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IN OMG! ON 05 Apr, 2015
Borders are meant to separate, in order to have an organised country-level approach. Orders divide nations, but they never divide people.
They are meant to make the world easy to function so that every detail can be looked closely.
But we @wittyfeed believe in painting the globe white. We wish to forget all borders and reach every heart possible.
So here we are retelling the stories of various borders across the world. Some are friendly and inspiring while some have a chilling story behind them.
Baarle Nassau lies in The Netherlands, and Baarle Hertog lies on the border of Belgium. There are many locations where the borders get so complicated that the houses are bisected because of it.
Ceuta is an autonomous city in Spain. It is situated on the exclave surrounded by Morocco. It lies on the border of Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Morocco claims the city of Ceuta along with many Mediterranean Islands. So Spain was forced to construct a wall 3 meters high having barbed wire fence over it.
Bir Tawil is the land claimed by no nation. This piece of land spreads on a site of 794 miles lies between Egypt and Sudan. There was a border that was created by the UK in 1902, different from the one created in 1899. This border difference created two towns Bir Tawil and Halaib. Halaib had all the resources and Bil Tawil had none. Both Sudan and Egypt are fighting as to which border should be considered. As according to 1899 border Halaib belongs to Egypt and the border of 1902 gives the land of resources to Sudan. So Bil Tawil is all alone.
The border of Nepal and China goes right through the Mount Everest. This makes it the highest border in the whole world.
The district of Columbia (in red) is a diamond carved out of Maryland. Due to its unusual shape and size the border has some unique features. The border was then marked by placing large stone boulders- 100 in number. Some are missing today but rest of them still secure the border.
This borderline passes right through many houses and places. It's like the meal is cooked in one country but eaten in the other. The opera house is constructed on the border with an effort to bring the countries close. The stage of the opera house lies in Canada and the entrance in the USA.
This district has such a complicated border that it is beyond doubt one of a kind. It's the only border in the world that has an exclave in an exclave which is further in an exclave.
Korean Demilitarized Zone is a heavily guarded border between North Korea and South Korea. It is so heavily guarded that nobody enters through the border. This makes it the greenest in the world. This has led to many animals, wild species to breed and grow.
Taumen River flows down in between of Russia and North Korea, but it is actually a Chinese territory. So when you start walking in North Korea and walk north for 3 miles, you come pass China and eventually end up in Russia.
The Diomedes are a pair of islands lying in the Bering Strait. The little Diomede island lies in America and houses a population of 146. The big Diomede island is located in Russia and is lonely. The two islands are located 4 kms away and International Date Line passes through them. So when the people in the little island look at the Bering Strait, they see tomorrow. When it's 9 PM Saturday night here, it will be 6 AM Sunday morning at the Big Diomede.
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