The Atlas of Unusual Borders: Discover intriguing boundaries, territories and geographical curiosities
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Remnants of countries can by design or accident be left behind as a legal anomaly in this complex world.
In a later meeting with President Reagan, Gorbachev raised a glass to her and commented, “She proved by her courage how close to each other our peoples live. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. From islands that are in Spain for 6 months of the year and France for the rest, to streets with one side in America and the other in Canada, this beautifully designed book is a reminder that the world is not always what we think. They are just four kilometers apart, and on a clear day you can see the neighboring island across the water.
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It is accepted by you that Daunt Books has no control over additional charges in relation to customs clearance.When Apollo fell in love with her, Daphne ran to away to the island to resist temptation and protect her virginity. While other countries do not contest ownership, Mount Athos has a unique idiosyncrasy: It is the only territory on Earth with an all-male population. Tomb of Suleyman Shah which is a tiny Turkish enclave within Syria which was moved closer to Turkey when Lake Assad was created but still stayed in Syria. Everything on one side of the line belongs to one country and everything on the other side belongs to another country. A year later, a Royal wedding took place on the same spot to mark the occasion: French King Louis XIV married Maria Theresa of Spain.
Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). Now shut off to visitors, it was once an important neutral territory and home to a landmark event between Spain and France.Who is the mystery woman buried on a mountain that has been home to only men since the eighth century? These are potential annoyances when planning, but they are also geographical markers of historical events and political conflicts. In 1659, the island hosted the three-month negotiation that ended in Treaty of the Pyrenees, which ended the Franco-Spanish War. These and many more instances are captured in this fascinating book full of strange geographical intrigue.
Surprisingly, during World War II, though the Germans occupied Greece, Hitler left this tiny section of land alone.Rebecca has been writing about open water sports, adventure travel, and marine science for three years. Pheasant Island which for half a year belongs to the Spanish city of Irun, and the remaining half, to its French twin-town, Hendaye. Canadian Stanstead and American Beebe Plain where the boundary line runs along the center of the main street, so that the houses on one side of the street are in Canada and on the other in the United States.