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What is a landlocked country?

The first thing one should consider before digging deeper into a topic is to know what it is. So what is a landlocked country? A landlocked country or landlocked state is a sovereign state that does not have territory connected to an ocean or whose coastlines lie on endorheic basins, as defined by ctad.com.

How Many Countries are Landlocked?

There are currently 49 countries (including five partially recognized states) that are completely surrounded by at least one other country. With the exception of two countries in South America (Bolivia and Paraguay), the rest of these countries are found in Africa, Europe, and Asia.

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The List of landlocked countries in the world

This is a list of a total of more than 40 landlocked countries in the world.

Country or Territory Area(km2) Surrounding countries

Afghanistan 652,230 Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, China, Pakistan

Andorra 468 France, Spain

Armenia 29,743 Iran, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan

Austria 83,871 Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Liechtenstein, Switzerland

Azerbaijan 86,600 Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Turkey

Belarus 207,600 Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Latvia

Bhutan 38,394 India, China

Bolivia 1,098,581 Peru, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay

Botswana 582,000 Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa

Burkina Faso 274,222 Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Ivory Coast

Burundi 27,834 Rwanda, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Central African Republic 622,984 Chad, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sudan, South Sudan

Chad 1,284,000 Libya, Niger, Sudan, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Cameroon

Czech Republic 78,867 Austria, Germany, Poland, Slovakia

Ethiopia 1,104,300 Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan

Hungary 93,028 Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

Kazakhstan 2,724,900 China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Kosovo 10,908 Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia

Kyrgyzstan 199,951 China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan

Laos 236,800 Myanmar, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand

Lesotho 30,355 South Africa

Liechtenstein 160 Switzerland, Austria

Luxembourg 2,586 Belgium, Germany, France

Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 25,713 Kosovo, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, Albania

Malawi 118,484 Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique

Mali 1,240,192 Algeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Senegal, Mauritania

Moldova 33,846 Romania, Ukraine

Mongolia 1,566,500 China, Russia

Artsakh 11,458 Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran

Nepal 147,181 China, India

Niger 1,267,000 Libya, Chad, Nigeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Algeria

Paraguay 406,752 Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia

Rwanda 26,338 Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo

San Marino 61 Italy

Serbia 88,361 Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania(viaKosovo and Metohija[c])

Slovakia 49,035 Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary

South Ossetia 3,900 Georgia, Russia

South Sudan 619,745 Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic

Swaziland 17,364 Mozambique, South Africa

Switzerland 41,284 France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Austria, Italy

Tajikistan 143,100 Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China

Transnistria 4,163 Moldova, Ukraine

Turkmenistan 488,100 Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Iran

Uganda 241,038 Kenya, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania

Uzbekistan 449,100 Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan

Vatican City 0.44 Italy

West Bank 5,655 Israel, Jordan

Zambia 752,612 Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Angola

Zimbabwe 390,757 South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Mozambique

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