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The Longest Coastline in the World

The Question: How long is Australia's coastline? Is it the longest in the world? The Answer: Australia's coastline is 25,760 kilometers, or a little over 16,000 miles, long. No. It is not the…

Coastline of the United States

Lengths, statute milesState Generalcoastline1Tidalshoreline2Atlantic Coast: Maine 228 3,478 New Hampshire 13 131 Massachusetts 192 1,519 Rhode Island 40 384 Connecticut — 618 New York 127…

The Top Ten: States with Longest Coastlines

December 10 - 17 States with Longest Coastlines RankStateBodies of WaterMiles—General Coastline1. Alaska Pacific/Arctic 6,640 2. Florida Atlantic/Gulf 1,350 3. California Pacific…

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

(Encyclopedia) Cape Breton Highlands National Park brĕt´ən [key], 367 sq mi (951 sq km), N Cape Breton Island, N. S., Canada; est. 1936. It covers a large tableland and includes…

bight

(Encyclopedia) bight, broad bend or curve in a coastline, forming a large open bay. The New York bight, for example, is the curve in the coast described by the southern shore of Long…

Costa Brava

(Encyclopedia) Costa Brava kō´stä brä´vä [key], a strip of coastline, Girona prov., NE Spain, in Catalonia, near the French border on the Mediterranean. One of the most agriculturally…

Costa del Sol

(Encyclopedia) Costa del Sol kō´stä ᵺĕl sōl´ [key], a strip of coastline, S. Spain, in Andalusia, extending from Motril to Estepona The area has become famous as a Mediterranean…

Lion, Gulf of

(Encyclopedia) Lion, Gulf of, Fr. Golfe du Lion gôlf dü lyôN´ [key], arm of the Mediterranean Sea, S France, extending from the French-Spanish border to Toulon. Its coastline…

Prince of Wales Island

(Encyclopedia) Prince of Wales Island, c.12,800 sq mi (33,150 sq km), Nunavut Territory, Canada, between Victoria and Somerset islands. The low tundra-covered island has an irregular…

Massachusetts Bay

(Encyclopedia) Massachusetts Bay, inlet of the Atlantic Ocean. The bay, with its arms (Boston, Cape Cod, and Plymouth bays), extends 65 mi (105 km) from Cape Ann on the north to Cape…