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Weird Borders: Why Countries Have Pieces Detached

Having access to the sea in type of thing countries will start world wars over, and causes strange border situations like these exclaves, which are parts of countries only accessible by land through other countries. Like this piece of Russia… Continue Reading

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Weird Borders: Middle East

Weird Borders: Middle East

The Middle East is a place where the borders are as messy as the politics. One interesting case is the border between Oman and the United Arab Emirates, where there is a piece of the UAE inside a piece of… Continue Reading

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The World’s Strangest Borders Part 3: Enclaves and Exclaves

The World’s Strangest Borders Part 3: Enclaves and Exclaves

We’ve already looked at some pretty weird borders in previous episodes in this series. Like panhandles that stretch out for hundreds of kilometers away from their parent country. Or islands that change what country they belong to every 6 months.… Continue Reading

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Most BIZARRE Borders Between Countries In The World!

Most BIZARRE Borders Between Countries In The World!

Hi, it’s Katrina! From switching custody every 6 months, to having a line drawn right through your town, here are 8 of the world’s most bizarre international borders. 8. The Northwest Angle The northernmost part of the contiguous United States… Continue Reading

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The World’s Strangest Borders Part 2: Spain

The World’s Strangest Borders Part 2: Spain

Spain looks pretty normal when you look at it on a map, but things begin to get very strange when you zoom in just a little closer. There seems to be a lot of land that’s part of Spain that’s… Continue Reading

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Weird Borders: State Borders of the United States of America

Weird Borders: State Borders of the United States of America

The US states have some iconic shape, but if you look closely ,you’ll see many irregularities, such as the Kentucky Bend, which is a tiny piece of Kentucky, home to 18 people, cut off from the rest of Kentucky by… Continue Reading

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Europe’s most fortified border is in Africa

Europe’s most fortified border is in Africa

If you zoom in to Morocco, you’ll see a tiny wedge of land that stands out from its surroundings. This little bit of land is surrounded by one of the most fortified borders on the planet. Right outside the border… Continue Reading