Border town

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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, diverse cultural 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 disputes.

List of border towns and cities[edit]

Transcontinental[edit]

Asia/Africa[edit]

Asia/Europe[edit]

In Africa[edit]

In the Americas[edit]

In Central America[edit]

In North America[edit]

United States/Canada[edit]
Within Canada[edit]
United States/Mexico[edit]
Within the United States[edit]

In South America[edit]

In Asia[edit]

Afghanistan/Pakistan[edit]

Afghanistan/Uzbekistan[edit]

Azerbaijan/Iran[edit]

Bhutan/India[edit]

Brunei/Malaysia[edit]

China[edit]

China/Hong Kong[edit]
China/Kazakhstan[edit]
China/Laos[edit]
China/Macau SAR[edit]
China/Mongolia[edit]
China/Myanmar[edit]
China/North Korea[edit]
China/Russia[edit]
China/Taiwan[edit]
China/Vietnam[edit]

Cyprus/Northern Cyprus[edit]

(Note: the Republic of Northern Cyprus is a de facto state with almost no international recognition, with Turkey being the only UN member state to recognize its sovereignty.)

Egypt/Gaza[edit]

(Note: Gaza forms part of the State of Palestine, a state with substantial, but not general, international recognition.)

India[edit]

India/Myanmar[edit]
India/Pakistan[edit]

Indonesia/Malaysia[edit]

Iran/Iraq[edit]

Iran/Turkmenistan[edit]

Israel/Egypt[edit]

Israel/Jordan[edit]

Laos/Thailand[edit]

Malaysia/Singapore[edit]

Malaysia/Thailand[edit]

Mongolia/Russia[edit]

Myanmar/Thailand[edit]

Turkey/Syria[edit]

In Europe[edit]

Alps and France/Germany[edit]

Baltic states[edit]

Caucasus[edit]

Central Europe[edit]

Iberian Peninsula[edit]

France / Spain
Portugal / Spain

Ireland/United Kingdom[edit]

  • Derry (Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland)
  • Dundalk (Republic of Ireland/Northern Ireland)
  • Newry (Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland)
  • Strabane (Northern Ireland/Republic of Ireland)
Within the United Kingdom[edit]
England/Scotland[edit]
England/Wales[edit]

Low countries/Germany[edit]

Romania/Bulgaria[edit]

Nordic countries[edit]

Southern Europe[edit]

In Oceania[edit]

Australia within[edit]

Indonesia/Papua New Guinea[edit]

See also[edit]