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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
Country
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
Country
7,491
7,368
7,314
7,200
7,000
6,435
Answer Stats
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level 31
Nov 22, 2013
Shouldn't these all be infinite - coastlines are fractals and thus have infinite perimeters. It depends hugely on the length by which they are measured.
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level 14
Oct 20, 2014
Look up Zeno's Paradox...
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level 62
Jul 13, 2016
coastlines are not like Zeno's paradox. They both involve adding up infinite things, but they have totally different outcomes. Coastlines can be infinite.
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level 60
Mar 22, 2015
Agreed, will make the quiz into countries with a coastline, as they all have infinite length. The only true way of getting a distance on the coastlines is to measure them atomically, and then the quiz would just be stupid.
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level 30
Jun 11, 2018
Good point.
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level 35
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 20
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 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 37
Feb 18, 2014
20/20 with 2 seconds left. Somehow i almost forgot india
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level 47
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 73
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 15
Mar 1, 2014
i can't believe i missed the uk
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level 62
Mar 4, 2014
missed Croatia...
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level 25
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 34
May 31, 2016
No it excludes Greenland. Denmark has a lot of island and coastline on its own
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level 56
Mar 27, 2014
Missed Croatia, 19/20
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level 30
Apr 4, 2014
Denmark has more coastline than India?? I reckon Madagascar should be up there?
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level 21
Apr 5, 2014
Got all but Croatia! Didn't realize they had so many islands.
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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 53
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 63
May 4, 2016
Or is it tremendously hilarious?!? (cue Twilight Zone theme)
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level 8
May 14, 2014
I think Spain has a bigger coastline than Croatia
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level 45
Jun 10, 2014
No it doesn't.
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level 21
Dec 26, 2014
Actually... NO because Croatia has over 1000 islands
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level 23
May 24, 2014
If you gave me a million years I still wouldn't have got Croatia
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level 61
May 25, 2014
All the questions of the form "why is Country X have a longer coastline than Country Y" do not consider the TYPE of coastline. There are no African countries on the list because Africa's coast is quite regular, as a result of the lack of glacial and tectonic forces that cause the coastlines of (for example) Norway (glacial) and Croatia (tectonic) to be so irregular. It's not the distance from the two extreme points on the coast. It's the total length including all the fjords, bays, and islands.
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level ∞
Mar 16, 2016
Exactly. In fact, it's mathematically possible for a 2D object of any size to have an infinite perimeter:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch_snowflake

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level 45
Oct 11, 2016
Yes indeed. Fractals can be thought of in terms of fractional dimensions. If you model them this way, then coastlines actually have 2.x dimensions with x representing the complexity of the fractal. Norway and UK would have a high "x" while Mozambique with it's perfect, nearly straight beaches would have a low x.
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level 3
May 26, 2014
croatia??? cant believe..
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level 56
Jun 12, 2014
Argentina?
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level 31
Sep 15, 2015
I thought that too
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level 28
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 57
Jan 2, 2017
Croatia has many islands. Argentina does not.
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level 28
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 37
Jun 29, 2014
Forgot Croatia and Japan. How I forgot Japan is beyond me!!
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level 5
Jan 4, 2017
How? HOW???
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level 14
Jul 3, 2014
Really Croatia?
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level 15
Jul 4, 2014
shocked with Croatia...
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level 30
Jul 12, 2014
Go Canada!
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level 12
Jul 14, 2014
I forgot Japan ffs
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level 23
Jul 15, 2014
19/20, missed Mexico and it seems I'm the only one who missed it here haha.
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level 52
Jan 27, 2017
I'm the same with India... *facepalm*
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level 9
Jul 22, 2014
I'm sure Mozambique, Madagascar and Morocco all have longer coast lines than Croatia and Denmark? Or does the world map lie?
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level 21
Dec 26, 2014
OR did you NOT look specifically and find that DENMARK HAS SO MANY ISLANDS including Als, Faroe, and itself is made up of so many islands! Croatia actually has over 1000 islands and if you looked at it closely you would find much more
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level 35
Dec 5, 2015
Denmark owns Greenland
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level 35
May 7, 2016
DJ1 it doesn't include overseas territories
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level 5
Jan 4, 2017
This quiz owns Imassie
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level 25
Jul 23, 2014
And France ?
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level 25
Jul 23, 2014
France coast is long of 12 841 kilometers
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level 10
Apr 27, 2016
Oversees territories doesn't count
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level 25
Jul 3, 2016
But- Denmark? Greenland?
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level 34
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 17
Aug 5, 2014
How does Croatia have more coastline then Spain?
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level 44
Jan 11, 2017
The answer is: islands
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level 31
Jul 23, 2018
But France and Spain also have islands. It makes no sense. Spain's and France's islands are also bigger! For example, Krk is not as big as Corsica or Mallorca!
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level 16
Aug 8, 2014
GOT THEM ALL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But still wondering how Croatia has a longer coastline than Spain
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level 23
Aug 11, 2014
Missed Croatia , Turkey and Phillipines
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level 1
Sep 28, 2016
Un miss my country Philippines it have many islands lol not all small country is short coastline
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level 33
Mar 10, 2017
racist special wecial. grow up bright spark!
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level 40
Oct 10, 2014
Finally got em all after I missed Australia and Mexico
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level 47
Oct 23, 2014
turkey? never would have guessed...
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level 19
Oct 27, 2014
I missed Denmark, the UK, and Turkey
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level 28
Nov 8, 2014
Only missed Norway.
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level 24
Nov 18, 2014
South Africa didn't make this list?
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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 28
Dec 26, 2014
Would've never guessed Croatia. Feel stupid for missing Denmark though. Great quiz!
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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 70
Sep 30, 2015
in south-america
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level 25
Jul 3, 2016
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level 25
Apr 3, 2017
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level 19
Jun 8, 2017
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level 43
Jun 11, 2017
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level 27
Apr 24, 2017
In South America dumbhead, adoie!
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level 57
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 68
Feb 28, 2016
Islands. Lots and lots and LOTS of islands.
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level 68
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 57
Apr 9, 2015
Why isn't Mongolia here?
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level 55
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 37
Aug 29, 2017
T_T
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level 56
Apr 25, 2015
Facepalming over missing Mexico.
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level 30
Jun 14, 2015
got croatia but missed china...
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level 66
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 40
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 59
Oct 8, 2017
This information does make sense.
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level 37
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 22
Jul 13, 2015
got 16/20 missed China Mexico Greece and Japan
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level 59
Oct 8, 2017
How the hell does one guess Italy and Turkey, but not Greece (which has all the thousands of islands in the Aegean), or not get China and Japan? I thought those were among the most obvious.
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level 17
Jul 20, 2015
OH CROATIA. islands.
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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 60
Oct 8, 2017
We're a very wiggly-edged nation, with lots of islands sprinkled round the edge :)
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level 53
Sep 15, 2015
Arrrgh, China and Greece! Darn it, they got me!
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level 74
Sep 15, 2015
Er, what about Papua New Guinea?
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level 53
May 18, 2017
Apparently, it just misses out, with 5150 kilometres.
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level 31
Sep 15, 2015
Missed China :(
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level 35
Sep 15, 2015
Damn Croatia but no Sweden? Would have never guessed.
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level 46
Apr 28, 2017
Sweden has a tiny coastline. Most of the north is surrounded by Norway
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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 40
Mar 21, 2017
It also depends on if they count Western Sahara as part of Morocco or separate.
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level 46
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 43
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 72
Oct 14, 2017
"Not counting overseas territories such as Greenland!"
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level 58
Sep 16, 2015
100% with over a minute to go
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level 58
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 36
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 73
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 63
Oct 11, 2017
you don't know what low key means, do you?
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level 57
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 64
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 64
Oct 16, 2016
Having a lot of islands helps
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level 45
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 47
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 53
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 38
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 54
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 45
Oct 9, 2017
One word: Greenland.
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level 38
Oct 15, 2017
Instructions
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level 42
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 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 56
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 50
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 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 53
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 64
Oct 16, 2016
If you read the other comments, you'd understand why Croatia is in there.
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level 40
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 56
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 56
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 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 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 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 46
May 26, 2017
have you seen a map?
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level 42
May 27, 2017
The Philippines has 7,107 islands at high tide.
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level 30
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 38
Oct 15, 2017
It counts Greenland as an overseas territory.
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level 46
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 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 40
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 38
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 56
Jan 18, 2017
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_length_of_coastline
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level 69
Feb 7, 2017
Made me go and look at a map of Croatia! Thanks
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level 56
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 25
Feb 19, 2017
Forgot Greece and India but managed to get Vatican City.
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level 38
Dec 28, 2017
hmm....
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level 25
Mar 6, 2017
19/20 Never would have guessed Croatia, though
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level 35
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 60
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 46
Apr 28, 2017
I feel dumb for missing Japan
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level 63
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 47
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 47
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 43
Jun 11, 2017
Or maybe they should not.
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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 60
Jun 28, 2017
For the same reason that Croatia has more coastline than Argentina. Lots and lots of islands.
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level 44
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
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 30
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 38
Oct 8, 2017
Very surprised that Vietnam isn't on here!
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level 45
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 73
Oct 8, 2017
pretty straight coastline
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level 54
Oct 8, 2017
100%!!!!!!!!!!
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level 40
Oct 9, 2017
Here everyone is forgetting Croatia. I forgot Canada...
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level 58
Oct 12, 2017
I got all pretty quickly except one... and that was... China!
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level 61
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 20
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 58
Oct 12, 2017
Sigh...
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level 33
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 58
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 44
Dec 23, 2017
Fjords, many islands
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level 56
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 14
Dec 21, 2017
i got Turkey at 0:01! wait how does Greece have a bigger coastline than Chile
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level 56
Mar 4, 2018
greece has an insane amount of islands
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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 51
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 56
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 59
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 60
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 45
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 17
Apr 26, 2018
Got them all
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level 32
May 30, 2018
I some how missed usa......
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level 12
Jul 5, 2018
Almost missed Denmark. Got it at 12 Seconds left lol
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level 37
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 63
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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