Martin Pratt

Martin Pratt is an internationally respected expert in boundary-making, border management and territorial dispute resolution. He is the director of Bordermap Consulting, working with governments, international organizations, businesses, scholars and practitioners around the world to resolve and prevent boundary-related conflict on land and at sea. He is also an honorary professor at Durham University, where he worked for over 20 years as director of research at the International Boundaries Research Unit (now IBRU: Centre for Borders Research). He is a geographer and cartographer by training, specializing in technical aspects of land and maritime boundary delimitation.

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Continent with the most land boundaries

There are 323 international land boundaries in the world in 2022. The continent with the greatest number is Africa, with 110. These totals include the boundaries of Kosovo, Palestine and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (Western Sahara), which are not yet universally recognized as states. Based exclusively on UN member states, those figures would be reduced to 315, with 108 in Africa.