Which Countries Border More Than One Ocean?
The ocean is a large mass of saline water that comprises most of the hydrosphere of the planet, covering about 71% of the world's surface. There are five oceans on Earth, from largest to smallest they are: the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and the Arctic Ocean. The combined oceans are home to about 230,000 known plants and animal species with even more species that have yet to be discovered. The ocean plays a significant role in influencing climate and weather patterns. Astonishingly, oceanographers believe that only 5% of the World Ocean has been explored. There are many countries that border two or more oceans of the world.
Located in the southernmost region of the continent of Africa, the Republic of South Africa is confined by about 1,739 miles of the Southern African coastline to the south that stretches along both the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The Cape of Good Hope is the point of division between the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.
Officially known as the Russian Federation, Russia is a country located in Eurasia (Europe and Asia). Russia is vast, covering over one eighth of the inhabited land area on Earth. The country extends over most of the Northern Asia region and also most of Eastern Europe. Russia shares its border with the North Pacific Ocean, the Black Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Arctic Ocean.
Located in the northern half of the continent of North America, Canada comprises of three territories and ten provinces. Canada is the second largest country in the world by total area while by land area the country is the world's fourth largest. The border between Canada and the US is the longest binational land border in the world. The country also shares its border by the North Pacific Ocean, the North Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic Ocean.
Officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, the country comprises of the Australian mainland, the island of Tasmania, and many other small islands. Australia is the sixth largest country in the world by total area. The country is bordered by the South Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean.