Borders of New Eiffel
The Principality of New Eiffel, an erstwhile landlocked micronation enclaved within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, shared 156 meters (511 ft) of borders with the macronation. Shaped like a rectangle, the principality had four named borders designated by the four cardinal directions (points of the compass), three of which had border barriers for their entire lengths. Only the New Eiffel–United Kingdom East and West Borders had border crossings. These borders remained largely unchanged since the Republic of New Finland—distant predecessor state to New Eiffel—first laid claim to the previously British territory on 4 January 2018. New Eiffel had three cities which acted as municipalities—New Leeds, Plitvice and the capital Új Repülő (east to west). Unlike New Eiffel's international borders, city borders had no barrier and were never indicated with signage nor any other indicators. When the cities were first designated in early January 2018, their borders were chosen based on the terrain and remained largely unchanged until early 2019, when a slight modification was made to the New Leeds–Plitvice boundary.
The Principality of New Eiffel was a micronation enclaved within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. which existed between 11 August 2018 and 1 November 2020. The Republic of New Finland, its earliest predecessor state, was declared on 31 December 2017 by Zabëlle Skye and originally claimed an area of land in the Republic of South Africa. On 4 January 2018, it laid claim to territory in the United Kingdom. This would continue to be the micronation's territory when it was succeeded by the Kingdom of New Finland on 4 June. Founder and then-Prime Minister Skye recorded a video tour of the kingdom on 6 June, which the Royal Archives has called an "invaluable resource" into New Eiffelic history. New Finland was finally succeeded by New Eiffel on 11 August, which inherited all its borders and kept them unchanged. On 8 May 2019, New Eiffel's border with the United Kingdom was slightly redefined, with minor territorial expansions made on all four corners of the square-shaped micronation. New Eiffel eventually dissolved on 1 November 2020 following an almost year-long political crisis.
New Eiffel was entirely enclaved within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Sharing a border of some 156 metres (511 feet), the rectangle-shaped principality had four named borders as designated by the four cardinal directions (points of the compass), three of which had border barriers for their entire lengths and only two had border crossings. Adjacent to private property on the British side, both the New Eiffel–United Kingdom North and South Borders had a hedgerow barrier consisting of bush and trees for their first 10 metres (33 feet), as well as a wooden fence for 40 metres (131 feet) for their final lengths. The barrier for the North Border also consisted of a structure on the British side, as did the South Border; the latter also continued through a wall between the semi-detached Main Building and a house on the British side. Both borders fronted all three cities in New Eiffel. The East Border—nicknamed the "main border" for its prominence—was the most crossed border annually, having no gate, while the barrier was a small brick wall with a metal topper. Located in New Leeds, fronting the border on the New Eiffelic side were three potted plants and lights for decoration. The West Border—known locally as the "back border"—in the capital Új Repülő was the most fortified border, consisting of a metal fence with sharp spikes and anti-climb paint. The gate was permanently locked and required a key to open.
New Eiffel had three cities which acted as municipalities—New Leeds, the only city with a permanent populated; Plitvice; and the capital Új Repülő. Plitvice, which bordered both cities, was the only city to border another city. Unlike international borders, city borders had no barrier and were never indicated with signage nor any other indicators. When the cities were first designated in early January 2018, their borders were chosen based on the terrain. New Leeds consisted of the Main Building, its driveway and Seat Square, while Plitvice comprised the majority of the Rugbull Field and New Eiffel Gardens. In contrast, Új Repülő consisted of almost no grass and several structures and paved or dirt roads. New Finland Monument was easily chosen as the boundary between Plitvice and Új Repülő. The New Leeds–Plitvice border was, on the other hand, difficult to define, and it was not until early 2019 that the end of Seat Square would be decided as the boundary.
The New Eiffel–United Kingdom North and South Borders, both 68 metres (224 feet) long, had no border crossings due to being adjacent to private property on the British side; the East Border was the most frequently crossed border, with between 950 and 1,300 documented crossings annually; the West Border was the most fortified border in New Eiffel, having only 20 to 45 documented crossings annually. The gate to said border was permanently locked and required strict permission from the government to enter or exit from.
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