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Old April 22nd, 2008, 10:18 PM   #21
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Distances to/from Washington, DC are measured from a marker in the Ellipse, by the White House.

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Old April 22nd, 2008, 10:43 PM   #22
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Zero kilometer in Bratislava is rigt under Michael's gate...


...and it looks like this...


...and some distances are:



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Old April 23rd, 2008, 10:15 PM   #23
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I can see Sofia !Otherwise it's a great zero point
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 11:43 PM   #24
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i think that still all distances in railways in ex-yugoslav countries take Belgrade as 0 km
very true
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Old April 24th, 2008, 09:10 AM   #25
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Trans-Canada Hwy "Mile 0" on Canada's west coast in Victoria, BC:



Alaska Hwy "Mile 0" much, much further north in Dawson Creek, BC:



"Miles" in Canada, when it uses "km"? hmmmmmm...

And of course, many Canadian Mounties still use the traditional race horse when conducting speed traps... now that's a sight to behold:

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Old April 25th, 2008, 04:54 AM   #26
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Did Canada always use metric or have they use miles in the past? Since they still use miles predominantly in the UK and Canada was part of the UK originally that would explain this "Mile 0."
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Old April 25th, 2008, 07:49 AM   #27
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Did Canada always use metric or have they use miles in the past? Since they still use miles predominantly in the UK and Canada was part of the UK originally that would explain this "Mile 0."
Canada officially converted from miles/yards/UK gallons in 1977 - all of their non-metric highway signs were changed in a 'blitz' over the Labour Day weekend.

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Old April 25th, 2008, 07:50 AM   #28
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Did Canada always use metric or have they use miles in the past? Since they still use miles predominantly in the UK and Canada was part of the UK originally that would explain this "Mile 0."
Canada switched over to the metric system in 1977 (?) but besides km and celsius, most still use the old imperial system. Eg. buying/leasing property: square feet/acres, building materials: 2 x 4 (2 inch x 4 inch lumber), oven temperature: farenheit, etc., etc.

Still closely related to the U.S.
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Old November 26th, 2011, 06:21 AM   #29
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nice thread
this´s km zero on El Salvador CA (its on main street (calle delgado-arce) and central avenue (avenida cuscatlan y espańa)
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Old November 26th, 2011, 03:07 PM   #30
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For my town it's this blue pole with golden statue on top. The statue represents Saint-Trudo, the fouder of the abby, (wich burned down ,only tower remains) where the city grew around. They say it's at the spot this blue pole stands the first stone af the abby was layed in the year 655. There is also a stone in the ground indicating km 0

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Old November 26th, 2011, 09:46 PM   #31
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A few I have seen this year:

Moscow, next to Red Square

Ulan Bator, in the main Square.

Beijing, in Tiananmen Square

Also saw the one in Bratislava, Good to note I was 8138km from Seoul, where I started my overland trip and only 1288km to London, which was nearly home.

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Old November 26th, 2011, 10:12 PM   #32
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You've been to Ulaanbataar?! Thats amazing
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Old November 27th, 2011, 12:06 AM   #33
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Kilometer 0 of Cuba's Carretera Central (Central Highway)

The Kilometer 0 of Cuba's Carretera Central (Central Highway) is located at the Capitol (which was the seat of the senate and house of representatives when Cuba still had a democracy before the Castro dictatorship):
[IMG]http://s1.******************/otros/1869170capitoliohavanaweb.jpg[/IMG]

The Kilometer Zero was marked by a diamond set on the floor (which has since disappeared with whereabouts unknown and has been replaced by a replica) [IMG]http://s1.******************/otros/1869232el-salon-perdido.jpg[/IMG]

It's under the Capitol's dome
[IMG]http://s1.******************/otros/1869381cupula-cap.jpg[/IMG]
in front of the Statue of the Republic (which is the third largest indoor statue in the world)
[IMG]http://s1.******************/otros/1869228est-cap.jpg[/IMG]

(From http://opencuba.creatuforo.com/-temas6.html)
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Old November 27th, 2011, 12:41 AM   #34
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Mile Markers 0 of U.S. 1 in Key West, Florida and Fort Kent, Maine.

United States Highway 1 (US 1) goes from the island of Key West, Florida (90 miles north of Havana, Cuba) to Fort Kent at the U.S.-Canada border in Maine.

Here is the Mile 0 at the intersection of Whitehead Street and Fleming Street in Key West.

Northbound beginning:


Southbound end:


(From http://knitwitchblog.blogspot.com/20...1_archive.html)


These markers at the southbound Mile 0 of US 1 in Fort Kent, Maine show different lengths for the highway:



(From http://key-largo-florida-to-bar-harb...t-florida.html)





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Old November 27th, 2011, 09:59 AM   #35
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I think kilometre 0 for Australian towns is at the post office; or the General Post Office (GPO) for larger towns and cities.
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Old November 27th, 2011, 11:48 PM   #36
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Monument of Kilometre 0 in Bucharest

The Kilometre Zero monument located in central Bucharest, in front of Saint George's Church, was created by Constantin Baraski in 1938.

The distances from Bucharest to other cities in Romania are measured from this monument. It is divided into eight sections, each representing a Romanian historical province: Muntenia, Dobrogea, Bessarabia, Moldavia, Bucovina, Transylvania, Banat and Oltenia. Among the cities inscribed on it are also Chişinău, Orhei, Tighina, which are currently in the Republic of Moldova, as well as Silistra and Dobrich (Bazargic) in Bulgaria, which were part of Greater Romania from 1913 to 1940.


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Old November 28th, 2011, 04:17 AM   #37
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Malaysia uses post offices as the kilometre zero of respective towns and cities. For example, the Kilometre Zero of Kuala Lumpur is the Kuala Lumpur General Post Office, even though the actual historic kilometre zero is the Masjid Jamek Kuala Lumpur, where Gombak River (formerly Lumpur River) meets Klang River, hence KL got its name.
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Old November 28th, 2011, 09:51 AM   #38
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Old November 28th, 2011, 12:11 PM   #39
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In Spain there are six arterial roads (numbered with Roman numbers): N-I Madrid-Burgos-France by Irun, N-II, Madrid-Zaragoza-Barcelona-France by La Junquera, N-III Madrid-Valencia, N-IV, Madrid-Córdoba-Sevilla-Cádiz, N-V Madrid-Badajoz-Portugal and N-VI Madrid-La Coruńa

It is called that the centre of those roads is this square at Madrid (where people are looking on the street in the centre of the image)


http://maps.google.es/?ll=40.41668,-...80.79,,0,14.25


The km. 0 of those main roads start there


It was said that it was the centre of Spain, but it is calculated that it isn't

Considering all Spain in continental Europe (except islands near the coast, Baleares, Ceuta, Melilla and Canarias), the exact point of the centre will be at "Cerro de los Angeles", located in this image.

Take a look that there is not too many distance between km. 0 and this really centre

http://maps.google.es/?ll=40.315661,...h&z=12&vpsrc=6
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