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20 Beautiful Border Between Countries From Around The world

Since the beginning of civilization humans never could escape the temptation to claim ownership and distinguish themselves from the others around. Homes and private property are those claims at small scale whereas countries and continents are the claims at large scale. However, the relentlessness of their pursuit in making these claims sometimes takes a funny turn. And the result is the creation of unusual borders between countries often for equally unusual reasons.

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1. Alaska and Siberia

Diomede Islands – The pair of islands located in Bering Strait between Alaska and Siberia.

The Diomede Islands in Bering Strait
Image Source: Wikipedia Commons

The larger island called Big Diomede belongs to Russia and the smaller island called Little Diomede belongs to America. As the International Date Line passes in between them the Big Diomede is almost a day ahead of the Little Diomede. This gave them the nicknames Tomorrow Island and Yesterday Island respectively.

The Diomede Islands in Bering Strait
Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
The Diomede Islands in Bering Strait
Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
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2. Norway, Sweden and Finland

Also Known as Three-Country Cairn has a stone monument built in 1897 by Russians.

Three-Country Cairn - Norway, Sweden and Finland
Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

Another notable border is between Sweden and Finland. Finland was part of the Russian Empire during that time. They built a lighthouse on an Island called Market which is part of Sweden resulting in a queer S-shaped border.

S-Shaped Border Between Sweden and Finland
Image Sources: www.flying-revue.cz, Wikimedia Commons

3. Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil

Also known as Triple Frontier at the confluence of Iguazu and Parana rivers.

Triple Frontier - Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil
Image Sources: www.classadventuretravel.com, www.loc.gov

4. India and Pakistan

Indian-Pakistan Border by NASA
Image Source: newsworldindia

Above is the satellite image of the border lit during the night from NASA. Below is the picture of soldiers from both countries participating in a border crossing ceremony for pilgrims.

India-Pakistan Border Closing Cremony
Image Source:latimes.com

5. Alberta and Saskatchewan

The border passes right through the middle of the city Lloydminster.

Alberta and Saskatchewan - Border City Lloydminster
Image Sources: sthelens.ca, www.becquet.ca

Despite being divided Lloydminster functions as a single city with single municipality but belongs to both Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Alberta and Saskatchewan - Lloydminster Border Markers
Image Sources: tonybloom.net, mountjoyresort
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6. Netherlands and Belgium

Baarle-Nassau and Baarle-Hertog are the two collections of enclaves belonging to respective countries.

Netherlands and Belgium Border City Baarle
Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

There are a total of 30 enclaves and 26 separate pieces of land interspersed in the city.

Netherlands and Belgium Border City Baarle
Image Sources: id-reel.blogspot.in, www.thisotherworld.co.uk

7. US and Mexico

USA and Mexico Border
Image Source: www.strangevehicles.com
USA and Mexico Border
Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

8. Norway and Sweden

Norway and Sweden Border
Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
Norway and Sweden Border
Image Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

9. Austria, Slovakia and Hungary

Slovakia, Austria and Hungary Border
Image Source: dailymotion, Wikimedia Commons

10. Haiti and the Dominican Republic

The border shows a stark difference between the levels of deforestation in both countries.

Haiti and Dominican Republic Border
Image Source: cuslar.org
Haiti and Dominican Republic Border
Image Source: www.unep.org

11. South Korea and North Korea

The border is called Korean Demilitarization Zone, meant to serve as a buffer zone during a war.

North Korea and South Korea Border
Image Source: www.bloomberg.com

12. Spain and Portugal

The only border in the world with zip line from one country to the other.

Portugal and Spain Border with Zipline
Image Source: www.outdoorsinportugal.com
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13. Poland And Ukraine

The border adorned with fish crop circles.

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14. Bolivia and Brazil

Bolivia and Brazil Border by NASA
Image Source: NASA

15. Italy and Switzerland

Italy and Switzerland Border - The Margherita Hut
Image Sources: Wikimedia Commons, www.italianways.com

16. Spain and Morocco

Spain and Morocco
Image source: wikimedia commons
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17. Egypt and Israel

Egypt and Israel
Image source: @Cmdr_Hadfield(twitter)

18. India and Bhutan.

India and Bhutan
Image source: reddit

India is on the right.

19. The United States and Canada

United States and Canada
Image sources: 1,2

20. Denmark and Sweden

Denmark Sweden border
Image source: imgur

Sweden on the left side and Denmark on the right.

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