List of Landlocked Countries in the World 2018

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Map of Landlocked countries

Around one-fifth of the world countries are landlocked, it means that these countries are completely surrounded by land. In other words, these countries have no direct access to oceans or ocean-accessible sea, and they’re majorly dependent on neighboring countries for trade and other purposes.

Does being a landlocked country an Issues?

Yes, very much so, because you will not have direct access to world’s oceans, through which most of trade happens. These countries are considered among the poorest in the world. Some of the issues these countries face includes:

  • There are high transportation and transit costs, because of no direct access to ports.
  • The country is highly dependent on neighboring country to access world market and natural resources.
  • No direct access to oceanic food.
  • Military constraints because of lack of naval options

Note: Kazakhstan is the world’s largest landlocked country by area that is 2,724,900 square kilometers.

Here is the list of 44 Landlocked countries based on continents:

North America and Australia have no landlocked countries.

Landlocked Countries of Africa

Africa has 16 landlocked countries:

Botswana

Burundi

Burkina Faso

Central African Republic

Chad, Ethiopia

Lesotho

Malawi

Mali

Niger

Rwanda

South Sudan

Swaziland

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Landlocked Countries of Asia

Asia has 12 landlocked countries:

Afghanistan

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Bhutan

Laos

Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan

Mongolia,

Nepal

Tajikistan

Turkmenistan

Uzbekistan

Landlocked Countries of Europe

Europe has 14 landlocked countries:

Andorra

Austria,

Belarus

Czech Republic

Hungary

Liechtenstein

Luxembourg

Macedonia

Moldova

San Marino

Serbia

Slovakia

Switzerland

Vatican City

Landlocked Countries of South America

South America has just two landlocked countries:

Bolivia

Paraguay

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shahid Umar

Shahid Umar self-produce and host blogs about the film and music industry. Researches trends and news, all while keeping up to date in the arts/entertainment industry. Writes feature, listing and review blogs via through critical analysis. He is also a passionate photographer who love to write about the new trends and changes happening in lens industry.

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