[Balin] Search high and low

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[Balin] Search high and low

Postby Balin » Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:43 pm

In most countries, states, and provinces, the highest natural point is a mountain peak. However, I can think of at least one state where this is not true. Why?

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Re: [Balin] Search high and low (OOATP)

Postby Doriana » Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:02 pm

state = US state? other constituent state? sovereign country?
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Re: [Balin] Search high and low (OOATP)

Postby GalFisk » Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:26 pm

WAG: does the border run on the side of a mountain, so the peak is on the other side of the border?
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Re: [Balin] Search high and low (OOATP)

Postby Balin » Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:47 pm

state = US state? This other constituent state? sovereign country?

WAG: does the border run on the side of a mountain, so the peak is on the other side of the border? 43 minutes from question to

****SPOILER****

The highest point in Connecticut is on the slope of Mount Frissell, which stands on the Massachusetts-Connecticut border and peaks in Massachusetts.
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Re: [Balin] Search high and low (*FOUND*)

Postby GalFisk » Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:56 pm

Nice, sorry about the early spoilerification. This situation exists between Finland and Norway, and many Norwegians thought it'd be nice to donate the peak to Finland for its 200th anniversary, since it's only 20 meters inside Norway. Sadly this turned out to go against the Norwegian constitution.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37662811
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