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2022-06-29 3:17:40 PM  
Shut up and take my money give us Patio Trains....
 
2022-06-29 3:41:04 PM  
I don't know, I think the Dutch-Belgian border has it beat.
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There are bits of the Netherlands that are entirely enclosed by bits of Belgium that are entirely enclosed by the Netherlands.
 
2022-06-29 3:54:19 PM  
Vennbahn? Vennbahn.

Vennbahn: The World's Weirdest Border?
Youtube KEM_cp6hVeM
 
2022-06-29 3:55:39 PM  

I Ate Shergar: I don't know, I think the Dutch-Belgian border has it beat.
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There are bits of the Netherlands that are entirely enclosed by bits of Belgium that are entirely enclosed by the Netherlands.


I think our border with Canada gets like that on the west coast, where the only way to get from one small American town to the assigned school is to either drive through a bit of Canada or take a ferry.
 
2022-06-29 3:57:16 PM  

I Ate Shergar: I don't know, I think the Dutch-Belgian border has it beat.
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There are bits of the Netherlands that are entirely enclosed by bits of Belgium that are entirely enclosed by the Netherlands.


Nahwa, UAE, is surrounded by a donut-shaped section of Oman that is contained entirely within UAE.
 
2022-06-29 4:01:01 PM  

wildcardjack: Vennbahn? Vennbahn.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/KEM_cp6hVeM]


Hello and bonjour.

Came here to post the Tim Traveller, but I see it's already taken care of.
The only YT channel I subscribe to whose videos must be watched as soon as they are posted.
 
2022-06-29 4:01:54 PM  

I Ate Shergar: I don't know, I think the Dutch-Belgian border has it beat.
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There are bits of the Netherlands that are entirely enclosed by bits of Belgium that are entirely enclosed by the Netherlands.


India and Bangladesh laugh at you derisively

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2022-06-29 4:03:33 PM  
Borders have been worse...

India/Bangladesh - The world's worst border
Youtube r-aIzkvPwFo
 
2022-06-29 4:03:38 PM  

Ethertap: I Ate Shergar: I don't know, I think the Dutch-Belgian border has it beat.
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There are bits of the Netherlands that are entirely enclosed by bits of Belgium that are entirely enclosed by the Netherlands.

I think our border with Canada gets like that on the west coast, where the only way to get from one small American town to the assigned school is to either drive through a bit of Canada or take a ferry.


Point Roberts, WA.

Also, Canada now shares a land border with Denmark.
 
2022-06-29 4:05:37 PM  

I Ate Shergar: I don't know, I think the Dutch-Belgian border has it beat.
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There are bits of the Netherlands that are entirely enclosed by bits of Belgium that are entirely enclosed by the Netherlands.


I think Bangladesh still wins.  They have several examples of the above and up until 2015 there was a piece of India within a part of Bangladesh, within a part of India, within Bangladesh.

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2022-06-29 4:09:11 PM  
It's only a real issue when countries treat their borders like The Wall from Game of Thrones. Take Point Roberts for example. People there will send their kids through substantial border crossings four times a day just to go to school. What a complete waste of time. The weird borders in Europe however are often only apparent by looking at a map.
 
2022-06-29 4:09:57 PM  
Northwest Angle, Minnesota is a weird geographical area.

There's no US ground connection, so you have to take a boat from the US or drive through Canada to get to it.
 
2022-06-29 4:13:26 PM  

I Ate Shergar: I don't know, I think the Dutch-Belgian border has it beat.
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There are bits of the Netherlands that are entirely enclosed by bits of Belgium that are entirely enclosed by the Netherlands.


Yeah, who ever wrote this, went to the right country, and then picked the wrong border.

What a dumbass.

Or perhaps, just spiffing up "what I did in my vacation" to make an article.
 
2022-06-29 4:23:01 PM  
Really baffled at this currency exchange

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2022-06-29 4:24:50 PM  
Laughs in Xibit
 
2022-06-29 4:30:09 PM  

Outlawtsar: I Ate Shergar: I don't know, I think the Dutch-Belgian border has it beat.
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There are bits of the Netherlands that are entirely enclosed by bits of Belgium that are entirely enclosed by the Netherlands.

I think Bangladesh still wins.  They have several examples of the above and up until 2015 there was a piece of India within a part of Bangladesh, within a part of India, within Bangladesh.

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I had no idea that recursive borders were a thing, but that is starting to get ridiculous.
 
2022-06-29 4:32:04 PM  

I Ate Shergar: I don't know, I think the Dutch-Belgian border has it beat.
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There are bits of the Netherlands that are entirely enclosed by bits of Belgium that are entirely enclosed by the Netherlands.


Ditto story for India/Bangladesh
 
2022-06-29 4:45:03 PM  

Ethertap: I think our border with Canada gets like that on the west coast, where the only way to get from one small American town to the assigned school is to either drive through a bit of Canada or take a ferry.


Point Roberts, WA.  Also, the Northwest Angle in Minnesota, on the shore of Lake of the Woods.  Requires driving through Canada for access.  There's a Native American reservation there, but I understand the entire area is pretty sparsely populated.
 
2022-06-29 4:46:45 PM  

I Ate Shergar: I don't know, I think the Dutch-Belgian border has it beat.
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There are bits of the Netherlands that are entirely enclosed by bits of Belgium that are entirely enclosed by the Netherlands.


You can see why the Congress of Berlin said, "fark that, hand me a ruler."
 
2022-06-29 4:49:11 PM  
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2022-06-29 4:52:59 PM  

phalamir: I Ate Shergar: I don't know, I think the Dutch-Belgian border has it beat.
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There are bits of the Netherlands that are entirely enclosed by bits of Belgium that are entirely enclosed by the Netherlands.

India and Bangladesh laugh at you derisively

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I believe they finally ironed that one out 2-3 years ago....(or they were talking about doing so).
 
2022-06-29 4:55:03 PM  
Thank you, Subby.  This geographer loves stuff like this!
 
2022-06-29 5:21:25 PM  
Those concurrent borders are just trying to emulate the Hoff
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2022-06-29 5:23:11 PM  

phalamir: I Ate Shergar: I don't know, I think the Dutch-Belgian border has it beat.
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There are bits of the Netherlands that are entirely enclosed by bits of Belgium that are entirely enclosed by the Netherlands.

India and Bangladesh laugh at you derisively

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I would NOT want to visit Cooch Behar

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2022-06-29 5:45:00 PM  

Outlawtsar: I Ate Shergar: I don't know, I think the Dutch-Belgian border has it beat.
[Fark user image 850x472]
There are bits of the Netherlands that are entirely enclosed by bits of Belgium that are entirely enclosed by the Netherlands.

I think Bangladesh still wins.  They have several examples of the above and up until 2015 there was a piece of India within a part of Bangladesh, within a part of India, within Bangladesh.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 361x230]


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2022-06-29 5:49:16 PM  
Static borders are so boring.  The Line of Actual Control moves if you bring enough friends with you...
 
2022-06-29 5:50:32 PM  

baronbloodbath: Northwest Angle, Minnesota is a weird geographical area.

There's no US ground connection, so you have to take a boat from the US or drive through Canada to get to it.


Canada & The United States's Bizarre Border
Youtube qMkYlIA7mgw
 
2022-06-29 6:21:53 PM  

Bob's Your Uncle: Static borders are so boring.  The Line of Actual Control moves if you bring enough friends with you...


...or if you can generate enough culture.
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2022-06-29 6:25:08 PM  

Ethertap: I think our border with Canada gets like that on the west coast, where the only way to get from one small American town to the assigned school is to either drive through a bit of Canada or take a ferry.


Or where Canada meets Minnesota: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Angle
 
2022-06-29 6:31:04 PM  
Ellis Island in the USA is a pretty strange one. The island is within the boundaries of New Jersey, but the actual land mass of the island is New York. Later, man-made expansion of the island with fill dirt means that the original boundaries of the island are New York but any land added after is New Jersey:

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2022-06-29 6:56:58 PM  

I Ate Shergar: I don't know, I think the Dutch-Belgian border has it beat.
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There are bits of the Netherlands that are entirely enclosed by bits of Belgium that are entirely enclosed by the Netherlands.


Yeah, came here to say this.
 
2022-06-29 6:58:34 PM  

phalamir: I Ate Shergar: I don't know, I think the Dutch-Belgian border has it beat.
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There are bits of the Netherlands that are entirely enclosed by bits of Belgium that are entirely enclosed by the Netherlands.

India and Bangladesh laugh at you derisively

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There's a region in Pakistan call cooch bear?
 
2022-06-29 8:48:39 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Ethertap: I Ate Shergar: I don't know, I think the Dutch-Belgian border has it beat.
[Fark user image 850x472]
There are bits of the Netherlands that are entirely enclosed by bits of Belgium that are entirely enclosed by the Netherlands.

I think our border with Canada gets like that on the west coast, where the only way to get from one small American town to the assigned school is to either drive through a bit of Canada or take a ferry.

Point Roberts, WA.

Also, Canada now shares a land border with Denmark.


I believe Canada now shares both the world's longest and the world's shortest undefended international borders.
 
2022-06-29 8:48:48 PM  

mrmopar5287: Ellis Island in the USA is a pretty strange one. The island is within the boundaries of New Jersey, but the actual land mass of the island is New York. Later, man-made expansion of the island with fill dirt means that the original boundaries of the island are New York but any land added after is New Jersey:

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This guy also did a really good vid on Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
Who Owns The Statue of Liberty?
Youtube SgZ1f4ACZBQ
 
2022-06-29 8:50:38 PM  
 
2022-06-29 9:21:37 PM  

phalamir: I Ate Shergar: I don't know, I think the Dutch-Belgian border has it beat.
[Fark user image 850x472]
There are bits of the Netherlands that are entirely enclosed by bits of Belgium that are entirely enclosed by the Netherlands.

India and Bangladesh laugh at you derisively

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I don't know how you'd tell the difference between Cooch and Ass.
 
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