A photographic selection of locations divided by borderlines. Images compiled primarily from Google Maps.
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January 24, 2013
Nuorgamintie (975)/Riksveg 895 Looking northwest from near Polmak, Norway into Utsjoki, Finland. The borderline lays in the cleared space just past the wooden bridge and ends just 1,300 feet away (400 meters) in the middle of the Teno River. The northern bank of the river is located in Norway as well.
This is a rare occurrence of being able to enter Finland from Norway from the east. Norway forms Finland’s northern border, reaching over across Sweden from the west in the process. This point is roughly 250 miles (400 km) north of the Arctic Circle. Near as we can tell, this is the northernmost borderline that can be seen on Google Street View.
This area of Finland falls in the Lapland region of Finland, home to the indigenous Sami people.
Ferry Avenue & Immigration Street Looking northwest from Eastport, Idaho, U.S., toward Kingsgate, British Columbia, Canada.
The maroon truck on the right is seen crossing the International Boundary into Canada at the border station, obscured by the white building. The utility pole just to the right of the truck is in British Columbia.
The brown building is the Eastport Post Office, which shares space with United Parcel Service. The gray building further north is the Idaho Hotel.
The borderline between Idaho and British Columbia is 45 miles long. It makes up the shortest land section of the border between the two nations.
Second Street West Looking east from a parking lot of a customs firm just north of the U.S./Canada border in Coutts, Alberta. The chain-link fence separates the two countries. The area between the fence and the parking spaces serves as the buffer zone of the borderline. (See the view looking west from this point.)
Sweet Grass, Montana, is south of this point. (Here is a view from about a block south of the fence.) It’s an incorporated community located in Tooles County whose biggest landmark is the borderline and terminus of Interstate 15.
This border station is unusual in that both Canadian and American officials work from the same facility.
Buncrana Road Looking northeast from County Donegal in the Irish province of Ulster into Derry, part of County Londonderry in Northern Ireland, U.K. In Ireland, this road is part of N13, a national highway. Once it crosses over into Northern Ireland (where imperial measurements are still used, at least in regard to speed limits), it becomes A2.
Central American Highway 1 Looking southeast from near Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Chiapas, in Mexico down Central American Highway 1 (also called the Pan-American Highway) into Pacoc, a town near Le Mesilla, Huehuetenango, in Guatemala.
The borderline between the two nations is underneath the sign, marked on the pavement. (Click here for a closer look.)
On this international border, Mexico observes Daylight Saving Time and during the summer, is one hour ahead of Guatemala, which does not observe DST, despite Mexico being west of Guatemala.