Some parting thoughts

When Pakistan was partitioned from India on the basis of religion (Hindu vs. Muslim), both countries were given little enclaves in the other country where "their" people lived. Some of those enclaves themselves have enclaves, so that to walk a kilometre would mean crossing two, three, or even eight international borders.

Click on the map to see the full scale of this sillyness.

Posted by chrisdye on November 11, 2008 with category tags of

This reminds me of the map of the Outaouis region after the Quebec secession of 2032.
   comment by Bryan (#22) on November 12, 2008

It turns out that there is also a town in the Netherlands, 5km north of Belgium border, where several pieces of the town are Belgian territory, with even tinier pieces of the Netherlands inside the Belgian parts:

Grotere kaart weergeven

Of course, I'm going to have to go visit it now. Possibly to stir up ethnic tension.
   comment by chrisdye (#15) on November 13, 2008


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