Kyrgyzstan is more distant from the ocean than any other nation. At a minimum of 1620 miles from any ocean, it is the most land-locked state in the world

Kyrgyzstan: The Furthest Country From Any Ocean

Kyrgyzstan is far from everywhere, it seems, including the ocean.

When you picture the country furthest from any ocean, you might well imagine somewhere dry and uninteresting, comprised of arid desert and not much else. You’d be wrong. The country furthest from any ocean is actually Kyrgyzstan, famous for its scenery: dramatic mountains, rich valleys, and serene lakes. Of course, Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan is the endpoint of the Central Asia Rally, and though the journey all the way from Astrakhan, in Russia, isn’t easy, it’s well worth it.

The furthest country from any ocean

At a distance of 1620 miles to the closest coastline, the Indian Ocean, Kyrgyzstan is the country furthest from any ocean. With mountains covering four-fifths o… Continue Reading (2 minute read)

11 thoughts on “Kyrgyzstan is more distant from the ocean than any other nation. At a minimum of 1620 miles from any ocean, it is the most land-locked state in the world”

  1. _nformant

    Everything southern Russia and northern Afghanistan seems like from a different world to me.

  2. UnwashedApple

    Some people go their whole lives never seeing an ocean.

  3. AllAboutMeMedia

    I bet people still decorate their homes with tacky signage saying:

    Life’s a Beach

  4. Deacon75

    Don’t order the fish on Wednesday.

  5. Timigos

    They also have inferior potassium

  6. xxkoloblicinxx

    Okay, but where is the most land locked place? Where is the furthest point from any ocean?

  7. HomunculusHunk

    I would think that Uzbekistan is the most landlocked country. It is the only landlocked country that is completely surrounded by landlocked countries.

    Edit: Liechtenstein is also doubly landlocked.

  8. LotsOfMaps

    1620 km, bro. That’s only 1011 mi. Still a long way, but best to not get the units mixed up.

    I realize the article did it too, but that’s why it’s good to check your sources.

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