Crimea is not the only one – territorial disputes around the world


The CIA has just published a map of boundary disputes all over the world – and Ukraine seems not to be the only State with territorial issues.

Nations excluded from this list are grey, the other ones in orange are involved (on a different degree, of course) in geographical disputes.

According to the World Factbook, Kashmir is one of the most militarised areas in the world with portions under the de facto administration of China (Aksai Chin), India (Jammu and Kashmir), and Pakistan (Azad Kashmir and Northern Areas).

In Europe, major disagreements remain with Bosnia and Herzegovina over several small sections of the boundary related to maritime access that hinders ratification of the 1999 border agreement; since the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s, Croatia and Slovenia have each claimed sovereignty over Pirin Bay and four villages, and Slovenia has objected to Croatia’s claim of an exclusive economic zone in the Adriatic Sea.


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