:"For other meanings, see tripoint (disambiguation)".

Tripoint (also known as tri-border area) is a geographical point at which the borders of three countries or subnational entities meet. There are currently 157 international tripoints on earth. Usually such a place is a site of special border markings and memorials.

Usually, the more neighbours a country has, the more international tripoints that country has. China with 14 tripoints and Russia with 12 lead the list of states by number of tripoints. Within Europe landlocked Austria has nine tripoints. Island countries like the UK or Japan have no international tripoints, nor have states with only one neighbour state like Portugal or Denmark. Likewise the United States with two neighbour states has no international tripoints; it has however a number of tri-state areas.

Well known international tripoints include:
* the Treriksröset tripoint where the borders of Finland, Norway and Sweden meet
* the Vaalserberg where the borders join of The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium
* the Triple Frontier of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay
* the Tres Fronteras of Brazil, Peru and ColombiaFor more examples, see list of tripoints.

ee also

*List of tripoints of English counties
*Tri-state area


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