Here are the ten states of Mexico which have the longest coastlines. Note that these figures are those published by the National Statistics and Geography Information Institute (INEGI). We discussed the impossibility of ever measuring a coastline accurately in a previous post:
Rank State Length of coast (km)
1 Baja California Sur 2,131
2 Baja California 1,493
3 Sonora 1,209
4 Quintana Roo 1,176
5 Veracruz 720
6 Sinaloa 622
7 Oaxaca 568
8 Guerrero 522
9 Tamaulipas 433
10 Campeche 425
Only seven other states have a marine coast. They are Jalisco, Yucatán, Nayarit, Chiapas, Michoacán, Tabasco and Colima.
The remaining 15 states (counting the Federal District as a state) are land-locked.
Q. What are the likely impacts on economic activity of either (a) having a coastline or (b) being landlocked?