IELTS Academic Task 1 Sample Essay 17: Coastline Coverage by Country
The bar graph above shows the coastline, in kilometers, held by each of five countries: Canada, Indonesia, Russia, the Philippines, and Japan.
Graphically, one can observe that the countries on the left possess more coastline than those on the right. Canada has the most coastline, with over 1 million kilometers. With over 700,000 kilometers of coastline, Indonesia’s coverage is second highest. Next is Russia, which contains just less than 600,000 kilometers of coastline. There are just over 300,000 kilometers of coastline in the Philippines. Japan has the fewest kilometers of coastline: around 250,000.
Based on the countries in this graph, one can surmise that the overall size of the country is a rough indicator of how much coastline it has. Canada, a large country, has the most coastline. On the other hand, Japan—which is much smaller than Canada overall—has the least amount of coastline, despite being an island.
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