The use of particular designations of countries or territories does not imply any judgement by the Commission as
to the legal status of such countries or territories, of their authorities and institutions or of the delimitation
of their boundaries. The dotted line on the maps represents approximately the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir
agreed upon by India and Pakistan. The two countries have not agreed upon the final status of Jammu and Kashmir.
Radionuclide with Noble Gas
*) The CTBTO has been equipping 40 of the 80 radionuclide stations with noble gas monitoring technology on an
experimental basis since 1999. [More info ...]
Locations ofNuclear Explosions**) Site of a nuclear explosion: defined as a location where one or
several countries have detonated at least one nuclear bomb either for military or peaceful purposes.
Nuclear Weapons used in World War II, August 1945
The figures used in this map are approximate and based on official government sources, as well as on information
provided by research institutions such as the Natural Resources Defence Council in Washington D.C., and the
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).