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Old March 15th, 2008, 02:05 PM   #141
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On the Spanish A-1 in the province of Alava, I saw last year a sign indicating Algeciras. I don't remember the exact distance, but it was something like 1040 km. I don't know if it's still there.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 09:26 PM   #142
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1020 km to paradise!



The image was taken when entering the state of Tabasco, in south Mexico..

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Old March 19th, 2008, 09:33 PM   #143
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In the Netherlands, we consider this as far :

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(if you can't read it: it says "Groningen 175")
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Old March 19th, 2008, 10:40 PM   #144
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well, small and dense-populated countries have other scales
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Old March 19th, 2008, 10:43 PM   #145
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well, small and dense-populated countries have other scales
Yes, it's comparable with a 500 km sign in Germany. The longest continiously marked destination is Maastricht, near Amsterdam, signing a distance of 205 km.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 10:47 PM   #146
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Is this the longest continuously marked DUTCH destination, or any (foreign) destination?
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It's the longest continuously signed distance destination. We do not sign very far foreign cities. Like Brussel can't be found on Dutch signage (however i think it should be signed near Breda). I don't know what's the longest distance foreign signed city. Perhaps Köln or Osnabrück.
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Is this the longest continuously marked DUTCH destination, or any (foreign) destination?
Yes, it is. We have some foreign cities that are continually signed, like Osnabruck or Oberhausen, but that is only short before the border. The longest distance sign in the Netherlands is Copenhagen, which is signed once near Amsterdam on the A1, 773 km.
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Old March 19th, 2008, 10:57 PM   #149
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Again, Chris and I managed to reply to someone exactly at the same time
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Ok, then we beat you by 5 km.
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Old March 20th, 2008, 02:56 AM   #151
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On the Spanish A-1 in the province of Alava, I saw last year a sign indicating Algeciras. I don't remember the exact distance, but it was something like 1040 km. I don't know if it's still there.
Was the sign yellow or blue? If it was yellow, then it's a temporary sign they put to show the distance to the port of Algeciras, one of the southernmost points in the Iberian Peninsula, where the Moroccans/Algerians who live in Europe take the ferry to cross the Strait of Gibraltar to return to their countries during the summer. BTW, these sings are always written in Arabic letters (apart from the Spanish version in the Roman ones obviously).
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Old March 21st, 2008, 01:18 AM   #152
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Was the sign yellow or blue? If it was yellow, then it's a temporary sign they put to show the distance to the port of Algeciras, one of the southernmost points in the Iberian Peninsula, where the Moroccans/Algerians who live in Europe take the ferry to cross the Strait of Gibraltar to return to their countries during the summer. BTW, these sings are always written in Arabic letters (apart from the Spanish version in the Roman ones obviously).
No, it was a white sign with black letters and it didn't look temporary for me, that's why I got surprised. It was only written in Spanish and I think it indicated another city too, but I can't remember right know

Btw it was exactly in Decembre 2006 when I drove there so not that useful for Maghrebis!
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 10:27 AM   #153
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After exit from Antalya and turn left on the Interchange on D400
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 11:20 AM   #154
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As far as I'm concerned the furthest signed distance in Alaska is Deadhorse at the beginning of the Dalton, 454 miles. They should sign Seattle near Anchorage, it's only 2400 miles
btw, this picture is taken quite close to Wasilla, the town that Palin used to be the mayor of.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 02:32 PM   #155
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Was the sign yellow or blue? If it was yellow, then it's a temporary sign they put to show the distance to the port of Algeciras, one of the southernmost points in the Iberian Peninsula, where the Moroccans/Algerians who live in Europe take the ferry to cross the Strait of Gibraltar to return to their countries during the summer. BTW, these sings are always written in Arabic letters (apart from the Spanish version in the Roman ones obviously).
No, it is blue, and Lisbon, Madrid and Valladolid are signed too.
Lisbon is some 880 km away.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 10:18 PM   #156
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No, it is blue, and Lisbon, Madrid and Valladolid are signed too.
Lisbon is some 880 km away.
You're right, I saw it again in April! It's located after Alsasua and it's a permanent sign I think it says Algeciras 1044 km and Lisbon more or less what you said. Not bad at all
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Old December 21st, 2008, 10:55 AM   #157
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I will have to find the photo I took in 1993-1994 as I was driving from Yellowknife, scan it, and post it. I recall the mileages were quite extensive. All in the order of 2,000 km's.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 05:56 PM   #158
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7,602 kilometers to Paris.

It's on the D11 road in French Guiana.

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Old December 23rd, 2008, 06:23 PM   #159
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Personally the craziest long distance sign I saw was at the border between Morocco and Algeria near Oujda. It listed Oran, Algiers, Tripoli, Cairo, and Mecca, more than 6,000 km away. Unfortunately I can't find a picture of it.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 06:48 PM   #160
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This one is in Algeria, on a road going into the Sahara desert:
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This one is in Morocco, on a road going south:
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As for this one, also in southern Morocco, it is simply precious! (translation: "Timbuktu, 52 days")


And in case you get lost in the desert:
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