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The dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ) recognizes more than thirty meanings of He passed . On this occasion we are going to stay with its definition as the site that allows to move (move) from one place to another .

Frontier , meanwhile, is what is found in the border : he border or limit of a State . This means that borders delimit territories that belong to different countries.

Starting from these ideas it is easy to understand what a border crossing . This is the name of geographical point that allows entering or leaving a country .

When a person crosses a border crossing, in this way, leave a national territory and enter another . In border crossings, various types of controls intended to determine the identity of the individuals who make the crossing and to know what type of objects they carry.

The controls at the border crossings, in this framework, prevent a fugitive from law enter a country or have any subject transfer illegal goods (such as drugs, weapons, etc.).

It is important to keep in mind that border crossings are terrestrial : the boundaries between airspaces or between jurisdictional waters are not considered. Although the location of border crossings is determined through the politics , geographical features are often taken into account, such as a mountain peak, to mention a possibility.

He Jama pass is a example border crossing. It is located 4,200 meters above sea level and lets go from Argentina (province of Jujuy ) to Chile (region of Antofagasta ) and vice versa. This border crossing is reached by paved roads from both nations.

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