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Top 20 Countries by adjusted Coastline/Area ratio

For each category find the top 20 countries! Categories are: highest area/coastline ratio; lowest area/coastline ratio for non-continental countries; lowest area/coastline ratio for continental countries
Data from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_length_of_coastline (World Factbook data)
Countries without coastline not included
K is given by the square root of the area divided by the coastline
Area in km2; coastline in km
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Last updated: July 14, 2014
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HIGHEST AREA/COASTLINE RATIO
 
A = LAND AREA
C = COASTLINE
K = 1,000 * √(A) / C
COUNTRY
2,267,048
37
40,693
Democratic Republic of the Congo
88,802
26
11,461
Jordan
437,367
58
11,402
Iraq
51,187
20
11,312
Bosnia and Herzegovina
54,385
56
4,164
Togo
341,500
169
3,457
Republic of the Congo
20,151
47
3,046
Slovenia
62,680
90
2,781
Lithuania
110,622
121
2,748
Benin
30,278
67
2,616
Belgium
183,630
193
2,220
Syria
229,891
225
2,130
Romania
469,440
402
1,704
Cameroon
1,861,484
853
1,599
Sudan
245,717
320
1,549
Guinea
2,381,741
998
1,546
Algeria
569,140
536
1,407
Kenya
1,030,700
754
1,346
Mauritania
312,679
440
1,270
Poland
10,000
80
1,250
Gambia
LOWEST AREA/COASTLINE RATIO
NON CONTINENTAL COUNTRIES
A = LAND AREA
C = COASTLINE
K = 1,000 * √(A) / C
COUNTRY
702
6,112
4
Federated States of Micronesia
459
1,519
14
Palau
298,170
36,289
15
Philippines
364,485
29,751
20
Japan
1,811,569
54,716
24
Indonesia
811
1,143
24
Kiribati
298
644
26
Maldives
10,010
3,542
28
Bahamas
27,986
5,313
31
Solomon Islands
267,710
15,134
34
New Zealand
181
370
36
Marshall Islands
241,930
12,429
39
United Kingdom
455
491
43
Seychelles
12,189
2,528
43
Vanuatu
100,250
4,970
63
Iceland
717
419
63
Tonga
4,033
965
65
Cape Verde
316
253
70
Malta
109,820
3,735
88
Cuba
27,560
1,771
93
Haiti
LOWEST AREA/COASTLINE RATIO
CONTINENTAL COUNTRIES
A = LAND AREA
C = COASTLINE
K = 1,000 * √(A) / C
COUNTRY
9,984,670
202,080
15
Canada
304,282
25,148
21
Norway
131,957
13,676
26
Greece
42,434
7,314
28
Denmark
55,974
6,268
37
Croatia
42,388
3,794
54
Estonia
294,140
7,600
71
Italy
16,377,742
37,653
107
Russia
7,682,300
25,760
107
Australia
74,340
2,490
109
Panama
328,657
4,675
122
Malaysia
783,562
7,200
122
Turkey
96,920
2,413
129
South Korea
743,812
6,435
134
Chile
120,408
2,495
139
North Korea
101,000
2,234
142
Eritrea
498,980
4,964
142
Spain
1,943,945
9,330
149
Mexico
9,161,966
19,924
151
United States
310,070
3,444
161
Vietnam
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