Top 10 Largest Landlocked Countries Of The World


The world is a great big place to live with some amazing places and blessed nature’s essence in every corner. Different places in different corners are completely different to explore and witness. Most of them have access to the world’s oceans and some don’t. And those which do not share any part of the world’s water, are termed as landlocked countries.

In a study, it has been observed that almost one-fifth of the world’s countries are landlocked sharing borders with other countries. Yet, they still trade, export and expand their resources without having any seaports with them. 

We made this list of the largest landlocked countries in the world.

Largest landlocked countries

Here’s a list of the top 10 largest landlocked countries of the world with an approximate estimation of its area and population of the place.


1. Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Landlocked Countries

With a total area of 2.7 million square kilometers, Kazakhstan is the largest landlocked country in the world.  It is also the ninth largest country in the world which is located in central Asia. It is bordered by China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The place has a population of around 1, 6372,000 people living in it.

2. Mongolia

Mongolia Landlocked Countries

Mongolia is the second-largest landlocked country in the world. it is located in North Asia bordering 2 major countries, China and Russia. The population of this country extends up to 3 million and spreads over an area of 1,566,500 km square.

3. Chad

Chad Landlocked Countries

Chad is situated in Central Africa which extends over a total area of 1,284,000 km square. It is the third-largest landlocked country among the list.  The place holds a population of 10,329,208 people in it. The neighboring countries to Chad are Cameroon, Central African Republic, Libya, Niger, Nigeria, and Sudan.

4. Niger

The next fourth largest landlocked country in the world is Niger. It has a total area of 1,267,000 km square. Niger is mainly surrounded by 7 countries. Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Libya, Mali, and Nigeria. The has an existing population of 15, 306,252 and is expected to rise in the upcoming years.


5. Mali

Mali Landlocked Countries

Mali has a total area of 1,240,192 km square in total. It stands as the next largest fifth landlocked country in the world. The country has a total population of 14, 517,176 people in total. It is located in West Africa bordered by 7 countries some of which include Algeria, Guinea, Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, and Niger.

6. Ethiopia

Ethiopia Landlocked Countries

Ethiopia is the sixth-largest landlocked country in the world. It is located in Eastern Africa and shares borders with 6 other countries including Sudan, Kenya, Eritrea, Djibouti, South Sudan, and Somalia. It covers a total area of 1,104,300 km square with a total population of 85,237,338 people in it.

7. Bolivia

Bolivia Landlocked Countries

The seventh-largest landlocked country to top the list is Bolivia. It is bordered by five countries including, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Peru. It has a population of 1,098,581 km² and holds a population of 10,907,778 people overall.

8. Zambia

Zambia Landlocked Countries

Zambia is a South African country with a total area of 752,612 km square. It has 8 countries to its borders which include Zimbabwe, Angola, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia, Tanzania, Mozambique, and Malawi. It has a total population of 12,935,000 in it.


Afghanistan Landlocked Countries

Afghanistan shares its borders with 6 countries which include, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, China, and Iran. It has a total area of  647,500 km² and has a population of around 29,117,000 people living there.

10.The central African Republic

The central African Republic is a country located in Africa. It is the 10th largest country among the list of largest landlocked countries with an area of 752,612 km square. It mainly shares its boundaries with 6 countries which also includes Cameroon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, and Sudan. C.A.R has a total population of 422,000 people as per the recent study.

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