Countries Farthest From the Sea or Ocean

Which countries lie farthest from the world ocean?
Distances are the shortest distance from that country to a sea coast
The Mediterranean, Black Sea, etc... are considered to be part of the ocean
However, the Caspian Sea is considered a lake
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Last updated: May 31, 2020
First submittedMarch 8, 2017
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km
country
miles
1589
Kyrgyzstan
988
1288
Tajikistan
800
1174
Uzbekistan
730
969
Rwanda
602
932
Burundi
579
885
Turkmenistan
550
764
South Sudan
475
759
Uganda
472
757
Chad
470
733
Kazakhstan
455
km
country
miles
697
Mongolia
433
597
Zambia
371
587
Niger
365
582
Paraguay
362
556
Central African Republic
346
510
Nepal
317
480
Bhutan
299
477
Burkina Faso
297
452
Botswana
281
449
Afghanistan
279
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Level 62
Mar 8, 2017
Interesting!
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Level 62
Mar 9, 2017
Nice idea!
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Level 79
Mar 9, 2017
Cool quiz and thanks for making it
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Level 78
May 30, 2020
Nice quiz! Interesting that 6 of the 7 "stan" countries make the list.
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Level 66
May 30, 2020
Well, given that "stan" means land, they wouldn't want water now, would they?
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Level 71
May 30, 2020
"Farthest" is for physical distances, "furthest" is for metaphysical distances.
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Level 73
May 31, 2020
Fair enough, we'll change it, although some people treat these two words as synonyms.
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Level 63
May 31, 2020
Actually, although 'farthest' is uncommon in abstract context, 'farthest' and 'furthest' are interchangeable (according to the Oxford Dictionary of English).
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Level 73
May 31, 2020
Which is exactly what we just said.
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Level 57
May 31, 2020
How about Mali? Be reminded that the Earth is round, and the actual distance on Google Map is larger in areas close to equator.
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Level 73
May 31, 2020
At its nearest point to the sea, Mali is 354 km / 220 miles inland.