The Confusing Third-Order Enclave Khagrabari

Although there are several second-order enclaves, the town of Khagrabari was the world's only third-order enclave. As of the 2001 India census, Khagrabari (which is a part of India) has a population of more than 19,000. As of July 2015, Khagrabari is part of Bangladesh, making it a second-order enclave.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. There are two types of geographical countries: enclaves and exclaves. 00:24

  2. Borders can be subjective, especially in obscure areas. 06:51

  3. Even countries with no governments or surrounding countries can have a difficult time determining its international borders. 08:15

Written by Curiosity Staff June 25, 2015

Curiosity uses cookies to improve site performance, for analytics and for advertising. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies, our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.