Pacific coast

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Coast of the Pacific Ocean

Pacific coast may be used to reference any coastline that borders the Pacific Ocean.



Countries on the western side of the Americas have a Pacific coast as their western or southwestern border, except for Panama, where the Pacific coast is primarily on its southern border. The first Europeans to see the Pacific Ocean were able to do so by crossing the narrow Panama isthmus. The unique position of Panama in relation to the Pacific Ocean resulted in the ocean initially being named the South Sea.


Countries on the eastern and southeastern sides of Asia have a Pacific coast as part (or all) of their border.

Australia and Oceania[edit]

Australia's Pacific coast is on its eastern border. Countries in Oceania may have a Pacific coast anywhere, including their entire border.

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