Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Belgium: Baarle

On Saturday I got two postcards: one from Belgium and one from Slovenia.

The card from Belgium shows various views of Baarle. Baarle is a small village whose territory is divided since the 12th century and which is today known for the complicated borders between Belgium and the Netherlands. The Belgian part, Baarle-Hertog, forms an exclave in Dutch territory consisting of various separate parcels of land, in which are also parcels of the Dutch part, Baarle-Nassau. At some places in the village even single houses are divided between the two countries.


Stamp:
Supermoon (from set of five) (issued 22-11-2016)
with a faint postmark from Baarle-Hertog


Thank You very much Gerda!

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This map from Wikipedia shows very well the complicated borders.


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