Demarcating Sovereignty: A history of Dutch-Belgian land swaps
In early November 2015, the Belgian and Dutch press announced that a small land swap was in the making between Belgium and the Netherlands. Agreement has been reached at the local level that Belgium would cede a small peninsula in the river Maas [Meuse] of about 14 hectares – the size of 28 soccer fields – to the Netherlands. In return, Belgium would get a smaller piece of Dutch territory where it had already built a water lock.
Image credit: Maastricht, Maas en St-Pietersberg (V d Heuvel, ca 1790) By Captain Van den Heuvel(?), 1793 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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