Which Countries Have the Most Neighbors On Their Borders and How Many Neighbors Do China and Russia Have?

China and Russia border the most other countries, mainly because they both cover such large land areas.

Each country has 14 neighboring countries.

Russia’s borders touch Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, North Korea, Norway, Poland, and Ukraine.

China is bordered by Afghanistan, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Vietnam.

China is one of the world’s oldest civilizations and is also regarded as the oldest continuous civilization in the world.

The word “China” comes from Cin (چین), a Persian name for China popularized in Europe by Marco Polo.

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