Seas that Touch the Most Countries

Name the "seas" of the world that touch the most countries.
Includes territories of countries
A sea is anything that is that called a sea, so gulfs and bays don't count
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Last updated: September 20, 2018
First submittedJanuary 13, 2016
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Sea
25
Caribbean Sea
21
Mediterranean Sea
10
South China Sea
9
Baltic Sea
7
Arabian Sea
7
North Sea
7
Red Sea
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Sea
6
Adriatic Sea
6
Black Sea
5
Caspian Sea
5
Coral Sea
4
East China Sea
4
Sea of Japan
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Level 64
Jan 13, 2016
Cool idea!
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Level 81
Jan 14, 2016
Agreed.
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Level 75
Jan 31, 2016
Great! What do you think about Levantine Sea?
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Level 63
Jan 16, 2017
It should be part of the Mediterranean Sea.
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Level 82
Dec 14, 2018
And the Baltic.
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Level 76
Dec 14, 2018
Baltic is part of the Mediterranean now??
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Level 43
Mar 17, 2019
Baltic Sea is not part of the Mediterranean. Mediterranean is between Africa and Europe while Baltic is bordering Poland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Russia.

Baltic is like northern Europe and Mediterranean is southern Europe.

These people sometimes that say dumb things.

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Level 68
Jul 16, 2021
Perhaps they meant Balkan. I know, still not, but better than Baltic..?
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Level 53
Jul 19, 2021
Adriatic is also a part of the Mediterranean
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Level 68
Feb 6, 2016
I find it interesting that in the 'Countries That Touch The Red Sea quiz' there are eight answers,meanwhile it says seven in this one.
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Level 37
Apr 22, 2016
It depends on where you say it stops. If you include the Mandeb Strait as part of the sea, then there's eight. But if you exclude it, then you drop Djbouti.
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Level 59
Jul 29, 2019
Gulf of Aden?
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Level 59
Oct 13, 2019
Um... his was first, if that is what you are trying to say.
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Level 68
Feb 5, 2020
it's the opposite quiz, he's just providing it for those who are interested
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Level 61
Mar 19, 2016
meh, tried South Chinese Sea...
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Level 36
Apr 25, 2016
Oh. My. God. How can I not get the Caribbean sea? I mean, honestly...
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Level 77
Dec 14, 2018
Same way I forgot Caspian.
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Level 46
May 6, 2016
Are there really ten countries touching the South China Sea? I can count at most seven (or nine including Thailand gulf)!!
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Level 70
May 6, 2016
Taiwan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand,

Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Philippines

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Level 55
Jul 16, 2021
and Japan
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Level 43
Jul 16, 2021
11 countries then?
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Level 61
Jul 18, 2021
Not Japan. Not even close.
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Level 64
May 6, 2016
I totally forgot the North Sea, and the sad thing is I can actually see it from my living room! haha
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Level 52
Jan 6, 2018
I missed Coral Sea. Guess where I'm from?
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Level 72
Jul 16, 2021
Is your username a clue for the first syllable of the country?
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Level 55
Jul 16, 2021
Are you from Australia?
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Level 56
May 6, 2016
Isn't Arabian Sea also called Persian Gulf ?

At least that's how I always called it, also Arabian Gulf sometimes.

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Level 58
May 20, 2016
The Persian Gulf is east of Arabia, the Arabian Sea south.
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Level 84
Oct 13, 2019
The Persian Gulf is (only recently) called the Arabian Gulf by some Arab countries, but it is not the same body of water as the Arabian Sea.
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Level 22
Jul 16, 2021
oh didn’t know that
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Level 52
May 6, 2016
Caspian is NOT sea. Its a lake, beacause hasnt got linking wiyh the oceans.
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Level 84
Jul 29, 2019
Then why is it called the Caspian Sea?
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Level 44
Jul 16, 2021
Idk but it's a misnomer.
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Level 59
Jul 29, 2019
It says at the top, "A sea is anything called a sea"
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Level 58
Apr 7, 2021
What he really means is "in THIS quiz we consider everything called 'a sea' to be a sea".
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Level 64
May 7, 2016
Caspian sea is considered to be a lake in most of the quizzes.

It has been living a bit of a schizo life though lately.

What does the quizmaster think?

I`m sure I`m not the first to mention this.

I don`t care either way....

over

p.s Still a good quiz though

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Level 52
May 9, 2016
As mentioned in the description, for this quiz anything that's called a sea is considered a sea.
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Level 47
Oct 2, 2016
Please accept West Philippine Sea for South China Sea as the Philippine government requires using such name to refer to the sea that is west of the Philippines: http://www.gov.ph/2012/09/05/administrative-order-no-29-s-2012/
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Level 60
Aug 16, 2019
how about no
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Level 56
Jul 16, 2021
philippines is not the only country in the south china sea
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Level 60
Jul 17, 2021
Nor is China
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Level 63
Nov 14, 2016
The Andaman Sea borders 4 countries: India (via the Andaman and Nicobar Islands), Indonesia, Thailand and Myanmar.
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Level 46
Feb 23, 2017
Agreed. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are on the trench dividing the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. The Andaman Sea also borders Malaysia just north of the Strait of Malacca. Therefore, it should count with 5 countries.
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Level 77
Jun 20, 2018
Yeah, Andaman Sea should be included.
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Level 57
Aug 16, 2019
Agreed. Andaman sea should be included.
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Level 27
Jan 14, 2017
Agreed...overall great quiz though :)
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Level 69
Apr 4, 2017
I'm afraid I'm opening a long disputed question, but why is Adriatic is considered as different sea from the Mediterranean?
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Level 84
Jul 29, 2019
because they are both called seas
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Level 71
Jun 11, 2020
Then why don't we have Levantine, Aegean, Ligurian, Balearic, Ionian, Tyrrhenian seas and even more pointless seas which are basically just a part of the Mediterranean?
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Level 84
Jul 16, 2021
Because they don't touch as many countries. Is this really that hard to follow?
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Level 33
Apr 16, 2017
Lol where's Coral Sea? Help
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Level 63
Jan 8, 2018
Northeast of Australia. I believe the five are Australia, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and France (New Caledonia).
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Level 82
Jul 29, 2019
Soon to be called the No More Coral Sea...
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Level 55
Jul 16, 2021
XD
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Level 61
Dec 14, 2018
I typed in "East" and it filled in Sea of Japan - what is the reasoning behind this? It didn't cross my mind that I'd also have to type in East China Sea, which I ended up missing. It might be helpful to put something like "includes marginal seas" in the description.
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Level 75
Dec 14, 2018
Same exact experience...I was typing in "East China" and it took it, I didn't realize at the time it had filled in the Sea of Japan. Kind of clunky.
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Level 42
Dec 19, 2019
sea of japan is also called East Sea
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Level 51
Dec 14, 2018
trying not to be sensitive or anything, but countries like Korea and China take strong offense to the term, Sea of "Japan". So it would be great if you changed it to "East Sea" instead of Sea of Japan. thanks
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Level 75
Dec 14, 2018
Taking offence at something like that is just plain childish. East Sea is accepted though
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Level 51
Dec 14, 2018
so you are calling Koreans and Chinese people childish...ok. Well as a person living in Asia, it's a serious matter because of the 'Dokdo Island'. I'm sure you don't know about this matter since you think it's "childish", Japan is falsely advertising to the world that the island, which is historically Korean, to be their country's island when it's under the Korean rule so that's why they are trying to change the name to "Sea of Japan" to think that the island, which is apparently on the sea of "japan" to make it look like the rightful owner is Japan, itself. What's actually "childish" is the way Japan is trying to promote fake ownership over the island when it's in fact- not theirs at all. So learn more about the actual situation and educate yourself, rather than to just call a large number of people, "childish".
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Level 75
Apr 5, 2019
Nope, I'm calling people who get offended by the name given to a sea childish. I did not, and would not, label "Koreans and Chinese people childish".

So learn to read what someone is actually saying before lecturing them

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Level 59
Jul 29, 2019
I mean, he wouldn't offend ~1,497,546,400 people intentionally, would he? (Worldometers)
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Level 67
Feb 2, 2020
To be honest, fighting over land is childish. It is like fighting over toys but on a bigger scale. Being upset when there are casualties as a result of childish powerstruggles however is not childish at all, it is a serious matter when innocent lifes are taken.
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Level 50
May 17, 2019
I have never seen Chinese claim that it is "East Sea". Only Koreans. East sea to China is the East China Sea. On the other hand, I don't see Koreans boohooing about Yellow Sea, where they historically called it "West Sea". It is solely because they cannot stand when it has the name "Japan" to it, and I would call it a childish nationalism.
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Level 37
Dec 14, 2018
EXCELLENT Quiz! - Thank you.
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Level 67
Dec 14, 2018
Missed the Arabian and Coral seas. Should’ve got Arabian!
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Level 52
Dec 14, 2018
I know that seas are hard to define as they don't have natural maritime boundaries, but should the Arafura Sea be included. I would have thought it touched East Timor, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea (just) and Australia.
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Level 56
Jun 11, 2020
According to the International Hydrographic Organisation, it does not reach west enough to touch East Timor: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arafura_Sea#Extent
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Level 61
Dec 14, 2018
Darnit. I started to type "East China", but "East" gave me "Sea of Japan" so I assumed they were synonymous. So I missed two (East China Sea and Coral Sea) instead of just one (Coral Sea, which I never would've guessed lol)
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Level 51
Dec 14, 2018
Missed Arabian and Coral Seas. I typed "Arab" and "Arabic" instead of "Arabian" for the Arabian Sea, smh...
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Level 68
Dec 14, 2018
What countries does the Coral Sea border?
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Level 56
Jun 11, 2020
Australia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and possibly France (New Caledonia)? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coral_Sea#Extent
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Level 67
Dec 14, 2018
Got them all, YUSS!
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Level 71
Dec 14, 2018
"A sea is anything that is that called a sea" is my favorite quiz instruction
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Level 65
Feb 5, 2020
Maybe akin to the Wittgenstein theory of language.

By the way, where do you buy a communist eggplant? I'd really like to try one. I've had a capitalist tomato; it had no flavour. I've had an anarchist apple, and I also had a socialist brussel sprout, which definitely left a bad taste in my mouth.

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Level 56
Feb 16, 2019
The problem with accepting Adriatic, is that you then have the problem of Tyrrhenian (but probably only borders two countires) and Ionian - which i would have thought borders four - Italy greece malta and Tunisia. It is the problem of 'sub-seas' if there is such a term.
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Level 52
Jun 1, 2019
Irish Sea?
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Level 84
Jul 29, 2019
only touches two countries
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Level 46
Feb 5, 2020
Ah, yes, the Carl sea.
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Level 73
Apr 13, 2020
The Philippine Sea touches 5 countries as well - Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, Palau and the US (Mariana Islands)
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Level 28
May 4, 2020
yeah i guessed that
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Level 55
Apr 13, 2020
The Caspian Sea is not a sea but a lake. Please correct it :)
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Level 81
Oct 2, 2020
Please read the quiz description again. It even has the word "sea" in quotes.
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Level 20
Apr 14, 2020
Missed Adriatic Sea - oops!
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Level 24
Oct 24, 2020
caspian technically isnt a sea its a super big lake
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Level 57
Mar 24, 2021
It's 143,244 square miles, almost as big as the Black Sea
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Level 59
May 19, 2021
It's not a sea because it's not connected to the ocean, but the quiz says anything with sea in the name counts.
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Level 80
Jul 16, 2021
The East China/East (sea of Japan) caught me out
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Level 70
Jul 16, 2021
a regular issue for me.
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Level 52
Jul 16, 2021
I got everything except Adriatic sea, i always forget that it's not all just Mediterranean :D
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Level 59
Jul 16, 2021
Adriatic = Mediterranean
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Level 61
Jul 18, 2021
Cool. So France, Spain, Tunisia and others are Adriatic countries now?
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Level 64
Jul 18, 2021
What are the four countries that East China sea touches? Wiki says there are only three China, Japan and south Korea. It doesn't touch North Korea as that is bounded by the Yellow Sea.
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Level 45
Oct 20, 2021
LOL i was guessing countries
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Level 14
Dec 13, 2021
The Levantine and Fiji Sea is missing
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Level 72
Mar 15, 2022
could you accept Southern/Eastern China sea for South/East China sea?
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Level 56
May 26, 2022
i thought that caspian sea is a lake lol
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Level 26
Jun 22, 2022
Caspian is not a sea, it's a lake
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Level 43
Jul 28, 2022
I agree with @Nukriking and @Hubson
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Level 47
Aug 21, 2022
Please include the Philippine Sea, as it touches 5 countries: Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Federated States of Micronesia,

and Palau Wikipedia said

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Level 47
Aug 21, 2022
Please include the Philippine Sea, as it touches 5 countries : Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines, Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia. Wikipedia said