Trivia Question 3/22/11 – State Coastlines

Coastal StatesThe U.S. geography trivia questions for March continue…

The United States has over 12,000 miles of ocean coastline.

QUESTION:

How many states have an ocean coastline?

ANSWER:

23

EXPLANATION:

Ranging from Alaska’s 6,340 miles of coastline to New Hampshire’s 18 miles, there are a total of 23 US states with a total coastline of length of 12,479 miles.

States having an ocean coastline (followed by their length) from longest to shortest are:

  • Alaska (6,340 miles)
  • Florida (1,350 miles)
  • California (840 miles)
  • Hawaii (750 miles)
  • Louisiana (397 miles)
  • Texas (367 miles)
  • North Carolina (301 miles)
  • Oregon (296 miles)
  • Maine (228 miles)
  • Massachusetts (192 miles)
  • South Carolina (187 miles)
  • Washington (157 miles)
  • New Jersey (130 miles)
  • New York (127 miles)
  • Virginia (112 miles)
  • Georgia (100 miles)
  • Connecticut (96 miles)
  • Alabama (53 miles)
  • Mississippi (44 miles)
  • Rhode Island (40 miles)
  • Maryland (31 miles)
  • Delaware (28 miles)
  • New Hampshire (18 miles)

Net Check Ins:

We had 33 people check into the net tonight and 5 of those got the correct answer to the Trivia Question.  Congratulations to:

  • Jim – W6ELL
  • John – KD6JEV
  • Timothy – KJ6TIG
  • Leon – AF6TT
  • Dennis – KJ6UVQ

Thank you to everyone for taking part in the Net.

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