landlocked developing country


 

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Definition: 

A sovereign state that is entirely enclosed by land, or whose only coastlines lie on closed seas, and therefore lacks a territorial access to the sea, which causes remoteness and isolation from world markets and high transit costs imposing serious constraints on the overall socio-economic development. (Source: UN-OHRLLS)

Broader
developing country
Synonyms
  • LLDC

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