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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, diverse cultural 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.

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List of border towns and citiesEdit

Between continentsEdit

Asia/AfricaEdit

Asia/EuropeEdit

In AfricaEdit

In the AmericasEdit

In Central AmericaEdit

In North AmericaEdit

Canada withinEdit
United States/CanadaEdit
United States/MexicoEdit
United States withinEdit

In South AmericaEdit

In AsiaEdit

Azerbaijan/IranEdit

Bhutan/IndiaEdit

Brunei/MalaysiaEdit

China/Hong KongEdit

China/KazakhstanEdit

China/LaosEdit

China (Zhuhai City)/MacauEdit

China/MongoliaEdit

China/MyanmarEdit

China/North KoreaEdit

China/RussiaEdit

China/VietnamEdit

Cyprus/Northern CyprusEdit

Egypt/GazaEdit

India/MyanmarEdit

India/PakistanEdit

Indonesia/MalaysiaEdit

Iran/IraqEdit

Iran/TurkmenistanEdit

Israel/EgyptEdit

Israel/JordanEdit

Laos/ThailandEdit

Malaysia/SingaporeEdit

Malaysia/ThailandEdit

Mongolia/RussiaEdit

Myanmar/ThailandEdit

Turkey/SyriaEdit

In EuropeEdit

Baltic statesEdit

CaucasusEdit

Central EuropeEdit

France/Germany/SwitzerlandEdit

Iberian PeninsulaEdit

Ireland/United KingdomEdit

  • 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/GermanyEdit

Romania/BulgariaEdit

Scandinavia/Nordic countriesEdit

Southern EuropeEdit

United Kingdom withinEdit

In OceaniaEdit

Australia withinEdit

ElsewhereEdit

  • Vanimo, Papua New Guinea (border with Indonesia)

See alsoEdit