Can You Match the Country to The Ocean or Sea it Touches?

Bambi Turner

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About This Quiz

Around 70 percent of the Earth's surface is covered by water in the form of oceans, seas and lakes. The remaining area consists of just under 200 countries, but do you know which countries border which water bodies? Take our quiz to find out!

Which of these water bodies borders Mexico?

Mexico is sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Gulf of Mexico to the east. The Gulf of California separates Baja California from the rest of Mexico.

Which of these water bodies borders the United States?

Much of the mainland United States is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean or Gulf of Mexico. The Bering Strait separates the state of Alaska from Russia, while the island state of Hawaii sits entirely within the Pacific Ocean.

Which of these water bodies borders Chile?

Chile stretches along the western coast of South America, bordered on one side by the Andes Mountains and on the other by the Pacific Ocean. Drake Passage separates the southern coast of Chile from Antarctica.

Which of these water bodies borders Libya?

Located in northern Africa, Libya is the fourth largest country on the continent. It is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, and by Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia on land.

Which of these water bodies borders Ukraine?

The southern border of Ukraine touches both the Black Se and the Sea of Azov. Back on land, the country is bordered by Russia, Belarus, Poland and Moldova.

Which of these water bodies borders Madagascar?

Situated off the coast of southeast Africa, Madagascar is located entirely within the Indian Ocean. It is the fourth largest island on the planet, and is known for its very diverse plants and wildlife thanks to its geographical isolation.

Which of these water bodies borders Argentina?

Argentina sits on the east coast of South America, and is home to the world's largest mountain outside Asia. It touches the Atlantic Ocean, and the Drake Passage separates the southern part of Argentina from Antarctica.

Which of these water bodies borders Taiwan?

Taiwan touches three different water bodies, including the East China Sea, the South China Sea and the Philippine Sea. The Taiwan Strait separates Taiwan from mainland China.

Which of these water bodies borders Papua New Guinea?

Papua New Guinea is located on an island north of Australia. It is surrounded by seas, including the Arafura, Bismarck, Solomon and Coral Seas.

Which of these water bodies borders the Philippines?

Located in the Pacific Ocean in southeast Asia, the Philippines consists of more than 7,500 islands. The nation is bordered by the South China Sea to the west and the Philippine Sea to the east.

Which of these water bodies borders China?

The most populous country on Earth, China is home to well over a billion people. It borders the Yellow, East China and South China Seas, and is also home to the Yellow and Yangtze rivers, two of the longest rivers in the world.

Which of these water bodies borders Sweden?

The Scandinavian country of Sweden is located west of the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia. Kattegat Bay is situated off the southwest coast of the country.

Which of these water bodies borders Brazil?

Brazil is the largest country in South America, and fifth largest in the world. The Atlantic Ocean stretches along the east coast of the country, while Ecuador and Chile share land borders.

Which of these water bodies borders Italy?

Shaped like a boot, Italy extends straight out into the Mediterranean Sea. The Ionian Sea also borders the "sole" portion of Italy's boot-like shape.

Which of these water bodies borders Japan?

Japan consists of more than 6,000 islands located within the Pacific Ocean. The islands stretch from the Sea of Okhotsk to the East China Sea, with the Sea of Japan to the west of the country.

Which of these water bodies borders Pakistan?

The Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman touch Pakistan's southern coast. On land, Pakistan borders China, India, Iran and Afghanistan.

Which of these water bodies borders South Africa?

Both the Indian and Atlantic oceans border South Africa. The southern tip of the country, and of Africa itself, is known as the Cape of Good Hope.

Which of these water bodies borders Vietnam?

Vietnam is located on the Indochina Peninsula. It touches the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand. It's land area is roughly equal to that of Germany.

Which of these water bodies borders Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka is located between the Maldives and India. It sits within the Indian Ocean, and touches both the Bay of Bengal and the Gulf of Mannar.

Which of these water bodies borders Turkey?

Turkey touches many bodies of water, including the Aegean, Black and Mediterranean seas, the Turkish Strait and the Bosphorus, which separates Europe and Asia.

Which of these water bodies borders Jamaica?

The island nation of Jamaica is located south of Cuba within the Caribbean Sea. It's known for the popular tourist resorts in Montego Bay and Kingston.

Which of these water bodies borders Uruguay?

Uruguay is located in South America between Brazil and Argentina. It touches the South Atlantic and the Rio de la Plata.

Which of these water bodies borders Canada?

Canada is the second largest country in the world, and has a longer coastline than any other nation. As a result, the land touches the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic oceans, as well as Hudson Bay and the Labrador Sea.

Which of these water bodies borders El Salvador?

El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America, and borders the nations of Guatemala and Honduras. Its coastline touches the Pacific Ocean.

Which of these water bodies borders Cuba?

Cuba is an island nation located south of Florida and north of Jamaica. It is located within the Caribbean Sea.

Which of these water bodies borders New Zealand?

New Zealand is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, with the Tasmar Sea separating it from Australia. The Cook Strait splits New Zealand into two major sections.

Which of these water bodies borders India?

The second most populous country in the world after China, India is located in central Asia. It borders the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal.

Which of these water bodies borders Egypt?

Located in northern Africa, Egypt shares land borders with Israel, Sudan and Libya. On the water, the country borders the Gulf of Aqaba, the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.

Which of these water bodies borders Australia?

The sixth largest country in the world, Australia touches both the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is separated from New Zealand by the Tasman Sea, and also touches the Timor and Arafura seas.

Which of these water bodies borders South Korea?

South Korea borders North Korea to the north, and numerous bodies of water from all other directions. It touches the Yellow Sea to the west, the Sea of Japan to the east, and the Korea Strait and East China Sea to the south.

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