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Old September 7th, 2012, 11:52 PM   #401
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Belgrade is called "Belgrad" (Белград) in Macedonian.
Sorry about that, my mistake!
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Old September 7th, 2012, 11:56 PM   #402
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Yup, they have signed Bayonne (As Baiona, which is the other way round in Galicia, Northwestern Spain) and Bordeaux on E05/E70/E80. But in the other hand, they still sign France at the very last roundabout on A-136, which is already by the border... It's too difficult to write Laruns?
Spain is really inconsistent with naming foreign targets on signs. Example one and Example two (and this is from the same interchange)
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Old September 8th, 2012, 03:02 AM   #403
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Spain is awful in foreing city signs.... and at least I've found a little improvement in last years
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Old September 8th, 2012, 04:16 PM   #404
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The BBC tends to use both names alternately to keep both sides happy. I wonder if RTE in Ireland has a similar policy
The pronunciation guide for RTE is the same as the BBC's except the first 6 letters of Londonderry are silent. It is funny to watch or read a BBC report from Derry as they try to shoehorn in another mention of the city. The BBC local station is called 'BBC Radio Foyle' after the local river.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 05:18 PM   #405
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I recall seeing signs on the AP-8 which said Bayonne and Bordeaux (in exonym of course) instead of France, mind you this was 10 years ago or so.
Yep, just some kilometers south of where that picture was taken there is this another sign which does say "Baiona", I couldn't find however one announcing Bordeaux.

This picture is from the AP-8 towards the Spanish-French border:

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"Baiona" is Basque and Gascon for Bayonne (in Spanish is "Bayona"). All the toponyms that appear on those signs are written in Basque.

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Plus, it's interesting that "France" is only in Basque, as opposed to both Basque and Castilian.
As zsmg said, the signs in Spain are quite inconsistent when using different languages. Most of the signs in the AP-8 inside the Basque Country solely say "Frantzia" (Basque) instead of a bilingual version. However, I remember seeing bilingual (Frantzia/Francia) signs in other highways also inside the Basque region, as in the AP-1/E-5/E-80, but I can't recall where exactly now.
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Old September 8th, 2012, 06:53 PM   #406
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Guess I misremembered the Bordeaux one (maybe they removed it or it could have been a distance sign)
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Old September 8th, 2012, 07:52 PM   #407
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There is a sign even further West with Bordeaux in it. At least I saw it in a photo.

And Baiona is in Spain, but on the other way round, near Portugal: http://goo.gl/maps/KLzjg.
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Old September 9th, 2012, 05:53 AM   #408
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The BBC tends to use both names alternately to keep both sides happy. I wonder if RTE in Ireland has a similar policy
It's only ever called Derry here on television. Same as the road signs. Hardly surprising given the political context.
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Old September 10th, 2012, 01:21 AM   #409
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Old September 10th, 2012, 09:37 AM   #410
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That's the first nation that I have seen where towns abroad get a different colour coding.
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Old September 10th, 2012, 04:28 PM   #411
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I didn't understand any of those places. Is "Halep" Aleppo?
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Old September 10th, 2012, 04:46 PM   #412
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Sorry about that, my mistake!
Its also interesting to see Belgrade sign in Greece, we also have sign for Thessaloniki somewhere near Nis, so i think these examples are rare in Balkans, Serbia and Greece are not bordering, but have sing for Thessaloniki and i think even Athens in Serbia, and for BG in Greece, interesting! Can someone tell me more examples like this? In Balkan/Europe?
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Old September 10th, 2012, 05:04 PM   #413
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I didn't understand any of those places. Is "Halep" Aleppo?
Yeah, the real name is Halab.

The other one is Batumi in Georgia.
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Old September 10th, 2012, 07:13 PM   #414
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München and Konstanz near Winterthur. (Even from here you drive through Austria to München)
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Old September 11th, 2012, 04:42 AM   #415
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Serbia and Greece are not bordering, but have sing for Thessaloniki and i think even Athens in Serbia, and for BG in Greece, interesting! Can someone tell me more examples like this? In Balkan/Europe?
You mean these?

Road signs showing cities in non-neighbouring foreign countries
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Old September 12th, 2012, 10:39 PM   #416
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Is it possible anywhere to see around Verona sign - "Monaco" - München ? The Sign "Verona" can be seen on opposite site of Alps by "Intall dreieck" junction A8/A93 near Rosenheim
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Old September 12th, 2012, 10:42 PM   #417
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No. München is only signposted a few miles before Brenner border, along with Innsbruck.
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Old September 12th, 2012, 10:57 PM   #418
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In Italy you will rarely see a sign showing something beyond the border crossing (for instance on A8/A9 I'm aware of only one sign showing Lugano and Gotthard, the rest show Chiasso).
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Old September 12th, 2012, 11:32 PM   #419
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There is a sign for Bern in Aosta
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Old September 13th, 2012, 12:20 AM   #420
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that's a pitty, it will be good see the sign - Monaco like town and Monaco like principality...
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