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To the north is a bank of extreme altercations.
To the west is a land that is claimed by no nations.
To the south is a seat of a union's operations.
To the east is a site of devout lapidations.
Five years since they laid down this giant's foundations.

What and where am I?


Earlier parts in the series: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7

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  • $\begingroup$ Inspired by the series started by @MetaZen. $\endgroup$ – jafe Sep 30 '18 at 22:11
  • $\begingroup$ Nice! Great rhyming :) $\endgroup$ – MetaZen Sep 30 '18 at 22:19
  • $\begingroup$ Love these riddles! I'm going to make one sometime soon. $\endgroup$ – Duck Sep 30 '18 at 22:50
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You are the

Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

To the north is a bank of extreme altercations.

This could be the West Bank in Israel/Palestine

To the west is a land that is claimed by no nations.

As @Duck mentioned, the Bir Tawil Triangle

To the south is a seat of a union's operations.

The African Union is seated in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

To the east is a site of devout lapidations.

In Mecca, they have a Stoning of the Devil ceremony (devout lapidation means religious stoning)

Five years since they laid down this giant's foundations.

Construction on the Jeddah Tower started in 2013, 5 years ago.

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  • $\begingroup$ I was thinking hey, yeah Mecca would work, but then I thought since it was over water that it couldn't be right lol +1 :) $\endgroup$ – Duck Sep 30 '18 at 23:14
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks @Duck! I think that the actual answer is also over the water as well....fingers crossed! $\endgroup$ – El-Guest Sep 30 '18 at 23:15
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    $\begingroup$ Yeah, I wasn't sure, but I think yours is right! $\endgroup$ – Duck Sep 30 '18 at 23:16
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    $\begingroup$ Yup, this is it! Everything's correct. $\endgroup$ – jafe Oct 1 '18 at 19:21
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Probably not, but:

The hala'ib triangle in Egypt?

To the west is a land that is claimed by no nations.

The Bir Tawil Triangle?

To the north is a bank of extreme altercations.

To the south is a seat of a union's operations.

Port of Sudan?

To the east is a site of devout lapidations.

Five years since they laid down this giant's foundations.

The pyramids?

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