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Countries inside Countries (Bizarre Borders Part 1)

Countries inside Countries (Bizarre Borders Part 1)


When it comes to neighbors, most countries
have several options: like North to Canada or South to Mexico. But there are countries that don’t have this
freedom of choice, not because they’re islands but because they’re trapped in another country.
For example: tiny Vatican City, which fits inside of not just Italy, but also just Rome. How Vatican City got surrounded is complicated,
but not unique for there is also the Republic of San Marino, home to 30,000 citizens which
Italy also completely surrounds. Italy, apparently, is a country that likes countries in its country. But trapping nations is not just Italy’s thing
for there’s also Lesotho, in South Africa which is both the largest encircled country
at 70 times Vatican City’s size and the most populated with over 2,000,000 citizens. The thing that makes these three countries’
borders bizarre is that any path in or out must go through the one and only neighbor
they have. But now take a look at The Gambia, which excluding
that tiny ocean border, is as surrounded as any nation can get. If we amend the previous rule to every land
route, now we’ve made a category of single-neighbored nations. Which includes all four of these
and countries like Portugal, where the only way in or out is through Spain. Who else is
on this list? Well, there’s Monaco which must go through
France, Qatar through Saudi Arabia Denmark through Germany, South Korea through North
Korea (though South Korea might as well be an island nation for most practical travel
purposes) East Timor and Papua New Guinea both through
Indonesia, Brunei through Malaysia And there are two sets of twins: there is
The Dominican Republic whose only neighbor is Haiti and Haiti, whose only neighbor is
The Dominican Republic. And the second set is: Ireland through the
United Kingdom and the United Kingdom through Ireland. A side note here: While there are tons of ‘British’ places around
the world, some of which border other nations — these are not part of the United Kingdom.
It’s complicated. Though if you wanted to, you could argue that
the United Kingdom technically dug a land border under the channel to the continent,
presumably to be closer to France, her best friend ever. Finally, there’s one more country in this
category: Canada: the largest single-neighbored, nation in the world.

100 comments on “Countries inside Countries (Bizarre Borders Part 1)

  1. The UK is not a country! The Republic of Ireland just says Northern Ireland and Scotland and Wales both just have England

  2. Technically, you can travel from Denmark to Sweden by car because they built a bridge, so it's like a Schrödingers land border…

  3. Always interesting your informations, but you talk to fast, for a not english speaking person. And one remark I want say about Denmark. It has also an "escape" to Sweden by crossing the Oresund bridge.

  4. All these commenters claiming borders between countries that are NOT BY LAND. Did any of you even WATCH the video?? Or did you do it with the sound off?

  5. I’m glad you didn’t say where that beauty island was in the beginning of the video, I know exactly where it is and We don’t need more of y’all motherfuckers coming here and destroying everything we’ve ever known

  6. If Italy wanted to invade San Marino and vatacan city then how are they going to win? I mean their completely surrounded and Im pretty sure no body wants to start a war over San Marino(sorry if your from there)

  7. How Vatican city got surrounded, easy. Mussolini wanted the Pope to look the other way on Nazis murdering every jew they could get their shitty hands on. That's how the Catholic church looked the other way on genocide.

  8. There is Baarle,which looks like a crumpled piece of mess inbetween the Dutch and Belgians.Bridge from Denmark to Sweden,Poland has a island with only roads into Germany,European Turkey,Greece,Hong Kong,Macau and Singapore

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