Do you know that there are around 157 International tripoints in the world? To begin with, a tripoint is a geographical location where the border of three countries meets. So the more neighbors a nation has, the more international tripoint it has.
Say for example China has the most with 18 while Russia has around 11 to 14. Here’s a list of some of the well known International tripoints in the world.
1. Treriksröset (Sweden/Norway/Finland)
Sweden, Norway and Finland’s border point is called Treriksröset, which means Three-Country Cairn.
The tripoint monument in Lake Goldajärvi is a yellow dome-shaped stone made of concrete.
2. Triple Frontier (Paraguay/Argentina/Brazil)
One of the most famous tri-borders in the world, the Triple Frontier.
Located between the borders of Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil, this is where the Iguazu and Parana rivers converge. Electricity is also produced through its Itaipu hydroelectric power plant.
3. Dreiländereck (Germany/Switzerland/France)
Dreiländereck in Basel, Switzerland is the most striking tripoint monument, makring the borders of Germany, Switzerland, and France that meet the tripoint. But the exact tripoint of these countries is in the middle of the Rhine river.
4. Tumba Peak (Bulgaria/Greece/Macedonia)
Located in the Belsica mountains of Macedonia, Tumba Peak is known to be the point where the borders of Bulgaria, Greece, and Macedonia meet. An international excursion named “Balkans Without Borders” is organized every August.
5. Treriksrøysa (Norway/Finland/Russia)
Finland, Norway and Russia’s meeting point for their borders is the Treriksrøys and it is the only landbased point wherein three separate timezones interlock. One should know that it is prohibited to cross Russia from Norway or Finland. Not just that, any provocative behavior like urinating in the borderline is illegal.
6. Tripoint in Lake Prespa (Albania/Greece/Macedonia)
The Prespa Lake shared by Albania, Greece and the Republic of Macedonia is the tripoint of these 3 countries.
7. Mount Roraima Tripoint (Guyana/Venezuela/Brasil)
Considered as the highest tepui plateau in South America, this tripoint is surrounded by 400 meters tall cliffs on all sides and with a summit spanning a staggering 31 square kilometers.
It is a sight to behold but access to the area is only possible through the Venezuela side at the moment.
8. Tripoint – Oman/Saudi Arabia/Yemen
In an empty quarter of the Arabian Desert is where this tripoint can be located.
9. African Quadripoint (BONUS)
The only Quadripoint in the whole world is located in Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe.
It would be hard to find any markers because the border is actually in the middle of the river.
Is there a tripoint in your country?
7 Fascinating Facts About Bermuda That Don’t Involve The Triangle
Bermuda has a truly unique New Year’s Eve celebration.
People usually associate Bermuda with the notorious Devil's Triangle that has been the location of hundreds of mysterious disappearances. The Bermuda Triangle certainly seems like the most fascinating thing about the islands. However, there are several interesting facts about Bermuda that have nothing to do with it at all.
Bermuda is commonly thought to be the most mysterious islands in the Caribbean. However, the archipelago is actually closer to Nova Scotia (just 768 miles away) than Cuba (1,093 miles). The British Overseas Territory is easier to access from North Carolina's Cape Hatteras, which is just 665 miles away. It isn't part of the Caribbean at all.
Here are seven fascinating facts about Bermuda that have nothing to do with the Triangle....
America’s 22 Best (Yet Secret) Swimming Holes
Tired of going to crowded beaches and swimming spots?
It’s time to explore more and discover America’s amazing but still secret cool spots. It can be found in various state parks and forests across the country.
These hidden spots offer nature’s best - quiet and solitude, refreshing water, and amazing sights. Here are 22 swimming holes that will encourage you to take a trip.
#1. Barton Springs Pool in Austin, Texas
10 Stunning Table Top Mountains To Complete Your Bucket List
Dare to climb any of these peaks?
Mesa, Tuyya, or Amba. We can call it whatever we like, but these tabletop mountains are a sight to behold all on their own. They are unique wonders of nature. They are rare phenomena that display the beauty of the mountains.
Mountain climber or not, I’m sure you’ll appreciate the picturesque elegance of these flat-topped mountains. Let’s have a virtual tour of the 10 most stunning tabletop mountains in the world.
1. Mount Roraima - Venezuela / Brazil / Guyana