A nation with no access to the sea. Globally, there are twenty-six land-locked states ranging in size from the tiny Vatican City to Mongolia. Geography has put land-locked countries in a position of disadvantage. To be land-locked is more detrimental for a country's development than at any time in the past; see A. Chowdhury and S. Erdenebileg (2006).
Subjects: International Law — Earth Sciences and Geography.