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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
Last updated: August 28, 2018
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Kilometers
Country
202,080
Canada
54,716
Indonesia
37,653
Russia
36,289
Philippines
29,751
Japan
25,760
Australia
25,148
Norway
Kilometers
Country
19,924
United States
15,134
New Zealand
14,500
China
13,676
Greece
12,429
United Kingdom
9,330
Mexico
7,600
Italy
Kilometers
Country
7,491
Brazil
7,368
Croatia
7,314
Denmark
7,200
Turkey
7,000
India
6,435
Chile
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level 34
Jun 21, 2011
i'd think that if you counted western sahara as part of morocco that morocco would make it
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level 82
Mar 22, 2013
you'd be wrong. Including the Western Sahara, Morocco's coastline only adds up to about 2000 km.
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level 20
Jul 8, 2011
Excellent quiz. I loved it!
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level 29
Feb 26, 2019
and madagascar?
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level 33
Jul 12, 2011
Croatia has 1033 islands and has 3rd longest coastline in Europe, after Norway and Greece (believe me, I live on one of them) :-)))
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level 48
Dec 23, 2012
Wait what about the UK and Italy?
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level 43
Nov 2, 2011
I'm shocked at the US being so low on the list when you consider the length of the east and west coasts, plus the coast lines of Alaska and Hawaii...then even factor in Puerto Rico and Guam. All that together is less than Norway? Japan? Russia? Doesn't make sense...something doesn't add up...does the Gulf of Mexico count?
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level 80
May 11, 2014
Norway is basicly a fjord in a fjord in a fjord. And a fjord being a very narrow sea inlet, you can fit quite a lot of them in Norway. Then add a bunch of islands and you got yourself LOADS of coastline.

I am hitting myself on the head for forgetting Greenland (and the rest of Danish islands) even though Greenland was specifically mentioned. I guess I ignored it COMPLETELY. :P
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level 45
Jan 13, 2019
But greenland isnt counted..
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level 21
Dec 26, 2014
Russia, first of all is HUMONGOUS and is nearly 3 times larger than the USA, with multiple islands such as the Franz Josef, Novaya Zemlya, Kuril, Sakhalin, new Siberian, Severnaya Zemlaya. Don't forget it also has coastlines with the Black Sea, which connects to the Mediterranean, which is technically in the Atlantic Ocean.
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level 21
Dec 26, 2014
Did you not notice NOT COUNTING OVERSEA TERRITORIES? Japan... So many Islands such as Ryukyu Islands, Kyushu, Honshu, Hokkaido, (If you counted) Kuril, Iwo To, Bonin Islands, Volcano Islands, Minami Tori, and other islands that give Japan a Large Coastline
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level 21
Dec 26, 2014
Norway..... is a, like sillie said, a fjord in a fjord in a fjord. Including the Jan Mayen Island, the HUGE Svalbard, Bear, Lofoten Islands, Norway is a load of COASTLINE
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level 45
Jan 13, 2019
I think you are hugely overestimating the size of the usa there...it only has a coastline in the east and west (plus rather straight plus not made up of islands). Norway was the first thing that came to mind for me. (I did mention some of the big countries, because there obviously is a change to be on there, but mainly focused on land that had a coast on several sides and nit very straight coast/islands)
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level 44
Nov 5, 2011
Croatia...
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level 21
Dec 26, 2014
If you actually looked at a map of Croatia, it has SO MANY ISLANDS
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level 40
Jan 2, 2019
but it said not including overseas territories
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level 45
Jan 13, 2019
@quizmann overseas isnt the same as in the sea..
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level 32
Feb 11, 2019
According to a quick Google Search Croatia has a coastline of 4,058km (including the many island), so not sure where the quizmaster has got their figures from..
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level 26
Nov 26, 2011
Hdny42 - Russia is huge, and has the entire gap between them and the arctic on their side. Japan is made of tons of tiny islands, which makes the coast line longer than the area would imply. I'm not quite sure about Norway, but I think they've got a lot of little islands just off the mainland, again adding to the score. Coastlines: deceptive buggers.
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level 21
Dec 26, 2014
Norwegian Coastlines.... a fjord in a fjord in a fjord.... making much coastlines along with the HUGE Svalbard and other islands like Jan Mayen, Lofoten Islands, and Bear
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level 30
Feb 5, 2012
Denmark is on the list because of its many islands; not because of Greenland.
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level 36
Feb 16, 2012
I got 18/20. Missed Croatia and Turkey
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level 43
Feb 24, 2012
I really thought that Madagascar would be on here..
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level 44
Jan 26, 2015
I agree. Tried it twice, maybe I mispelled it, but it's not.Strange how it is not here
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level 54
Mar 17, 2015
Yeah, Africa is unique in that it generally has a really short coastline. IIRC, it's the continent with the shortest coastline.
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level 33
Mar 6, 2012
@emmaliza Norway has lot of fjords....
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level 21
Apr 15, 2012
19/20... missed Italy. Scotland adds to a lots of the UK coastline, with the long sea lochs, islands and peninsulas. The same applies to Norway (fjords), Croatia, Turkey, Chile, Greece (islands), etc.
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level 8
May 7, 2012
HOW DOES CROATIA HAVE MORE COASTLINE THAN SOUTH AFRICA OR SOMALIA
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level 60
Feb 19, 2013
Croatia has over a thousand islands. Put together with mainland Croatia, it tops South Africa and Somalia..
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level 21
Dec 26, 2014
SO MANY ISLANDS if you looked at a map!
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level 43
Jul 30, 2015
thx for explaining:)
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level 32
Jun 16, 2012
Missed India...
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level 16
Jul 20, 2012
Where is Micronesia?
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level 82
Aug 24, 2012
In the South Pacific, West of the Marshall Islands, North of the Solomons, East-Southeast of Guam.... Oh, you meant on this list? I believe this ranking comes from this wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_length_of_coastline, which ranks Micronesia at #21, with 6112 km of Coastline, just under Croatia's 6268 km.
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level 82
Aug 24, 2012
(Meant to also mention the Quizmaster should probably update Croatia's length to 6268, as the number listed would fall under Micronesia's total.
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level 18
Nov 25, 2012
How can I be from Denmark, and not even think about as an answer!
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level 49
Mar 23, 2013
Don't feel bad. I'm from the U.S.A., and I usually don't think of it in quizzes until I've come up with almost everything else.
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level 20
Dec 15, 2012
got croatia but not denmark!
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level 40
Dec 19, 2012
20/20/ thats more like it!!
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level 28
Jan 2, 2013
Got all of em
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level 56
Feb 13, 2013
Im an idiot. I MISSED INDONESIA!!!
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level 35
Feb 20, 2013
lol croatia -wtf...
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level 56
Feb 22, 2013
I think Morocco and Saudi Arabia and possibly Iran should be accepted. And i missed DENMARK!
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level 45
Jan 13, 2019
Why, because the list would then fit your perception? It is about fact, and the possibility to learn something. (Though granted, the quizmaster might sometimes miss things, or the source could be out of date. Just willing an answer to be there isnt gonna do anything, it needs to be backed up with fact)
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level 56
Mar 6, 2013
What about Morocco or possibly Somalia
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level 46
Mar 22, 2013
Finland has more tahan 50 000 islands in baltic sea and they have 6300 km coastline.
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level 52
Mar 22, 2013
Amazed I got them all! My geography is improving thanks to Jet Punk
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level 32
Mar 22, 2013
That's right.
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level 66
Mar 23, 2013
20/20!
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level 16
Jun 14, 2013
I got 19/20. I can't believe I missed Italy but got Croatia. I feel stupid. Great quiz, but it was a little hard, since most countries I thought were on this quiz weren't, like France, South Africa, Madagascar, and Norway.
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level 22
Jan 7, 2015
Norway IS listed on the list.
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level 23
Sep 27, 2013
all of it with 24 seconds left Norway kinda slipped from my mind
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level 19
Oct 1, 2013
Is Antarctica not a country then? It's a country in all them "countries of the world" quizzes :)
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level 51
Jan 10, 2014
no it isn't Antarctica isn't owned or claimed by anyone, it's kind of like the moon. Countries have scientific outposts on Antarctica but no country can claim to govern and control it, also it isn't on the countries of the world quiz I got a 100 so I would know
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level 32
Apr 18, 2018
Not quite true. Several countries make claim of pieces of Antarctica, the largest being the Australian Antarctic Territory. The Antarctic Treaty only states that no new claims would be recognised, but all existing claims are valid.
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level 34
May 31, 2016
No.... Just.... No
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level 34
May 31, 2016
Are you thinking of Austria?.... Or Australia? Argentina? I genuinely don't see how you could be so confused....
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level 24
May 1, 2018
Nope it's a continent..
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level 40
Oct 19, 2013
Got Croatia,Denmark & Turkey Wrong
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level 16
Nov 22, 2013
Missed only Philippines and Indonesia
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level 34
Dec 3, 2013
Missed New Zealand... how stupid haha
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level 40
Aug 1, 2016
Nice try though. Most people forget NZ. But it's hard for me cause I live there!
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level 24
May 7, 2018
Sadness only one I missed was croatia
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level 30
Jun 11, 2018
I didn't expect that
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level 70
Sep 4, 2018
LOTS of islands in Croatia.
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level 49
Dec 31, 2013
missed Australia, Turkey & Croatia..dem!!!
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level 51
Jan 10, 2014
too easy 100%
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level 38
Feb 18, 2014
20/20 with 2 seconds left. Somehow i almost forgot india
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level 48
Feb 24, 2014
How is it even possible to get all of them except for Japan and New Zealand? I guess I'm just very special
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level 40
Aug 1, 2016
Does that mean u got all?
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level 75
Feb 25, 2014
If global warming continues... Canada is going to wind up with an absolutely mind-blowing amount of great ocean-front property.
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level 65
Mar 4, 2014
missed Croatia...
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level 26
Mar 17, 2014
If Denmark is listed here, then it should be listed on countries with most land area as well.
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level 25
Nov 21, 2015
How?
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level 64
Aug 17, 2018
Somebody explain the 1st, 2nd and 3rd dimension here.
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level 34
May 31, 2016
No it excludes Greenland. Denmark has a lot of island and coastline on its own
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level 57
Mar 27, 2014
Missed Croatia, 19/20
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level 28
Apr 4, 2014
Denmark has more coastline than India?? I reckon Madagascar should be up there?
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level 59
Apr 16, 2014
Was thinking that there was no way Croatia should be on here but after closer look they have a million little islands in it's territory
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level 51
Apr 22, 2014
First try got all but Croatia. The percentage gap between Croatia and the second most missed country is hilariously tremendous.
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level 62
May 4, 2016
Or is it tremendously hilarious?!? (cue Twilight Zone theme)
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level 56
Jun 12, 2014
Argentina?
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level 32
Sep 15, 2015
I thought that too
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level 32
Jun 18, 2014
Bit ridiculous to include Croatia while other more obvious choices like Argentina are not represented.
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level 25
Jul 3, 2016
Chile are cheating on them. ;)
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level 48
Dec 1, 2016
It's a fact-based quiz and Croatia has a longer coastline than Argentina. I don't really know what you expect
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level 58
Jan 2, 2017
Croatia has many islands. Argentina does not.
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level 32
Jun 18, 2014
Sorry for my previous comment -- after researching, the quiz is correct, and I stand corrected. :)
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level ∞
Mar 16, 2016
Thanks for looking it up!
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level 31
Jul 12, 2014
Go Canada!
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level 30
Jul 23, 2014
And France ?
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level 30
Jul 23, 2014
France coast is long of 12 841 kilometers
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level 33
Aug 3, 2014
Why isn't Argentina on the list? It has more coastline than Croatia for sure, among others.
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level 44
Jan 11, 2017
No, it does not.
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level 31
Jul 23, 2018
It totally does. If I'm wrong, then I'd like to get an explanation for why Croatia has more coastline than Argentina, Iran, Madagascar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, France, South Africa or Papua New Guinea!
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level 26
Aug 11, 2014
Missed Croatia , Turkey and Phillipines
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level 43
Oct 10, 2014
Finally got em all after I missed Australia and Mexico
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level 45
Oct 23, 2014
turkey? never would have guessed...
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level 28
Nov 8, 2014
Only missed Norway.
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level 43
Nov 29, 2014
Madagascar, Spain, France, Argentina, Saudi Arabia? I don't get it..
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level 31
Jul 23, 2018
Me neither! I would have never guessed Croatia!
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level 21
Dec 26, 2014
MISSED BRAZIL>>>> SO STUPID Croatia.... a country with many islands, over 1000 of them, if you looked you would see why it is so high on the list. Denmark.... possibly you could call it (excluding Greenland) Half Island with many little ones Norway..... FJORD in a FJORD in a FJORD with many ISLANDS and HUMONGOUS COASTLINE!
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level 56
Jan 29, 2015
where's Argentina?
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level 71
Sep 30, 2015
in south-america
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level 25
Jul 3, 2016
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level 19
Jun 8, 2017
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level 27
Apr 24, 2017
In South America dumbhead, adoie!
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level 58
Apr 3, 2015
Croatia is the only one I missed. How does it have more than Madagascar, Argentina, or even Somalia, Malaysia, and Saudi Arabia? How?!?!?
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level 70
Feb 28, 2016
Islands. Lots and lots and LOTS of islands.
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level 70
Aug 15, 2016
Um, Croatia's islands are all right there in its very own sea (the Adriatic), usually within spitting distance of shore. Since they've only been an independent country since the early 1990s, they really haven't had time to develop the might and imperialistic ambitions to acquire any overseas territories.
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level 27
Apr 24, 2017
Here is the answer to the equation; ISLANDS'
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level 58
Apr 9, 2015
Why isn't Mongolia here?
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level 58
May 5, 2016
I'm not even going to respond to that.


Oh wait....I already did.
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level 25
Jul 3, 2016
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level 40
Feb 8, 2017
such a bad thing to say "Why isn't Mongolia here?
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level 27
Apr 24, 2017
Dude, you aren't stupid, Mongolia is like nowhere near coastline.
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level 43
May 27, 2017
Probably ones of the most landlocked countries. The first poster was obviously being sarcastic.
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level 44
Aug 23, 2017
I was wondering the same exact thing! I thought Mongolia had a massive coastline.
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level 38
Aug 29, 2017
T_T
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level 55
Apr 25, 2015
Facepalming over missing Mexico.
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level 32
Jun 14, 2015
got croatia but missed china...
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level 67
Jul 9, 2015
It is hard to imagine that Canada's coastline is greater than the total coastlines of Indonesia, Russia, Philippines, Japan, Australia, USA added together.
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level 35
Nov 12, 2016
Not really. Have you looked at its shape. Well I come from an archipelago and have moved to another so I guess I am more inclined to understand it.
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level 27
Jul 29, 2017
He got this information from a Wikipedia website. It could've easily been changed around.
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level 43
Sep 15, 2017
He used Wikipedia to get to a very reliable resource, in the CIA World Factbook. I do trust that this information is accurate.
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level 63
Oct 8, 2017
This information does make sense.
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level 38
Aug 29, 2017
Islands... islands...
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level 42
Mar 15, 2018
We have about thousands upon thousands of islands, ever looked at those territories?
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level 13
Jul 21, 2015
HOW DO I MISS ITALY 🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹
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level 20
Jul 26, 2015
I was going to type in Ukraine, but as its automatic it got UK in for me. That was my last one. Really didn't think of UK
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level 62
Oct 8, 2017
We're a very wiggly-edged nation, with lots of islands sprinkled round the edge :)
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level 54
Sep 15, 2015
Arrrgh, China and Greece! Darn it, they got me!
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level 77
Sep 15, 2015
Er, what about Papua New Guinea?
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level 52
May 18, 2017
Apparently, it just misses out, with 5150 kilometres.
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level 32
Sep 15, 2015
Missed China :(
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level 56
Sep 15, 2015
Surprised that Croatia was there yet South Africa and Morocco were not.
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level 43
Mar 21, 2017
It also depends on if they count Western Sahara as part of Morocco or separate.
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level 45
Sep 15, 2015
Aha find it very difficult to believe the UK has more coastline than Mexico, even though I live there
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level 45
Oct 9, 2017
The UK has a very odd coast, with o good amount of islands sprinkled around. Not to mention the british overseas territories, which may also be counted.
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level 74
Oct 14, 2017
"Not counting overseas territories such as Greenland!"
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level 60
Sep 16, 2015
100% with over a minute to go
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level 60
Sep 16, 2015
I'm surprised that Chile isn't higher on the list with all of its islands on the southern part of the coast.
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level 38
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 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 64
Oct 11, 2017
you don't know what low key means, do you?
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level 64
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 63
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 63
Oct 16, 2016
Having a lot of islands helps
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level 46
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 54
Nov 22, 2017
Croatia doesn't have a lot of islands but has fjords at its coastline (like Norway), so the total coastline becomes huge.
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level 56
Dec 4, 2017
How does it have more than South Africa?
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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 44
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 37
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 53
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 55
Oct 9, 2017
One word: Greenland.
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level 38
Oct 15, 2017
Instructions
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level 41
Oct 27, 2017
Have you seen how jagged the coastline of denmark is? never mind the sheer number of islands
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level 43
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 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 22
May 29, 2016
got all but croatia argentina not on list shocker
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level 58
Jun 4, 2016
what about madagascar?
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level 25
Jul 3, 2016
Refreshingly different.
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level 43
Jul 17, 2016
L'Italie a plus de côtes que le Brésil ??????
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level 49
Sep 4, 2016
many islands makes the difference
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level 30
Jul 17, 2016
100% ^^ I'm amazed Federated States of Micronesia is not in the list
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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 63
Oct 16, 2016
If you read the other comments, you'd understand why Croatia is in there.
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level 43
Oct 24, 2016
Why is everyone so surprised about Croatia? I got it without even looking at the comments!
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level 67
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 60
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 59
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 28
Nov 9, 2017
LOL ikr
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level 25
Nov 18, 2016
why doesnt UK work for united kingdom
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level 51
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 47
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 37
Feb 27, 2017
Don't feel bad, I forgot Italy and Greece...
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level 43
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 46
Jan 15, 2017
I would of thought that if denmark and croatia are here, also bangladesh would be too.
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level 37
Feb 21, 2018
True, but it might count most of its jaggedness as rivers. Denmark and Croatia are on because of islands.
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level 59
Jan 18, 2017
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_length_of_coastline
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level 71
Feb 7, 2017
Made me go and look at a map of Croatia! Thanks
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level 60
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 27
Feb 19, 2017
Forgot Greece and India but managed to get Vatican City.
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level 37
Dec 28, 2017
hmm....
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level 34
Mar 16, 2017
Counting the lenght of the coastline of each island made this quizz so dumb.
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level 27
Apr 4, 2017
Croatia? How do you even get on this list? Bosnia be like: Lemme take some Islands....
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level 63
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 47
Apr 28, 2017
I feel dumb for missing Japan
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level 65
May 4, 2017
Missed Croatia. Thought that the Bahamas was on the list.
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level 28
May 5, 2017
Morocco??
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level 49
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 49
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 23
May 27, 2017
can someone please tell me how japan has more coastline that Australia????
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level 62
Jun 28, 2017
For the same reason that Croatia has more coastline than Argentina. Lots and lots of islands.
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level 46
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 43
Aug 6, 2017
Haha, nice psych-out with Greenland, aaalmost fell for it
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level 33
Sep 15, 2017
Almost forgot Australia and New Zealand. Overall, this was a great quiz, thanks, Quizmaster. :D
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level 39
Oct 8, 2017
Very surprised that Vietnam isn't on here!
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level 46
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 75
Oct 8, 2017
pretty straight coastline
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level 59
Oct 8, 2017
100%!!!!!!!!!!
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level 43
Oct 9, 2017
Here everyone is forgetting Croatia. I forgot Canada...
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level 59
Oct 12, 2017
I got all pretty quickly except one... and that was... China!
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level 66
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 23
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 59
Oct 12, 2017
Sigh...
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level 37
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 23
Sep 20, 2018
Chile has over 2.300 islands too... I'm not sure both are measured the same way for this quiz.
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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 59
Oct 12, 2017
What about Vatican?
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level 33
Nov 6, 2017
Quizmaster I got this from Wikipedia, this is why croatia is here. Croatia's Adriatic Sea mainland coast is 1,777.3 kilometres (1,104.4 mi) long, while its 1,246 islands and islets have a further 4,058 kilometres (2,522 mi) of coastline. The distance between the extreme points of Croatia's coastline is 526 kilometres (327 mi).
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level 34
Nov 9, 2017
sorry but how does japan have a longer coastline than australia???
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level 45
Dec 23, 2017
Fjords, many islands
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level 58
Nov 11, 2017
I'm surprised to see so many people commenting about how they expected Argentina to make the list. It's entire west coast is blocked by Chile, and the east blocked by Brazil and Uruguay
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level 27
Jan 12, 2018
How does croatia have a bigger coastline then Spain, France, Argentina, Papua new guinea ect...?
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level 56
Mar 2, 2018
So many people shocked with Croatia, while I had it as my first guess (it helps if you're living in Croatia, though).
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level 58
Mar 4, 2018
In the caveats you might consider adding this video by RealLifeLore to explain the coastline paradox in addition to the Wikipedia article you already have linked... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFjq8PX6F7I
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level 62
Mar 6, 2018
What I seriously don’t understand is how is Croatia on this quiz but Finland is not. If you’re going to accept one country with a lot of island you should include the others as well. The archipelago that makes up Finland’s coast has thousands of islands, and I’d like to argue that that should put it up on the list..
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level 63
Mar 6, 2018
It's a bit ridiculous, completely depends on who is doing the counting. In CIA ranking Finland is 70th while Estonia is 30th. In WRI ranking, Finland is 10th.
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level 46
Mar 10, 2018
It's not just number of islands. Just compare this with a straight coastline: http://resources-2.adrialin-resources.net/bilder/town/hr/3/135/show/01.jpg
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level 26
Apr 26, 2018
Got them all
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level 33
May 30, 2018
I some how missed usa......
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level 14
Jul 5, 2018
Almost missed Denmark. Got it at 12 Seconds left lol
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level 43
Jul 22, 2018
Missed Croatia only
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level 31
Jul 23, 2018
How could Croatia be on the list? I would think Madagascar has a bigger coastline than Croatia! After taking this test, I looked at a world map, and saw a lot of countries not mentioned in this quiz that had a much longer coastline than Croatia! Madagascar, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar,... Even Eritrea has a longer coastline!
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level 34
Sep 22, 2018
Croatia has many islands and peninsulas and long shore from north to south. It's clearly visible on map
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level 65
Aug 7, 2018
What about the Bahamas? It has many islands that make up its shorelines. Sweden’s coastline should have also been considered.
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level 28
Aug 29, 2018
Good quizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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level 39
Oct 24, 2018
excuse me for not thinking CROATIA had as much coast as BRAZIL!
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level 32
Nov 29, 2018
Thought france would be on there with all its islands.
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level 32
Nov 29, 2018
Answered my own comment by reading the question! Not including overseas territories
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level 27
Dec 31, 2018
I can't believe that the only one I forgot the was the U.S. and I live there...
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level 38
Dec 31, 2018
Only missed Croatia
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level 28
Jan 2, 2019
Wait, how isn't madagascar here??
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level 45
Jan 13, 2019
I dont know wether to laugh or cry about this comment section. My faith in humanity has plummeted.. Apparently 99% do not read the comments before posting. They dont seem to get what the quiz is asking for (which can happen, many dont read the caveats, so initially thinking it is measured as the crow flies is understandable. But initially is the key word here, as soon as the answers show up, surely you must get that it is about real coastline, and not measured with a ruler on the map). But mainly they arent surprised about certain answers. But they DEMAND that what they think is right should be on there and claim everything is wrong withput even bothering to look anything up. Really, reading these comments blew my mind.
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level 45
Jan 13, 2019
And might I add, Croatia was a surprise for me too (though now you mention it, in a shapes of the countries quiz I do remember an islandly coastline, but before niw I never realised Croatia had islands) The main one for me that I expected to be there but wasnt (no, not argentina or southafrica..) was iceland. And in all the comments I didnt hear anyone mention that one before. (But I heard much sillier ones, countries with borders on three sides and a relatively small or very straight coastline). Will have to look that one up now :)
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level 28
Jan 24, 2019
Croatia has more coastline than Madagascar and France? Even more than Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, India, Chile? Well I'll be damned. As I ran through the coastline of Europe in my head, I tried a lot of countries, but I didn't even bother with trying Croatia.Guess I learned something new today.
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level 45
Jan 31, 2019
Surprised Micronesia isn't on here