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Oct 21 2010
1 Between Sweden and Norway: 43191
2 Between Norway and Russia: 37465
3 Between Finland and Norway: 26291
4 Between Ethiopia and Djibouti: 16702
5 Great Britain - Divided prior to 1707, when England and Scotland passed the Acts of Union; since then part of the Kingdom of Great Britain/United Kingdom. 15689
6 Between Lithuania and Belarus: 15139
7 Long Island - divided between the Netherlands and England from 1640 (de facto: the founding of Southold) or 1650 (de jure: the Treaty of Hartford) to the surrender of New Netherland in 1664; subsequently English/British and United States. 7528
8 Corsica - divided between Pisa and Genoa from an edict of Pope Innocent II in 1132 till the Battle of Meloria in 1284; subsequently part of Genoa, Aragon, Genoa again, the Corsican Republic, and France 5062
9 Sardinia - divided into indigenous giudicati from before 900 till the extinction of Arborea in 1420; since when it has been part of Aragon, Spain, Piedmont-Sardinia, and Italy. 4661
10 Newfoundland - Divided between England/Great Britain and France until the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713; subsequently British/independent/Canadian 2226
11 Sakhalin - Divided between Imperial Russia/Soviet Union and the Empire of Japan from the Treaty of Portsmouth in 1905 to the Surrender of Japan in 1945; subsequently wholly part of the Soviet Union/Russian Federation. Japan still regards the sovereignty of this island as undetermined, and it is frequently shown on Japanese maps as 'no man's land'. 1862
12 Tobago - from 1654-1659 had colonies from both Courland and the Netherlands, though both soon failed. 1075
13 Saint Kitts - Divided between England/Great Britain and France from 1626 to the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713; subsequently British/Saint Kitts and Nevis. (Both France and Britain occupied the entire island during various wars before and after 1713.) 871
14 Vozrozhdeniya Island in the Aral Sea is split between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, whose border became an international frontier in 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union. By 2002, the island had become a peninsula owing to the falling water-level in the Aral Sea. 541
15 Saaremaa (1237-1570) and Hiiumaa (1254-1563) - Divided between the Livonian Order and the Bishopric of Ösel-Wiek (Denmark after 1560) Subsequently they were part of Denmark (Saaremaa only), Sweden, Imperial Russia, Estonia, the Soviet Union, and Estonia again. 458
16 Ternate - divided between Spain allied with Tidore and the Netherlands allied with the Sultan of Ternate from 1607 to 1663. Later Dutch and Indonesian. 298
17 Efate - Divided for several months in 1889 between Franceville and the New Hebrides, then under an Anglo-French joint naval commission. 119
18 Killiniq Island - divided between Canada and the Colony/Dominion of Newfoundland from the Foundation of Canada in 1867 to its union with Newfoundland in 1949. 43
19 Ankoko Island in the Cuyuni River on the border between Venezuela and British Guiana (now Guyana). 34
20 Zhongshan Dao in the Pearl River Delta was divided between China and Macau from the Treaty of Tientsin in 1862 until Macao reverted to China in 1999. 18
21 Corocoro Island in the delta of the Barima River: split between Venezuela and Guyana 8
22 Heixiazi/Bolshoy Ussuriyskiy at the confluence of the Ussuri and Amur rivers, between the People's Republic of China and Russia < 5
23 Treriksröset - the boundary cairn at the tripoint of is 10 metres from the shore of Lake Goldajärvi/Koltajauri, and hence arguably a tiny artificial island. Around 14 m². < 5


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