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10 Countries With Longest Coastline

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This list contains the 10 countries with the longest coastline in the world. By nature, the list corresponds to the list of largest countries, and the list of countries with largest water area

1. Canada – 202,080 km (125,567 miles) of coastline. Canada is also the country with largest water area in the world, and the second largest country in the world

The Skyline of Toronto, Canada

The Skyline of Toronto, Canada

 

2. Indonesia – 54,716 km (33,998 miles). Indonesia is an archipelago composed of many islands, which explains why it has the second longest coastline in the world

Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia

Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia

 

3. Greenland – 44,087 km (27,394 miles) – Greenland is the largest island in the world with the third longest coastline, but has a minor population of only 56,000 people

Countries With Longest Coastline: Greenland

Countries With Longest Coastline: Greenland

4. Russia – 37,653 km (23,396 miles) – The largest country in the world and has the second largest water area in the world

Russia has the 4th longest coastline (Moscow)

Russia has the 4th longest coastline (Moscow)

 

5. Philippines – 36,289 km (22,548 miles) – The Philippines is rated only 73 in the world by it’s size. But since it is consisted of many islands, it has a very long coastline

Manila's skyline. The Philippines has the 5th longest coastline

Manila’s skyline. The Philippines has the 5th longest coastline

 

6. Japan – 29,751 km (18,486 miles) – Another country which is relatively small to other countries in this list. Japan, being only the 62 largest country in the world by its area, has the 6th longest coastline. The reason is again islands – Japan has several islands that increase the coastline

A beautiful skyline - Tokyo, Japan

A beautiful skyline – Tokyo, Japan

7. Australia – 25,760 km (16,006 miles) – It doesn’t matter if you think of Australia as the largest island in the world, or the smallest continent, it is still big. Big enough to make Australia the 6th largest country in the world and the has the 7th longest coastline. It is also┬áthe largest country without land borders

Sydney, Australia. Australia has the 7th longest coastline

Sydney, Australia. Australia has the 7th longest coastline (source: Rodney Haywood)

 

8. Norway – 25,148 km (15,626 miles)

Oslo, Norway. Norway has the 8th longest coastline

Oslo, Norway. Norway has the 8th longest coastline

 

9. United States – 19,924 km (12,380 miles) – The united states of America is the fourth largest country in the world and has the third largest water area in the world. However, it’s coastline length is only 9th in the world

The United States has the 9th longest coastline (Skyline of Manhattan)

The United States has the 9th longest coastline (Skyline of Manhattan)

 

10. New Zealand – 15,134 km (9,403 miles) – New Zealand is perhaps the smallest country in the list, rated 75 in the world by area. New Zealand is composed of two big islands creating its large coastline

The skyline of Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand has the 10th longest coastline

The skyline of Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand has the 10th longest coastline

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