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

Between continents

Asia/Europe

In Africa

In Asia

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

Baltic states
Caucasus
Central Europe
France/Germany/Switzerland
Iberian Peninsula
Ireland/United Kingdom
  • 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
Romania/Bulgaria
Scandinavia/Nordic countries
Southern Europe
Within the United Kingdom

In North America

United States/Canada

United States/Mexico

Within Canada

Within the United States

In Central America

In South America

In Oceania

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

See also