The Most Complicated And Highly Disputed Borders In The World

Key Facts In This Video

  1. There are two types of geographical countries: enclaves and exclaves. 00:24

  2. Borders can be subjective, especially in obscure areas. 06:51

  3. Even countries with no governments or surrounding countries can have a difficult time determining its international borders. 08:15

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Canada and the United States share the longest, straightest border in the world. It's delineated by a 20-foot (6-meter) space carved through the forest for 5,500 miles (8,800 kilometers). 00:00

  2. Canada and the United States still have disputed territory. 01:47

  3. The border cuts Point Roberts off from Vancouver Island, and Campobello Island from the rest of Canada. 03:38

Key Facts In This Video

  1. The difference between enclaves and exclaves can have a big impact on a country's boarders. 00:13

  2. Disputed boarders usually have a deep historical context to them. 04:05

Written by Curiosity Staff February 25, 2016

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