Worldworx Travel - Home

HOME | EMAIL | HELP | LINKS | SEARCH | NEWS | TALK

BACK

END

Worldworx Travel> Global Information> Boundaries & States
Global Information: Boundaries & States
Boundaries and states form the lines that separate the countries of our world. There are presently over 190 sovereign states in the world and the last century has seen many countries form or declare independence from colonial and/or oppressive rule. The French and British are amongst the world's largest colonizers and once commanded huge empires throughout Africa and Asia. They formed a great deal of infrastructure and also many railways lines during their rule. Today, most of these nations have claimed independence from their European rulers. Sometimes a key factor driving nations to independence is religion or ethnic conflict, although many states have fought for independence against dictator regimes. The Czech Republic and Slovakia, formerly Czechoslovakia are examples of two nations that gained a peaceful partition, known as the 'Velvet Divorc�'.

Some lines that mark the beginning and end of countries are made by physical aspects like rivers, lakes or mountains for instance. Others are invisible boundaries. River boundaries make up a sixth of the world's divisions. It is usually the centre of a river or lake that provides the line for division and boundary. Mountain borders are massive country dividers. A good example of countries divided by a mountain range is the Himalayan range that separates China from countries like Nepal, India, Pakistan and Bhutan. Boundaries and states are normally divided in accordance with the lines of latitude and longitude on the modern globe. Good examples of this include the USA and Canada, which are divided at the 49th parallel and North and South Korea which are divided at the 38th parallel. 

Enclaves are formed when territories become isolated by political agreement. A section of a country breaks away and is enclosed within another nation. Examples of this are the Kaliningrad region of Russia that lies sandwiched between Lithuania and Poland and the states of the Vatican City and San Marino within Italy.
 

----
Global
|
Home
----
Worldworx Travel> Global Information> Boundaries & States

BACK

START

HOME | EMAIL | HELP | LINKS | SEARCH | NEWS | TALK

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Regional | Features | Safety | Health | Touring | Global | Office | News | Search
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Disclaimer: Worldworx is not responsible nor liable for any travel within the countries/regions mentioned within Worldworx Travel as a result of information supplied. Some countries/regions may not be considered safe to travel. Please contact your embassy/consulate and appropriate authorities for latest situations and information. For further safety information, click here.
Worldworx Travel is Copyright �2001-2003Worldworx. All rights reserved.

Privacy Policy | Recommend-it | ICRA & SafeSurf Rated.

Correspondent | Entertainment | Technology | Travel | United Kingdom | United States | Web Services