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Landlocked Countries

A landlocked country is a state which is entirely surrounded by land. Nepal is a landlocked country. Nepal is situated between two big countries - India and China. It is separated by the Himalayas from China and eastern and western hills and rivers separate Nepal from India. If a country is landlocked, it is likely to

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be poor due to lack of territorial access to the sea and therefore remoteness and isolation from world markets causing high transit and transportation costs. These countries are among the poorest of the developing countries. The nearest sea from Nepal is the Bay of Bengal. It is nearly 1126 km away from the eastern border of Nepal. Altogether, there are 44 landlocked countries at present. Kazakhstan is the largest landlocked country in the world. Landlocked countries that attempt to participate in the global economy must contend with the administrative burden of transporting goods through neighbouring countries.

There are the highest number of landlocked countries in the Europe. There are 32 developing landlocked countries and 12 developed landlocked countries in the world. Lesotho is the only one country which is locked in a single country (South Africa).

Here are some of the landlocked countries listed below:

Asia Europe South America Africa
Afghanistan Austria Paraguay Uganda
Nepal Andorra Bolivia Chad
Armenia-Czech Macedonia Zambia Lesotho
Azerbaijan Vatican city Zimbabwe
Kirgizstan Moldova Niger
Bhutan Luxemburg Burkina Faso
Mongolia Liechtenstein Burundi
Laos Switzerland Botswana
Kazakhstan Slovakia Central African Republic
Uzbekistan San Marino Malawi
Turkmenistan Hungary Mali
Belarus Ruanda
Montenegro Swaziland
Serbia Ethiopia
Total: 12 Total: 15 Total: 2 Total: 15



  • Nepal is a landlocked country.
  • A country which is surrounded by land is called landlocked country.
  • There are higher number of landlocked countries in Europe.
  • If a country is landlocked, it is likely to be poor.
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Questions and Answers

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Kazakhstan is the largest landlocked country of the world.

Europe has the highest (15) and South America has the lowest (2) landlocked countries.

There are 12 developed landlocked countries in the world.

The Bay of Bangal is the nearest sea from Nepal.

There are 44 landlocked countries at present.

There are two landlocked countries in South America. They are Paraguay and Bolivia.

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  • The himalayas in the north separate Nepal from________.

    China
    Bangladesh
    India
    Sri Lanka
  • The nearest sea from Nepal is___________.

    Red sea
    Bay of Bengal
    Caspian sea
    Pacific ocean
  • There are_____ landlocked countries at present.

    26
    68
    44
    52
  • Which continent has the highest number of landlocked countries?

    Asia
    Europe
    Africa
    South America
  • Which continent has the lowest number of landlocked countries?

    South America
    Europe
    Africa
    Asia
  • How many developing landlocked countries in the world are there?

    32
    44
    78
    56
  • How many developed landlocked countries in the world are there?

    24
    31
    21
    12
  • Which is the largest landlocked country?

    Malawi
    Kazakhstan
    Bhutan
    Belarus
  • The land locked country of Asia is________.

    Swaziland
    Afghanistan
    Austria
    Bolivia
  • Bhutan is a landlocked country of_________.

    Asia
    South America
    Africa
    Europe
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