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Largest landlocked country

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  • Who: Kazakhstan

  • What: Largest landlocked country

  • Where: Kazakhstan

The largest country with no border-access to the open ocean is Kazakhstan, which has an area of 2,724,900 km² (1,052,100 mile²) and is bordered by Russia, China, Kyrgystan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and the landlocked Caspian Sea. In terms of area, Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in the world, and had a population of 14.7 million in 2003.

Source: Britannica Encyclopedia 2004.


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