Neutral territory

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A neutral territory is a territory (not a sovereign state) that is not an integral part of any state (neither independent, nor dependent on a single state, nor colonized or under protectorate, nor a concession), and yet is not terra nullius, but is the object of an agreement under international law between at least two parties (usually bordering states and/or their colonizers et cetera) that neither shall establish, at least for the duration of the agreement's validity, effective control over it.

The neutral zone separating the Spanish town of Ceuta from Morocco

When it is a delimited zone bordering at least one of the partners, the term neutral zone applies. This had been the case in the past for:

In many cases, a neutral zone is also a demilitarized zone.

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