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The Land No Country Wants to Claim

There is an area of land between Egypt and Sudan that nobody wants and has been unclaimed by either nation. The 795 square miles of land in the shape of a trapezoid called Bir Tawil is the only piece of unclaimed land in the world outside of Antarctica (where no land can be claimed because of the 1959 Antarctic Treaty).

Bir Tawil is mostly desert and mountains and has no appreciable natural resources…

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Daniel Ganninger

The writer, editor, and chief lackey of Knowledge Stew and the Knowledge Stew line of trivia books. Connect at knowledgestew.com and danielganninger.com