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Pheasant Island Is Sometimes In France, Sometimes In Spain

The 1.5-acre Pheasant Island is in the middle of the Bidasoa River, which is the border between France and Spain. It's the place where the the 1635-1659 war between France and Spain was officially ended with the Treaty of the Pyrenees. The nationality of the island itself is the result of a compromise, but not a case of joint ownership. From February to August, Spain has control of Pheasant Island. From August to February, it is part of France. For over 350 years, custody has been ceremonially handed over twice a year. Read more about this peculiar arrangement at Conde Nast Traveler.  -va Digg

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