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Spain – France (ESFR) Border marker no 601

Border marker 601 is the easternmost French-Spanish marker which are placed on the top of dry land.  The very last is located inside a cave near the sea-level.

Marker 601 photographed towards west. Behind is a geodetic marker.

From above.

The border marker and the geodetic marker with Portbou in the background.

The Spanish text on the marker is "Instituto Geografico. Nacional Vertice Geodécico. La destrucción de esta señal esta penada por la ley." which translated into English means "Geo-Institute. National Geodetic Vertex. The destruction of this signal is punishable by law." The vertices are used as a reference for developing cartographic maps. Spain has about 11,000.

"I was here".

This page was last time updated on 27.10.11