Top 10 Longest Coastline Countries

3 in 4 of the world are covered with waters and 97% of all the waters in the world are made up of sea and oceans. How much information do we have about the coasts, sea, sand, sunshine. Which country has the largest coastline in the world, how many islands are there in the Philippines? We have compiled Top 10 Longest Coastline Countries for you.

10. Antarctica

Antarctica, a cold continent, has a coastline of 17.968 km. The continent is located in the South Pole and is surrounded by the oceans on all sides. The South Pacific, the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean all encompass the continent. Furthermore, the entire coastline of Antarctica has ice formations in various shapes and sizes. The colonies of the Emperor, Chinstrap, Gentoo and Adélie penguins are found along the Antarctic coastline. In addition to the penguins, whales and orcs can be seen in the waters of the coast.

9. United States of America

The United States is one of the largest countries in the world and consists of 50 states, large forest areas and a few small territories. The country has a total coastline of approximately 19,923 km. Furthermore, Alaska has the longest shoreline (10 686 km) among US states and shares its borders with the Pacific Ocean and the Arctic Ocean.

8. Norway


Norway coastline has a total length of 25,147 km. The Norwegian coastline is quite irregular and along the coast there are rugged indentations with many fjords and islands. Furthermore, a large part of the Norwegian population lives along the coast. The Norwegian coastal strip is also a popular tourist destination and attracts visitors from all over the world to watch the glorious scenery along the shoreline and see Northern Lights on the north coast of the country.

7. Australia


Australia, an island country in Oceania, has a total coastline of 25,760 km. The country shares the coastal strip with the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean. A significant part of the Australian population lives along the coastline of the country. Furthermore, Australian coasts are very popular tourist destinations. Located on Australia’s east coast, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef, and is one of the 19 Unesco Heritage Sites in Australia.

6. Japan

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There is a coastline of 29,750 km long which forms the borders of Japan’s 6,852 islands. Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu are the largest and most economically important islands of the country. Furthermore, many of Japan’s largest cities and some of the largest international ports were built on shoreline. Fishing, aquaculture and hunting are important professions that support the livelihood of people living on the Japanese coast.

5. Philippines

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7.641 island located in the Pacific Ocean and the Philippines is an island country has a coastline of 36.289 km. The coastline of this country is very irregular and has numerous bays and gulfs. Furthermore, the coastal areas of the country are the most dense settlement areas and approximately 60% of the population of the country and the vast majority of the larger cities are located along the coastline of the country. The Philippine coastline attracts a large number of tourists to the country and contributes greatly to the development of the country.

4. Russia


Russia, the largest country in the world, has a large coastline of 37.652 km long. Russia’s shoreline is shared with the Pacific Ocean in the east, the Atlantic Ocean in the west, the Arctic Ocean in the north and the Baltic Sea in the southwest, the Black Sea, the Caspian Sea and the Azov Sea. While most of the population of the country is settling along the coastal strip, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, Yalta, Magadan, Kaliningrad, Baltiysk are the most important coastal cities of the country.

3. Greenland


Greenland is an autonomous country located between the Arctic and the Atlantic Ocean and has a total length of 44,086 km of coastline. It has a fascinating view of the coastline, fjord, glacier, iceberg and cliffs.  Furthermore, numerous wild species live in both the water and the land in pristine coastal habitats in the country.

2. Indonesia

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Despite not being in the top ten countries in terms of total land, a large number of islands in Indonesia deserve to rank second among the countries with the longest coastline of the world. Furthermore, the coastline of the country is about 54,716 km long and the Indonesian coastal areas exhibit various landscaping patterns influenced by natural factors and human intervention. The coasts are also the most popular tourist destinations of the country.

1. Canada


It is the world’s second largest country by total area, also has the longest coastline of all the countries of the world. 202,080 km long coastline of the country, the Pacific Ocean in the west, the Atlantic Ocean in the east and the Arctic Ocean in the north. Furthermore, the coastline of the country has different landscapes in different places. With the exception of tropical ecosystems, most coastal species are located on the Canadian coastline.