphic
16,145
Brazil
BRA
4
National Flag Graphic
13,888
India
IND
5
National Flag Graphic
13,364
Kazakhstan
KAZ
6
National Flag Graphic
12,048
United States
USA
7
National Flag Graphic
11,968
Argentina
ARG
8
National Flag Graphic
10,481
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
9
National Flag Graphic
8,893
Canada
CAN
10
National Flag Graphic
8,082
Mongolia
MON
11
National Flag Graphic
7,908
Mali
MAL
12
National Flag Graphic
7,801
Chile
CHI
13
National Flag Graphic
7,257
Pakistan
PAK
14
National Flag Graphic
7,252
Bolivia
BOL
15
National Flag Graphic
7,062
Peru
PER
16
National Flag Graphic
6,893
Uzbekistan
UZB
17
National Flag Graphic
6,819
Sudan
SUD
18
National Flag Graphic
6,734
Algeria
ALG
19
National Flag Graphic
6,672
Colombia
COL
20
National Flag Graphic
6,522
Myanmar
MYA
21
National Flag Graphic
6,406
Chad
CHD
22
National Flag Graphic
6,043
Zambia
ZAM
23
National Flag Graphic
6,018
South Sudan
SSU
24
National Flag Graphic
5,987
Afghanistan
AFG
25
National Flag Graphic
5,925
Ethiopia
ETH
26
National Flag Graphic
5,920
Central African Republic
CAR
27
National Flag Graphic
5,894
Iran
IRN
28
National Flag Graphic
5,834
Niger
NGR
29
National Flag Graphic
5,673
Thailand
THA
30
National Flag Graphic
5,618
Ukraine
UKR
31
National Flag Graphic
5,369
Angola
ANG
32
National Flag Graphic
5,274
Laos
LAO
33
National Flag Graphic
5,267
Venezuela
VEN
34
National Flag Graphic
5,244
South Africa
SAF
35
National Flag Graphic
5,018
Cameroon
CAM
36
National Flag Graphic
5,008
Republic of the Congo
ROC
37
National Flag Graphic
5,002
Mauritania
MAU
38
National Flag Graphic
4,783
Mozambique
MOZ
39
National Flag Graphic
4,655
Paraguay
PAR
40
National Flag Graphic
4,616
Vietnam
VTN
41
National Flag Graphic
4,573
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
42
National Flag Graphic
4,477
Nigeria
NIG
43
National Flag Graphic
4,413
Bangladesh
BAN
44
National Flag Graphic
4,389
Mexico
MEX
45
National Flag Graphic
4,347
Botswana
BOT
46
National Flag Graphic
4,339
Libya
LBY
47
National Flag Graphic
4,272
Saudi Arabia
SAR
48
National Flag Graphic
4,220
Namibia
NAM
49
National Flag Graphic
4,161
Tanzania
TAN
50
National Flag Graphic
4,158
Turkmenistan
TKM
51
National Flag Graphic
4,130
Tajikistan
TAJ
52
National Flag Graphic
4,072
France
FRA
53
National Flag Graphic
3,809
Iraq
IRQ
54
National Flag Graphic
3,694
Germany
GER
55
National Flag Graphic
3,599
Belarus
BLR
56
National Flag Graphic
3,458
Ivory Coast
IVC
57
National Flag Graphic
3,457
Kenya
KEN
58
National Flag Graphic
3,261
Gabon
GAB
59
National Flag Graphic
3,229
Zimbabwe
ZIM
60
National Flag Graphic
3,159
Nepal
NEP
61
National Flag Graphic
2,958
Indonesia
INO
62
National Flag Graphic
2,845
Poland
POL
63
National Flag Graphic
2,844
Romania
ROM
64
National Flag Graphic
2,816
Turkey
TUR
65
National Flag Graphic
2,742
Malaysia
MLY
66
National Flag Graphic
2,729
Uganda
UGA
67
National Flag Graphic
2,612
Egypt
EGP
68
National Flag Graphic
2,566
Norway
NOR
69
National Flag Graphic
2,563
Finland
FIN
70
National Flag Graphic
2,530
Cambodia
CMB
71
National Flag Graphic
2,524
Austria
AST
72
National Flag Graphic
2,468
Azerbaijan
AZR
73
National Flag Graphic
2,420
Ghana
GHA
74
National Flag Graphic
2,385
Somalia
SOM
75
National Flag Graphic
2,363
Morocco
MOR
76
National Flag Graphic
2,363
Syria
SYR
77
National Flag Graphic
2,322
Serbia
SER
78
National Flag Graphic
2,237
Ecuador
ECU
79
National Flag Graphic
2,237
Croatia
CRO
80
National Flag Graphic
2,211
Sweden
SWE
81
National Flag Graphic
2,106
Hungary
HUN
82
National Flag Graphic
2,046
Czech Republic
CZR
83
National Flag Graphic
1,953
Spain
SPA
84
National Flag Graphic
1,907
Suriname
SUR
85
National Flag Graphic
1,836
Italy
ITA
86
National Flag Graphic
1,814
Georgia
GEO
87
National Flag Graphic
1,806
Bulgaria
BUL
88
National Flag Graphic
1,770
Switzerland
SWI
89
National Flag Graphic
1,744
Jordan
JOR
90
National Flag Graphic
1,667
Liberia
LIB
91
National Flag Graphic
1,667
Guatemala
GUA
92
National Flag Graphic
1,607
North Korea
NKO
93
National Flag Graphic
1,601
Yemen
YEM
94
National Flag Graphic
1,591
Uruguay
URU
95
National Flag Graphic
1,587
Slovakia
SLK
96
National Flag Graphic
1,575
Honduras
HON
97
National Flag Graphic
1,570
Armenia
ARM
98
National Flag Graphic
1,561
Oman
OMA
99
National Flag Graphic
1,545
Lithuania
LIT
100
National Flag Graphic
1,543
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
101
National Flag Graphic
1,495
Tunisia
TUN
102
National Flag Graphic
1,370
Latvia
LAT
103
National Flag Graphic
1,297
Belgium
BEL
104
National Flag Graphic
1,253
Nicaragua
NIC
105
National Flag Graphic
1,224
Portugal
POR
106
National Flag Graphic
1,211
Slovenia
SLV
107
National Flag Graphic
1,136
Bhutan
BUT
108
National Flag Graphic
1,110
Greece
GRE
109
National Flag Graphic
1,093
Sierra Leone
SIE
110
National Flag Graphic
1,068
Israel
ISR
111
National Flag Graphic
1,066
United Arab Emirates
UAE
112
National Flag Graphic
1,053
Netherlands
NET
113
National Flag Graphic
838
Macedonia
MAC
114
National Flag Graphic
691
Albania
ALB
115
National Flag Graphic
687
Panama
PAN
116
National Flag Graphic
680
Montenegro
MTN
117
National Flag Graphic
657
Estonia
EST
118
National Flag Graphic
590
El Salvador
ESL
119
National Flag Graphic
484
Lebanon
LEB
120
National Flag Graphic
475
Kuwait
KUW
121
National Flag Graphic
443
United Kingdom
UKD
122
National Flag Graphic
443
Ireland
IRE
123
National Flag Graphic
376
Dominican Republic
DOM
124
National Flag Graphic
237
South Korea
SKO
125
National Flag Graphic
140
Denmark
DEN
126
National Flag Graphic
87
Qatar
QTR
127
National Flag Graphic
29
Cuba
CUB