2. It Is the World’s Largest Landlocked Country
With a land area of over a million square miles (about a quarter of the size of the US), Kazakhstan is also the world’s largest landlocked country. Despite this fact, the country maintains a large navy, founded in 2003. The navy operates on the Caspian Sea, which is the largest enclosed body of water in the world. Other countries with coastlines along the Caspian Sea include Iran, Turkmenistan, Russia and Azerbaijan.