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Tripoints and Multipoints
Description:
A tripoint is a geographical point at which the borders of three countries or sub-national entities meet. Our goal is to find and record all international, and national first level sub-division, border tripoints and multipoints.
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From Wikipedia (March 2012): "A tripoint, trijunction, or triple point (also, if inexactly, known as a tri-border area), is a geographical point at which the borders of three countries or subnational entities meet.

[...] When on dry land, the exact tripoints are usually demarcated by the center or vertex of special (but highly various) markers or pillars. Often and increasingly such places are also the sites of sometimes extensive monumental memorials and expositions."

There are currently between 157 and about 200 international tripoints - the number depending on the exact definition. At state/province level there are several thousand all over the world.

Do not confuse them with trigpoints; this is something different.

We are primarily looking for tripoints or multipoints on national or state (province, region...) level. Places where the borders of three (or more) countries or states meet (a mix of state and national is acceptable). Historic tripoints are also welcome, but these cannot be a mix of contemporary and historic. For example, a place where a current border crosses a historic border is not what we are looking for.

Although not tripoints according to the strict definition, locations where a borderline meets the sea are welcome.

All current and historic tripoints on international and first national division level are valid. In most cases there will be some kind of "marker" on site. These "markers" are not necessarily man-made; often these are river confluences, mountain peaks or something similar. If there is really nothing at all we want some documentation to prove this is the correct location.

If the tripoint is located on a body of water, then the location of the marker is acceptable. If there is no marker, create your waymark at the closest point of permanently dry land to the tripoint.

Some examples:

"Dreiländereck" - the tripoint of France, Germany and Switzerland The tripoint of Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland.
(Thanks to rsc_cz)
"Four Corners" - the world's most famous quadripoint between New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah
(Thanks to Bernd das Brot Team)
The historic tripoint of Bohemia, Bavaria and Electoral Palatinate (18th century).
(Thanks to Arogant)

There are two additions to the above criteria:

First, while normally only national and second level borders are sought, if there is a location where five or more lower level boundaries meet (e.g. county, municipiality), these junctions will be accepted due to their rarity.

Second, locations where 2 straight borders meet at a 90 degree angle, AND there is an interesting marker or cairn, will be accepted.

This is what we are looking for:This border is not straight, corners along a
border line like this will not be approved.

Most IMPORTANT. Don't get into trouble! Don't cross, or even approach, political borders where it is illegal (or dangerous) to do so. Check, and get permission when needed.

Instructions for Posting a Tripoints and Multipoints Waymark:
Find a site that is a tripoint and obtain the coordinates. Describe the location and the marker. Tell us the history of this place. When was the border established? Is there a monument? Who erected it? How did you reach the marker; is there any difficulty in doing so? The more, the better.

We know that the usual naming conventions will not work for many tripoints. But we expect something meaningful that fits well into a waymarks list like a search result. No funny games, please!


Pictures: A minimum of two, one of the marker (if there is any) and a general overview, more pictures are welcome.
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To log a visit, please post a photo of the location you took yourself. If you cannot provide a photo your visit will still be welcome, but then tell us a bit more about your visit, please.
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Tripoints and MultipointsTrojmezí Ceská republika /Polsko /Nemecko - Hrádek nad Nisou, okres Liberec, CZ,PL,DE

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Bod Trojzemí pri ústí Oldrichovského potoka do Lužické Nisy / Border triangle point at the mouth of the Oldrichov creek to Lusatian Neisse.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Liberecky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/31/2014

last visited: never

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Tripoints and MultipointsCalifornia-Oregon-Pacific Ocean Tripoint

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The 42nd parallel forms the northern boundary of California and the southern boundary of Oregon. This was established by the Adams-Onís treaty in 1819.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: California

date approved: 7/10/2013

last visited: never

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Tripoints and MultipointsTripoint of New Jersey/New York/Pennsylvania - United States

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Point at the tip of a peninsula where NJ, NY, and PA meet.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark

location: New York

date approved: 6/24/2013

last visited: never

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Tripoints and MultipointsTripoint of Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft and Germany

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The borders of the Swiss cantons Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft meet the German border in the Rhine north of Birsfelden.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Nordwestschweiz (AG/BL/BS), Switzerland

date approved: 4/29/2013

last visited: never

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Tripoints and MultipointsOklahoma - Missouri - Arkansas Tripoint

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This marker designates the point where the U.S. states of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri meet.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/22/2013

last visited: never

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Tripoints and MultipointsMissouri-Oklahoma-Kansas Tripoint

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This is the tripoint of three states.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ornith

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 4/1/2013

last visited: 3/25/2014

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Tripoints and MultipointsOregon / California / Nevada

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The 1872 Von Schmidt Monument marks the corner of California, Nevada, and Oregon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy

location: California

date approved: 2/18/2013

last visited: 10/21/2007

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Tripoints and MultipointsDrei-Freistaaten-Stein - Bayern/Sachsen/Thüringen, Germany

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Hier treffen die Freistaaten Bayern, Thüringen und Sachsen aufeinander.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tharandter

location: Sachsen, Germany

date approved: 1/11/2013

last visited: 11/3/2013

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Tripoints and MultipointsTripoint of Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado (ColoNeWy?)

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Three states at once: CO, NE and WY

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Eagle1977

location: Colorado

date approved: 1/2/2013

last visited: 12/1/2012

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Tripoints and MultipointsWoodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge, MD-DC-VA

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The Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge is a tripoint for Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: District of Columbia

date approved: 12/15/2012

last visited: 12/7/2013

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Tripoints and MultipointsTripoint of Aargau, Basel-Landschaft and Germany

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The confluence of two rivers that both mark a border.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Nordwestschweiz (AG/BL/BS), Switzerland

date approved: 11/1/2012

last visited: never

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Tripoints and MultipointsThe Triple Frontier: Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay Tripoint - Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

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The Triple Frontier is a tri-border area along the junction of Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil, where the Iguazú and Paraná rivers converge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Argentina

date approved: 10/22/2012

last visited: never

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Tripoints and MultipointsVermont/ New Hampshire/ Massachusetts

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Boundary reference monument for VT/NH/MA intersection. The actual tripoint is deep in the Connecticut River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Vermont

date approved: 10/9/2012

last visited: never

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Tripoints and MultipointsCzech Republic / Slovakia / Poland

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Tripoind Czech Republic (Hrcava) - Poland (Jaworzynka) - Slovakia (Cierne)

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Arne1

location: Moravskoslezsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 9/24/2012

last visited: 8/25/2013

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Tripoints and MultipointsKremenec - Ukraine/Slovakia/Poland

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Trojmezí Slovensko - Polsko - Ukrajina

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Ukraine

date approved: 9/6/2012

last visited: never

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Tripoints and MultipointsTripoint of Piedmont, Lombardy and Switzerland

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The borders of the Italian regions Piedmont and Lombardy meet the Swiss border in the Lake Maggiore.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Tessin (TI), Switzerland

date approved: 8/21/2012

last visited: never

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Tripoints and MultipointsTripoint of Bavaria, Bohemia and Saxony

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The site where Bavaria, Bohemia and Saxony meet

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Karlovarsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 8/4/2012

last visited: 8/31/2012

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Tripoints and MultipointsUS Benchmark MD1841 - Michigan-Indiana-Ohio

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The benchmark indicating the junction of Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: Michigan

date approved: 8/1/2012

last visited: 1/14/2013

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Tripoints and MultipointsIdaho / Utah / Wyoming border Tripoint

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Tripoint where the States of Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming meet.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lord Mot

location: Utah

date approved: 7/25/2012

last visited: never

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Tripoints and MultipointsIowa / Minnesota / South Dakota border Tripoint

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A tripoint where Iowa, Minnesota, and South Dakota meet. The marker is offset from the actual point and sits in South Dakota. The actual point is the center line of two roads that intersect close by.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adenium

location: South Dakota

date approved: 7/23/2012

last visited: 8/25/2013

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Tripoints and MultipointsArizona / Nevada / Utah border Tripoint

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Tripoint where the States of Arizona, Nevada, and Utah meet.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lord Mot

location: Utah

date approved: 7/19/2012

last visited: 3/2/2013

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Tripoints and MultipointsTripoint of Basel-Landschaft, Solothurn and France - Biel-Benken, BL, Switzerland

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This is one of the locations where the borders of Basel-Landschaft and Solothurn meet France.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Nordwestschweiz (AG/BL/BS), Switzerland

date approved: 7/5/2012

last visited: never

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Tripoints and MultipointsTrojmezí / Dreiländerstein - borders of Moravia, Bohemia and Austria

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Trojmezí (Dreiländerstein)- meeting point of borders of Bohemia, Moravia and Austria. Trojmezí (Dreiländerstein) - hranice Cech, Moravy a Rakouska.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Jihocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 5/2/2012

last visited: 11/18/2013

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Tripoints and MultipointsTripoint of Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt and France - Basel, Switzerland

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This is where the borders of the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft meet France.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Nordwestschweiz (AG/BL/BS), Switzerland

date approved: 4/30/2012

last visited: never

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Tripoints and Multipoints3 Corners Boundry Marker - KS / CO / NE

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The Tri-Point is identified by the 3-Corners Benchmark and is located at the junction of the borders of Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member condor1

location: Colorado

date approved: 4/11/2012

last visited: 12/23/2013

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