The Kazungula Quadrapoint

The Kazungula Quadrapoint

Kazungula is a small border town in Zambia that the territories of four countries (Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Namibia) come close to meeting at a quadripoint.

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Kazungula is a small border town in Zambia, lying on the north bank of the Zambezi River about 70 kilometers (45 mi) west of Livingstone on the M10 Road. At Kazungula, the territories of four countries (Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Namibia) come close to meeting at a quadripoint.

It has now been agreed that the international boundaries contain two tripoints joined by a short line roughly 150 meters (490 ft) long forming a boundary between Zambia and Botswana, now crossed by the Kazungula Bridge. The ever-shifting river channels and the lack of any known agreements addressing the issue before 2000 led to some uncertainty in the past as to whether or not a quadripoint legally existed thus, Botswana has only about 150 meters (490 ft) of river frontage on the Zambezi, being sandwiched on the south bank between the extreme tip of Namibia's Caprivi Strip and Zimbabwe.

The Chobe River, which divides Namibia and Botswana, enters the Zambezi near Kazungula. Kazungula is an important trade destination to both Zambia and Botswana.

Kazungula Bridge is a road and rail bridge over the Zambezi River between the countries of Zambia and Botswana at Kazungula.
The bridge was opened for traffic on 10 May 2021 replacing the exiting ferry. The 923-meter-long (3,028 ft) by 18.5-metre-wide (61 ft) bridge has the longest span of 129 meters (423 ft) and links the town of Kazungula in Zambia with Botswana and is curved to avoid the nearby borders of Zimbabwe and Namibia. The bridge has a single-line railway track between two traffic lanes and pavements for pedestrians.

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