- List of U.S. states by coastline
This is a list of
U.S. states having an ocean coastline, ranked by coastline length. The data was retrieved from a CRS Report for Congress [ [http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RS21729.pdf] CRS Report for Congress] using data from "U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, The Coastline of the United States, 1975".
Measurements were made using large-scale
nautical charts. The figures shown suffer from the inaccuracy inherent in all attempts at measuring coastlines but are nevertheless useful for comparison. The figure for Connecticut was arrived at separately and may not reflect the correct comparative distance.
List of countries by length of coastline
List of countries by coast/area ratio
How Long Is the Coast of Britain? Statistical Self-Similarity and Fractional Dimension
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