Definitions for landlockedˈlændˌlɒkt
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surrounded entirely or almost entirely by land
"a landlocked country"
Surrounded by land (having no borders with the sea).
Switzerland is landlocked and obviously will never be a great sea power and must always trade overland.
Living in freshwater, such as landlocked salmon.
inclosed, or nearly inclosed, by land
confined to a fresh-water lake by reason of waterfalls or dams; -- said of fishes that would naturally seek the sea, after spawning; as, the landlocked salmon
A landlocked state or country is a sovereign state entirely enclosed by land, or whose only coastlines lie on closed seas. There are currently 48 such countries, including four partially recognised states. Only two, Bolivia and Paraguay in South America, lie outside Afro-Eurasia. As a rule, being landlocked creates political and economic handicaps that access to the high seas averts. As such, polities large and small across history have striven to gain access to open waters, even at great expense in wealth, bloodshed, and political capital. Depending on degree of development, language barriers, and other considerations, being landlocked may or may not pose economic disadvantages. Some historically landlocked countries are quite affluent, such as Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Liechtenstein, which frequently employ neutrality to their political advantage. The majority, however, are classified as Landlocked Developing Countries. Nine of the twelve countries with the lowest Human Development Indices are landlocked.
Translations for landlocked
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- sense litoralCatalan, Valencian
- sin litoralSpanish
- enclavé, sans littoralFrench
- tengerrel nem határosHungarian
- binnen, door, omgeven, landDutch
- continental, închis (''terestru'')Romanian
- [[окружённый]] [[суша, континентальныйRussian
- континенталан, kontinentalanSerbo-Croatian
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