Australia is the sixth largest country and also has the sixth longest coastline. Tourists from all over the world come to enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in the world along our Australian coastline. Just remember to swim between the flags!
The coastline numbers shown below for each country is the total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
* Area includes Lord Howe Island and Macquarie Island.
** Coastline size includes islands, fjords, and indentations.
*** Area is 280,000 sq km ice-free plus 13,720,000 sq km ice-covered
Statistics are from the CIA World Factbook and other sources. Visit their website for more information.