GK Notes: Important International Boundary Lines

By Ashish Kumar|Updated : April 28th, 2018

Dear Readers,

It is very important to know about the Important International Boundary Lines between various countries because it will improve your general knowledge and many questions have been asked in various exams.

  • Radcliffe Line ‐ The boundary line between India and Pakistan drawn by Sir Cyril Radcliffe in 1947.
  • Durand Line ‐ Boundary line between India and Afghanistan demarcated by Sir Mortimer Durand in 1896. Presently it is between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
  • McMahon Line ‐ The boundary line between India and China to which China does not approve. It was demarcated by Sir Henry McMahon.
  • 20th Parallel ‐ The line which Pakistan claims should be the Demarcation line between India and Pakistan, not accepted by India.
  • 24th Parallel ‐ The boundary line between India and Myanmar.
  • Hindenberg Line ‐ Boundary line between Germany and Poland to which German retreated in 1917 during the First World War.
  • Oder‐Neisse Line ‐ The boundary line between East Germany and Poland.
  • 17th Parallel ‐ The line which defines the boundary between North Vietnam and South Vietnam before the two were united.
  • 38th Parallel ‐ The boundary line between North Korea and South Korea.
  • 49th Parallel ‐ It is the boundary line between United States of America and Canada.


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