"New Zealand has more coastline than the United States"

The above statement is often thrown around but is it true? According to the CIA World Fact Book New Zealand has 15,134 km of coastline, a lot less than the United States’ 19,924 km. Australia, New Zealand’s closest neighbour, has 25,760 km. Japan chalks up a pretty respectable 29,751 km but they’re all left for…

"New Zealand has more coastline than the United States"

The above statement is often thrown around but is it true? According to the CIA World Fact Book New Zealand has 15,134 km of coastline, a lot less than the United States’ 19,924 km. Australia, New Zealand’s closest neighbour, has 25,760 km. Japan chalks up a pretty respectable 29,751 km but they’re all left for…