Re: Country question
- From: Dr Nick <3-nospam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 20:28:10 +0000
"Andrew B." <bulland@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
On Mar 16, 10:41 am, humunculus <myronb...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The question here is to find which country has the narrowest transit,
in other words, where the width of the country at that place can be
crossed in the shortest distance.
To avoid some little 'spur' from qualifying, lets say that at least
20% of the countries landmass must lie on the smaller side of the
transit line, and that the transit line must cross the country border
at an angle no less than approximately 80° at each crossing (in other
words, the opposite borders must be nearly parallel).
What about, say, New Zealand, where you can draw a line between two
approximate halves without going through any land at all?
If you went across the Caledonian canal you could divide Scotland with
only a few yards of lock gates in total to cross. And any monsters that
happened to be surfaced of course. OK, it wouldn't be quite a straight
line, but it's not far off.
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