What is the continental shelf of a coastal State?

It is defined in UNCLOS Article 76 as the seabed and subsoil of the submarine areas extending beyond the territorial sea throughout the natural prolongation of it land territory to the outer edge of the continental margin, or to a distance of 200 miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured where the outer edge of the continental margin does not extend up to that distance.

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