Coastal countries with no islands

A few countries have only one island, but some have none at all. How many can you name?
Answers are countries with no islands off their coasts, i.e. inland river and lake islands or metaphorical islands don't count.
Islands do not have to be inhabited but must not shared by more than one country.
Quite a few countries come very close with only one island or just two, such as Timor-Leste, Brunei, Kazakhstan and Lithuania.
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Belgium
Benin
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Gambia
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Iraq
Jordan
Monaco
Togo
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Level 74
Mar 6, 2017
Israel?
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Level 73
Mar 7, 2017
isn't Gambia's capital on an island?
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Level 70
Jun 3, 2017
Do you mean equatorial guinea?
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Level 70
Mar 7, 2017
Israel has 5 islands in the Mediterranean named Achziv, Sgavion, Shahaf, Nahalieli and T'chelet, and the city of Banjul is on an semi-fluvial island, so it sort of counts but it's not strictly a sea island :-) Hope you enjoyed the quiz.
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Level 70
Jun 3, 2017
So belgium doesn't own any islands, but djibouti does? Wow.
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Level 70
Jun 3, 2017
Yep, just found out about Moucha Island.
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Level 55
Sep 29, 2019
Scambigol doesn’t mean Equatorial Guinea - Banjul is on Banjul Island.
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Level 69
Oct 15, 2020
Great quiz, but Latvia should be added. None of its islands are in the sea.