Which Country Has the Longest Coastline In the World and How Long Is Canada’s Coastline?

Canada’s coastline is the longest in the world, at 151,485 miles (243,792 km).

That number includes the coastlines of the country’s 52,455 islands.

Canada is the world’s second largest country by total area, and it’s border with the United States to the south and northwest is the longest in the world.

The name Canada comes from a St. Lawrence Iroquoian word kanata, which means “village” or “settlement”.

Much of the Canadian Arctic is covered by ice and permafrost.

Canada is also geologically active, with many earthquakes and potentially active volcanoes.

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