Register | Login


Wedged between the borders of Egypt and Sudan is a small parcel of land that is truly unique in this world. It is one of the last unclaimed land on earth. Neither country wants it, and it is easy to see why. This 2,000-square-kilometer trapezoidal piece of land called Bir Tawil lies in one of the most desolate regions of North Africa. The region is mostly sand and rock, with no roads or permanent inhabitants or natural resources. Claiming this region would contribute nothing to either country’s economy. But that’s only half the story.

Lying adjacent to Bir Tawil is another much larger triangle of land—Hala'ib—which is also sand and rock, but it borders the Red Sea and is hence more valuable. Now both Egypt and Sudan want Hala'ib, but the way the border was created between them, each country can have either Bir Tawil or Hala'ib, but not both. Whoever claims Bir Tawil thus would have to relinquish their claim to the larger and more lucrative Hala’ib Triangle, which neither country wants to lose.

bir-tawil

Read more »
© Amusing Planet, 2018.


Loading...

Amy Jackson for Pernias PopUp Shop Magazine
Amy Jackson for Pernias PopUp Shop Magazine
Gangs of Wasseypur Actress Richa Chadda Shows True Glamour
Gangs of Wasseypur Actress Richa Chadda Shows True Glamour
Ramanand Sagars Great Granddaughter Bold Pics on Instagram
Ramanand Sagars Great Granddaughter Bold Pics on Instagram
The Japanese Soldiers Who Wouldnt Surrender
The Japanese Soldiers Who Wouldnt Surrender
Moroccan Wall The Longest Minefield in The World
Moroccan Wall The Longest Minefield in The World
The Wild Burros of Oatman Arizona
The Wild Burros of Oatman Arizona
Disha Patani at Filmfare Glamour amp Style Awards 2016
Disha Patani at Filmfare Glamour amp Style Awards 2016
Jasmin Walia  Another Mothers Son Premiere in London
Jasmin Walia Another Mothers Son Premiere in London