Some Awesome Photos of Interesting International Borders :
The borders between nations can tell you a lot about how countries fence off their turf. They also, in a way, show us what their relationships are with their neighboring countries. Borders between friendly nations can almost seem non-existent, while others are marked by guard posts and demilitarized zones.
History played a huge part in setting these borders but the reality is, sometimes (unfortunately) current events can change them awfully quickly. We are of course hoping that doesn’t happen anytime soon, or better yet, never. Here are 21 national borders from around the world.
1. Austria, Hungary, and Slovakia – This picnic table marks the location where the borders of the three EU nations meet
2. Norway and Sweden – Snowmobilers line up to ride the pathway of removed trees making up the border between the two Nordic nations
3.Netherlands and Belgium – The borders in the town of Baarle are the most confusing borders in the world. The entire town is surrounded by The Netherlands but 26 separate pieces of the town belong to Belgium. For clarification and the interest of tourists, the border is made visible on all the town’s streets. This way it is always clear whether one is in Belgium (Baarle-Hertog) or in The Netherlands (Baarle-Nassau).
4.Poland and Ukraine – This part of the border between the two European nations gets decorated every year for a local art festival (The Land Art Festival).
5.USA and Mexico – Residents of Naco, Arizona and Naco, Mexico play volleyball match over fence between USA and Mexico
6.Haiti – The Dominican Republic, which evidently have very different environmental protection laws – Haiti has limited deforestation laws when compared to the Dominican Republic on the right.
7.Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil – The point where the Iguazú and Paraná rivers converge is known as The Triple Frontier, connecting the three South American nations.
8.France and Italy – border between France and Italy, at an altitude of 2744 meters
9.Nepal to India – That part of the hill is Darjeeling actually and the hill in the background is Illam, Nepal
10.Thailand, Myanmar and Laos – The term “Golden Triangle” refers to the border regions between Thailand, Burma and Laos and when gold was used by Chinese traders to pay for opium grown there.
11.Mexico – USA – A small fence separates densely-populated Tijuana, Mexico, right, from the United States in the Border Patrol’s San Diego Sector. Construction is underway to extend a secondary fence over the top of this hill and eventually to the Pacific Ocean ,here is a 1,038 kilometer fence between Mexico and the US that in some locations is triple reinforced and lit up at night.
12. Croatia – Bosnia and Herzegovina – Building in Mostar damaged by the war and still not renovated.
13.Sweden – Norway – Jan S. Krogh’s Geosite: Norwegian-Swedish (NO/SE) Boundary Marker 259
14.Vatican City and Italy – The entrance to the famous St. Peter’s Square marks the border between Italy and the sovereign Catholic city-state of Vatican City.
15.China – Pakistan – A Center for Friendship – CROSS-BORDER ROAD: The Khunjerab Pass on the China-Pakistan border and the cross-border road between the two countries. The Shanghai Construction Group participated in construction of the road, also known as the Karakoram Highway, which runs from Sust in Pakistan to Piarali in China (CFP)
16.Malaysia – Indonesia – Sarawak (Sarawak and Sabah is island of Malaysia)
17.Portugal – Spain – Leap of faith – spain and portugal having different time zone… so you can really go back in time (or go forward in time)
Now that’s a flying visit! The £12 zipline that whisks you from Spain to Portugal at 50mph (and transports you one hour back in time)
Zipline connects Sanlucar de Guadiana in Spain, with Alcoutim in Portugal
The journey lasts 60 seconds and takes riders an hour back in time
The 2,365ft zipline is the first in the world to cross borders
18.South Korean – The North – Min-jae Kang, demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between South Korean and North Korea . The North also dug shelters for special troops along the frontline near the demilitarized zone.
… So you can really go two places at the same time, or three 🙂