What are the territories given on lease (or any other way) by some country to other country currently? Is there such map?

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    Do you mean like "Guantanamo Bay", or "Hong Kong in the 20th century"?
    – James K
    Aug 19, 2019 at 14:18
  • Did you want: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    – Roger
    Aug 19, 2019 at 14:22
  • @JamesK yes, like that. I heard, Hambantota (Srilanka) is on lease to China.
    – Manak
    Aug 20, 2019 at 5:36
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    Sri Lanka remains the government authority in Hambantota, even if the Chinese Government has leased some land, so I don't think this is an example.
    – James K
    Aug 20, 2019 at 5:56

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There seems to be only two, if you ignore purely ceremonial leases such as the "JFK Memorial in Runnymead".

Khmeimim Air Base in Syria is leased to the Russian government for a period of 49 years from 2015 to 2064

Guantanamo Bay Base is leased "in perpetuity" by the USA from Cuba.

Both are military facilities with no civilian government.

  • The question has a loose definition of lease ("given on lease (or any other way)"), not a strict definition.
    – Jasper
    Aug 20, 2019 at 16:53
  • Djibouti allows multiple powers (some of whom are rivals of each other) to lease bases on its territory.
    – Jasper
    Aug 20, 2019 at 16:54

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