City with isolated portions belonging to another country

City with isolated portions belonging to another country


Baarle-Hertog, Belgium (BE)
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"Baarle-Hertog borders the Netherlands – but, because of its unique history of political division, the town is sort of marbled with competing national loyalties. In other words, pockets of the town are Dutch; most of the town is Belgian. You can thus wander from country to country on an afternoon stroll, as if island-hopping between sovereignties."
Click over into map mode or turn on 'show labels' and look at the national borders dividing this city into isolated islands.

"Baarle-Hertog borders the Netherlands – but, because of its unique history of political division, the town is sort of marbled with competing national loyalties. In other words, pockets of the town are Dutch; most of the town is Belgian. You can thus wander from country to country on an afternoon stroll, as if island-hopping between sovereignties."
View in Google Earth Borders, City Squares
Links: bldgblog.blogspot.com, en.wikipedia.org
By: kjfitz

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