Puzzle 34

John Baez

Q: What do Liechtenstein and Uzbekistan have in common, besides having long names?

A: They're the only countries in the world that are doubly landlocked. They don't touch the sea, nor do they border any country that touches the sea. Liechtenstein borders Switzerland and Austria, while Uzbekistan borders Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afganistan and Turkmenistan - all "stans", and all landlocked.


I thank Bruce Westbury for proposing this puzzle.

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