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Biggest countries with the smallest coastline

Country area in comparison to coastline. The ratio this is sorted by is: km² Size by km Coastline. So huge country with just a little bit of coastline is what where looking for here. Top 20.
Landlocked countries excluded
Source for size: Wikipedia
Source for coastline: https://www.jetpunk.com/info/countries-by-coastline
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Last updated: March 3, 2022
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km²/km
Country
11113
Democratic Republic of the Congo
4817
Iraq
3309
Jordan
2844
Bosnia and Herzegovina
2533
Sudan
1985
Algeria
1943
Republic of the Congo
1136
Togo
1052
Syria
1020
Mauritania
km²/km
Country
989
Libya
931
Benin
751
Slovenia
704
Kenya
660
Angola
620
Iran
608
Pakistan
603
Cameroon
571
China
546
Namibia
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Level 72
Mar 10, 2022
Huh. The absence of Poland and Romania from this list surprise the heck out of me!

(To clarify: I'm absolutely not disputing anything. Just saying I was surprised at how wrong my intuition was. I would actually have expected Romania to be somewhere up in the first column. But nope, the ratio is down around 500:1.)

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Level 59
Mar 10, 2022
It surprised me too, although both nations follow within the next few countries outside of this ranking
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Level 56
Mar 10, 2022
I'd expect Belgium and Lithuania to be on the list, but maybe they are too small?

Their coastline/area ratio should for sure be smaller than that of Libya or Angola...

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Level 59
Mar 10, 2022
both don't follow too long after, Libya and Angola are mainly so high on this list, because their coastline are extremely "straight"
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Level 55
Jan 22, 2023
Huh, we both had the same idea during the same time! Nominated.