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List of Countries that Do Not Have Sea (No. 3 is Unexpected)

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Every country has a different geography and climate. All those things are influenced by various factors ranging from the location, the presence of oceans and land, and many more. One that is often discussed is a country that does not have sea or is commonly called landlocked countries. Chance is every continent must have more than two countries that do not have sea, and, thus, only consist of land.

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Based on United Nations official data, there are 193 countries at liberty that have been recognized by the United Nations. About 22% or 45 countries are categorized as landlocked country. It is divided into several continents as follows: 16 countries located in the Continent of Africa, 12 countries in the Continent of Asia, 15 countries in the Continent of Europe, and 2 other countries located in the Continent of South America.

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What piques people’s interest is that some countries do not have borders or do not even own the sea, but still manage to have a Navy to protect their country. So, are you curious which countries do not directly border the sea? Here is the list.

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The State Does Not Have the Biggest Sea in the World

Do you know that there is a country on the border of the Continent of Asia and also the Continent of Europe that has entered the world’s largest landlocked country? Well, the aforementioned landlocked country is Kazakhstan with an area of ​​2,724,900 km2. Kazakhstan is a large country that has no sea at all and consequently, is covered by land. In addition, this country has been named the 9th largest country in the world. If you want to see the sea, you must cross one other country or two countries to the other side.

Countries that Do Not Have Double Sea

Countries that have no sea are divided into several types. If Kazakhstan becomes the largest country that has no sea, next is a country that has no double sea. The point is that the country that falls into this category becomes a country that must cross a minimum of two borders to reach the coast, in other words, the country residing around landlocked country also becomes the country with no sea.

There are two countries that fall into the category of countries with no double sea, namely Uzbekistan in Central Asia which borders Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan, both of which do not have sea. It may be directly adjacent to the waters, but it is Lake Caspia, not the sea.

The next country is Liechtenstein in Central Europe. The country borders Austria and Hungary, which has the Adriatic coast until 1918. However, due to Liechtenstein’s lose at the end of World War II; Nazi Germany included Austria and Uzbekistan in the USSR.

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Countries that Do Not Have Sea, and, thus Confined to One Land

The next category is a country that does not have sea and is directly confined to one land, whereas among all countries, there are three countries that are confined to one country. Country in such circumstance is called the enclave. Here are the following countries:

  • Republic of San Marino, enclave in Italy
  • Vatican City, enclave in Rome, Italy
  • Lesotho Monarchy, enclave in South Africa

Countries that Do Not Have Sea and are Landlocked

The next country is a country that is almost locked by land because it does not have a long coastline and also enters the sea border. There are several countries that fall in this category, including:

  • Iraq
  • Slovenia
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Jordan
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

In addition to the several categories above, here are a row of countries that are landlocked or do not have sea boundaries either in one area or in all parts based on the continent.

Asian Continent

No.

Country

Width

1.

Afghanistan

652,230 km2

2.

Armenia

29,743 km2

3.

Azerbaijan

86,600 km2

4.

Bhutan

38,394 km2

5.

Kazakhstan

2,724,900 km2

6.

Kyrgyzstan

199,951 km2

7.

Laos

236,800 km2

8.

Mongolia

1,564,116 km2

9.

Nepal

147,181 km2

10.

Tajikistan

144,100 km2

11.

Turkmenistan

488,100 km2

12.

Uzbekistan

447,400 km2

American Continent

No.

Country

Width

1.

Bolivia

1,098,581 km2

2.

Paraguay

406,572 km2

European Continent

No.

Country

Width

1.

Andorra

468 km2

2.

Austria

88,371 km2

3.

Belarus

207,600 km2

4.

Hungary

93,028 km2

5.

Kosovo

10,887 km2

6.

Liechtenstein

160 km2

7.

Luxembourg

2,586 km2

8.

Macedonia

25,713 km2

9.

Czech Republic

78,867 km2

10.

San Marino

61 km2

11.

Serbia

77,474 km2

12.

Slovakia

49,035 km2

13.

Swiss

41,277 km2

 African Continent

No.

Country

Width

1.

Botswana

581,730 km2

2.

Burkina Faso

274,200 km2

3.

Burundi

27,830 km2

4.

Chad

1,284,000 km2

5.

Ethiopia

1,104,300 km2

6.

Lesotho

30,355 km2

7.

Malawi

118,484 km2

8.

Mali

1,240,192 km2

9.

Niger

1,267,000 km2

10.

Central African Republic

622,984 km2

11.

Rwanda

26,338 km2

12.

South Sudan

644,329 km2

13.

Swaziland

17,364 km2

14.

Uganda

241,038 km2

15.

Zambia

752,618 km2

16.

Zimbabwe

390,757 km2

Further readings:

Those are some countries without sea. For travelers who like to dive in the sea while having a vacation in those countries should think twice and may be rearrange your activities plan.

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Post Date: Monday 11th, March 2019 / 08:52 Oleh :
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