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Countries with the Longest Perimeter

Name the countries with the longest coastline and borders added together.
Includes overseas regions, dependencies, and autonomous areas
Sources: Coastline, Borders
Quiz by Quizzer6794
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First submittedJuly 16, 2015
Last updatedApril 22, 2019
Times taken14,927
Rating4.69
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Kilometers
Country
146,000
Canada
93,100
Russia
81,500
United States
55,300
Indonesia
48,900
Denmark
(includes Greenland)
38,900
China
37,500
Chile
Kilometers
Country
34,100
Australia
33,400
Brazil
30,000
Norway
25,100
India
20,000
Mexico
17,300
Philippines
17,200
United Kingdom
Kilometers
Country
16,300
France
15,600
Argentina
15,500
Japan
12,200
Myanmar
12,000
Papua New Guinea
12,000
Kazakhstan
11,000
D. R. Congo
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level 24
May 19, 2016
OMG I spelled Greece wrong.... *facepalm*
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level 59
May 20, 2016
Didn't 47% of quiz takers also spell Greece incorrectly? ;)
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level 61
Oct 12, 2019
yea I was trying to spell it like g.r.e.e.c.e but I had to spell it b.u.r.m.a
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level 80
Apr 22, 2019
I guess misspelling Grease no longer matters in 2019.
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level 77
Apr 28, 2019
And I wonder why. Was the quiz incorrect? No borders changed recently...
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level 68
Jul 2, 2019
@Arp2600: It's not the borders, but rather the coastline. It's a matter of the so-called coastline paradox, that is, the impossibility of calculating the precise length of a country's coastline due to the infinite detail with which you can draw its outline. This results in the absence of a reliable worldwide source for coastline length. Jetpunk has recently switched to a database personally created by the Quizmaster, which has the inevitable fault of underestimating the coastline length of some countries, especially those with: 1) very complex coastlines and 2) poor topographic data available publicly or at least to the Quizmaster. Greece definitely fits the first and probably the second of the above criteria, therefore it fell back in the rankings. Still, most other readily available databases contain great inaccuracies which the Quizmaster has avoided by at least using a uniform methodology, making his list possibly the best out there.
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level 52
Jan 12, 2017
This was a really interesting quiz! I spent two minutes trying to figure out the last answer, but I almost missed Indonesia because I thought I had already guessed it... but I did it with 8 seconds to spare.
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level 53
Apr 22, 2019
Got all but New Guinea... this quiz has Greenland!
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level 61
Oct 12, 2019
Might be it's only appearance on this site ! (outside of caveats..)
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level 75
Apr 23, 2019
Fabulous idea for a quiz. Kazakhstan gets me every time.
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level 77
Apr 23, 2019
I miss New Guinea more often than I should. It was the last one I picked up on this one but still had plenty of time.
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level 72
Apr 23, 2019
I can't believe Monaco isn't on here.
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level 75
Apr 24, 2019
They didn't make the list just by the slightest of margins.
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level 43
Apr 24, 2019
Same, except Vatican City.
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level 56
Jul 2, 2019
And so is the Vatican City ;)
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level 56
Jul 2, 2019
Monaco is very small ;)
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level 47
Apr 23, 2019
Ahh I forgot about Greenland so I got all but Denmark.
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level 67
Jul 2, 2019
Yup. I was down to some ridiculous things. My time would have been better spent reading the instructions than typing Peru.
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level 53
Jul 2, 2019
I still think that Greenland shouldn't be included, if it doesn't count towards any of the other "biggest area" quiz. Cool quiz though.
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level 63
Jul 2, 2019
Thank goodness I recently spent the long weekend in PNG, so it was still fresh on my mind.
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level 68
Jul 2, 2019
Doh. I started off on the right track, then detoured into thinking only of countries with coastlines. Good quiz!
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level 43
Jul 2, 2019
I know it's Myanmar now, but please accept Burma.
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level ∞
Jul 2, 2019
Burma is accepted.
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level 51
Jul 3, 2019
Is PNG really as large as Kazakhstan? I'm shocked!
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level 45
Jul 4, 2019
No, but its coastline is.
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level 45
Jul 4, 2019
Always forget Papua New Guinea. Always.
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level 26
Jul 6, 2019
Got 17/21. Missed USA