93 International Borders Around The World
History (and sometimes, unfortunately, current events) shows us just how easily international borders can change, but we still like to think that they are permanent fixtures. These photos of different country borders around the world show you how both friendly and hostile nations like to fence off their turf.
Borders will often say much about countries' relationships. On the borders between friendly nations, especially those in the European Union's Schengen zone, the separations seem almost non-existent, marked by no more than a line or a road sign. Other borders are delineated by natural markers like rivers, or by man-made markers, like guard posts and demilitarized zones.
Now, if you'd like to know more about the relationships between this world's countries, these amazing pictures on life in the borderland illustrate the different attitudes quite well. So scroll down below for our picks of the unique country borders. Hopefully, you'll learn something new after looking at these interesting pictures!
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Residents Of Naco, Arizona And Naco, Mexico Play Volleyball Match Over Fence Between USA And Mexico
Slovakia, Austria And Hungary
Norway And Sweden
Netherlands And Belgium
Would be funny live in that house, if you are in the living room you are in Belgium, and if you are in the kitchen you are in Netherlands lol
Haiti And The Dominican Republic, Distinguished By Their Radically Different Environmental Protection Laws
Australia And Everywhere
Poland And Ukraine
Zipline Connects Spain And Portugal
USA And Mexico
Argentina, Brazil And Paraguay
Macau Drives On The Left Side Of The Road, Mainland China Drives On The Right, So This Is What They Do At The Border
Bolivia And Brasil
USA And Mexico
Denmark And Sweden
Well, the flags are put wrong. The island, Pepperholmen, is on the danish side of the border and the bridgehead on the mainland is in Sweden. Otherwise a Nice shot.
Sweden And Norway
Ha, I did similar on a bridge between Sweden and Finland. :D
Point Where Borders Of Germany, The Netherlands And Belgium Converge Near City Of Aachen
The Woman At Right Is Standing In The Lithuanian Village Of Norviliskes To Speak With Her Belarusian Relatives Across The Fence On The Border Between Belarus And Lithuania
Usa And Canada
I mean who exactly draws these lines?! And splits up the earth? I know the answer, but think about it we are the only being that pays to live on earth like we have another choice... Ur born, u pay...smh
Germany And Czech Republic Showcase Two Different Approaches To Bark Beetle Infestation - Silvicultural Intervention Vs. Intentional Neglect
Hey! Our forests do not look that shitty! Intentional neglect my ass.
Spain And Portugal
Egypt And Israel
German And Poland And Czech
North Korea Vs South Korea
It should be pointed out that the dark area with only a couple of points of light is North Korea.
Iguazu Falls (border Between Argentina-brazil)
A Golden Trianglw Between Thailand, Myanmar And Laos.
The Border Between Germany And Poland, On The Beach Of Usedom.
Hadrian's Wall Scotland -england ( Built Because The Romans Were Afraid Of The Scots)
An old history teacher once said to us all in class (when we asked how come the Romans built Hadrian's Wall), "well have you ever stood on top of Hadrian's wall and looked North to Scotland in the heart of winter? It's bloody miserable". Always stuck with me and made me laugh.
Austria - Slovenia Alpine Border
Asia Vs Europe In Russia
.... and this is the story behind ;) http://callmesonja.travellerspoint.com/176/
River Prut As Border Between Romania And Republic Of Moldova
This one should not be a border. It's cutting the same nation in two.
India And Pakistan Border Visible From Space
USA And Canada
And no armed guards trying to keep the Americans out of Canada. How fearless.
Russia And Belarus
Poland-ukraine-slovakia Border On The Top Of A Mountain Krzemieniec
Poland (cieszyn) And Czech (Český Těšín)
North Korea And South Korea
Canada-us Border, 1000 Islands
Old tale, but incorrect. Both Zavikon islands are in fact in Canada. https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Zavikon_Island
Chui, Uruguay - Brazil Border
Can’t find a parking space? Just park in the next country!
#23 Bulgarian-turkish Border
Berlin, The Light Bulbs Still Show The East/west Division From Orbit.
Chui, Uruguay - Brazil Border
Hermann Castle And Ivangorod Castle On The Estonian-russian Border, Formed By The Narva River.
Ban Gioc Waterfall At The Border Between Vietnam And China (photo By Dinh Xuan Dai)
India - Pakistan Border (atari - Wagah)
Between France And Germany - Only The Different City Limit Sign Shows The Difference.
The Real Border Between Chile (left) And Argentina (right): Cordillera De Los Andes
Haskell Public Library, Stanstead, Québec/vermont
Slovakia (left) Vs Ukraine (right)
Eu And Rest Of World (spain And Morocco)
"And the rest of the world"? Seems a bit of a stretch - the borders of the EU towards the rest of the world aren't all quite like this. In fact, if I'm not mistaken, this is Melilla - a tiny enclave of Spain in Morocco - that is flooded by thousands of (economic) refugees sometimes in a rush of hundreds at a time. They have little options but to build a fence and are rather unique "in Europe" even though they are on the African continent.
Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia) And Poland
# 43 France - Switzerland - Germany (in Basel)
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That is not the flag of France. That is the flag of Luxembourg.
Belize Guatemala Border In The Jungle
Hungary (left) And Slovakia (right)
"lago Internacional" Between Mexico And Guatemala
Wagha Border - India And Pakistan
Border Between Brazil And Uruguay
25 Km Bridge Separating Bahrain From Saudi Arabia
This bridge is not separating the two countries.. it's CONNECTING them :)
Iran Iraq Border - War Lines After 26 Years
Israel - Palestine Border In Bethlehem
This is NOT a border between Bethlehem and Israel. This is a border places by Israel in an area that they militarily occupy that has never ever been part of Israel. It is a border that surrounds Jewish only settlements in an area that is wholly in Occupied Palestine.