Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Longest Coastline

If you walked and walked and never stopped - not to eat, not to rest your feet, not to get some sleep - it would take you four and a half years to walk the length of Canada's coastline.
Canada has the world's longest coastline, bordered on three sides by three different oceans: The Atlantic, Artic and Pacific.
 To put that in perspective, Canada has 202,080 of the world's total 356,000 kilometers of oceanfront property. 
The only other country that even comes close is Indonesia, which has 54,716 kilometers of coastline.


DJan said...

That's pretty amazing. I didn't know that and although it makes sense, it's a fact I couldn't have imagined. Love your pictures! :-)

Linda Kay said...

Well now, that is some interesting information for us this morning. I noticed the lighthouse in one of the pictures, so my hubby would be envious.
We hope to get into Canada this summer from Maine, so have to remember to bring the passports.

Red said...

Now it's funny that somebody like you hasn't figured out how many pairs of shoes that would take. And by the way someone would have to stop and change shoes when the old ones wore out.

biebkriebels said...

I can't beat that! You are almost an island with so much coastlines.

Fun60 said...

That's such an interesting fact. How I would love to explore a tiny fraction of that coastline. Maybe one day.