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Names & Length of Pakistan Borders With India, Afghanistan, Iran & China

Pakistan Borders Length, Names & Overview

Pakistan has;

  • India on its eastern border
  • Iran on its western border
  • China on its northeast border
  • Afghanistan on its northwest border
  • Arabian sea on its southern border

Pakistan Borders Length

The total length of Pakistan borders including the Arabian sea coastal belt stands out at 8342 km. The total length of Pakistan’s land borders is around 7283 km.

Although some sources claim it to be 6774 km, it’s likely to be wrong.

Pakistan Borders Names

  • The Pakistan India border is also known as Radcliffe Line.
  • The Pakistan Afghanistan border is also known as Durand Line.

Here’s a brief overview of all of Pakistan Borders length, names, and other important info:

Pakistan India Border

The Pakistan India border runs from the Line of Control (LoC), which divides Pakistani-administered Kashmir and Indian-administered Kashmir, to Sir Creek in Rann of Kutch, which divides Pakistan’s Sindh province to India’s Gujarat state.

Pakistan India Border Name

Pakistan India Border is divided into 3 parts, which are as follows:

1. Line of Control

The northern part that mainly lies in the disputed Kashmir territory is known as the Line of Control or LOC. It’s also known as the Ceasefire Line.

The Line of Control/ LOC divides Pakistani-administered Kashmir and Indian-administered Kashmir.

2. Working Boundary

The working boundary between Pakistan and India separates Pakistan’s Punjab province from the Indian-administered Jammu & Kashmir region.

It is the working boundary since it is a 1-way dispute. Pakistan’s Punjab province is recognized as an integral part of Pakistan by both countries, while Indian-administered Jammu & Kashmir is disputed.

3. International Border

The southern part of the border is the internationally recognized border, commonly known as the Radcliffe Line.

Pakistan India Border Length

The total length of the Pakistan India border is 3164 km, out of which:

  • Length of Line of Control/ LOC/ Ceasefire Line = 862 km
  • The length of Working Boundary = 202 km
  • The length of the Radcliffe Line = 2100 km

Note: According to some sources, the length of the Pakistan India border is 2,912 km – but it’s likely to be wrong.

Pakistan China Border

Pakistan China Border Name

Unlike Pakistan’s border with India and Afghanistan, the Pakistan China border has no specific name of its own.

Pakistan China Border Length

Pakistan China border length is 599 km. According to some sources, the length of the Pakistan China border is 523 km – but it’s likely to be wrong.

Pakistan Afghanistan Border

Pakistan Afghanistan Border Name

Another name of the Pakistan Afghanistan border is Durand Line.

The Durand Line was established in 1893 after an agreement between British diplomat Mortimer Durand and Afghan Emir Abdur Rahman Khan.

Pakistan Afghanistan Border Length

Pakistan Afghanistan border length is 2611 km. According to some sources, the length of the Pakistan Afghanistan border is 2430 km – but it’s likely to be wrong.

Pakistan Iran Border

Pakistan Iran Border Name

Unlike Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan and India, the Pakistan Iran border has no specific name of its own. The border divides ethnic Baloch tribes, separating Pakistan’s Balochistan province from Iran’s Sistan and Balochistan province.

Pakistan Iran Border Length

Pakistan Iran border length is 9o9 km. According to some sources, the length of the Pakistan Iran border is 959 km – but it’s likely to be wrong.

Pakistan Coastal Line Length

The length of the Pakistan coastal line with the Arabian sea is 1059 km. Some sources claim it to be 1046 km, but it’s most likely to be wrong.

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Source: Survey of Pakistan

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