List of countries and territories by border/area ratio

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This is a list of countries and territories by border/area ratio. For each country or territory, the total length of the land borders and the total surface area are listed. As well as the ratio between these two parameters. A high border/area ratio means that the country or territory has a long border compared to its surface area. A border/area ratio of zero indicates that the country has no land borders.

Countries or territories that are connected only by bridges or other man-made causeways are not considered to have land borders.

Border/area ratio[edit]

Rank Country or territory Total length of land borders (km) Total surface area (km²) Border/area ratio (km/km²)
1 Vatican City 3.2 0.44 7.2727273
2 Monaco 4.4 2 2.2000000
3 San Marino 39 61 0.6393443
4 Liechtenstein 76 160 0.4750000
5 Sint Maarten (Netherlands) 10.2 34 0.3000000
6 Andorra 120.3 468 0.2570513
7 Gibraltar (United Kingdom) 1.2 6 0.2000000
8 Saint Martin (France) 10.2 54 0.1888889
9 Luxembourg 359 2586 0.1388244
10 Palestinian territories 466 6220 0.0749196
11 Brunei 381 5765 0.0660885
12 Slovenia 1334 20273 0.0658018
13 The Gambia 740 11295 0.0655157
14 Kosovo 701 10887 0.0643887
15 Israel 1017 20770 0.0489649
16 Belgium 1385 30528 0.0453682
17 Montenegro 625 13812 0.0452505
18 Switzerland 1852 41284 0.0448600
19 Lebanon 454 10452 0.0434367
20 Armenia 1254 29743 0.0421612
21 Moldova 1389 33846 0.0410388
22 Croatia 2197 56594 0.0388204
23 Burundi 974 27834 0.0349932
24 Rwanda 893 26338 0.0339054
25 Slovakia 1524 49037 0.0310786
26 Swaziland 535 17364 0.0308109
27 Austria 2562 83871 0.0305469
28 Lesotho 909 30355 0.0299456
29 Macedonia 766 25713 0.0297904
30 Bangladesh 4246 143998 0.0294865
31 Togo 1647 56785 0.0290041
32 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1459 51197 0.0284978
33 Bhutan 1075 38394 0.0279992
34 Hong Kong (People's Republic of China) 30 1104 0.0271739
35 Kuwait 462 17818 0.0259288
36 El Salvador 545 21041 0.0259018
37 Tajikistan 3651 143100 0.0255136
38 Albania 720 28748 0.0250452
39 Netherlands 1027 41528 0.0247303
40 Malawi 2881 118484 0.0243155
41 Czech Republic 1881 78865 0.0238509
42 Hungary 2171 93028 0.0233371
43 Azerbaijan 2013 86600 0.0232448
44 Serbia 2027 88361 0.0229400
45 Belize 516 22966 0.0224680
46 Djibouti 516 23200 0.0222414
47 Laos 5083 236800 0.0214654
48 Georgia 1461 69700 0.0209613
49 Guinea-Bissau 724 36125 0.0200415
50 Nepal 2926 147181 0.0198803
51 Lithuania 1273 65300 0.0194946
52 Kyrgyzstan 3878 199951 0.0193948
53 Equatorial Guinea 539 28051 0.0192150
54 Jordan 1635 89342 0.0183005
55 Latvia 1150 64559 0.0178132
56 Benin 1989 112622 0.0176608
57 Cyprus 152 9251 0.0164307
58 Bulgaria 1808 110879 0.0163061
59 Republic of the Congo 5504 342000 0.0160936
60 Guatemala 1687 108889 0.0154928
61 East Timor 228 14874 0.0153288
62 Liberia 1585 111369 0.0142320
63 Cambodia 2572 181035 0.0142072
64 French Guiana (France) 1183 83534 0.0141619
65 Vietnam 4639 331212 0.0140061
66 Estonia 633 45227 0.0139961
67 Belarus 2900 207600 0.0139692
68 Uzbekistan 6221 447400 0.0139048
69 North Korea 1673 120538 0.0138794
70 Eritrea 1626 117600 0.0138265
71 Guinea 3399 245857 0.0138251
72 Honduras 1520 112492 0.0135121
73 Senegal 2640 196722 0.0134200
74 Sierra Leone 958 71740 0.0133538
75 Portugal 1214 92090 0.0131828
76 Haiti 360 27750 0.0129730
77 Costa Rica 639 51100 0.0125049
78 Syria 2253 185180 0.0121665
79 Burkina Faso 3193 272967 0.0116974
80 Guyana 2462 214969 0.0114528
81 Macau (People's Republic of China) 0.34 30 0.0113333
82 Uganda 2698 241550 0.0111695
83 Romania 2508 238391 0.0105205
84 Suriname 1707 163820 0.0104200
85 United Arab Emirates 867 83600 0.0103708
86 Germany 3621 357114 0.0101396
87 Cameroon 4591 475442 0.0096563
88 Côte d'Ivoire 3110 322463 0.0096445
89 Paraguay 3920 406752 0.0096373
90 Gabon 2551 267668 0.0095305
91 Malaysia 3147 330803 0.0095132
92 Thailand 4863 513120 0.0094773
93 Nicaragua 1231 130373 0.0094421
94 Greece 1228 131957 0.0093061
95 Poland 2788 312685 0.0089163
96 Ghana 2094 238533 0.0087787
97 Tunisia 1424 163610 0.0087036
98 Burma 5876 676578 0.0086849
99 Uruguay 1564 181034 0.0086393
100 Pakistan 6774 796095 0.0085090
101 Afghanistan 5529 652230 0.0084771
102 Central African Republic 5203 622984 0.0083517
103 Iraq 3650 438317 0.0083273
104 Chile 6171 756102 0.0081616
105 Finland 2690 338424 0.0079486
106 Norway 2551 323802 0.0078783
107 Zimbabwe 3066 390757 0.0078463
108 Ecuador 2010 256369 0.0078403
109 Ukraine 4663 603500 0.0077266
110 Turkmenistan 3736 488100 0.0076542
111 Zambia 5667 752612 0.0075298
112 South Sudan 4797 644329 0.0074450
113 Dominican Republic 360 48671 0.0073966
114 Panama 555 75417 0.0073591
115 Botswana 4015 582000 0.0068986
116 Italy 1932 301336 0.0064114
117 Bolivia 6743 1098581 0.0061379
118 Kenya 3477 580367 0.0059910
119 Mali 7243 1240192 0.0058402
120 Mozambique 4571 801590 0.0057024
121 Venezuela 4993 912050 0.0054745
122 Colombia 6004 1141748 0.0052586
123 Mongolia 8220 1564110 0.0052554
124 France 2889 551500 0.0052384
125 Qatar 60 11586 0.0051787
126 Ireland 360 70273 0.0051229
127 Sweden 2233 450295 0.0049590
128 Mauritania 5074 1025520 0.0049477
129 Ethiopia 5328 1104300 0.0048248
130 Namibia 3936 824268 0.0047751
131 Chad 5968 1284000 0.0046480
132 Democratic Republic of the Congo 10730 2344858 0.0045760
133 Morocco 2018 446550 0.0045191
134 Niger 5697 1267000 0.0044964
135 India 14103.1 3166414 0.0044540
136 Oman 1374 309500 0.0044394
137 Kazakhstan 12012 2724900 0.0044082
138 Nigeria 4047 923768 0.0043810
139 Peru 5536 1285216 0.0043074
140 Angola 5198 1246700 0.0041694
141 Tanzania 3861 945087 0.0040853
142 South Africa 4862 1221037 0.0039819
143 Spain 1918 505992 0.0037906
144 Somalia 2340 637657 0.0036697
145 Sudan 6764 1861484 0.0036337
146 Argentina 9665 2780400 0.0034761
147 Turkey 2648 783562 0.0033794
148 Yemen 1746 527968 0.0033070
149 Iran 5440 1648195 0.0033006
150 Algeria 6343 2381741 0.0026632
151 Egypt 2665 1002000 0.0026597
152 Libya 4348 1759540 0.0024711
153 South Korea 238 99828 0.0023841
154 People's Republic of China 22147 9596961 0.0023077
155 Mexico 4353 1964375 0.0022160
156 Saudi Arabia 4431 2149690 0.0020612
157 Papua New Guinea 820 462840 0.0017717
158 Brazil 14691 8514877 0.0017253
159 Denmark 68 43094 0.0015779
160 Western Sahara 404 266000 0.0015188
161 United Kingdom 360 242900 0.0014821
162 Indonesia 2830 1910931 0.0014810
163 United States 12034 9526468 0.0012632
164 Russia 20017 17098242 0.0011707
165 Canada 8893 9984670 0.0008907
166 Sri Lanka 0.1 65610 0.0000015
167 American Samoa (United States) 0 199 0
168 Anguilla (United Kingdom) 0 91 0
169 Antigua and Barbuda 0 442 0
170 Aruba (Netherlands) 0 180 0
171 Australia 0 7692024 0
172 Bahamas 0 13943 0
173 Bahrain 0 765 0
174 Barbados 0 430 0
175 Bermuda (United Kingdom) 0 54 0
176 Bouvet Island 0 49 0
177 British Indian Ocean Territory (United Kingdom) 0 60 0
178 British Virgin Islands (United Kingdom) 0 151 0
179 Cape Verde 0 4033 0
180 Cayman Islands (United Kingdom) 0 264 0
181 Christmas Island (Australia) 0 135 0
182 Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) 0 14 0
183 Comoros 0 1862 0
184 Cook Islands 0 236 0
185 Cuba 0 109886 0
186 Curaçao (Netherlands) 0 444 0
187 Dominica 0 751 0
188 Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) 0 12173 0
189 Faroe Islands (Denmark) 0 1393 0
190 Federated States of Micronesia 0 702 0
191 Fiji 0 18272 0
192 French Polynesia (France) 0 4000 0
193 French Southern and Antarctic Lands (France) 0 7747 0
194 Greenland (Denmark) 0 2166086 0
195 Grenada 0 344 0
196 Guadeloupe (France) 0 1630 0
197 Guam (United States) 0 549 0
198 Guernsey (United Kingdom) 0 78 0
199 Heard Island and McDonald Islands (Australia) 0 412 0
200 Iceland 0 103000 0
201 Isle of Man (United Kingdom) 0 572 0
202 Jamaica 0 10991 0
203 Japan 0 377930 0
204 Jersey (United Kingdom) 0 116 0
205 Kiribati 0 811 0
206 Madagascar 0 587041 0
207 Maldives 0 300 0
208 Malta 0 316 0
209 Marshall Islands 0 181 0
210 Martinique (France) 0 1128 0
211 Mauritius 0 2040 0
212 Mayotte (France) 0 374 0
213 Montserrat (United Kingdom) 0 102 0
214 Nauru 0 21 0
215 New Caledonia (France) 0 18575 0
216 New Zealand 0 270467 0
217 Niue (New Zealand) 0 260 0
218 Norfolk Island (Australia) 0 36 0
219 Northern Mariana Islands (United States) 0 464 0
220 Palau 0 459 0
221 Philippines 0 300000 0
222 Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) 0 47 0
223 Puerto Rico (United States) 0 8870 0
224 Réunion (France) 0 2513 0
225 Saint Barthélemy (France) 0 21 0
226 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) 0 308 0
227 Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 261 0
228 Saint Lucia 0 616 0
229 Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) 0 242 0
230 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0 389 0
231 Samoa 0 2842 0
232 São Tomé and Príncipe 0 964 0
233 Seychelles 0 452 0
234 Singapore 0 710 0
235 Solomon Islands 0 28896 0
236 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (United Kingdom) 0 3903 0
237 Svalbard (Norway) 0 62045 0
238 Taiwan 0 36193 0
239 Tokelau (New Zealand) 0 12 0
240 Tonga 0 747 0
241 Trinidad and Tobago 0 5130 0
242 Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) 0 948 0
243 Tuvalu 0 26 0
244 United States Virgin Islands (United States) 0 347 0
245 Vanuatu 0 12189 0
246 Wallis and Futuna (France) 0 142 0

Extremes[edit]

The countries with the highest border/area ratios are some of the smallest, non-island, nations of the world, such as Vatican City, Monaco and San Marino. Many island nations, lack any land borders and thus have a border/area ratio of zero.

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