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Re: A question of low country geography

Posted by Joris P. on 06/13/2003 06:09:25 AM

Other province enclaves:

Luxembourg province has a tiny amalgam of communities in the very southwest, surrounded by Namur.

Provinces of Antwerpen and Oost-Vlaanderen are separated by the Schelde (Scheldt river), except for a small part of Antwerpen city (St. Anneke), and the double-community Zwijndrecht/Burcht on the left bank of the river.

Maastricht is the capital of the Dutch Limburg province, which is separated from the Belgian Limburg province by the Maas. Except for - Maastricht-city center itself, on the left (Belgian-side) bank of the Maas.

The German speaking communities of Eupen and Sankt Vith were war-damage returns from the German Kaiserreich after WWI to the Belgian state, together with the German colony of Urundi, now Burundi- Ruanda. They are part of the Liège province and the Walloon regio, but have a cultural and personal matter autonomy.

In Baarle-Hertog/Nassau, there are pieces of the Netherlands, inside pieces of Belgium inside a part of the Netherlands inside a piece of Belgium inside the Dutch state.

And I'm not going to start about the difference between the French community and the Walloon and Brussels regios, the 19 facility-communities of Brussels and a few on the language border.

I think you could run a similar discours about any European state. But Belgium is probabluy one of the most complicated. Which is one of the reasons why I despise the Belgian state.

AntwerpenerJorislivinginEastFlandersfrommixedWestFlemishandlittleBrabantorigin

A question of low country geography - Jeremy Gray, 06/13/03 02:22:44 AM
        Geopolitical anomaly in the US (Colorado, no less) - Dick, 06/13/03 09:15:56 AM
                Re: Geopolitical anomaly in the US (Colorado, no less) - Jeremy Gray, 06/13/03 12:50:32 PM
                        Convince T? absolutely! - Dick, 06/14/03 12:30:39 PM
        Re: A question of low country geography - Thom Aikman, 06/13/03 03:13:21 AM
                Re: A question of low country geography - Jeremy Gray, 06/13/03 03:30:25 AM
                        Re: A question of low country geography - MikeK, 06/13/03 10:00:35 AM
                                Re: A question of low country geography - Jeremy Gray, 06/13/03 12:52:00 PM
                        Re: A question of low country geography - Thom Aikman, 06/13/03 03:48:44 AM
                                Re: A question of low country geography - Jeremy Gray, 06/13/03 03:56:54 AM
                                        Re: A question of low country geography - Joris P., 06/13/03 06:09:25 AM
                                                Holy cow! - Jeremy Gray, 06/13/03 06:42:54 AM
                                                        Re: Holy cow! - Joris P., 06/13/03 06:48:37 AM
                                                                Re: Holy cow! - Joris P., 06/13/03 06:56:12 AM
                                                                        Re: Holy cow! - Jeremy Gray, 06/13/03 07:50:09 AM
                                                                                Re: Holy cow! - March, 06/13/03 08:42:57 AM
                                                                                Finger of land is correct. Maastricht -town is a real enclave. nfm - Joris P., 06/13/03 08:08:53 AM
                                                                                        Another finger of land... - , 06/13/03 08:48:40 AM
                                        Good Beer Guide to the Enclaves.......perhaps! NFM - podge, 06/13/03 05:56:15 AM
                                                Re: Good Beer Guide to the Enclaves.......perhaps! - Jeremy Gray, 06/13/03 07:51:33 AM
                                                        Re: Good Beer Guide to the Enclaves.......perhaps! - Thom Aikman, 06/13/03 09:38:53 AM

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