The answer to this question depends on how we model “landlocked”. In terms of land area, Central Asian countries – Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan – are the three largest landlocked countries. In terms of people residing there, Mongolia is the largest landlocked country in the world with a population of 2.7 million out of a total population of 3 million who live in Asia.
Landlocked Countries: Russia (5th), Belarus (9th) Ukraine (7th). Kyrgyzstan is 83rd by area and 93rd by population while Kazakhstan occupies 59th place on both lists respectively. Turkmenistan is 18th by area and 20th by number while occupying only 168th place on the list of countries by population.
The impact of being landlocked in the global economy is severe. The lacked access to fishing and oceanic food sources cause several issues, including high transportation costs that arise because there are no ports around them for ships from other countries or anyone else with goods coming via boat; dependence upon neighboring country’s natural resources create a multitude erogenous vulnerabilities which military limitations due low naval opportunities often cause more problems than they solve.
As the world’s largest economy, United States is also the world’s largest maritime trading nation and especially affects landlocked countries that lack access to waterways or oceans within their borders because of this all goods must be transported either through neighboring countries with ports on sea coasts or across seas by ship which makes them more expensive than they would otherwise if landlocked countries were able to use waterways or oceans.