How many U.S. states have coastline that touches the Gulf of Mexico?

How many U.S. states have coastline that touches the Gulf of Mexico?



-three
-seven
-five
-eight

five




The east coast of the United States borders the Atlantic Ocean. The states there form a coastline of 2,069 miles. The portion of the Atlantic called the Gulf of Mexico has a total coastline measuring 1,631 miles. In total, five states make up the United States coastline that circles the Gulf of Mexico. These states are Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, Mississippi and Florida. These states are collectively known as the Gulf States. The Florida peninsula is unique among the Gulf States, in that it has coastline in the Gulf of Mexico on the west and the Atlantic Ocean on the east. Source: Reference.com




The Gulf of Mexico is an ocean basin and a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean, largely surrounded by the North American continent. Wikipedia
Area: 1.6 million km²
Location: American Mediterranean Sea
Coordinates: 25°N 90°W / 25°N 90°W Coordinates: 25°N 90°W / 25°N 90°W
Ocean/sea source: Caribbean Sea
Max. width: 1,500 km (932.06 mi)
Islands: Marquesas Keys, Cayo Levisa, Scorpion Reef
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