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Old February 19th, 2010, 09:43 PM   #41
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Russia, Veps National Volost
village Sheltozero (Russian: Шёлтозеро; Finnish: Soutjärvi; Vepsian: Šoutjärv`; Karelian: Šoutjärvi)

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Old February 25th, 2010, 10:41 PM   #42
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The city sign of Utrecht on the old road from Amsterdam
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Old February 25th, 2010, 10:53 PM   #43
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NO ENTRANCE city sign anno 1625
This is a post which indicated the limits of municipal jurisdiction of Amsterdam, placed along Amstel River in 1625. TERMINUS PROSCRIPTIONIS - Uijterste Palen der Ballingen means "extreme limit for the banned", those who were prohibited from living in or entering Amsterdam city limits were warned, do not proceed beyond this point!
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Old February 26th, 2010, 12:26 AM   #44
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Some areas in The Netherlands have bilingual signs. Here are some examples from Friesland:

Dutch first, Frisian second:


Frisian first, Dutch second:
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Old February 26th, 2010, 12:39 AM   #45
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Germany also has a few bilingual city entrance signs. Here's an example of one such a sign in Bautzen. The sign is in both in German and in Sorbic.

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Old February 26th, 2010, 01:42 PM   #46
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I like the signs in Luxemburg as they also use their local dialect. Unfortunately I dont find a picture.
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Old February 28th, 2010, 11:13 PM   #47
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Old March 1st, 2010, 10:46 PM   #48
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 09:12 AM   #49
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Slovakia also has a few bilingual city entrance signs.

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Old March 18th, 2011, 02:28 PM   #50
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Switzerland

Drive in :



Drive out : On top is the name of the next village,on bottom with distance of the next bigger village



And they have white ones.I belive this mean you dont realy drive thru a village,so no speed-limit, but you should know how the surrounding is called

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Old March 18th, 2011, 05:43 PM   #51
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And Mulgimaa sign:
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Old March 18th, 2011, 06:27 PM   #52
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Old March 18th, 2011, 10:36 PM   #53
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Unfortunatly we don't have the signs saying Urban area like most countries in Europe, i only know of one:
http://maps.google.no/?ie=UTF8&ll=59...65.363747,,0,0

Rather there is just a 50-limit sign at the entrance of urban area.

Here is the sign at entrance to all municipalities (kommune) on national roads, former national roads and a few more:


Here is the sign at that shows a placename sometime at village entry, not used so often either - doesn't say that you enter 50-limit:
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Old March 19th, 2011, 01:27 AM   #54
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Likewise, the UK doesn't have the urban area signs either.

Local authorities do put their own welcome signs up though...

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And when leaving urban areas, you see these signs...



These signs mean that the Natonal Speed Limit is now in force; which is 60mph on single roads and 70mph on dual carriageways. Often, continuous white lines start appear on the edge of the road too, as shown here, to help mark the edge, as often, NSL roads have no streetlights or clear kerbs and it discourages parking & stopping.

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Old March 19th, 2011, 05:16 AM   #55
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And they have white ones.I belive this mean you dont realy drive thru a village,so no speed-limit, but you should know how the surrounding is called
Blue signs don't mean 50 km/h either, you need the "Generell" 50-km/h sign for that. I'm not sure about white signs, but I think they're placed on non-national roads, and perhaps they actually mean 50 km/h, since you usually find them on narrower roads.
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Old March 19th, 2011, 05:46 AM   #56
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Slovenian city limit signs are rather boring. Here's a bilingual sign (Slovenian-Italian):

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Old March 19th, 2011, 04:51 PM   #57
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This photo, taken by SCC member Lampião2000 shows a Portuguese entrance sign. Usually the "50" sign that you can see a bit further up the road is on top of the town name sign's top left corner.



Most small villages and towns have these signs, larger places sometimes have them, sometimes don't or sometimes only have them in some places. My town in Portugal, Figueira da Foz has none. Normally, they aren't placed at a jurisdiction border.
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I have never seen one for London before, although sometimes there is a sign with the name of the borough.
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Old March 19th, 2011, 06:28 PM   #58
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Germany : - Drive in



Drive out

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Old March 19th, 2011, 08:22 PM   #59
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This is what they look like in Belgium:

First off there's the administrative border sign, which doesn't mean anything for drivers, except notifying them which area they've just entered. Note that the second name mentioned is the "parent town". To ease administration, towns and cities have been clustered together as one administrative unit.




Further on we've got these city/town entrance signs in white, which shows the same information as the administrative sign, but starting from this sign, the maximum speed is 50 km/h (unless signed otherwise). In this case, there's also a ban on the parking of any vehicles that weigh over 3.5 tonnes.




There are also signs indicating you're entering another province, which - like administrative signs - have no effect on the speed limit.



In the case of Vlaams Brabant (the one on the left), it is a combination of the administrative sign and province sign.

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Old March 19th, 2011, 11:40 PM   #60
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