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Say goodbye to the weirdest border dispute in the world

Just found this poking around from a link sent to me – amazing what is really out there in the world.  I learned about enclaves: small areas of sovereignty completely surrounded on all sides by another country – but this one is crazy:

The exchange between India and Bangladesh means that the world will not only lose one of its most unique borders, but it will also lose the only third-order enclave in the world – an enclave surrounded by an enclave surrounded by an enclave surrounded by another state.

It’s confusing, so let me spell it out: Dahala Khagrabari, the third-order enclave in question, was a part of India, surrounded by a Bangladeshi enclave, which was surrounded by an Indian enclave, which was surrounded by Bangladesh. If you’re still confused, this close-up map may make things a little clearer:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read the whole article by clicking on this link.

 

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