How many states border the Pacific Ocean?
Sovereign States that border the Pacific OceanCanada, USA, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Taiwan, China, Japan and the Russian Federation.
Western States of the United States of America:
Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Hawaii
Four states on the East of Australia:
Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland
Other countries may have districts or provinces that border the Pacific Ocean as well. Then we have to ask: Is a Province a State by just another name?
Actually there are three continents that do not touch the Pacific Ocean, if you accept that the Southern Ocean is a separate Ocean. The continents are Antarctica, Europe and Africa. Otherwise it is Europe and Africa.
There are 32 U.S. states each of which shares a border with at least one other U.S. state AND does not share a border with any Mexican state or Canadian province. Of those 32, there are 18 U.S. states that do not border international waters either (i.e., do not border the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, or the Gulf of MÃ©xico).
18 states border an ocean. Atlantic Ocean: Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and Virginia. Pacific Ocean: California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington. Arctic & Pacific Oceans: Alaska Update: Technically - Long Island sound and the Gulf of Mexico are part of the Atlantic Ocean, so the answer is actually 23 when you include Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Connecticut.
There are many island states (states completely surrounded by ocean). A majority of them are in the Pacific Ocean. Most are parts of island nations (nations consisting completely of islands), but some are states of continental nations, such as Hawaii, U.S.A. in the Pacific Ocean, Penang, Malaysia in the Indian Ocean, and Tasmania, Australia, between the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
Lots of rivers flow into the Pacific Ocean. Not too many rivers flow into the Pacific Ocean from the United States, because we have mountain ranges that coalesce many streams / rivers into a fewer number of rivers than can cut through / around the ranges. As compared to the Atlantic Ocean and the various "Gulfs of". Additionally, much of the area of the United States that drains to the Pacific Ocean is arrid, due…
unless the gulf of Mexico or long island sound or the gulf of Maine is considered an ocean there are in all 5 bordering the pacific & but 11 bordering the Atlantic ocean proper so in that case 34 do not border an ocean but considering gulfs of oceans as if they were oceans as some people might then only 28 do not & allowing even inland seas as oceans as fewer people might then…
Almost the entire Pacific Ocean is considered to be in International Waters. That means it is not part of any country. However, the Pacific Ocean does come in contact with the borders of many countries. And each country can declare a border limit that extends out into the ocean. This can range from a minimum of a few miles up to hundreds of miles.