Here is a rundown of nations that are bordered by the greatest number of others.

1.China (14 neighbors)

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China. Photo: Indiatoday

If Antarctica is included, China would rank third in terms of size, and its lands dominate the southeast region of Asia. Due to its location (near numerous small nations) and the border's length of 22,457 kilometers (13,954 miles), it tops our list of countries with the greatest number of neighbors.

China shares borders with 14 other nations in total: China shares a northern border with Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Russia, running from west to east. China's western borders are shared with Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, running north to south. From west to east, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, and Vietnam share China's southern border. North Korea and Russia are China's neighbors on its eastern border.

2.Russia (14 neighbors)

Russia has the second-longest string of land borders in the world, spanning a total distance of 20,241 kilometers. 14 distinct, neighboring, and independent nations share its borders. Russia borders North Korea, Mongolia, China, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan to the south. Russia shares its borders with the Ukraine, Estonia, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Norway, and Finland in the southwest and west. Russia's interactions with its neighbors are incredibly complicated.

In order to promote economic growth both within and between the participating nations, Russia established the Eurasian Economic Union in 2014 with the neighboring nations of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, and Armenia. Relationships with its neighbors are being strained by Russia's efforts to reclaim influence in the former Soviet space and to economically penalize neighbors who are forging ties with the EU.

3.Brazil (10 Neighbors)

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Brazil. Photo: Indiatoday

The largest and most powerful nation in South America is Brazil. It borders every country in South America, with the exception of Ecuador and Chile, making a total of 10 neighbors.

Brazil is the nation with the largest border area out of the top three nations listed here. Brazil's total border with other nations is 16,145 kilometers (10,032 miles) long. From west to east, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana all share Brazil's northern border. Colombia and Peru are located (from north to south) along Brazil's western border. Brazil's southern borders run from west to east and include Bolivia, Paraguay, Argentina, and Uruguay.

4.DR Congo (9 neighbors)

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the second-largest nation in Africa, shares a 25-mile coastline with the Atlantic Ocean but is otherwise surrounded by land on all sides. The Central African Republic, the Republic of the Congo, and Sudan are to its north. Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda are to its east. Angola is to the south-west and Zambia is to the southeast of the nation. DR Congo is presently engulfed in a civil war that has attracted military forces from its neighbors Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi who are supporting the rebel movement and destroying relations with DR Congo.

A number of insurgency groups are also infiltrating the DR Congo and using it as a base to attack the surrounding nations by taking advantage of the political unrest in the nation.

5.Germany (9 neighbors)

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Germany. Photo: Indiatoday

Germany has nine neighboring nations along its borders. Denmark forms the northernmost boundary with Germany. Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Belgium are to Germany's west, and France is to its southwest. Austria and Switzerland share Germany's entire southern border with them.

Germany shares its southern border with the Czech Republic, and its easternmost border borders Poland. Germany maintains cordial ties with all of its neighbors, who are both advanced countries themselves and all EU members. Thus, free trade in goods, services, and capital is permitted between these nations, which benefits the global economy.

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