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, 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 disputes.

List of border towns and cities[edit]

Between continents[edit]

Asia/Africa[edit]

Asia/Europe[edit]

In Africa[edit]

In the Americas[edit]

In Central America[edit]

In North America[edit]

Canada within[edit]
United States/Canada[edit]
United States/Mexico[edit]
United States within[edit]

In South America[edit]

In Asia[edit]

Azerbaijan/Iran[edit]

Bhutan/India[edit]

Brunei/Malaysia[edit]

China/Hong Kong[edit]

China/Kazakhstan[edit]

China/Laos[edit]

China (Zhuhai City)/Macau[edit]

China/Mongolia[edit]

China/Myanmar[edit]

China/North Korea[edit]

China/Russia[edit]

China/Vietnam[edit]

Cyprus/Northern Cyprus[edit]

Egypt/Gaza[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]

In Europe[edit]

Baltic states[edit]

Caucasus[edit]

Central Europe[edit]

France/Germany/Switzerland[edit]

Iberian Peninsula[edit]

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)

Low countries/Germany[edit]

Romania/Bulgaria[edit]

Scandinavia/Nordic countries[edit]

Southern Europe[edit]

United Kingdom within[edit]

In Oceania[edit]

Australia within[edit]

Elsewhere[edit]

  • Vanimo, Papua New Guinea (border with Indonesia)

See also[edit]