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Total Coastline Coverage by Country

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

Total Coastline Coverage by Country

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

OVERVIEW



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.

Values below displayed in Kilometers (km). Land-locked nations, such as Austria, are not penalized for lacking a coastline.


1
Canada
CAN
202,080
202,080
2
Indonesia
INO
54,716
54,716
3
Russia
RUS
37,653
37,653
4
Philippines
PHI
36,289
36,289
5
Japan
JPN
29,751
29,751
6
Australia
AUS
25,760
25,760
7
Norway
NOR
25,148
25,148
8
United States
USA
19,924
19,924
9
New Zealand
NWZ
15,134
15,134
10
China
CHN
14,500
14,500
11
Greece
GRE
13,676
13,676
12
United Kingdom
UKD
12,429
12,429
13
Mexico
MEX
9,330
9,330
14
Italy
ITA
7,600
7,600
15
Brazil
BRA
7,491
7,491
16
Denmark
DEN
7,314
7,314
17
Turkey
TUR
7,200
7,200
18
India
IND
7,000
7,000
19
Chile
CHI
6,435
6,435
20
Croatia
CRO
5,835
5,835
21
Argentina
ARG
4,989
4,989
22
Spain
SPA
4,964
4,964
23
France
FRA
4,853
4,853
24
Madagascar
MAD
4,828
4,828
25
Malaysia
MLY
4,675
4,675
26
Estonia
EST
3,794
3,794
27
Cuba
CUB
3,735
3,735
28
Vietnam
VTN
3,444
3,444
29
Thailand
THA
3,219
3,219
30
Sweden
SWE
3,218
3,218
31
Colombia
COL
3,208
3,208
32
Somalia
SOM
3,025
3,025
33
Venezuela
VEN
2,800
2,800
34
South Africa
SAF
2,798
2,798
35
Ukraine
UKR
2,782
2,782
36
Saudi Arabia
SAR
2,640
2,640
37
North Korea
NKO
2,495
2,495
38
Panama
PAN
2,490
2,490
39
Mozambique
MOZ
2,470
2,470
40
Egypt
EGP
2,450
2,450
41
Iran
IRN
2,440
2,440
42
Peru
PER
2,414
2,414
43
South Korea
SKO
2,413
2,413
44
Germany
GER
2,389
2,389
45
Ecuador
ECU
2,237
2,237
46
Oman
OMA
2,092
2,092
47
Myanmar
MYA
1,930
1,930
48
Yemen
YEM
1,906
1,906
49
Morocco
MOR
1,835
1,835
50
Portugal
POR
1,793
1,793
51
Libya
LBY
1,770
1,770
52
Turkmenistan
TKM
1,768
1,768
53
Angola
ANG
1,600
1,600
54
Namibia
NAM
1,572
1,572
55
Taiwan
TAI
1,566
1,566
56
Ireland
IRE
1,448
1,448
57
Tanzania
TAN
1,424
1,424
58
Sri Lanka
SRL
1,340
1,340
59
United Arab Emirates
UAE
1,318
1,318
60
Dominican Republic
DOM
1,288
1,288
61
Finland
FIN
1,250
1,250
62
Tunisia
TUN
1,148
1,148
63
Pakistan
PAK
1,046
1,046
64
Algeria
ALG
998
998
65
Nicaragua
NIC
910
910
66
Gabon
GAB
885
885
67
Nigeria
NIG
853
853
68
Sudan
SUD
853
853
69
Honduras
HON
832
832
70
Mauritania
MAU
754
754
71
Azerbaijan
AZR
713
713
72
Uruguay
URU
660
660
73
Bangladesh
BAN
580
580
74
Liberia
LIB
579
579
75
Qatar
QTR
563
563
76
Ghana
GHA
539
539
77
Kenya
KEN
536
536
78
Ivory Coast
IVC
515
515
79
Kuwait
KUW
499
499
80
Latvia
LAT
498
498
81
Netherlands
NET
451
451
82
Cambodia
CMB
443
443
83
Poland
POL
440
440
84
Uzbekistan
UZB
420
420
85
Sierra Leone
SIE
402
402
86
Guatemala
GUA
400
400
87
Cameroon
CAM
400
400
88
Suriname
SUR
386
386
89
Albania
ALB
362
362
90
Bulgaria
BUL
354
354
91
Georgia
GEO
310
310
92
El Salvador
ESL
307
307
93
Montenegro
MTN
294
294
94
Israel
ISR
273
273
95
Lebanon
LEB
225
225
96
Romania
ROM
225
225
97
Syria
SYR
193
193
98
Singapore
SIN
193
193
99
Republic of the Congo
ROC
169
169
100
Bahrain
BAH
161
161
101
Lithuania
LIT
90
90
102
Belgium
BEL
67
67
103
Iraq
IRQ
58
58
104
Slovenia
SLV
47
47
105
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
37
37
106
Kazakhstan
KAZ
26
26
107
Jordan
JOR
26
26
108
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
20
20