New to coding: Help with Assignment needed!

I have gotten an assignment to complete which involves using geopandas to find the world’s shortest international border using the following pseudocode:

loop through each country (country_a):

	find the countries that share a border with the current country
	loop through those countries (country_b):
		calculate the border between country_a and country_b (border)
		measure the length of border
		if the length is the smallest so far so far:
      store the length, both countries and the border
draw a map of the resulting countries and border


I uploaded an image with the code I have so far, can someone help me with this, following the pseudocode provided. Thank you, any help would be really useful!

Firstly, welcome to the forums.

While we are primarily here to help people with their Free Code Camp progress, we are open to people on other paths, too. Some of what you are asking is pretty trivial in the Free Code Camp context, so you might find that if you’re not getting the instruction and material you need in your current studies, the FCC curriculum will really help you get started. At a modest guess I’d say investing a 4-5 hours working through the curriculum here will really pay off. You can find the curriculum at

With your current questions, we don’t have enough context to know what you already know or don’t know, so it is impossible to guide you without just telling you the answer (which we won’t do).

It is pretty typical on here for people to share a codepen / / jsfiddle example of what they have tried so that anyone helping has more of an idea of what help is actually helpful.

Please provide some example of what you’ve tried and I’m sure you’ll get more help.

Happy coding :slight_smile:

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