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Old October 14th, 2011, 01:04 PM   #5301
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San Diego / Tijuana is probably the busiest one, though there may be busier ones between Shenzhen and Hong Kong, if you consider that a border crossing.

The busiest border crossing in Europe is Walserberg, between Germany and Austria, near Salzburg. 75.000 vehicles cross it every day. The second busiest would be Hazeldonk between the Netherlands and Belgium. 60.000 vehicles cross it every day.

Of course there may be busier rail crossings, I have no idea about the Channel Tunnel, various air routes, or the Øresund Rail connection.
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Old October 14th, 2011, 03:18 PM   #5302
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^ Channel tunnel takes 17m passengers a year or 46,500 per day. Dover port takes 38,500 per day. So surprisingly not anywhere near Walserberg, which probably takes far more than 100,000 as each car could take several people. I guess if you totalled all the traffic on a whole border, somewhere in Europe would win, but controlled borders tend to direct people to a handful of crossings while Schengen crossings can be tiny and numerous.
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Old October 14th, 2011, 03:24 PM   #5303
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San Diego / Tijuana is probably the busiest one, though there may be busier ones between Shenzhen and Hong Kong, if you consider that a border crossing.

The busiest border crossing in Europe is Walserberg, between Germany and Austria, near Salzburg. 75.000 vehicles cross it every day. The second busiest would be Hazeldonk between the Netherlands and Belgium. 60.000 vehicles cross it every day.

Of course there may be busier rail crossings, I have no idea about the Channel Tunnel, various air routes, or the Øresund Rail connection.
Right, the San Ysidro (San Diego suburb)/Tijuana border crossing is considered the busiest border crossing in the world, with almost 50 million people crossing this border per year, and almost 100,000 vehicles per day.
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Old October 14th, 2011, 03:51 PM   #5304
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San Diego / Tijuana is probably the busiest one, though there may be busier ones between Shenzhen and Hong Kong, if you consider that a border crossing.

The busiest border crossing in Europe is Walserberg, between Germany and Austria, near Salzburg. 75.000 vehicles cross it every day. The second busiest would be Hazeldonk between the Netherlands and Belgium. 60.000 vehicles cross it every day.

Of course there may be busier rail crossings, I have no idea about the Channel Tunnel, various air routes, or the Øresund Rail connection.
The Øresund Rail connection carried approx. 11 mio. passenger in 2010, or 30000 pax. a day. The road connection across Øresund carries approx. 20.000vehicles a day. That means Øresund is the busiets Danish border crossing. The busiest border crossing to Germany (A7/E45) is only used by 17.000 vehicles a day.
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Old October 14th, 2011, 04:32 PM   #5305
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The busiest border crossing to Germany (A7/E45) is only used by 17.000 vehicles a day.
True, but right next to it is another border crossing for the secondary road which carries 16.900 vehicles per day, bringing the total to some 34.500 vehicles per day at Flensburg / Padborg.
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Old October 15th, 2011, 01:31 AM   #5306
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More detailed statistics for the Eurotunnel: http://www.eurotunnelgroup.com/uk/sh.../2010-summary/

9.500.000 passengers on Eurostar trains, 2.200.000 cars, 1.100.000 trucks and 55.000 buses on shuttle trains in 2010.
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Old October 15th, 2011, 05:05 PM   #5307
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I agree... it is not obviously a border... but this morning, having a walk in my city I noticed these two streets are together...

http://maps.google.es/?ll=41.632724,...180.79,,0,6.94

It is a neighbourhoud built in the 1940s more or less and it wasn't the area where I have walks, but this week are major days in the city and there were some events there.
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Old October 19th, 2011, 04:41 PM   #5308
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Rajka/Rušovce, c. 1950.




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Old October 19th, 2011, 07:58 PM   #5309
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Again something historic (maybe we should open a thread for this?), german Checkpoint in Beuthen (polish Bytom), Upper Silesia towards Poland approximately 1930, picture taken from Wikipedia:

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Old October 19th, 2011, 08:50 PM   #5310
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Are policemen on the right over rails?
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Old October 19th, 2011, 09:34 PM   #5311
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Rajka/Rušovce, c. 1950.

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Old October 19th, 2011, 11:08 PM   #5312
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Besides the truck traffic jam certainly not bad
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Old October 20th, 2011, 04:36 PM   #5313
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Only one corner in the world with a border between France and the Netherlands

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Old October 20th, 2011, 04:41 PM   #5314
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San Martin island (let me write in the original name) was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493 (or... someone in his ship), in his second trip to America (he made four), but he never landed there. He was not interested in this small islands. Furthermore he was following major islands and specially the continent (this is why except at Cuba, Rep Dominicana and Puerto Rico, in few islands Spanish is spoken, as well as inside the continent, in the majority of countries it is spoken).

French and Dutch were stablished there (and in between British sometimes...).
It was in 1838 (just a few years later the first American countries got independence) when final border was set.

It is 87 km2 and has 75.000 people between both countries.
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Old October 20th, 2011, 09:09 PM   #5315
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Are policemen on the right over rails?
I guess yes, as railtracks are clearly visible. Since the whole Upper Silesia region was (and is) is a mining area (mostly coal) i suppose this was a track of a mine railway, the track seems to be a narrow gauge which was often used in Germany for such purposes.

When Upper Silesia was devided between Germany and Poland in 1921/22 the border line in this area often passed in the middle of mining areas (to give the new born Poland access to resources), or cut off mines from the neighbouring cities. So i think this railtrack maybe such a line which become cut off because of the new border.
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Old October 20th, 2011, 10:28 PM   #5316
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San Martin island (let me write in the original name) was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493 (or... someone in his ship), in his second trip to America (he made four), but he never landed there. He was not interested in this small islands. Furthermore he was following major islands and specially the continent (this is why except at Cuba, Rep Dominicana and Puerto Rico, in few islands Spanish is spoken, as well as inside the continent, in the majority of countries it is spoken).

French and Dutch were stablished there (and in between British sometimes...).
It was in 1838 (just a few years later the first American countries got independence) when final border was set.

It is 87 km2 and has 75.000 people between both countries.



one detail more... name of San Martín (St. Martin of whetever in any other language) comes from the day it was discovered: November 11th, 1493, the day of "St. Martin of Tours"

(http://www.americancatholic.org/Feat...ts/bydate.aspx)
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Old October 21st, 2011, 12:28 AM   #5317
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Brazil and ..... FRANCE




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Old October 21st, 2011, 02:08 AM   #5318
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There're no motorways in France?

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Old October 21st, 2011, 11:28 AM   #5319
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In that part of France (French Guiana, I used to believe that was independent!) there are no motorways. But I'm sure there are motorways in France , if not, what are those 500 km I clinched there?
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Old October 21st, 2011, 02:45 PM   #5320
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If French Guiana is independent, then it's France that isn't.
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