Amazing Photos of Borders Between Different Countries

Amazing photos of borders between different countries Facebook.
Maps can convey a misleading portrait of reality.

This week, a number of stunning country-border photos made their rounds on Facebook and other social media. In this article, I’ve aggregated a number of the most thought-provoking/breath-taking ones that I could come across. All these images qualify to be circulated under the Creative Commons License. Feel free to share some of your favorites not included here, and if they are public domain I will update the post accordingly.

Territorial sovereignty is a foundational principle of the current international state system. Many scholars attribute this evolution to the Peace of Westphalia, a treaty signed in 1630 by numerous European powers that ended decades of armed conflict. The treaty provided that countries would respect borders and not interfere in the domestic affairs of their neighbors.

USA & Mexico Border

USA-Mexico country border photo

The USA side is on the left; the Mexican side on the right.

South Korea & North Korea Border

South Korea North Korea country border photo

Israel, Syria, Jordan Border

Israel, Syria, Jordan border photo

Portugal & Spain Border

Portugal Spain country border

Guadiana International Bridge; Spain is on the left; Portugal is on the right.

Germany & France Border

View from Offenburg, Germany, with the French Vosges mountains (Mont Donon) in the background.

Myanmar, Thailand, Laos Border

Myanmar Thailand Laos country border

Sweden & Norway Border

Not sure which side belongs to whom, nor do I think they care.

Bulgaria & Turkey Border

Bulgaria Turkey country border

USA & Canada Border

Pakistan & India Border

Pakistan India country border

A view of India from the Pakistani side.

Senegal & Gambia Border

The author did not specify which side belongs to which country, but maybe you can tell by some of the clues in the photo?

Guatemala and Mexico

Mexico Guatemala country border

Per Wikipedia: “Border between Guatemala (left) and Mexico (right), in Lagunas de Montebello National Park, delineated by cleared trees and a white border marker. “

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