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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
China
CHN
22,457
22,457
2
Russia
RUS
22,408
22,408
3
Brazil
BRA
16,145
16,145
4
India
IND
13,888
13,888
5
Kazakhstan
KAZ
13,364
13,364
6
United States
USA
12,048
12,048
7
Argentina
ARG
11,968
11,968
8
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
10,481
10,481
9
Canada
CAN
8,893
8,893
10
Mongolia
MON
8,082
8,082
11
Mali
MAL
7,908
7,908
12
Chile
CHI
7,801
7,801
13
Pakistan
PAK
7,257
7,257
14
Bolivia
BOL
7,252
7,252
15
Peru
PER
7,062
7,062
16
Uzbekistan
UZB
6,893
6,893
17
Sudan
SUD
6,819
6,819
18
Algeria
ALG
6,734
6,734
19
Colombia
COL
6,672
6,672
20
Myanmar
MYA
6,522
6,522
21
Chad
CHD
6,406
6,406
22
Zambia
ZAM
6,043
6,043
23
South Sudan
SSU
6,018
6,018
24
Afghanistan
AFG
5,987
5,987
25
Ethiopia
ETH
5,925
5,925
26
Central African Republic
CAR
5,920
5,920
27
Iran
IRN
5,894
5,894
28
Niger
NGR
5,834
5,834
29
Thailand
THA
5,673
5,673
30
Ukraine
UKR
5,618
5,618
31
Angola
ANG
5,369
5,369
32
Laos
LAO
5,274
5,274
33
Venezuela
VEN
5,267
5,267
34
South Africa
SAF
5,244
5,244
35
Cameroon
CAM
5,018
5,018
36
Republic of the Congo
ROC
5,008
5,008
37
Mauritania
MAU
5,002
5,002
38
Mozambique
MOZ
4,783
4,783
39
Paraguay
PAR
4,655
4,655
40
Vietnam
VTN
4,616
4,616
41
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
4,573
4,573
42
Nigeria
NIG
4,477
4,477
43
Bangladesh
BAN
4,413
4,413
44
Mexico
MEX
4,389
4,389
45
Botswana
BOT
4,347
4,347
46
Libya
LBY
4,339
4,339
47
Saudi Arabia
SAR
4,272
4,272
48
Namibia
NAM
4,220
4,220
49
Tanzania
TAN
4,161
4,161
50
Turkmenistan
TKM
4,158
4,158
51
Tajikistan
TAJ
4,130
4,130
52
France
FRA
4,072
4,072
53
Iraq
IRQ
3,809
3,809
54
Germany
GER
3,694
3,694
55
Belarus
BLR
3,599
3,599
56
Ivory Coast
IVC
3,458
3,458
57
Kenya
KEN
3,457
3,457
58
Gabon
GAB
3,261
3,261
59
Zimbabwe
ZIM
3,229
3,229
60
Nepal
NEP
3,159
3,159
61
Indonesia
INO
2,958
2,958
62
Poland
POL
2,845
2,845
63
Romania
ROM
2,844
2,844
64
Turkey
TUR
2,816
2,816
65
Malaysia
MLY
2,742
2,742
66
Uganda
UGA
2,729
2,729
67
Egypt
EGP
2,612
2,612
68
Norway
NOR
2,566
2,566
69
Finland
FIN
2,563
2,563
70
Cambodia
CMB
2,530
2,530
71
Austria
AST
2,524
2,524
72
Azerbaijan
AZR
2,468
2,468
73
Ghana
GHA
2,420
2,420
74
Somalia
SOM
2,385
2,385
75
Syria
SYR
2,363
2,363
76
Morocco
MOR
2,363
2,363
77
Serbia
SER
2,322
2,322
78
Croatia
CRO
2,237
2,237
79
Ecuador
ECU
2,237
2,237
80
Sweden
SWE
2,211
2,211
81
Hungary
HUN
2,106
2,106
82
Czechia
CZC
2,046
2,046
83
Spain
SPA
1,953
1,953
84
Suriname
SUR
1,907
1,907
85
Moldova
MOL
1,885
1,885
86
Italy
ITA
1,836
1,836
87
Georgia
GEO
1,814
1,814
88
Bulgaria
BUL
1,806
1,806
89
Switzerland
SWI
1,770
1,770
90
Jordan
JOR
1,744
1,744
91
Liberia
LIB
1,667
1,667
92
Guatemala
GUA
1,667
1,667
93
North Korea
NKO
1,607
1,607
94
Yemen
YEM
1,601
1,601
95
Uruguay
URU
1,591
1,591
96
Slovakia
SLK
1,587
1,587
97
Honduras
HON
1,575
1,575
98
Armenia
ARM
1,570
1,570
99
Oman
OMA
1,561
1,561
100
Lithuania
LIT
1,545
1,545
101
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
1,543
1,543
102
Tunisia
TUN
1,495
1,495
103
Latvia
LAT
1,370
1,370
104
Belgium
BEL
1,297
1,297
105
Nicaragua
NIC
1,253
1,253
106
Portugal
POR
1,224
1,224
107
Slovenia
SLV
1,211
1,211
108
Bhutan
BUT
1,136
1,136
109
Greece
GRE
1,110
1,110
110
Sierra Leone
SIE
1,093
1,093
111
Israel
ISR
1,068
1,068
112
United Arab Emirates
UAE
1,066
1,066
113
Netherlands
NET
1,053
1,053
114
Macedonia
MAC
838
838
115
Albania
ALB
691
691
116
Panama
PAN
687
687
117
Montenegro
MTN
680
680
118
Estonia
EST
657
657
119
El Salvador
ESL
590
590
120
Lebanon
LEB
484
484
121
Kuwait
KUW
475
475
122
United Kingdom
UKD
443
443
123
Ireland
IRE
443
443
124
Dominican Republic
DOM
376
376
125
South Korea
SKO
237
237
126
Denmark
DEN
140
140
127
Qatar
QTR
87
87
128
Cuba
CUB
29
29