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Top 10 American Countries by Coastline

Name the countries that have the longest coastlines in the continents of North and South America.
Estimated coastline within the Americas only
One answer filled in to avoid being unnecessarily confusing
Quiz by gjcsarris
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First submittedApril 26, 2016
Last updatedApril 19, 2019
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Kilometers
Country
137,000
Canada
67,100
United States
43,700
Denmark (Greenland)
31,300
Chile
18,700
Brazil
15,600
Mexico
Kilometers
Country
5,910
Argentina
5,750
Cuba
5,480
Venezuela
3,780
Bahamas
3,560
Colombia
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Apr 18, 2019
Redid the quiz to use our new and better source, but with some slight modifications to remove Hawaii, Guam, etc...
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level 58
Aug 25, 2019
Chile’s coastline is 5x longer than Argentina’s?
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level 46
Sep 14, 2019
Southern Chile has an extremely irregular coastline.
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level 77
Apr 19, 2019
Top 10 Countries in the Americas by Coastline*

Fixed the title for you. You got it right in the caveats.
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level 56
Sep 14, 2019
The title wasn't wrong. "American" can refer to North, Central or South America. USA just happens to be the only country that chooses to define itself as American.
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level 77
Sep 15, 2019
I didn't say it was wrong. I said I fixed it. As is it is very confusing as this is an extremely peculiar use of the adjective "American." Language is a tool for conveying meaning. Unless you are intentionally trying to be vague, to mislead, to suggest, to be passive aggressive, for comic effect etc, the best language conveys meaning clearly to the most people. My suggested title would do that perfectly and unambiguously, and so is superior. There are currently 5-6 billion people on Earth who first think the USA when they hear or read "American," it's not just Americans who do that.
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level 73
Sep 15, 2019
I'd usually agree with you, Kal. But since it's a top 10, it's kind of obvious that "American" refers to the continent and not the USA, don't you think?
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level 77
Sep 15, 2019
yes but the title I suggested would still be more clear. This title is clear if you think about it for a few seconds or a few minutes depending on how much exposure you've had to this strange use of the demonym. Mine is clear from the get-go.
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level 61
Sep 16, 2019
I agree with Kal on this one. Not a big issue, but I originally read this as top 10 American counties, not countries, as I (a Canadian) would never refer to myself as an American. In fact, if someone called Canada an American country, I would assume they meant a country under American influence rather than being part of these two continents.
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level 61
Oct 17, 2019
a few minutes... seriously?? come on..
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level 62
Sep 16, 2019
'Murica.
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level 77
Sep 16, 2019
good point. oh, wait...
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level 29
Sep 14, 2019
Peru??
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level 44
Sep 14, 2019
Ikr I was wondering where Peru was
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level 36
Sep 16, 2019
And Bolivia ?!? Ah yeah ... They don't have access to sea 😓
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level 33
Oct 6, 2019
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