• Contested territories
  • Claimed by Brazil, Uruguay
  • Area 2,5 km²
  • Population Uninhabited

Ilha Brasileira is a small island at the junction of the Uruguay and the Quaraí river, on the triple border of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. A lack of clarity in historical documents as to whom this small piece of land in the river belonged caused both Uruguay and Brazil to claim the island. However, neither country enforces their claim and the conflict does not prevent the countries from keeping up close, economics ties. The sole inhabitant of the island, Brazilian farmer José Jorge Daniel, passed away in 2011.