• A Belgian farmer moved a rock and accidentally annexed France: the weird and wonderful history of man-made borders

    Author(s):
    Imogen Wegman (see profile)
    Date:
    2021
    Subject(s):
    Historical geography, Cartography
    Item Type:
    Online publication
    Tag(s):
    boundaries, lansdcapes
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/ftdz-4f15
    Abstract:
    This week, a farmer in the Belgian town of Erquelinnes caused an international ruckus when he moved a stone standing in his tractor’s path. This stone marked the boundary between Belgium and France. By moving it 2.29 metres, he expanded Belgium’s territory.
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    Last Updated:
    1 year ago
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