Thursday, May 6, 2021

Farmer moves national border

A Belgian farmer has moved the border with France by moving a marker stone about seven feet, in the process also slightly enlarging his property.

The farm is near the village of Bousignies-sur-Roc, about 260 kilometres northeast of Paris

The stone markers, each believed to weigh between 300 and 600 pounds, were laid when the 620-kilometre border between France and what is now Belgium was established under the 1820 Treaty of Kortrijk.

It has stood at the border since 1819 and it was a couple walking by who noticed the stone was sitting a bit higher than normal and when they checked co-ordinates, realized it was seven feet into French territory.