Bonus List

COUNTRIES WITH THE LONGEST COASTLINES

Being an island nation (or a nation with lots of islands) results in having a lot of coastline. Those with fjords, like Canada and Norway, top everyone else with a complex highly-indented coastline.


COUNTRY
1. Canada
2. Norway
3. Russia
4. Philippines
5. Japan
6. Australia
7. United States
8. New Zealand
9. China
10. United Kingdom

MILES OF COASTLINE
122573
51751
23398
22550
18487
16007
12381
9404
9010
7723

Two other landmasses would be in the top 10 if they were independent nations: Greenland with 27,396 miles of coastline and Antarctica with 11,165 miles.

Source: CIA World Factbook, 2007.

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