List of countries bordering on two or more oceans

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This is a list of countries which border two or more oceans, including both sovereign states and dependencies, provided the same contiguous territory borders on more than one of the five named oceans, the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern, and Arctic.[1] Countries which border on multiple oceans because of discontiguous regions are excluded here but included in the list of transcontinental countries.

List[edit]

Continent Country Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean Indian Ocean Polar Oceans Oceans
Africa  South Africa South Atlantic Indian Ocean Southern Ocean 2 or 3[2]
Africa
& Asia
 Egypt Mediterranean Sea Red Sea 2
Asia  Israel Mediterranean Sea Red Sea 2
Asia  Malaysia South China Sea Strait of Malacca 2
Asia  Thailand Gulf of Thailand Andaman Sea 2
Asia  Indonesia Pacific Ocean Indian Ocean 2
Asia &
Europe
 Russia Bering Sea
Sea of Okhotsk
Sea of Japan
North Pacific
Black Sea
Baltic Sea
Arctic Ocean 3
Europe  Norway Norwegian Sea Barents Sea 2
North America  Greenland North Atlantic Arctic Ocean 2
North America  Canada North Pacific North Atlantic Beaufort Sea
Hudson Bay
3
North America  United States North Pacific North Atlantic Arctic Ocean 3[3]
North America  Mexico Pacific Ocean Gulf of Mexico
Caribbean Sea
2
North America  Guatemala Pacific Ocean Gulf of Honduras 2
North America  Honduras Gulf of Fonseca Caribbean Sea 2
North America  Nicaragua Pacific Ocean Caribbean Sea 2
North America  Costa Rica Pacific Ocean Caribbean Sea 2
North &
South America
 Panama Gulf of Panama Caribbean Sea 2
South America  Colombia Pacific Ocean Caribbean Sea 2
South America  Chile South Pacific Straits of Magellan Southern Ocean 2 or 3[4]
South America  Argentina South Atlantic Drake Passage 1 or 2[5]
Australia  Australia South Pacific Indian Ocean Southern Ocean 2 or 3[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "How many oceans are there?". National Ocean Service. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 
  2. ^ South Africa borders on three oceans if the Southern Ocean is considered to extend to its shores, but only on two otherwise.
  3. ^ Although Alaska and the Lower 48 each border on two oceans, no single contiguous US territory borders on three oceans.
  4. ^ Chile borders on three oceans if the Southern and Atlantic Oceans are considered to meet in its territory, but only on two otherwise.
  5. ^ Argentina borders on two oceans if the Drake Passage is counted as part of the Southern Ocean, but only on one if it is considered part of the South Atlantic.
  6. ^ Australia borders on three oceans if the Southern Ocean is considered to extend that far north, but only on two otherwise.