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List of metropolitan areas that overlap multiple countries

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Here is a list of metroplexes that overlap multiple countries:


Excluded from list is:

  • City-states being part of the overlap. One example of that would be Rome since Vatican City is isolated within Italy.
  • Africa

  • Brazzaville, the capital of the Republic of the Congo, lies directly across the Congo River from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Gisenyi, Rwanda
  • Livingstone, Zambia, and Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • City of Lomé, the capital of Togo, extends over the border to Ghana
  • Asia

  • Aqaba, Jordan; Eilat, Israel; and Taba, Egypt
  • Tel Aviv, Israel metropolitan area covers an area of the West Bank that includes Israeli as well as Palestinian towns.
  • Jerusalem, Israel metropolitan area covers an area of the West Bank that includes Israeli as well as Palestinian towns.
  • Al Ain, UAE and Al Buraimi, Oman
  • Dibba Al-Fujairah,UAE and Dibba Al-Baya, Oman
  • Astara, Iran and Astara, Azerbaijan in coast of the Caspian sea
  • Vientiane, the capital of Laos, spills over the Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge (Saphan Mittaphap) to Nong Khai province, Thailand
  • Singapore together with Johor Bahru in Malaysia and Batam, Bintan, and Great Karimun in Indonesia, also called the Sijori Growth Triangle.
  • Hong Kong's metropolitan area spills over its border with Mainland China into Shenzhen and Dongguan.
  • Macau's urban sphere stretches across the border of China into Zhuhai.
  • Within the European Union

  • Vienna-Bratislava metropolitan area overlaps Austria and Slovakia
  • Strasbourg-Ortenau Eurodistrict, France and Germany
  • San Sebastian metropolitan area, Spain and France
  • Meuse-Rhine Euroregion extends over Maastricht, Netherlands, Liège, Belgium and Aachen, Germany
  • Øresund Region extends over northeast Zealand (Copenhagen), Denmark and western part of Scania, Sweden
  • Upper Silesian metropolitan area extends from Katowice with Upper Silesian Metropolis, Poland to Ostrava, Czech Republic. This metropolitan area lies within Upper Silesian Coal Basin.
  • Eurometropolis Lille–Kortrijk–Tournai, France–Belgium
  • Luxembourg metropolitan area, extends into Belgium, France, and Germany
  • Frankfurt (Oder), Germany and Slubice, Poland are one city divided by the river Oder
  • Görlitz, Germany and Zgorzelec, Poland are one city divided by the river Nysa
  • Cieszyn in Southern Poland and Český Těšín in the Czech Republic are one city divided by the Olza River
  • Salzburg in Austria extends to Freilassing, Germany
  • Gorizia in Italy and Nova Gorica in Slovenia
  • Nice (France) metropolitan area extends from Grasse (France) to Ventimiglia (Italy), also including the Principality of Monaco.
  • Komárno in Slovakia and Komárom in Hungary
  • Valga in Estonia and Valka in Latvia are one city historically, divided in 1920 by national border
  • Saarbrücken metropolitan area, Germany extends into France ( Forbach, Sarreguemines ) .
  • Derry metropolitan area, Northern Ireland (UK) extends into County Donegal, Republic of Ireland
  • Tornio, Finland and Haparanda, Sweden
  • Nicosia, Cyprus metropolitan area extends from Republic of Cyprus to the unrecognised Turkish Northern Nicosia.
  • Algeciras and La Línea de la Concepción, Spain metropolitan area extends to the border with Gibraltar, United Kingdom
  • Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland is a proposed metropolitan area across the Gulf of Finland (Talsinki)
  • Kerkrade and Herzogenrath, historic town divided by the Dutch German border, border passes along the middle of a street
  • Elsewhere in Europe

  • Milan metropolitan area, Italy extends into Canton Ticino, Switzerland
  • Basel metropolitan area, Switzerland extends into France and Germany
  • Geneva-Lausanne metropolitan area, Switzerland extends into France
  • Iaşi metropolitan area, Romania extends over Prut, including cities like Ungheni from Republica Moldova
  • Lower Danube metropolitan area (Brăila-Galaţi (Cantemir) metropolitan area), Romania extends over Danube and Prut, including the Republic of Moldova's urban area of Cantemir-Cahul
  • Subotica, Serbia and Szeged, Hungary - urban sprawl between the two close cities
  • Slavonski Brod, Croatia and Brod, Bosnia and Herzegovina, divided by Sava river
  • Historical

  • Polish Tricity, Gdynia (a city built to become a port of the Second Polish Republic) and its neighbours Gdańsk and Sopot, overlapped two borders in the period 1919-1939:
  • In Free City of Gdańsk: Gdańsk and suburbs
  • In Poland: Gdynia
  • In Weimar Republic (later Nazi Germany): Sopot
  • Between Canada and the United States

    This list is from west to east:

  • Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
  • Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario — see also Detroit–Windsor
  • Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario areas
  • Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area
  • Ogdensburg-Massena, New York (St. Lawrence County) and Cornwall-Prescott, Ontario (U.S. micropolitan area and Canadian census agglomeration)
  • Between Mexico and the United States

  • San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Baja California — see also San Diego–Tijuana
  • El Centro–Calexico, California, and Mexicali, Baja California — see also Calexico–Mexicali
  • Yuma, Arizona, and San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora
  • Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora
  • Naco, Arizona, and Naco, Sonora
  • Douglas, Arizona, and Agua Prieta, Sonora
  • El Paso, Texas, and Juárez, Chihuahua — see also El Paso–Juárez
  • Del Rio, Texas, and Ciudad Acuña, Coahuila
  • Eagle Pass, Texas, and Piedras Negras, Coahuila
  • Laredo, Texas, and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas — see also Laredo–Nuevo Laredo
  • McAllen, Texas, and Reynosa, Tamaulipas — see also Reynosa–McAllen Metropolitan Area
  • Brownsville–Harlingen, Texas, and Matamoros, Tamaulipas — see also Matamoros–Brownsville Metropolitan Area
  • South America

  • Rivera, Uruguay and Santana do Livramento, Brazil.
  • Río Branco, Uruguay and Jaguarão, Brazil.
  • Chuy, Uruguay and Chuí, Brazil.
  • Ciudad del Este in Paraguay, Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil and Puerto Iguazu in Argentina, also called Triple Frontera or the Tri Border.
  • The Tres Fronteras metropolitan area of Tabatinga in Brazil, Leticia in Colombia, and Santa Rosa in Peru form a metropolitan area of nearly 100,000 people.
  • The Cúcuta-San Antonio del Táchira area which spans the Colombia-Venezuela border.
  • Ipiales, Colombia and Tulcán, Ecuador.
  • Chile Chico, Chile and Los Antiguos, Argentina
  • References

    List of metropolitan areas that overlap multiple countries Wikipedia

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