Bir Tawil, unclaimed territory, c.795 sq mi (2,060 km), along the E Egypt-Sudan border W of the Halayeb Triangle. Its unclaimed status arose from the peculiarities the disputed border: Bir Tawil lies S of the border claimed by Egypt, and N of the border claimed by Sudan (see Halayeb Triangle). Small mountains in the territory include Jabal Tawil (1,507 ft/459 m) in the north and Jebel Hagar ez Zarqa (2,172 ft/662 m) in the east.
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