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Landlocked
A landlocked state or landlocked country is a sovereign state entirely enclosed by land, or whose only coastlines lie on closed seas. There are currently 49 such countries, including five partially recognised states. Only two, Bolivia
Bolivia
and Paraguay
Paraguay
in South America, lie outside Afro-Eurasia
Afro-Eurasia
(the Old World). As a rule, being landlocked creates political and economic handicaps that access to the high seas avoids. For this reason, states large and small across history have striven to gain access to open waters, even at great expense in wealth, bloodshed, and political capital. The economic disadvantages of being landlocked can be alleviated or aggravated depending on degree of development, language barriers, and other considerations
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Gdynia
Gdynia
Gdynia
[ˈɡdɨɲa] ( listen) (German: Gdingen, Kashubian: Gdiniô) is a city in the Pomeranian Voivodeship
Pomeranian Voivodeship
of Poland
Poland
and a seaport of Gdańsk Bay
Gdańsk Bay
on the south coast of the Baltic Sea. Located in Kashubia
Kashubia
in Eastern Pomerania, Gdynia
Gdynia
is part of a conurbation with the spa town of Sopot, the city of Gdańsk
Gdańsk
and suburban communities, which together form a metropolitan area called the Tricity (Trójmiasto), with a population of over a million people. For centuries, Gdynia
Gdynia
remained a small agricultural and fishing village on the Baltic coast. At the beginning of the 20th-century Gdynia
Gdynia
became a seaside resort town and experienced an inflow of tourists
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Republic Of Venice
The Republic of Venice
Venice
(Italian: Repubblica di Venezia, later: Repubblica Veneta; Venetian: Repùblica de Venèsia, later: Repùblica Vèneta), traditionally known as La Serenissima (Most Serene Republic of Venice) (Italian: Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia; Venetian: Serenìsima Repùblica Vèneta), was a sovereign state and maritime republic in northeastern Italy, which existed for a millennium between the 8th century and the 18th century. It was based in the lagoon communities of the historically prosperous city of Venice, and was a leading European economic and trading power during the Middle Ages
Middle Ages
and the Renaissance. The Venetian city state was founded as a safe haven for the people escaping persecution in mainland Europe after the decline of the Roman Empire. In its early years, it prospered on the salt trade. In subsequent centuries, the city state established a thalassocracy
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International Waterway
The terms international waters or trans-boundary waters apply where any of the following types of bodies of water (or their drainage basins) transcend international boundaries: oceans, large marine ecosystems, enclosed or semi-enclosed regional seas and estuaries, rivers, lakes, groundwater systems (aquifers), and wetlands.[1] International waters
International waters
have no sovereignty, ergo is "Terra nullius" as no state controls it. All states have the freedom of: fishing, navigation, overflight, laying cables and pipelines, and research. Oceans, seas, and waters outside national jurisdiction are also referred to as the high seas or, in Latin, mare liberum (meaning free sea)
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Port Of Giurgiulești
The Port
Port
of Giurgiulești
Giurgiulești
is a port on the Danube
Danube
River and the largest port in Moldova.[1] It is also a port on Prut River.[2] It is Moldova’s only port accessible to seagoing vessels, situated at km 133.8 (nautical mile 72.2) of the River Danube
Danube
in the South of Moldova.[3] It operates both a grain and an oil terminal as well as a passenger terminal.[4] The building of an oil terminal started in 1996 and it was launched on October 26, 2006. Giurgiulești
Giurgiulești
passenger port was officially opened on March 17, 2009, when the first sea passenger trip Giurgiulești-Istanbul- Giurgiulești
Giurgiulești
was launched. The Grain Transhipment Terminal was opened on July 24, 2009. A container facility was added in 2012. As of 2015 a second grain terminal was under construction
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International Congo Society
Coordinates: 2°52′48″S 23°39′22″E / 2.88°S 23.656°E / -2.88; 23.656International Congo SocietyAssociation internationale du CongoProvisional government1879–1885FlagCapital BomaPolitical structure Provisional governmentOwner Leopold II of BelgiumChairman Maximilien StrauchPlenipotentiary Henry Morton StanleyHistorical era New Imperialism •  Established 17 November 1879 •  Flag recognised 10 April 1884 •  Sovereignty recognised 8 November 1884 •  Free state established 1 July 1885Preceded by Succeeded byInternational African AssociationKingdom of KongoCongo Free StateThe International Association of the Cong
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Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Coordinates: 2°52′48″S 23°39′22″E / 2.88°S 23.656°E / -2.88; 23.656Democratic Republic of the Congo République démocratique du Congo  (French) Repubilika ya Kôngo ya Dimokalasi  (Kongo) Republíki ya Kongó Demokratíki  (Lingala) Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Kongo  (Swahili) Ditunga dia Kongu wa Mungalaata  (Luba-Katanga)FlagCoat of armsMotto: "Justice – Paix – Travail" (French) "Justice – Peace – Work"Anthem: Debout Congolais  (French) "Arise, Congolese"Location of  Democratic Republic of the Congo  (dark green)Capital and largest city Kinshasa 4°19′S 15°19′E / 4.317°S 15.317°E / -4.317; 15.317Official languages FrenchRecognised national languagesLingala Kikongo Swahili TshilubaEthnic groups See
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Angola
Coordinates: 12°30′S 18°30′E / 12.500°S 18.500°E / -12.500; 18.500 Republic
Republic
of Angola República de Angola  (Portuguese)FlagEmblemMotto: Virtus Unita Fortior  (Latin) (English: "Virtue is stronger when united")Anthem:  Angola
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Conference Of Berlin
The Berlin Conference
Berlin Conference
of 1884–85, also known as the Congo Conference (German: Kongokonferenz) or West Africa
Africa
Conference (Westafrika-Konferenz),[1] regulated European colonization and trade in Africa
Africa
during the New Imperialism
New Imperialism
period and coincided with Germany's sudden emergence as an imperial power. The conference was organized by Otto von Bismarck, first Chancellor of Germany; its outcome, the General Act of the Berlin Conference, can be seen as the formalization of the Scramble for Africa
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Republic Of Ragusa
b While present in the region even before the establishment of the Republic, Croatian language, referred to as Slavic at the time, had not become widely spoken until late 15th century.[1] Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
before the 1667 earthquake, Photogravure Kowalczyk 1909Painting of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
from 1667The Republic
Republic
of Ragusa was a maritime republic centered on the city of Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik
(Ragusa in Italian, German and Latin; Raguse in French) in Dalmatia
Dalmatia
(today in southernmost Croatia) that carried that name from 1358 until 1808. It reached its commercial peak in the 15th and the 16th centuries, before being conquered by Napoleon's French Empire and formally annexed by the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy
Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy
in 1808
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Neum
Neum
Neum
(Serbo-Croatian pronunciation: [nɛ̌um], Cyrillic: Неум) is the only town to be situated along Bosnia and Herzegovina's 20 km (12 mi) of coastline,[3] making it the country's only access to the Adriatic Sea. In 2009 the municipal (općina) population was 4,605 and in 1991 the population of the town proper was 4,268.Contents1 Features 2 Geography2.1 Overview 2.2 Subdivision 2.3 Border crossings3 History 4 Climate 5 Demographics5.1 2013 Census6 Culture 7 Sport 8 See also 9 References 10 External linksFeatures[edit] Neum
Neum
has steep hills, sandy beaches, and several large tourist hotels. Prices tend to be lower than in neighboring Croatia, making it popular with shoppers. Tourism, and the commerce it brings, is the leading contributor to the economy of the area
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Ottoman Empire
The Ottoman Empire (/ˈɒtəmən/; Devlet-i ʿAlīye-i ʿOsmānīye[dn 5]), also historically known in Western Europe
Europe
as the Turkish Empire[8] or simply Turkey,[9] was a state that controlled much of southeastern Europe, western Asia and northern Africa between the 14th and early 20th centuries. It was founded at the end of the 13th century in northwestern Anatolia
Anatolia
in the town of Söğüt (modern-day Bilecik Province) by the Oghuz Turkish tribal leader Osman.[10] After 1354, the Ottomans crossed into Europe, and with the conquest of the Balkans, the Ottoman Beylik was transformed into a transcontinental empire
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Bosnia And Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina (/ˈbɒzniə ... ˌhɛərtsəɡoʊˈviːnə, -ˌhɜːrt-, -ɡə-/ ( listen) or /ˌhɜːrtsəˈɡɒvɪnə/;[10][11] abbreviated B&H; Bosnian and Serbian: Bosna i Hercegovina (BiH) / Боснa и Херцеговина (БиХ), Croatian: Bosna i Hercegovina (BiH) pronounced [bôsna i xěrtseɡoʋina]), sometimes called Bosnia-Herzegovina, and often known informally as Bosnia, is a country in Southeastern Europe
Europe
located on the Balkan Peninsula. Sarajevo
Sarajevo
is the capital and largest city. It is bordered by Croatia
Croatia
to the north and west; Serbia
Serbia
to the east; Montenegro
Montenegro
to the southeast; and the Adriatic Sea
Adriatic Sea
to the south, with a coastline about 20 kilometres (12 miles) long surrounding the town of Neum
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Sovereign State
A sovereign state is, in international law, a nonphysical juridical entity that is represented by one centralized government that has sovereignty over a geographic area
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Croatia
Coordinates: 45°10′N 15°30′E / 45.167°N 15.500°E / 45.167; 15.500 Republic
Republic
of Croatia Republika Hrvatska[a]FlagCoat of armsAnthem: "Lijepa naša domovino" "Our Beautiful Homeland"Location of  Croatia  (dark green) – in Europe  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)Capital and largest city Zagreb 45°48′N 16°0′E / 45.800°N 16.000°E / 45.800; 16.000Official languages CroatianRecognised national languages See Languages of CroatiaWriting system Latin
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Ploče
Ploče (pronounced [plɔ̂tʃɛ]; Italian: Porto Tolero) is a town and a notable seaport in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County of Croatia.Contents1 Geography1.1 Climate2 History 3 Population 4 Port 5 International relations5.1 Twin towns – Sister cities6 References 7 External linksGeography[edit] Ploče is located on the Adriatic coast in Dalmatia just north of the Neretva Delta and is as such the natural seaside endpoint of most north-south routes through the central Dinaric Alps. This makes it the primary seaport used by Bosnia and Herzegovina and the endpoint of the Pan-European corridor 5C. Čeveljuša is a toponym in Ploče, located to the east of the town, on the intersection of the D8 highway and the D425.[2] Climate[edit]This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it
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