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Old February 15th, 2008, 04:06 AM   #81
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theres a sign in south spain for barcelona for 1000km.
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Old February 15th, 2008, 06:32 AM   #82
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I found this one on another forum, it's on the BR-174 road near Manaus (Brasil), and it shows the distance to Caracas (Venezuela) as 2047 KM.



Sorry about the quality but it's readable, i'm sure there must another sign showing a greater distance, though probable not that much.
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Old February 15th, 2008, 12:29 PM   #83
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Cool thread! It seems the longest displayed distance in Europe is around 1000km.
By any chance, does anyone know what's the longest distance one can encounter on the French highways?
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Old February 15th, 2008, 12:48 PM   #84
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I saw Bordeaux signed about 600km away near Rouen on the A13.
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Old February 15th, 2008, 04:49 PM   #85
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Actually i bet i've seen the longest distance road sign in Europe. In the town Kirkenes, 3000 inhabitants on the russian border in Northern Norway there's a sign on E6-highway saying Oslo, 2502 km and Rome, 5102 km. And some closer towns. Though E6 highway changes name in Trelleborg after just 3120 km. Unfortunately i didn't manage to find a picture. The first town you reach on this highway after Kirkenes is with 16.000 is inhabitants Alta, after 520 km.

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Old February 15th, 2008, 04:57 PM   #86
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I've seen signs in Australia of over 1000km.
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Old February 15th, 2008, 05:01 PM   #87
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Actually i bet i've seen the longest distance road sign in Europe. In the town Kirkenes, 3000 inhabitants on the russian border in Northern Norway there's a sign on E6-highway saying Oslo, 2502 km and Rome, 5102 km. And some closer towns. Though E6 highway changes name in Trelleborg after just 3120 km. Unfortunately i didn't manage to find a picture. The first town you reach on this highway after Kirkenes is with 16.000 is inhabitants Alta, after 496 km.
That's just cosmetic, especially Rome. Who cares for Rome in Kirkenes?
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Old February 15th, 2008, 07:59 PM   #88
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Yeah, we're not looking for cities that are signed once here, but continuously signed cities.
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Old February 15th, 2008, 08:12 PM   #89
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Yes, because when you get to Oslo you're halfway to Rome! They don't sign Rome anywhere else on that road;D
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Old March 5th, 2008, 12:24 AM   #90
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I think Rome is there because E6, which has its northern terminus in Kirkenes, used to go all the way to Rome (and beyond?). Since they changed the European highway numbering system some time ago, however, E6 is confined to Norway and Sweden only.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 11:22 AM   #91
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This may not be very long by world standards, but its pretty long for Iceland.



Iceland also has some of the coldest distance signs.

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Old March 5th, 2008, 11:46 AM   #92
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I've seen signs in Australia of over 1000km.
In Australia, there are hundreds of signs with distances over 1000km, particularly in the west and north (up to 4,000km between Perth and Darwin). Sometimes 1000km won't even get you to the next city.

Here are two located at Ipswich, near Brisbane. After Toowoomba, the next major city is Darwin!




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Old March 5th, 2008, 07:04 PM   #93
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The shortest one i've ever seen was:

ESPANHA 0,5
I have never seen a non-Portuguese location on a Portuguese sign.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 09:04 PM   #94
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That's real bad. You know, in this time and age, borders are becoming invisible in the Schengen era. There is no need anymore to only sign a border.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 09:17 PM   #95
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I have never seen a non-Portuguese location on a Portuguese sign.
Really? Even Madrid?
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Old March 5th, 2008, 10:02 PM   #96
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Thanks for this site, I was looking for it more than an hour! Now I can publish this sign, pointing to Chita.


In Moscow or St Petersburg is there any mileage sign for Vladivostok ?
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Old March 6th, 2008, 01:33 PM   #97
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That's real bad. You know, in this time and age, borders are becoming invisible in the Schengen era. There is no need anymore to only sign a border.
Why not? Different country, different laws, customs, language. Surely theres still loads of reasons for a sign even though the actual physical border no longer exists.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 01:40 PM   #98
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In fact, i think the shortest distance i seen is in bulgaria, on the highway, GREECE 0,4.
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Old March 6th, 2008, 01:54 PM   #99
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Why not? Different country, different laws, customs, language. Surely theres still loads of reasons for a sign even though the actual physical border no longer exists.
Yeah, but in this case, the border is the ONLY destination signed. How do you know if this is the right border crossing? What's the harm in signing a major foreign cities on the way?
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Old March 6th, 2008, 05:33 PM   #100
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I agree...

Can any Dutch person confirm that Stockholm is listed in one of the Amsterdam ring road signs? I heard that from a friend once, but no pictures of that have been posted here.
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