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What are Landlocked Countries?

The countries whose boundaries are completely surrounded by other countries are called Landlocked countries. There are many landlocked countries in all the continents except North America and Australia

Landlocked Countries are classified as some groups. They are:

Single landlocked country: A country which is surrounded by a single country comes under the category. Some countries have the sea on the border but itself landlocked providing no access to open navigation.

 

Double Landlocked Country: A country which is surrounded by two countries or Sea comes under the category.

 

Landlocked by Multiple Countries : A country which is surrounded by more than two countries comes under the category. These countries must be landlocked by three or more other countries and maybe a Sea.

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List of Landlocked Countries:

COUNTRYAREA (KM²)POPULATIONCLUSTER
 Afghanistan652,23031,108,077Central Asia
 Andorra46884,082(none)
 Armenia29,7433,254,300Caucasia
 Austria83,8718,572,895Central Europe
 Azerbaijan86,6008,997,401Caucasia
 Belarus207,6009,484,300(none)
 Bhutan38,394691,141(none)
 Bolivia1,098,58110,907,778South America
 Botswana582,0001,990,876Southern Africa
 Burkina Faso274,22215,746,232Central Africa
 Burundi27,8348,988,091Central Africa
 Central African Republic622,9844,422,000Central Africa
 Chad1,284,00010,329,208Central Africa
 Czech Republic78,86710,674,947Central Europe
 Ethiopia1,104,30085,237,338Central Africa
 Hungary93,02810,005,000Central Europe
 Kazakhstan2,724,90016,372,000Central Asia
 Kosovo[c]10,9081,804,838Central Europe
 Kyrgyzstan199,9515,482,000Central Asia
 Laos236,8006,320,000(none)
 Lesotho[d]30,3552,067,000(none)
 Liechtenstein16035,789Central Europe
 Luxembourg2,586502,202(none)
 Macedonia25,7132,114,550Central Europe
 Malawi118,48415,028,757Southern Africa
 Mali1,240,19214,517,176Central Africa
 Moldova33,8463,559,500(Eastern Europe)
 Mongolia1,566,5002,892,876(none)
 Nepal147,18126,494,504(none)
 Niger1,267,00015,306,252Central Africa
 Paraguay406,7526,349,000South America
 Rwanda26,33810,746,311Central Africa
 San Marino6131,716(none)
 Serbia88,3617,306,677Central Europe
 Slovakia49,0355,429,763Central Europe
South Ossetia3,90072,000(none)
 South Sudan619,7458,260,490Central Africa
 Swaziland17,3641,185,000(none)
 Switzerland41,2847,785,600Central Europe
 Tajikistan143,1007,349,145Central Asia
 Transnistria  (Eastern Europe)
 Turkmenistan488,1005,110,000Central Asia
 Uganda241,03832,369,558Central Africa
 Uzbekistan447,40027,606,007Central Asia
 Vatican City0.44826(none)
 Zambia752,61212,935,000Southern Africa
 Zimbabwe390,75712,521,000Southern Africa
TOTAL14,776,228475,818,737 
PERCENTAGE OF WORLD11.4%6.9%

 

 

 

 List of landlocked countries in Asia, Europe, South America and Africa:

AsiaEuropeSouth AmericaAfrica
AfghanistanAustriaParaguayUganda
NepalAndorraBoliviaChad
Armenia-CzechMacedoniaZambiaLesotho
AzerbaijanVatican city Zimbabwe
KirgizstanMoldova Niger
BhutanLuxemburg Burkina Faso
MongoliaLiechtenstein Burundi
LaosSwitzerland Botswana
KazakhstanSlovakia Central African Republic
UzbekistanSan Marino Malawi
TurkmenistanHungary Mali
 Belarus Ruanda
 Montenegro Swaziland
 Serbia Ethiopia
    
Total: 12Total: 15Total: 2Total: 15

 

 

List of largest Landlocked Countries in the world

  • Kazakhstan
  • Mongolia
  • Chad
  • Niger
  • Mali

 

List of Smallest Landlocked Countries in the world

  • Vatican City
  • San Marino
  • Liechtenstein
  • Andorra
  • Luxembourg

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Landlocked Countries – Quiz

What is the most landlocked country in the world?

  1. Kazakhstan- Kazakhstan is the largest landlocked country in the world with an area of 2,724,900 km² and the ninth largest in the world. Kazakhstan is located in Central Asia bordering 5 countries, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

 

What is the largest landlocked country in the world?

The largest country with no border-access to the open ocean is Kazakhstan, which has an area of 2,724,900 km² (1,052,100 mile²) and is bordered by Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and the landlocked Caspian Sea.

 

What country is landlocked?

A landlocked state or landlocked country is a sovereign state entirely enclosed by land, or whose only coastlines lie on closed seas. There are currently 49 such countries, including five partially recognized states. Only two, Bolivia and Paraguay in South America, lie outside Afro-Eurasia (the Old World).

 

Is India a landlocked country?

Bangladesh is a low lying riverine country located between the foothills of the Himalayas and the Indian Ocean. It is bound by India to the north, east, and west, Myanmar to the southeast and by the Bay of Bengal to the south… Bhutan is a landlocked country located in the East Himalayan Mountains of Central Asia.

 

What is the largest landlocked county in England?

Shropshire

The River Severn, Great Britain’s longest river, runs through the county, exiting into Worcestershire via the Severn Valley. Shropshire is landlocked and with an area of 3,487 square kilometers (1,346 sq mi) is England’s largest inland county.

 

Is Pakistan a landlocked country?

Afghanistan is a landlocked country in South West Asia. It is bound by Pakistan to the east and south, Iran to the west, Turkmenistan to the northwest, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan to the north and China to the northeast

 

What are the problems faced by landlocked countries?

In spite of technological improvements in transport, landlocked developing countries continue to face structural challenges to accessing world markets. As a result, landlocked countries often lag behind their maritime neighbors in overall development and external trade.

 

What is the southernmost landlocked country in the world?

Lesotho is also the southernmost landlocked country in the world and is entirely surrounded by South Africa. It lies between latitudes 28° and 31°S, and longitudes 27° and 30°E.

 

Is Germany landlocked Why or why not?

For example, in the map below, you can see that Northern Germany, with an extensive coastline facing the North and Baltic seas, certainly does not meet the definition of a landlocked country. … Germany does, however, border several countries that are landlocked: Austria, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, and Switzerland.

 

Is China a landlocked country?

These are – China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Mongolia is the second largest landlocked country in the world. It has a total area of 1,566,500 Sq Km. It is surrounded by only two countries Russia and China.

 

Is Mongolia landlocked?

Mongolia is a landlocked country in Central Asia and East Asia, located between China and Russia. The terrain is one of the mountains and rolling plateaus, with a high degree of relief. The total land area of Mongolia is 1,564,116 square kilometers.

 

What are the landlocked developing countries?

Landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) lack territorial access to the sea which means they can face significant challenges in trade, transport, and infrastructure amongst other areas. All LLDCs have a low gross domestic product (GDP) and low human development.

 

What is Rwanda’s main source of income?

Rwanda is a rural country with about 90% of the population engaged in (mainly subsistence) agriculture. It is the most densely populated country in Africa; is landlocked; and has few natural resources and minimal industry. Primary exports are coffee and tea.

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