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Land-locked Niger and its Alternative Seaport Access

Strictly speaking, the term iand-lockedness’ refers to countries having no physical access to a sea coast. From the geographical viewpoint, these states are located inland and used to be called ‘hinterland’. Up to 1990, 44 countries have been identified around the world as being land-locked of which 15 are located in Africa. The Republic of Niger is one them and one of the poorest as well.