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Maritime claims
 
 
CountryMaritime claims
Afghanistannone (landlocked)
Albaniaterritorial sea: 12 nm
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Algeriaterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 32-52 nm
American Samoaterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Andorranone (landlocked)
Angolaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Anguillaterritorial sea: 3 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
AntarcticaAustralia, Chile, and Argentina claim Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) rights or similar over 200 nm extensions seaward from their continental claims, but like the claims themselves, these zones are not accepted by other countries; 21 of 28 Antarctic consultative nations have made no claims to Antarctic territory (although Russia and the US have reserved the right to do so) and do not recognize the claims of the other nations; also see the Disputes - international entry
Antigua and Barbudaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
Argentinaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
Armenianone (landlocked)
Arubaterritorial sea: 12 nm
Ashmore and Cartier Islandsterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 12 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Australiaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
Austrianone (landlocked)
Azerbaijannone (landlocked)
Bahamas, Theterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Bahrainterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
continental shelf: extending to boundaries to be determined
Bangladeshterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 18 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: up to the outer limits of the continental margin
Barbadosterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Belarusnone (landlocked)
Belgiumterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: geographic coordinates define outer limit
continental shelf: median line with neighbors
Belizeterritorial sea: 12 nm in the north, 3 nm in the south; note - from the mouth of the Sarstoon River to Ranguana Cay, Belize's territorial sea is 3 nm; according to Belize's Maritime Areas Act, 1992, the purpose of this limitation is to provide a framework for negotiating a definitive agreement on territorial differences with Guatemala
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Beninterritorial sea: 200 nm
Bermudaterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Bhutannone (landlocked)
Bolivianone (landlocked)
Bosnia and Herzegovinano data available
Botswananone (landlocked)
Bouvet Islandterritorial sea: 4 nm
Brazilterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to edge of the continental margin
British Indian Ocean Territoryterritorial sea: 3 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
British Virgin Islandsterritorial sea: 3 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Bruneiterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm or to median line
Bulgariaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Burkina Fasonone (landlocked)
Burmaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
Burundinone (landlocked)
Cambodiaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm
Cameroonterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
Canadaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
Cape Verdemeasured from claimed archipelagic baselines
territorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Cayman Islandsterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Central African Republicnone (landlocked)
Chadnone (landlocked)
Chileterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200/350 nm
Chinaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
Christmas Islandterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 12 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Clipperton Islandterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Cocos (Keeling) Islandsterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Colombiaterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Comorosterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Congo, Democratic Republic of theterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: boundaries with neighbors
Congo, Republic of theterritorial sea: 200 nm
Cook Islandsterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
Coral Sea Islandsterritorial sea: 3 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Costa Ricaterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm
Cote d'Ivoireterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm
Croatiaterritorial sea: 12 nm
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Cubaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Cyprusterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Czech Republicnone (landlocked)
Denmarkterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Djiboutiterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Dominicaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Dominican Republicmeasured from claimed archipelagic straight baselines
territorial sea: 6 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
Ecuadorterritorial sea: 200 nm
continental shelf: 100 nm from 2,500 meter isobath
Egyptterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
El Salvadorterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Equatorial Guineaterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Eritreaterritorial sea: 12 nm
Estoniaterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: limits fixed in coordination with neighboring states
Ethiopianone (landlocked)
European UnionNA
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)territorial sea: 12 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Faroe Islandsterritorial sea: 3 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or agreed boundaries or median line
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm or agreed boundaries or median line
Fijimeasured from claimed archipelagic straight baselines
territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation; rectilinear shelf claim added
Finlandterritorial sea: 12 nm (in the Gulf of Finland - 3 nm)
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 12 nm; extends to continental shelf boundary with Sweden
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Franceterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm (does not apply to the Mediterranean)
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
French Polynesiaterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
French Southern and Antarctic Landsterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm from Iles Kerguelen and Iles Eparses (does not include the rest of French Southern and Antarctic Lands); Juan de Nova Island and Tromelin Island claim a continental shelf of 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Gabonterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Gambia, Theterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 18 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: extent not specified
Gaza StripIsraeli-occupied with current status subject to the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement - permanent status to be determined through further negotiation
Georgiaterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Germanyterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Ghanaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm
Gibraltarterritorial sea: 3 nm
Greeceterritorial sea: 12 nm
continental shelf: 200 m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Greenlandterritorial sea: 3 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm or agreed boundaries or median line
continental shelf: 200 nm or agreed boundaries or median line
Grenadaterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Guamterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Guatemalaterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Guernseyterritorial sea: 3 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 12 nm
Guineaterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Guinea-Bissauterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Guyanaterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the outer edge of the continental margin
Haititerritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: to depth of exploitation
Heard Island and McDonald Islandsterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Holy See (Vatican City)none (landlocked)
Hondurasterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: natural extension of territory or to 200 nm
Hong Kongterritorial sea: 3 nm
Hungarynone (landlocked)
Icelandterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
Indiaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
Indonesiameasured from claimed archipelagic straight baselines
territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Iranterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: bilateral agreements or median lines in the Persian Gulf
continental shelf: natural prolongation
Iraqterritorial sea: 12 nm
continental shelf: not specified
Irelandterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Isle of Manterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 12 nm
Israelterritorial sea: 12 nm
continental shelf: to depth of exploitation
Italyterritorial sea: 12 nm
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Jamaicameasured from claimed archipelagic straight baselines
territorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to edge of the continental margin
Jan Mayenterritorial sea: 4 nm
contiguous zone: 10 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Japanterritorial sea: 12 nm; between 3 nm and 12 nm in the international straits - La Perouse or Soya, Tsugaru, Osumi, and Eastern and Western Channels of the Korea or Tsushima Strait
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Jerseyterritorial sea: 3 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 12 nm
Jordanterritorial sea: 3 nm
Kazakhstannone (landlocked)
Kenyaterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Kiribatiterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Korea, Northterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
note: military boundary line 50 nm in the Sea of Japan and the exclusive economic zone limit in the Yellow Sea where all foreign vessels and aircraft without permission are banned
Korea, Southterritorial sea: 12 nm; between 3 nm and 12 nm in the Korea Strait
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: not specified
Kosovonone (landlocked)
Kosovonone (landlocked)
Kuwaitterritorial sea: 12 nm
Kyrgyzstannone (landlocked)
Laosnone (landlocked)
Latviaterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Lebanonterritorial sea: 12 nm
Lesothonone (landlocked)
Liberiaterritorial sea: 200 nm
Libyaterritorial sea: 12 nm
note: Gulf of Sidra closing line - 32 degrees, 30 minutes north
exclusive fishing zone: 62 nm
Liechtensteinnone (landlocked)
Lithuaniaterritorial sea: 12 nm
Luxembourgnone (landlocked)
Macaunot specified
Macedonianone (landlocked)
Madagascarterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or 100 nm from the 2,500-m deep isobath
Malawinone (landlocked)
Malaysiaterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 m depth or to the depth of exploitation; specified boundary in the South China Sea
Maldivesmeasured from claimed archipelagic straight baselines
territorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Malinone (landlocked)
Maltaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
exclusive fishing zone: 25 nm
Marshall Islandsterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Mauritaniaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
Mauritiusmeasured from claimed archipelagic straight baselines
territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
Mayotteterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Mexicoterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
Micronesia, Federated States ofterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Moldovanone (landlocked)
Monacoterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 12 nm
Mongolianone (landlocked)
Montenegroterritorial sea: 12 nm
continental shelf: defined by treaty
Montserratterritorial sea: 3 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Moroccoterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Mozambiqueterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Namibiaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Nauruterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Navassa Islandterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Nepalnone (landlocked)
Netherlandsterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Netherlands Antillesterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 12 nm
New Caledoniaterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
New Zealandterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
Nicaraguaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
continental shelf: natural prolongation
Nigernone (landlocked)
Nigeriaterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Niueterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Norfolk Islandterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Northern Mariana Islandsterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Norwayterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 10 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm
Omanterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Pakistanterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
Palauterritorial sea: 3 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Panamaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm or edge of continental margin
Papua New Guineameasured from claimed archipelagic baselines
territorial sea: 12 nm
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Paracel IslandsNA
Paraguaynone (landlocked)
Peruterritorial sea: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm
Philippinesterritorial sea: irregular polygon extending up to 100 nm from coastline as defined by 1898 treaty; since late 1970s has also claimed polygonal-shaped area in South China Sea up to 285 nm in breadth
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: to depth of exploitation
Pitcairn Islandsterritorial sea: 3 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Polandterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: defined by international treaties
Portugalterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Puerto Ricoterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Qatarterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: as determined by bilateral agreements or the median line
Romaniaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Russiaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Rwandanone (landlocked)
Saint Helenaterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Saint Kitts and Nevisterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
Saint Luciaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
Saint Pierre and Miquelonterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Saint Vincent and the Grenadinesterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm
Samoaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
San Marinonone (landlocked)
Sao Tome and Principemeasured from claimed archipelagic baselines
territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Saudi Arabiaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 18 nm
continental shelf: not specified
Senegalterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
Serbianone (landlocked)
Seychellesterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
Sierra Leoneterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm
Singaporeterritorial sea: 3 nm
exclusive fishing zone: within and beyond territorial sea, as defined in treaties and practice
Slovakianone (landlocked)
Sloveniaterritorial sea: 12 nm
Solomon Islandsmeasured from claimed archipelagic baselines
territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm
Somaliaterritorial sea: 200 nm
South Africaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to edge of the continental margin
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islandsterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Spainterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm (applies only to the Atlantic Ocean)
Spratly IslandsNA
Sri Lankaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
Sudanterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 18 nm
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Surinameterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Svalbardterritorial sea: 4 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm unilaterally claimed by Norway but not recognized by Russia
Swazilandnone (landlocked)
Swedenterritorial sea: 12 nm (adjustments made to return a portion of straits to high seas)
exclusive economic zone: agreed boundaries or midlines
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Switzerlandnone (landlocked)
Syriaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
Taiwanterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Tajikistannone (landlocked)
Tanzaniaterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Thailandterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Timor-Lesteterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Togoterritorial sea: 30 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Tokelauterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Tongaterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Trinidad and Tobagomeasured from claimed archipelagic baselines
territorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the outer edge of the continental margin
Tunisiaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 12 nm
Turkeyterritorial sea: 6 nm in the Aegean Sea; 12 nm in Black Sea and in Mediterranean Sea
exclusive economic zone: in Black Sea only: to the maritime boundary agreed upon with the former USSR
Turkmenistannone (landlocked)
Turks and Caicos Islandsterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
Tuvaluterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Ugandanone (landlocked)
Ukraineterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200-m or to the depth of exploitation
United Arab Emiratesterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
United Kingdomterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: as defined in continental shelf orders or in accordance with agreed upon boundaries
United Statesterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: not specified
United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refugesterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Uruguayterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or edge of continental margin
Uzbekistannone (doubly landlocked)
Vanuatumeasured from claimed archipelagic baselines
territorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
Venezuelaterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 15 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200-m depth or to the depth of exploitation
Vietnamterritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
Virgin Islandsterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Wake Islandterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Wallis and Futunaterritorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
West Banknone (landlocked)
Western Saharacontingent upon resolution of sovereignty issue
Worlda variety of situations exist, but in general, most countries make the following claims measured from the mean low-tide baseline as described in the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea: territorial sea - 12 nm, contiguous zone - 24 nm, and exclusive economic zone - 200 nm; additional zones provide for exploitation of continental shelf resources and an exclusive fishing zone; boundary situations with neighboring states prevent many countries from extending their fishing or economic zones to a full 200 nm
Yementerritorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
Zambianone (landlocked)
Zimbabwenone (landlocked)

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