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Cross-border town naming

cross border town naming conventions
Cross-border town naming occurs where towns or villages with the same or equivalent names are divided between two different countries This does not necessarily imply that those towns or villages are located in geographic proximity or that they are located near a current border divided cities Reasons for this taking place may include the following:

  • The town or village existed before the border or even before the modern concept of a border The border was added later sometimes by war, dividing a community
  • A community on one side of a border grows up to service the border and then takes the name of the adjacent community on the other side of the border
  • Communities grow up on both sides of the border to service the border, taking the name of the border crossing

Most places are in Europe, but there are also some examples in North America and Asia In Europe, until the first half of the 20th century and again since the Schengen Agreement in the late 20th century, such divisions could be mostly ignored by the inhabitants

Contents

  • 1 Examples
    • 11 Europe
      • 111 Denmark–Sweden
      • 112 Netherlands–Germany
      • 113 Netherlands–Belgium
      • 114 Belgium–Germany
      • 115 Luxembourg–Germany
      • 116 Belgium–France
      • 117 Luxembourg–France
      • 118 France–Germany
      • 119 France–Switzerland
      • 1110 France–England
      • 1111 France–Spain
      • 1112 Germany–Switzerland
      • 1113 Germany–Austria
      • 1114 Germany–Poland
      • 1115 Germany–Czech Republic
      • 1116 Czech Republic–Poland
      • 1117 Czech Republic–Austria
      • 1118 Austria–Slovenia
      • 1119 Italy–France
      • 1120 Italy–Montenegro
      • 1121 Italy–Slovenia
      • 1122 Italy–Switzerland
      • 1123 Hungary–Slovakia
      • 1124 Hungary–Romania
      • 1125 Portugal–Spain
      • 1126 Sweden–Finland
      • 1127 Estonia–Latvia
      • 1128 Croatia–Bosnia-Herzegovina
      • 1129 Bosnia-Herzegovina/Serbia
      • 1130 Bosnia-Herzegovina–Montenegro
      • 1131 Serbia–Romania
      • 1132 Romania–Ukraine
      • 1133 Romania–Moldova
    • 12 North America
      • 121 Canada–United States
      • 122 United States–Mexico
    • 13 South America
      • 131 Argentina–Chile
      • 132 Brazil–Argentina
      • 133 Brazil–Bolivia
      • 134 Brazil–French Guiana
      • 135 Brazil–Uruguay
    • 14 Africa
      • 141 Ethiopia–Kenya
      • 142 Central African Republic–Democratic Republic of the Congo
      • 143 Gabon–Equatorial Guinea
      • 144 Republic of the Congo–Democratic Republic of the Congo
      • 145 Angola–Democratic Republic of the Congo
      • 146 Malawi–Mozambique
      • 147 Zambia–Zimbabwe
      • 148 Zimbabwe–Mozambique
    • 15 Asia
      • 151 Azerbaijan–Iran
      • 152 Georgia–Turkey
      • 153 China-Hong Kong SAR
      • 154 Tajikistan–Afghanistan
      • 155 Oman–UAE
      • 156 Oman–Yemen
  • 2 See also

Examplesedit

Note that this list includes only places with similar names that are in someway connected by history, geography or otherwise across modern-day international borders Towns that have the same name but bear no relationship to each other are also very common but not particularly notable

Europeedit

Denmark–Swedenedit

  • Helsingør / Helsingborg

Netherlands–Germanyedit

  • Rhederbrug, Rhederveld / Rhede
  • Barnflair Ter Apel / Barnfleer
  • Veenebrugge / Vennebrügge
  • Zwillbroek / Zwillbrock
  • Ubach over Worms / Übach-Palenberg
  • Spijk / Spyck

Netherlands–Belgiumedit

  • Baarle-Nassau / Baarle-Hertog
  • Clinge / De Klinge
  • Koewacht / Koewacht
  • Putte / Putte

Belgium–Germanyedit

  • Lichtenbusch / Aachen-Lichtenbusch
  • Stubach / Stupbach

Luxembourg–Germanyedit

  • Obereisenbach, Untereisenbach / Übereisenbach
  • Wallendorf-Pont / Wallendorf
  • Bollendorf-Pont / Bollendorf
  • Echternach / Echternacherbrück
  • Wasserbillig / Wasserbilligerbrück

Belgium–Franceedit

  • Comines-Warneton / Comines
  • Wervik / Wervicq-Sud
  • Quiévrain / Quiévrechain
  • Goegnies-Chaussée / Gognies-Chaussée
  • Grand-Reng / Vieux-Reng

Luxembourg–Franceedit

  • Mondorf-les-Bains / Mondorff

France–Germanyedit

  • Leiding / Leidingen
  • Petite-Rosselle / Großrosseln
  • Grosbliederstroff / Kleinblittersdorf
  • Obergailbach / Niedergailbach
  • Scheibenhard / Scheibenhardt
  • Lauterbourg / Neulauterburg
  • Neuf-Brisach / Breisach
  • Kembs / Klein Kembs

France–Switzerlandedit

  • Huningue / Kleinhüningen
  • Lucelle / Lucelle, Kleinlützel
  • Saint-Gingolph / Saint-Gingolph

France–Englandedit

  • Sangatte / Sandgate
  • Dunkerque / Dunkirk
  • Saint-Léonard / St Leonards-on-Sea
  • Mont-Saint-Michel / St Michael's Mount

France–Spainedit

  • Île des Faisans / Isla de los Faisanes Konpantzia / Île de l’hôpital / Île de la Conférence

Germany–Switzerlandedit

  • Rheinfelden / Rheinfelden
  • Laufenburg / Laufenburg
  • Reckingen / Rekingen

Germany–Austriaedit

  • Vorderriß / Hinterriß
  • Bayrisch Gmain / Großgmain

Germany–Polandedit

  • Altwarp / Nowe Warpno
  • Rosow / Rosówek
  • Hohenwutzen / Osinów Dolny Niederwutzen
  • Zäckericker Loose / Siekierki Zäckerick
  • Güstebieser Loose / Gozdowice Güstebiese
  • Altrüdnitzer Ausbau / Stara Rudnica Altrüdnitz
  • Neulietzegöricke / Stare Łysogórki Altlietzegöricke
  • Zelliner Loose / Czelin Zellin
  • Küstrin-Kietz / Kostrzyn nad Odrą Küstrin
  • Lebus / Nowy Lubusz Neulebus
  • Kunitzer Loose / Kunice Kunitz
  • Aurith / Urad Aurith
  • Guben / Gubin
  • Zelz / Siedlec Zelz
  • Klein Priebus / Przewóz Priebus
  • Görlitz / Zgorzelec
  • Altlandsberg / Gorzów NeuLandsberg
  • Altentreptow / Trzebiatów Treptow

In some cases there have been added exonyms to show the relationship between the towns more clearly for people not familiar with the respective languages

Germany–Czech Republicedit

  • Seifhennersdorf / Horní Jindřichův Oberhennersdorf
  • Zinnwald / Cínovec Zinnwald
  • Deutschgeorgenthal / Český Jiřetín Georgendorf
  • Deutscheinsiedel / Mníšek Böhmisch Einsiedel
  • Deutschneudorf / Nová Ves v Horách Gebirgsneudorf
  • Deutschkatharinenberg / Hora Svaté Kateřiny Böhmisch Katherinenberg
  • Hammerunterwiesenthal / České Hamry Böhmisch Hammer
  • Oberwiesenthal / Loučna Böhmisch Wiesenthal
  • Neualbenreuth / Mýtina Altalbenreuth
  • Bayerisch Eisenstein / Železná Ruda Markt Eisenstein

In some cases there have been added exonyms to show the relationship between the towns more clearly for people not familiar with the respective languages

Czech Republic–Polandedit

  • Pelhřimovy / Pielgrzymów
  • Opavice / Opawica
  • Krásné Loučky / Krasne Pole
  • Chomýž / Chomiąż
  • Český Těšín Czeski Cieszyn / Cieszyn
  • Horní Líštná / Leszna Górna

In some cases there have been added exonyms to show the relationship between the towns more clearly for people not familiar with the respective languages

Czech Republic–Austriaedit

  • Český Heršlák / Deutsch Hörschlag
  • České Velenice / Gmünd

Austria–Sloveniaedit

  • Bad Radkersburg / Gornja Radgona
  • Deutschfeistritz / Slovenska Bistrica Windischfeistritz
  • Graz / Slovenj Gradec
  • Deutschlandsberg / Podčetrtek Windischlandsberg
  • Oberdrauburg / Dravograd Unterdrauburg
  • Unterloibl / Podljubelj Unterloibl

Italy–Franceedit

  • Moncenisio / Lanslebourg-Mont-Cenis
  • Briga Alta / La Brigue

Italy–Montenegroedit

  • Bari / Bar Antivari

Italy–Sloveniaedit

  • Gorizia / Nova Gorica

Italy–Switzerlandedit

  • Lavena Ponte Tresa / Ponte Tresa
  • Cremenaga / Ponte Cremenaga
  • Ponte Chiasso / Chiasso

Hungary–Slovakiaedit

  • Komárom / Komárno
  • Sátoraljaújhely / Slovenské Nové Mesto
  • Balassagyarmat / Slovenské Ďarmoty
  • Esztergom / Štúrovo

Hungary–Romaniaedit

  • Nagylak / Nădlac

Portugal–Spainedit

  • Rio de Onor / Rihonor de Castilla

Sweden–Finlandedit

  • Karesuando / Kaaresuvanto
  • Kuttainen / Kuttanen
  • Katkesuando / Kätkäsuvanto
  • Muonionalusta / Muonio
  • Kihlangi / Kihlanki
  • Pello / Pello
  • Övertorneå / Ylitornio
  • Karungi / Karunki

Estonia–Latviaedit

  • Valga / Valka

Croatia–Bosnia-Herzegovinaedit

  • Hrvatska Kostajnica / Bosanska Kostajnica
  • Dubica / Bosanska Dubica
  • Stara Gradiška / Bosanska Gradiška
  • Slavonski Brod / Bosanski Brod
  • Slavonski Šamac / Bosanski Šamac
  • Svilaj / Donji Svilaj, Gornji Svilaj

Bosnia-Herzegovina/Serbiaedit

  • Srpska Rača / Sremska Rača
  • Zvornik / Mali Zvornik

Bosnia-Herzegovina–Montenegroedit

  • Donja Vrbica / Gornja Vrbica

Serbia–Romaniaedit

  • Mali Žam / Jamu Mare
  • Požeženo / Pojejena
  • Veliki Gaj / Gaiu Mic

Romania–Ukraineedit

  • Chilia Veche / Kiliya

Romania–Moldovaedit

  • Sculeni / Sculeni
  • Ungheni / Ungheni

North Americaedit

Towns and cities listed have names of a common origin across an international boundary; matching pairs across provincial or state boundaries such as Kansas City or Lloydminster are common but are not listed here

Canada–United Statesedit

  • Beebe Plain, Quebec / Beebe Plain, Vermont
  • Niagara Falls, Ontario / Niagara Falls, New York
  • Sault Ste Marie, Ontario / Sault Ste Marie, Michigan
  • North Portal, Saskatchewan / Portal, North Dakota
  • Madawaska County, New Brunswick / Madawaska, Maine

United States–Mexicoedit

  • Calexico, California / Mexicali, Baja California
  • Tecate, California / Tecate, Baja California
  • Douglas, Arizona / Agua Prieta, Sonora
  • Naco, Arizona / Naco, Sonora
  • Nogales, Arizona / Nogales, Sonora
  • San Luis, Arizona / San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora
  • El Paso, Texas / Ciudad Juárez formerly El Paso del Norte, Chihuahua
  • Boquillas, Texas / Boquillas del Carmen, Coahuila
  • Del Rio, Texas / Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila
  • Eagle Pass, Texas / Piedras Negras, Coahuila
  • Laredo, Texas / Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
  • Progreso, Texas / Nuevo Progreso, Tamaulipas
  • Brownsville, Texas / Matamoros, Tamaulipas

South Americaedit

Argentina–Chileedit

  • Antofagasta de la Sierra / Antofagasta
  • Coquimbito / Coquimbo
  • San Sebastián

Brazil–Argentinaedit

  • Foz do Iguaçu / Puerto Iguazú

Brazil–Boliviaedit

  • Guajará-Mirim / Guayaramerín

Brazil–French Guianaedit

  • Oiapoque / Saint-Georges-de-l'Oyapock

Brazil–Uruguayedit

  • Chuí / Chuy
  • Acegua / Aceguá

Africaedit

Ethiopia–Kenyaedit

  • Moyale / Moyale

Central African Republic–Democratic Republic of the Congoedit

  • Mobaye / Mobayi-Mbongo

Gabon–Equatorial Guineaedit

  • Cocobeach / Cogo

Republic of the Congo–Democratic Republic of the Congoedit

  • Loukolela/Lukolela

Angola–Democratic Republic of the Congoedit

  • Tembo Aluma / Tembo

Malawi–Mozambiqueedit

  • Mulanje / Milange

Zambia–Zimbabweedit

  • Chirundu / Chirundu

Zimbabwe–Mozambiqueedit

  • Mukumbura / Mucumbara

Asiaedit

Azerbaijan–Iranedit

  • Astara / Astara
  • Julfa / Julfa
  • Biləsuvar / Bileh Savar

Georgia–Turkeyedit

  • Sarpi / Sarp

China-Hong Kong SARedit

  • Luohu District / Lowu
  • Shatoujiao Subdistrict / Sha Tau Kok

Tajikistan–Afghanistanedit

  • Ishkoshim / Ishkashim

Oman–UAEedit

  • Dibba
  • Al Buraimi-Al Ain

Oman–Yemenedit

  • Al-Mazyunah-Shahan District

See alsoedit

  • List of divided cities
  • Transborder agglomeration

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