Top 10 largest landlocked countries in the world

In geography, a landlocked country is a country that is not connected to the ocean. A landlocked country is entirely surrounded by land or may have a coastline with landlocked seas or lakes. This article lists the top 10 largest landlocked countries in the world.

Top 10 largest landlocked countries in the world

1. Kazakhstan

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Kazakhstan is the largest landlocked country in the world. The country has an area of 2.73 million square kilometers. Kazakhstan is also the ninth largest country in the world. It is surrounded by China in the east, Russia in the North and west, and Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan in the South. The country also has a coastline with the landlocked Caspian sea.

Capital- Nur-Sultan

2. Mongolia

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Mongolia is a landlocked country in Asia with an area of about 1.56 million square kilometers. The country is surrounded by Russia in the North and China in the east, west, and South. Mongolia is the world’s least densely populated country.

Capital- Ulaanbaatar

3. Chad

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Chad is the third-largest landlocked country in the world and the largest landlocked country in Africa. Chad has an area of about 1.28 million square kilometers. The country is surrounded by Libya in the north, Sudan in the east, the Central African Republic in the South, Cameroon and Nigeria in the southwest, and Niger in the west.

Capital- N’Djamena

4. Niger

Niger is the fourth largest landlocked country in the world. It has an area of 1.27 million square kilometers. The country is surrounded by Chad in the east, Nigeria in the South, Benin and Burkina Faso in the southwest, Mali in the west, and Libya and Algeria in the north.

Capital- Niamey

5. Mali

Mali is located west of Niger. It is a large landlocked country with an area of 1.24 million square kilometers. Mali is bordered by Algeria, Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, and Burkina Faso.

Capital- Bamako

6. Ethiopia

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Ethiopia is a landlocked country located in the horn of Africa. It has an area of 1.1 million square kilometers. Ethiopia is the 12th most populated country in the world.

Capital- Addis Ababa

7. Bolivia

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The first South American country on this list, Bolivia is the seventh-largest landlocked country in the world. Bolivia has an area of 1.099 million square kilometers.

Capital- Sucre

8. Zambia

Zambia is a landlocked country in South-central Africa. It has an area of 752,600 square kilometers.

Capital- Lusaka

9. Afghanistan

Afghanistan is the ninth-largest landlocked country in the world. It has an area of about 652,860 square kilometers.

Capital- Kabul

10. South Sudan

The number 10 entry on this list is South Sudan. South Sudan has an area of about 640,000 square kilometers. It is surrounded by Sudan in the north, Ethiopia in the east, Kenya in the southeast, Uganda in the south, the Democratic Republic of Congo in the southwest, and the Central African Republic in the west.

Capital- Juba

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