Baarle-Hertog


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Baarle-Hertog

(bär`lə-hĕr`tōkh), Fr. Baerle-Duc, town (1991 pop. 2,126), Antwerp prov., N Belgium. A Belgian possession since 1479, it is an enclave (3 sq mi/7.8 sq km) and market town in S Netherlands. The sovereignty of its outlying districts was disputed by the Dutch, but was settled (1959) in favor of Belgium by the International Court of Justice.
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While a single unit in general urban form, the village and its surrounding farmland are divided by the international boundary into a jigsaw puzzle, some parts belonging to the Belgian commune of Baarle-Hertog and some to the Dutch commune of Baarle-Nassau.
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