When you think of being in a city, you think of boundaries that are fairly straightforward, which is usually the case.

But not always, especially in an older state like New Jersey.

Here in the Garden State, which is hundreds of years old, towns, cities, and townships were divided up -- and often changed -- over the years.

Obviously, geography plays a big part. Rivers, streams, and even bays and the ocean all impact the way governments are physically shaped.

With that in mind, let's take a look at eight of the oddest-shaped municipalities in New Jersey.

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In some cases, independent cities divide townships, water divides municipalities, and in two cases, a neighboring state is on the "wrong side" of a big waterway.

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