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Pigeon Bay

Pigeon Bay is a body of water that lies between Minnesota, United States and Ontario, Canada and is part of Lake Superior. The international boundary between the two countries lies in the middle of the bay. The name of "Pigeon" Bay was most likel ...

                                               

Pigeon River (Minnesota–Ontario)

The Pigeon River forms part of the Canada–United States border between the state of Minnesota and the province of Ontario, west of Lake Superior. In pre-industrial times the river was a waterway of great importance for transportation and the fur ...

                                               

Rio de la Plata

The Rio de la Plata, lit. "river of silver") - rendered River Plate in British English and the Commonwealth and La Plata River in other English-speaking countries - is the estuary formed by the confluence of the Uruguay and the Parana rivers. It ...

                                               

Putumayo River

The Putumayo River or Iça River is one of the tributaries of the Amazon River, west of and parallel to the Japura River.

                                               

Rainy River (Minnesota–Ontario)

The Rainy River is a river, approximately 137 kilometres long, forming part of the Canada–United States border separating northern Minnesota and Northwestern Ontario. The river issues from the west side of Rainy Lake French: lac à la Pluie ; Ojib ...

                                               

Rio Grande

The Rio Grande or simply Rio Bravo) is one of the principal rivers in the southwest United States and northern Mexico. The Rio Grande begins in south-central Colorado in the United States and flows to the Gulf of Mexico. After passing through the ...

                                               

Ruvuma River

Ruvuma River, formerly also known as the Rovuma River, is a river in the African Great Lakes region. During the greater part of its course, it forms the border between Tanzania and Mozambique. The river is 800 kilometres long, with a drainage bas ...

                                               

Ruzizi River

The Ruzizi is a river, 117 kilometres long, that flows from Lake Kivu to Lake Tanganyika in Central Africa, descending from about 1.500 metres to about 770 metres above sea level over its length. The steepest gradients occur over the first 40 kil ...

                                               

Semliki River

Semliki River is a major river, 140 kilometres long, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda in Central and East Africa. It flows north from Lake Edward to Lake Albert in the Albertine Rift west of the Rwenzori Mountains. Along its low ...

                                               

Sharda River

The Sharda River flows along Nepals western border with India in the Himalayas. It is formed by the joining of two streams of headwaters, the Kalapani River descending from the western border of the Lipulekh Pass and the Kuthi Yankti river descen ...

                                               

Sutla

The Sutla or Sotla is a river flowing through Slovenia and Croatia, mostly forming their border. It is a tributary to the Sava, itself a tributary to the Danube. It is 89 kilometres long and has a watershed area of 584 square kilometres.

                                               

Sutlej

The Sutlej River ; Hindi: सतलज नदी satalaj nadee ; Punjabi: سَتلٌڄ ; Sanskrit: शतद्रुम ; Urdu: دریائے ستلُج ‎; darya-e-sutlej) is the longest of the five rivers that flow through the historic crossroads region of Punjab in northern India and Paki ...

                                               

Tana (Norway)

The Tana, is a 361-kilometre long river in the Sapmi area of northern Fennoscandia. The river flows through Troms og Finnmark county, Norway and the Lapland region of Finland. The Sami name means "Great River". The main tributaries of Tana are An ...

                                               

Torne (river)

The Torne, also known as the Tornio, is a river in northern Sweden and Finland. For approximately half of its length it defines the border between these two countries. It rises at Lake Torne near the border with Norway and flows generally southea ...

                                               

Tumen River

The Tumen River, also known as the Tuman River or Duman River, is a 521-kilometre long river that serves as part of the boundary between China, North Korea and Russia, rising on the slopes of Mount Paektu and flowing into the Sea of Japan. The ri ...

                                               

Ubangi River

The Ubangi River, also spelled Oubangui, is the largest right-bank tributary of the Congo River in the region of Central Africa. It begins at the confluence of the Mbomou and Uele Rivers and flows west, forming the border between Central African ...

                                               

Uruguay River

The Uruguay River is a major river in South America. It flows from north to south and forms parts of the boundaries of Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay, separating some of the Argentine provinces of La Mesopotamia from the other two countries. It p ...

                                               

Ussuri River

The Ussuri River or Wusuli River, runs through Khabarovsk and Primorsky Krais, Russia, and the southeast region of Northeast China. It rises in the Sikhote-Alin mountain range, flowing north and forming part of the Sino-Russian border until it jo ...

                                               

Vaupes River

Vaupes River is a tributary of the Rio Negro in South America. It rises in the Guaviare Department of Colombia, flowing east through Guaviare and Vaupes Departments. It forms part of the international border between Colombia and the Amazonas stat ...

                                               

Yalu River

The Yalu River, also called the Amrok River or Amnok River, is a river on the border between North Korea and China. Together with the Tumen River to its east, and a small portion of Paektu Mountain, the Yalu forms the border between North Korea a ...

                                               

Tripoint

A tripoint, trijunction, triple point, or tri-border area is a geographical point at which the boundaries of three countries or subnational entities meet. There are approximately 176 international tripoints. Nearly half are situated in rivers, la ...

                                               

Bassetts Pole

Bassetts Pole is an area at the Staffordshire–West Midlands–Warwickshire tripoint. Population details can be found under Middleton, Warwickshire. It is sited on the A446 London Road at its junction with the A38.

                                               

Black Triangle (region)

The Black Triangle is a border region shared by Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic, long characterized by extremely high levels of pollution. The term was coined in the 1980s. For decades, industrially produced air pollutants, water pollution ...

                                               

China–North Korea–Russia tripoint

The China–North Korea–Russia tripoint is the tripoint where the China–Russia border and the North Korea–Russia border intersect. The tripoint is in the Tumen River about 500 meters upstream from Korea Russia Friendship Bridge and under 2.000 mete ...

                                               

Lake Constance

Lake Constance refers to three bodies of water on the Rhine at the northern foot of the Alps: the Obersee or Upper Lake Constance, the Untersee or Lower Lake Constance, and a connecting stretch of the Rhine, called the Seerhein. These waterbodies ...

                                               

Drei-Lander-Stein

The Drei-Lander-Stein is a boundary stone at the tripoint of the German federal states of Lower Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia near the GroSer Ehrenberg mountain in the Harz.

                                               

Feldkirch, Vorarlberg

Feldkirch is a medieval city in the western Austrian state of Vorarlberg on the border with Switzerland and Liechtenstein. It is the administrative center of the Feldkirch district. After Dornbirn, it is the second most populous town in Vorarlber ...

                                               

Ilemi Triangle

The Ilemi Triangle is an area of disputed land in East Africa. Arbitrarily defined, it measures between 10.320 and 14.000 square kilometres. Named after Anuak chief Ilemi Akwon, the territory is claimed by South Sudan and Kenya, and borders Ethio ...

                                               

Indira Col

The Indira Col) is a col on the Indira Ridge in the Siachen Muztagh in the Karakoram Range. It is within 3 km of Sia Kangri to the west, the summit of which is the tripoint where territories controlled by India, Pakistan, and China meet. The col ...

                                               

Jongsong Peak

Jongsong Peak is a mountain in the Janak section of the Himalayas. At 7.462 metres it is the 57th highest peak in the world, although it is dominated by 3rd highest, Kangchenjunga, 20 km to the south. Jongsongs summit is on tri-junction of India, ...

                                               

List of Oklahoma tri-points

The six tripoints of Oklahoma are: OKTXAR Corner – Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas Tri-State Marker – Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri Texhomex – Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas 8 Mile Corner – Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado Preston Monument – Oklahoma, Colorado, Ne ...

                                               

Mechanicsville, Delaware

Mechanicsville is a crossroads community located in "The Wedge", a geometric oddity arising out of ambiguity in the 18th Century border dispute settlement between the Penns and Calverts in the British North American Colonies. Until 1921, Mechanic ...

                                               

Muotkavaara

Muotkavaara is a hill in Lapland at the boundary between Finland, Norway and Russia. The Finnish side belongs to the Inari municipality, the Norwegian side belongs to Sor-Varanger and the Russian side belongs to Nikel. The peak) is in Norway. The ...

                                               

Nairamdal Peak

Nairamdal Peak or Friendship Peak is the one of five peaks of the Tavan Bogd mountain and it marks the border tripoint between Russia, Mongolia, and China. The Peak towers at the elevation of 4.082 m.

                                               

Preston Monument

The Preston Monument is a stone marker that shows the tri-point of Oklahoma, Colorado, and New Mexico. It is named after Levi S. Preston, who surveyed a portion of the New Mexico–Colorado border.

                                               

Mount Sabyinyo

Mount Sabyinyo is an extinct volcano in eastern Africa in the Virunga Mountains. Mount Sabyinyo is the oldest volcano of the range. It is north-east of Lake Kivu, one of the African Great Lakes, and west of Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda. The summit of ...

                                               

Surveyor Generals Corner

Surveyor Generals Corner is a remote point where the Australian state boundaries of South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory meet. These boundaries meet at the easternmost point of the 127-metre section of the Western Austral ...

                                               

Three Shire Stone

A Three Shire Stone is a monument marking the point where three shires meet. The term is mostly used in England. Some notable Three Shire landmarks are: Three Shires Oak – Staffordshire/Shropshire/Worcestershire grid reference SP017866: 19th-cent ...

                                               

Treriksroysa

Treriksroysa is a cairn which marks the tripoint where the borders between Norway, Finland and Russia meet. The site is on a hill called Muotkavaara, in Pasvikdalen, west of the Pasvikelva and 15 km southwest of Nyrud just west of Krokfjellet in ...

                                               

Tri-State Peak

Tri-State Peak is a mountain located in the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, near the "saddle" of the gap. It gets its name from being on the tripoint of the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. The elevation at the tri-state mark ...

                                               

Triple Frontier

The Triple Frontier is a tri-border area along the junction of Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil, where the Iguazu and Parana rivers converge. Near the confluence are the cities of Ciudad del Este ; Puerto Iguazu and Foz do Iguaçu. This area is near ...

                                               

Wedge (border)

The Wedge is a 1.068-square-mile tract of land along the borders of Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Ownership of the land was disputed until 1921; it is now recognized as part of Delaware. The tract was created primarily by the shortcomings ...

                                               

Zapaleri

Zapaleri is a volcano whose summit is the tripoint of the borders of Argentina, Bolivia and Chile. A number of railways are in the area. It is part of Potosi Department, Jujuy Province, and Antofagasta Region. The volcano formed on top of the 2.8 ...

                                               

Abd al Kuri

Abd al Kuri is a rocky island in the Guardafui Channel. As a part of the Socotra Archipelago of the Socotra Governorate of Yemen, it lies about 65 miles southwest of the island of Socotra. It is geographically closer to Somalia. It consists of gr ...

                                               

Abu Musa

Abu Musa Persian: ابوموسی ‎ listen, Arabic: أبو موسى ‎ is a 12.8-square-kilometre 4.9 sq mi island in the eastern Persian Gulf near the entrance to the Strait of Hormuz. Due to the depth of sea, oil tankers and big ships have to pass between Abu ...

                                               

Air Defense Identification Zone (East China Sea)

The East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone is an Air Defense Identification Zone covering most of the East China Sea where the Peoples Republic of China announced that it was introducing new air traffic restrictions in November 2013. The ...

                                               

Isla de Aves

Isla de Aves, or Aves Island, is a Caribbean dependency of Venezuela. It has been the subject of numerous territorial disputes between the neighboring independent islands, such as Dominica, and European mother countries of surrounding dependent i ...

                                               

Bajo Nuevo Bank

Bajo Nuevo Bank, also known as the Petrel Islands, is a small, uninhabited reef with some small grass-covered islets, located in the western Caribbean Sea at 15°53′N 78°38′W, with a lighthouse on Low Cay at 15°51′N 78°38′W. The closest neighbouri ...

                                               

Doumeira Islands

The Doumeira Islands are situated northeast of Djibouti and east of Eritrea near the Bab el-Mandeb in the Red Sea. They consist of Doumeira, located less than one kilometer off of the Eritrean and Djiboutian shore, and the much smaller island of ...

                                               

Europa Island

Europa Island is a 28-square-kilometre low-lying tropical atoll in the Mozambique Channel, about a third of the way from southern Madagascar to southern Mozambique. The island had never been inhabited until 1820, when the French family Rosier mov ...