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Landlocked Countries List and Facts

Africa has the most countries of any continent; 16 of these countries or 30% are landlocked.

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Sixteen landlocked countries are in Africa out of 49 worldwide.



Landlocked African Countries List and Facts


Landlocked countries are entirely surrounded by land having no coastline but not including lakes and rivers.

Sixteen landlocked countries are in Africa out of 49 worldwide. The largest landlocked country in the world is Kazakhstan, located in Central Asia is slightly less than four times the size of Texas. world's largest landlocked country and one of only two landlocked countries in the world that extends into two continents. The smallest is the Holy See or Vatican City, located in Southern Europe. The Holy See is an enclave of Rome Italy.

The 16 landlocked countries in Africa are Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, ESwatini, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Niger, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.



What is the largest landlocked country in Africa by area?

Chad 495,755 square miles
Niger 489,191 square miles
Mali 478,767 square miles
Ethiopia 435,186 square miles
Zambia 290,586 square miles
South Sudan 248,777 square miles
Central African Republic 240,535 square miles
Botswana 231,804 square miles
Zimbabwe 150,804 square miles
Burkina Faso 105,869 square miles
Uganda 91,136 square miles
Malawi 45,745 square miles
Lesotho 11,720 square miles
Burundi 10,745 square miles
Rwanda 10,169 square miles
ESwatini 6,704 square miles


How big is 495,755 square miles, the size Chad? It is a little more than three times the size of California. Chad does have the Gauthiot Falls which is a waterfall created by Lake Chad. Waterfalls frequently form in Africa where water rushes down steep hillsides and quickly erode soft rocks while leaving behind harder rocks. A country maybe technically classified as landlocked but still have lakes, rivers and waterfalls abound.

The Republic of Chad is 495,800 sq miles or 317 million acres in area with a little less than 2 people living per mile, its Capital is N'Djamena and is largely semi-desert country rich in gold and uranium. The Republic of Chad is located in Central Africa and is Africa's fifth-largest nation with a population of 12.4 million.

Did you know?
Nine of the world's 25 largest countries by land area are in Africa; they are, in alphabetical order; Algeria, Angola, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libya, Mali, Niger, South Africa, and Sudan.

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