Angle Inlet is one of several oddities in the Canadian-US border, and the largest of all. This is due to the fact that the border was determined, and then demarcated, in several phases. The first phase took place at the 1783 Paris treaty, where the United Kingdom recognized the independence of the USA. The border was established from the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the westernmost part of the Lake of the Woods, which was mistakenly viewed as part of the St Lawrence River basin. The western part of the border was agreed as the 49th Parallel in 1818. This left a small "jog" in the border that left a parcel of land North of the 49th as US territory. While not technically an exclave, it cannot be reached by land from the rest of the USA, making it one of the least accessible areas of the country. It is only 1200 acres large and home to about 60 people, but it welcomes many hunting and fishing enthusiasts all year long. More on the USA and Canada on Quickworld.