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Top 10 African Countries by Coastline

Name the African nations that have the longest coastlines.
  • Source: CIA World Factbook via Wikipedia
  • Quiz by gjcsarris - Nov 12, 2017
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level 51
Jul 2, 2017
How possible Eritrea has similar length of coastline with Egypt?
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level 64
Jul 8, 2017
The mainland, although not very large, extends along the coast, and there are several islands as well.
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level 55
Nov 12, 2017
It's still amazing, given that the distance between the northernmost and southernmost points of the Eritrean coast is almost 200 km shorter than the distance between Suez and the southernmost point of the Egyptian Red Sea coast, which doesn't even include the Sinai peninsula and the Mediterranean coast. Eritrea must have a seriously jagged coastline and a lot of islands.
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level 55
Nov 12, 2017
Interestingly, according to the other source on Wikipedia (World Resources Institute) Egypt has almost 5900 km of coastline while Eritrea is 2500 km behind.
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level 42
Nov 12, 2017
i demand a recount!
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level 59
Nov 14, 2017
Eritrea has a fairly jagged coastline, especially when compared to other African nations like Somalia or Mozambique. This is why nations like Greece and Croatia have such long coastlines.
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level 70
Jul 3, 2017
Looks like this one didn't have the caveat which the other coastline quizzes had. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coastline_paradox
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level 58
Jul 4, 2017
much-needed. Where did Eritrea come from?
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level 78
Jul 5, 2017
Eritrea came from Ethiopia.
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level 56
Aug 9, 2017
I'm not quite sure that's what he meant but, "A fact in need is a fact indeed!" -Wolfcam 2017 Tell me if what I just said makes any sense
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level 4
Nov 12, 2017
Both wrong what do you know about geography
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level 30
Jul 19, 2017
Got eritrea but forgot libya. Great
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level 48
Oct 30, 2017
Darn you Eritrea
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level 4
Nov 12, 2017
Who’s Eritrea? It’s a bag of salt!
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level 4
Nov 12, 2017
You are being silly
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level 67
Nov 12, 2017
Madagascar may be classified as an African nation but it has nothing to do with the continent of Africa. You owe the test takers a word of explanation.
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level 47
Nov 12, 2017
Yes, Madagascar does not belong to a continent.
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level 24
Nov 12, 2017
Neither does Hawaii.
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level ∞
Nov 12, 2017
Full refunds for everyone!
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level 71
Nov 12, 2017
If being an African nation doesn't mean that you have something to do with the continent of Africa, what does?
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level 26
Nov 12, 2017
where do you get these facts about the eritrea border? theres no way its that close to egypt
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level 43
Nov 12, 2017
Egypt's might look a lot longer, but Eritrea's coastline is more wiggly, put simply.
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level 60
Nov 13, 2017
Also, maybe the Sinai part of Egypt doesn't count? That's Asia after all.
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level 38
Nov 12, 2017
Made it one second left!
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level 65
Nov 12, 2017
I'm surprised Algeria isn't on this list.
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level 22
Nov 12, 2017
Spent nearly all of my last full minute trying to figure out the first-placed Madagascar, to no avail...was no one on that lonely boat of luck with me, as well?
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level 44
Nov 12, 2017
Almost did, I always seem to forget about Madagascar in Africa quizzes.
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level 44
Nov 12, 2017
I even got Eritrea before I got Madagascar!
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level 56
Nov 13, 2017
Well, got them all no hassle :-) Nice quiz.
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level 58
Nov 13, 2017
Surprised there's no guff about Morocco/Western Sahara.
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level 40
Nov 13, 2017
Be still my heart! A quiz that actually places Egypt in Africa where it belong!!!
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level 52
Nov 13, 2017
I think Tanzania is missing
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