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Countries with the Longest Coastlines

We have a list of the 20 countries with the longest coastlines. How many can you name?
  • Not counting overseas territories such as Greenland!
  • Source: CIA World Factbook via Wikipedia
  • Confused by the results? Learn about the coastline paradox
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Jul 02, 2017
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Kilometers
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202,080
54,716
37,653
36,289
29,751
25,760
25,148
Kilometers
Country
19,924
15,134
14,500
13,676
12,429
9,330
7,600
Kilometers
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7,491
7,368
7,314
7,200
7,000
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level 34
Nov 13, 2015
I've looked at a world map many times, and Croatia has barely any coast, much less than places such as Spain, Sweden, France and Argentina. I don't understand :/
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level 10
Apr 27, 2016
Croatia has over 1000 islands
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level 72
Oct 8, 2017
Thanks for the explanation. I would never have guessed Croatia.
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level 28
Nov 17, 2015
did everything, but did not get time to think of phillipines.
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level 32
Nov 21, 2015
Wow, I low key missed Croatia
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level 61
Oct 11, 2017
you don't know what low key means, do you?
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level 50
Nov 29, 2015
100% with 2:12 to spare!
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level 35
Dec 5, 2015
I can't believe New Zealand has more coastline than China!
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level 62
Oct 16, 2016
Why? Two islands with no borders (possibly a couple more) and you get a huge coastline.
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level 22
Oct 15, 2017
Fjords
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level 24
Dec 8, 2015
How does Croatia have a bigger coastline than Argentina???
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level 62
Oct 16, 2016
Having a lot of islands helps
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level 44
Oct 15, 2017
Yep, but some reasons islands of some countries are counted while some are not. This is probably the most false fact based quiz on Jetpunk.
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level 48
Dec 11, 2015
hard to believe croatia has more than a number of other countries...argentina? Saudi arabia? madagascar? south africa?
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level 43
Jan 11, 2017
Look closely at the map and you will see :)
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level 33
Jun 1, 2017
Islands
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level 39
Mar 1, 2016
How does Denmark have a longer coastline than India? It says at the top that external territories like Greenland, which is an external territory of Denmark, DON'T COUNT!!! Please explain. J
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level 55
Mar 8, 2016
Take a worldmap and zoom in closely on Denmark (or Croatia for that matter). You'll see there's plenty of islands and inlets, whereas India's / Madagascar's coast is a relatively clear line. If that doesn't do it, simply read the comments above ;-)
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level 13
Oct 9, 2017
One word: Greenland.
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level 31
Oct 15, 2017
Instructions
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level 36
Mar 15, 2016
Tiny problems 1.India has 7517 km of coastline: how is it 7000? 500km of overseas territories isn't possible! https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=indias+coastline&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=EWLoVp6sFsH0Urb0lPAK#q=india%27s+coastline+no+overseas+territories 2. Is China's coastline inlcuding Hong Kong and Macau?
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level 20
Mar 21, 2016
Wow! I got 20/20!
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level 34
Mar 24, 2016
Really would've thought Argentina would be on here if Croatia was. I guess Croatia's jagged coastline and islands really maximized the length.
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level 10
Apr 27, 2016
Only missed Croatia! UUGGHH
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level 11
May 22, 2016
Got all of them except the Philippines and Croatia, good enough for me!
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level 19
May 28, 2016
close, missed 5 :(
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level 22
May 29, 2016
got all but croatia argentina not on list shocker
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level 53
Jun 4, 2016
what about madagascar?
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level 25
Jul 3, 2016
Refreshingly different.
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level 44
Jul 17, 2016
L'Italie a plus de côtes que le Brésil ??????
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level 50
Sep 4, 2016
many islands makes the difference
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level 28
Jul 17, 2016
100% ^^ I'm amazed Federated States of Micronesia is not in the list
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level 13
Aug 22, 2016
Sat there in Denver for like 9 minutes until I realised that the USA was one of them #facepalm
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level 32
Aug 26, 2016
Got Croatia with 2 seconds left!
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level 50
Oct 4, 2016
I thought I was cutting it close with 4 seconds left.
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level 21
Sep 12, 2016
croatia?????? doubtful what about madagascar or spain
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level 21
Sep 12, 2016
also why not argentina?
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level 62
Oct 16, 2016
If you read the other comments, you'd understand why Croatia is in there.
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level 33
Oct 24, 2016
Why is everyone so surprised about Croatia? I got it without even looking at the comments!
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level 66
Nov 17, 2016
In Croatia, we are taught since kindergarten that our coast is the greatest in the world. So...
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level 50
Apr 21, 2017
Your coast is the greatest in the world? Have you seen Canada's? Makes yours pretty insignificant!
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level 53
Nov 18, 2016
I got all but Denmark and amazingly I forgot Russia, which is ironic since as a US citizen it appears I might soon be living in Russia.
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level 6
Nov 18, 2016
Any measure of coastline is completely arbitrary Video on the exact topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dcDuVyzb8Y Even so, by any consistent measuring process (I'm aware japan has lots of islands) its hard to imagine Japan has more coastline than Australia
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level 25
Nov 18, 2016
why doesnt UK work for united kingdom
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level 52
Nov 18, 2016
for those mad croatia is longer than argentina, both solomon islands and micronesia would come before argentina
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level 6
Nov 18, 2016
what about greenland?
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level 37
Dec 1, 2016
Bahamas?
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level 17
Dec 1, 2016
dang croatia is mind blowing that crazy never would have thought of that
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level 8
Dec 1, 2016
phillipenes like wtf
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level 43
May 26, 2017
have you seen a map?
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level 39
May 27, 2017
The Philippines has 7,107 islands at high tide.
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level 29
Dec 2, 2016
If Greenland is excluded from Denmark then it should exist as its own entry in the quiz. It's coastline is longer than some of the other entries so it should appear somewhere for accuracy.
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level 31
Oct 15, 2017
It counts Greenland as an overseas territory.
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level 44
Dec 28, 2016
Where is Madagascar? It should be in Top 10 for sure!!!
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level 47
Apr 16, 2017
I agree! Tried typing it in multiple times.
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level 44
Jan 3, 2017
I can't believe I forgot Canada...
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level 38
Feb 27, 2017
Don't feel bad, I forgot Italy and Greece...
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level 37
Jan 4, 2017
The only one I didn't get is Indonesia - pretty easy until then - spending the last two mins trying to guess it.
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level 37
Jan 4, 2017
According to this, Micronesia has a longer coastline than Croatia. I guessed Croatia (I've always noticed how it really hogs a bunch of coast in the Mediterranean, plus I've done some travel planning for a family member and chose Croatia as her destination for kayaking). http://chartsbin.com/view/ofv I also agree with maybe having Greenland pre-filled-in, since it really is so big.
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level 21
Jan 11, 2017
i felt so daft for forgetting Italy
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level 39
Feb 8, 2017
Same
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level 43
Jan 15, 2017
I would of thought that if denmark and croatia are here, also bangladesh would be too.
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level 46
Jan 18, 2017
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_length_of_coastline
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level 63
Feb 7, 2017
Made me go and look at a map of Croatia! Thanks
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level 50
Feb 10, 2017
Wow Canada really womps the world when it comes to coastlines. CA-NA-DA! CA-NA-DA!
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level 24
Feb 19, 2017
Forgot Greece and India but managed to get Vatican City.
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level 25
Mar 6, 2017
19/20 Never would have guessed Croatia, though
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level 36
Mar 16, 2017
Counting the lenght of the coastline of each island made this quizz so dumb.
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level 26
Apr 4, 2017
Croatia? How do you even get on this list? Bosnia be like: Lemme take some Islands....
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level 56
May 1, 2017
All Bosnia got out of the deal is a tiny little sliver of coast at Neum, causing you to cross the border twice in and out of the EU to travel from Croatia to .. Croatia
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level 43
Apr 28, 2017
I feel dumb for missing Japan
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level 58
May 4, 2017
Missed Croatia. Thought that the Bahamas was on the list.
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level 20
May 5, 2017
Morocco??
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level 44
May 14, 2017
19/20, missed Croatia. How is Madagascar not on this list?
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level 46
May 21, 2017
how come denmark is there when greenland is not included
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level 44
Jul 15, 2017
Look at a map of Denmark and you'll see.
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level 22
May 26, 2017
Saudi Arabia, Madagascar and Argentina should be included for sure
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level 35
Jun 11, 2017
Or maybe they should not.
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level 21
May 27, 2017
can someone please tell me how japan has more coastline that Australia????
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level 55
Jun 28, 2017
For the same reason that Croatia has more coastline than Argentina. Lots and lots of islands.
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level 43
Jul 7, 2017
I was quite surprised with Croatia being on the list. I would like to think that Finland should be on the list too but I guess it's islands are too small to be measured. On Wikipedia The World Factbook says that Finland should be #70 but World Resources Institute ranks Finland #10
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level 28
Jul 10, 2017
Croatia has more coastline than Chile?!?!?! And Japan has more than the United States?!!?!
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level 35
Oct 8, 2017
islands
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level 17
Jul 23, 2017
Got 'em all, 0:04 left
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level 43
Aug 6, 2017
Haha, nice psych-out with Greenland, aaalmost fell for it
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level 26
Sep 15, 2017
Almost forgot Australia and New Zealand. Overall, this was a great quiz, thanks, Quizmaster. :D
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level 13
Sep 23, 2017
2min 15 seconds left new high score
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level 33
Oct 8, 2017
Very surprised that Vietnam isn't on here!
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level 44
Oct 8, 2017
According to official counting of Finnish Center of Environment coastline of Finland is 46 200 km, whereof 6300 is coastline of continental Finland and 39 000 km is coastline of islands. Finland has more than 40 000 islands on Baltic sea. This would make Finland number three on this list.
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level 47
Oct 8, 2017
Am I the only one surprised by how low India is on this list?
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level 70
Oct 8, 2017
pretty straight coastline
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level 49
Oct 8, 2017
100%!!!!!!!!!!
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level 37
Oct 9, 2017
Here everyone is forgetting Croatia. I forgot Canada...
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level 56
Oct 12, 2017
I got all pretty quickly except one... and that was... China!
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level 51
Oct 9, 2017
what about argentina, angola, Saudi arabia and at least 10 other places that clearly have more coastline
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level 11
Oct 10, 2017
weird that France is not there with all the overseas territories
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level 11
Oct 10, 2017
WHAT? Chile comes last in this list and Croatia has a biggest coastline? I think this is a bit inaccurate...
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level 56
Oct 12, 2017
Sigh...
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level 22
Oct 10, 2017
you have seriously to review your sources: Croatia more than Chile? Yes, it's true, Croatia has a lot of islands, but??? You are giving false information.
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level 59
Oct 10, 2017
Can't believe Mongolia didn't make it. 19th largest country should have a shoreline worthy of this ranking.
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level 56
Oct 12, 2017
What about Vatican?
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