Nearly 1/5 of the world’s countries are landlocked, which have no access to oceans. Here are the 10 largest landlocked countries in the world.
Kazakhstan with an area of 2,724,900 km², is the largest landlocked country in the world. Kazakhstan is located in Asia bordering 5 countries, China, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. The country has a population of 18,513,930 people.
Mongolia with a total area of 1,564,116 km², is the second-largest landlocked country in the world. Mongolia is located in northern Asia bordering 2 countries Russia and China. The population of the country is 3,225,170.
Chad is an African country with a total region of 1,284,000 km² making it the third-largest landlocked country in the world. The population of this country is 15,946,880 people. The country borders 6 countries comprising Sudan, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Nigeria, Libya, and Niger.
Niger is the fourth-largest landlocked country in the world with an area of 1,267,000 km². Niger is encircled by 7 countries of West Africa including Chad, Algeria, Benin, Mali, Burkina Faso, Libya, and Nigeria. Niger retains a population of 23,310,720 people.
Mali is the fifth largest landlocked country in the world with an area of 1,240,192 km². The country is located in West Africa, it borders 7 countries including Algeria, Niger, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, and Guinea. The country has a population of 19,658,030.
Ethiopia is the sixth-largest landlocked country in the world. It is located In Eastern Africa with an area of 1,104,300 km² and a population of 112,078,730. The country borders 6 countries including South Sudan, Kenya, Djibouti, Sudan, Eritrea, and Somalia.
Bolivia is the seventh-largest landlocked country in the world, it is located in central South America. It borders 5 countries comprising Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Chile, and Peru. Bolivia has an area of 1,098,581 km² and has a population of 11,513,100 people.
Zambia is a landlocked country in South Africa with an area of 752,618 km². It borders 8 countries including Zimbabwe, Botswana, Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Malawi. The country has a population of 17,861,030.
Afghanistan is a landlocked country in South Asia with an area of 652,230 km². It has a population of 38,041,750. Afghanistan has bordered 6 countries including Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China, Turkmenistan, and Iran.
10. South Sudan
South Sudan is the 10th largest landlocked country in the world With an area of 644,329 km². It is located in East-Central Africa. South Sudan borders Ethiopia, Uganda, Sudan, the Central African Republic, Kenya, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It has a total population of 11,062,110.
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