According to research there are 45 landlocked countries in the world and 16 [36%] are in Africa. Is that more than any other continent?
What is a landlocked state or country?
It is a state or country totally enclosed by land, or whose only coast is on a closed sea.
Landlocked countries are generally politically and economically disadvantaged – as Malawians we know all about this! In history countries have fought at great costs for access to the sea to ensure economic prosperity – financial, political, bloodshed…
Here is a list of landlocked countries.
- Botswana [Africa]
- Burkina Faso [Africa]
- Burundi [Africa]
- Central African Republic [Africa]
- Chad [Africa]
- Czech Republic
- Ethiopia [Africa]
- Lesotho [Africa]
- Malawi [Africa]
- Mali [Africa]
- Niger [Africa]
- Rwanda [Africa]
- San Marino
- South Sudan [Africa]
- Swaziland [Africa]
- Uganda [Africa]
- Vatican City
- Zambia [Africa]
- Zimbabwe [Africa]
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