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Landlocked Countries

written by: spaauw
 
Here are some questions about those countries which are entirely surrounded by other countries.

Question 1:


This country became the largest landlocked country in the world when it gained its independence after the the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Kazakhstan
Azerbaijan
Mongolia
Uzbekistan

Question 2:


There are two landlocked countries in South America. Name either one.


Question 3:


What African nation lost its coastal access on the Red Sea (and became landlocked) when Eritrea gained independence in 1993?
Ethiopia
Somalia
Sudan
Djibouti

Question 4:


South Africa entirely surrounds this small landlocked country.
Botswana
Lesotho
Zimbabwe
Swaziland

Question 5:


There are two countries in the world which are "double-landlocked" meaning they are surrounded by other landlocked countries. One is Uzbekistan. Name the other one which is a small principality in the European Alps.
Monaco
Luxembourg
Liechtenstein
Andorra

Question 6:


In the movie 'The Sound of Music' one of the main characters was a captain in the Navy of what landlocked country?
Liechtenstein
Hungary
Switzerland
Austria

Question 7:


Two landlocked nations are entirely surrounded by Italy. Name either one.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


This African landlocked nation was once known as Upper Volta (or Haute Volta). What is it called now?
Central African Republic
Niger
Burkina Faso
Mali

Question 9:


For a variety of reasons, mostly relating to ethnic conflict, the three landlocked nations in East Africa have been home to terrible atrocities and genocide. Which of the following is NOT one of these East African landlocked nations?
Burundi
Uganda
Rwanda
Sudan

Question 10:


What landlocked Central Asian nation has done a good job of making life difficult for invaders for thousands of years, including Alexander the great in the 4th c. BC, the British in the 19th century, the Soviets in the 1980s, and a US-led coalition in the beginning of the 21st century?


Question 11:


Thirteen countries, or almost a third of all landlocked countries in the world, have gained their independence in 1990, mostly due to the breakup of the Soviet Union and the breakup of Yugoslavia. Which of the following is NOT one of these thirteen countries?
Montenegro
Armenia
Macedonia
Moldova

Question 12:


Almost all landlocked countries are in Europe, Africa and Central Asia. What is the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia?
Cambodia
Laos
Singapore
Vietnam

 


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