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Old Yesterday, 04:51 PM   #16561
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There is a hint about Norwegian Artic territories (that archipelago northern Norway). Their (not many) habitants are Norwegians but territory is claimed and seas are shared by Spain, UK, Russia and Norway. Well... territory is not claimed indeed. No one of those countries have business to do there, but seas are cool for long distances fishing. Reason of those four countries is that it is known that some of their fishers appeared a lot of centuries ago in the archipelago, in several corners.

Therefore, Norway, as has read, has taken several measures about population living there. It is said "it is forbidden to die there", just because they do not want to have a cementery in a claimed land. Thus, they do not build anything for disables. Should a person (normally aged) needs cares and so on... OK, go to mainland and remain there.

Not many people, no one worries about islands but fishing there is shared.
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Svalbard has a special status. They're part of Norway, but not of the Schengen area. Anybody can go there a settle without a Schengen visa, even nationalities who need a visa to enter the Schengen area. A part of it is administered by Russia.
However the islands don't have native population. They're inhabitated by few thousands of people from all over the world that are mostly involved in research. It's not that people born, live, and died there, they stay there for the period they're involved.
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Arctic has nothing to do with fisheries. Arctic has much to do with the black gold, called OIL. The biggest resources of OIL are there, and Russia claims the biggest territories because of these expensive resources.
So about the international borders, I will repeat myself, Russia borders Greenland and Canada inside the Arctic circle. But this exclusivity has USA and Norway too!
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Old Yesterday, 06:19 PM   #16564
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Russia borders Canada and Greenland because all of them claim Arctic territories. We should also note that Norway has Arctic territory.
A border, an exclusive economical zone, and a territorial claim are three pretty different things.

Russia really does not border Canada. For similar reasons, Argentine is not a province to UK even if the claims at Antarktis do overlap.
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On this thread I read that France borders Australia and also other Pacific countries with maritime borders. Which is all funny.

If so the, is Ireland bordering UK mainland? Is Denmark over Greenland a neighbour of Canada? Is it Iceland bordering Denmark?
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On this thread I read that France borders Australia and also other Pacific countries with maritime borders. Which is all funny.

If so the, is Ireland bordering UK? Is Denmark over Greenland a neighbour of Canada? Is it Iceland bordering Denmark?
Of course Ireland bordering UK. The border runs for almost 500 km...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republ...Kingdom_border
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Is Denmark over Greenland a neighbour of Canada?
We can even say that Denmark and Canada have real land border on Hans island since central line of maritime border between two countries goes through the island.

http://www.businessinsider.com/canad...-island-2016-1
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Old Today, 08:29 AM   #16568
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Of course Ireland bordering UK. The border runs for almost 500 km...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republ...Kingdom_border
I guess question was about mainland. This is, Ireland-Wales.

In the other side, 14 km are between Europe and Africa in the tiniest side. UK and Spain in one side, Morocco and Spain in the another one.

In the tightest side, 3 km of territorial waters only for any country and two 4 km "lanes" to go from Mediterranean to Atlantic and must get correct side. Only Africa-Europe or conversely ships can cross them.

Denmark and Sweeden are joined by a tunnel and a brigde and was prepared to allow ships entering to Finland, Russia, Baltic republics, Poland... without permission
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Old Today, 08:31 AM   #16569
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and about international waters

https://www.google.es/maps/@18.20546...!3m1!1e3?hl=es


In this bay, northside is Mexican, southern is from Belize.

Belize allows all Mexican ships (or whatever) to entry bay through their waters except navy.

Mexican navy takes this canal

(edit, which I do not know reason but named after my homecity...)
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Denmark and Sweeden are joined by a tunnel and a brigde and was prepared to allow ships entering to Finland, Russia, Baltic republics, Poland... without permission
The status of the straits of Denmark as international waterways is based on the Copenhagen Convention of 1857. The bridge project has no role on this.
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Interesting, there is also ,,street view"

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