Border town

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See also Bordertown (disambiguation).

A border town is a town or city close to the boundary between two countries, states or regions. Usually the term implies that the nearness to the border is one of the things the place is most famous for. With close proximities to a different country, exotic culture and traditions can have certain influence to the place. Border towns can have highly cosmopolitan communities, a feature they share with port cities, as traveling and trading often go through the town. They can also be flashpoints for international conflicts, especially when the two countries have territorial dispute.

List of border towns and cities[edit]

Between continents[edit]

Asia/Europe

In Africa[edit]

In Asia[edit]

Bhutan/India
Brunei/Malaysia
China/Hong Kong
China/Kazakhstan
China/Laos
China (Zhuhai City)/Macau
China/Mongolia
China/Myanmar
China/North Korea
China/Russia
China/Vietnam
Cyprus/Northern Cyprus
Egypt/Gaza
India/Pakistan
India/Myanmar
Indonesia/Malaysia
Iran/Iraq
Israel/Egypt
Israel/Jordan
Laos/Thailand
Malaysia/Singapore
Malaysia/Thailand
Mongolia/Russia
Myanmar/Thailand

In Europe[edit]

Baltic states
Caucasus
Central Europe
France/Germany/Switzerland
Iberian Peninsula
Ireland/United Kingdom
  • Derry (Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland)
  • Dundalk (Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland)
  • Newry (Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland)
Low countries
Romania/Bulgaria
Scandinavia/Nordic countries
Southern Europe
Within the United Kingdom

In North America[edit]

United States/Canada
United States/Mexico
Within Canada
Within the United States

In Central America[edit]

In South America[edit]

In Oceania[edit]

Within Australia
Elsewhere
  • Vanimo, Papua New Guinea (border with Indonesia)

See also[edit]