from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A part of a country that is isolated from the main part and is surrounded by foreign territory.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A portion of a country's territory not connected to the main part
- n. A detached part of an organ, as of the pancreas, thyroid, or other gland.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A portion of a country which is separated from the main part and surrounded by politically alien territory.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A part of a country, province, or the like which is disjoined from the main part.
Timor-Leste is one of the smallest countries in the world, consisting of the eastern half of the island of Timor western half belongs to Indonesia, and the islands of Atauro and Jaco, and the exclave of Oecusse.
Malvolio — hypertechnically, it is an exclave of New York, in that it is controlled by New York but within the legal boundaries of Jersey City, New Jersey.
Will this lead the Paris-based leadership of the "Republic of Cabinda" who seek to create an independent state in the Angolan exclave of Cabinda once known as the Portuguese Congo wedged in between Congo-Brazzaville and Congo-Kinshasa?
The Polish part is finally and truly Polish; the sliver of East Prussia given to the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic is now a part of independent Lithuania; the rest of the old Soviet slice is a seedy Russian exclave surrounded by the European Union.
What if a Jewish homeland had been created in the former German territory in and around Königsberg rather than it having been turned into a Russian exclave?
Azerbaijan, with respect to its landlocked exclave of Nakhichevan.
As an alternative, Syria has also tried to fly arms in from the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad in Eastern Europe, but those flights have been blocked by neighboring Lithuania.
(The counter-example, which is actually not that small, might be Kaliningrad Oblast, the Russian exclave, which has a pretty shitty reputation as a place for heroin, HIV and prostitution arbitrage.)
Armeniatotal: 1,254 km border countries: Azerbaijan-proper 566 km, Azerbaijan-Naxcivan exclave 221 km, Georgia 164 km, Iran 35 km, Turkey 268 km
Azerbaijantotal: 2,013 km border countries: Armenia (with Azerbaijan-proper) 566 km, Armenia (with Azerbaijan-Naxcivan exclave) 221 km, Georgia 322 km, Iran (with Azerbaijan-proper) 432 km, Iran (with Azerbaijan-Naxcivan exclave) 179 km, Russia 284 km, Turkey 9 km