A triply landlocked state refers to a landlocked state that is encircled by three states on either side from the nearest gulf, bay, or ocean. A majority of the landlocked states in the U.S are singly and doubly landlocked. However, one US state is triply landlocked.
The Only Triply Landlocked State in the US
Nebraska remains the only state that is triply landlocked. From Nebraska, one can reach the Gulf of Mexico by traversing through Kansas into Oklahoma, then to Texas and the Gulf. To access the Hudson Bay, one travels north to South and North Dakota then to Manitoba. The Atlantic Coast is accessible when traveling due east to Missouri, Kentucky and finally to Virginia. The Pacific coast is accessible through Wyoming to Idaho and finally to Oregon.
The State of Nebraska
The State of Nebraska lies on the Great Plains in the Midwestern part of the U.S. It is locked south of South Dakota, West of Iowa, North of Kansas, and east of Wyoming. On the northeast of the state lies the State of Colorado while Colorado is located on the southwest. It covers an area of approximately 77,220 sqm and has a population of about 1.9 million. Omaha is the state’s largest city while Lincoln is its capital. On March 1, 1867, Nebraska was admitted to the Union as the thirty-seventh state. The state is located in two regions, the Great Plains and the Dissected Till Plains. The cities of Lincoln and Omaha are both located on the Dissected Till Plains. The western part of the state lies on the Great Plain; it is characterized by vast agriculture land and treeless prairie suitable for the production of soybeans, beef, and corn. Nebraska is the only state with a unicameral legislature and is politically nonpartisan.