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Old November 13th, 2008, 10:12 PM   #1
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Regional borders

How does your country show (if at all) borders within your country -- city, county, state, etc.? Pictures (but not too many so we can load the thread :P)!
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Old November 13th, 2008, 10:16 PM   #2
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Big roads have signs, like this on the A2 near Abcoude:

[IMG]http://i34.************/dpjll2.jpg[/IMG]

Smaller roads have no signs at all. I live close a very small road crossing, there is no visible change or sign at all. Even in the US they don't always have signs, even on regional roads.

Please note that this picture was taken a few months ago; the sun is on holiday right now.
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Old November 13th, 2008, 10:16 PM   #3
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They sign it usally only with a sign like this (every province has it's own logo).
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Old November 13th, 2008, 10:20 PM   #4
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The municipality I live in also have municipality signs (not the same as the city limit signs)
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Old November 13th, 2008, 10:22 PM   #5
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In Loenersloot there is also such a sign for the municipality of Abcoude (which is soon to disappear)
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Old November 13th, 2008, 10:37 PM   #6
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NUTS-1


NUTS-2


NUTS-3


NUTS-3 and LAU-1


Signs are only present for NUTS-3,and all settlements.

(Tisza is a river)
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Old November 13th, 2008, 11:24 PM   #7
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Slovenia

MUNICIPALITIES:

Each one is different:


CITIES/TOWNS/VILLAGES:

On ordinary road it's yellow (in the back sign for the City Municipality of Ljubljana):


On expressway it's blue (but they are rare, b/c expressways should officially be out of settlements anyway):


If it's without edge, the speed limit doesn't become 50 km/h (31 mph), but remains the same:
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Old November 14th, 2008, 11:56 AM   #8
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The county boundary's are signposted quite well in the U.K, although like all signs in the country, they suffer from lack of consistancy. In the mid 90's the government reorganised the county structure, creating a lot of new counties of all different shapes and sizes, personally I think the country would be easier to run if we adopted a system of 'Regions and Departments', like in France, except with Counties, Borough's and Parishes, we already have that system but its a bit outdated. Counties should all be roughly the same size in my opinion.

Entering Bristol, after coming off the M32, this pic was taken in 2005 and the area has changed a lot since. Bristol was a country created out of Avon in the mid 90's, but before the 19th century it was a county of it's own right:


A very poor picture taken heading south out of Bristol into Bath & North East Somerset, or B&NES, another county created out of Avon. I get the impression this is one of the better counties to live in:


The bigger counties have the best signs. Taken on the Cheshire/Staffordshire border in Butt Lane. This sign was vandalised and taken down almost as soon as it was put up.


Settlement signs probably suffer from the most inconstistancy. However, most signs look like this...: (Earthcott, South Gloucestershire)


...or this...: (Olveston, South Gloucestershire)


...or this...: (Aust, South Gloucestershire)


...or the older one's look a bit like this: (Gaunt's Earthcott, South Gloucestershire)


Hope that's okay :-). They were all taken on my crappy old camera, i'm going to go out and take some nice new ones and post them up!
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Old November 14th, 2008, 12:16 PM   #9
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Here is entering Republika Srpska



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Old November 14th, 2008, 01:21 PM   #10
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Hey, new signs, I haven't seen those yet.
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Old November 14th, 2008, 01:25 PM   #11
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they are present for more than a year now.
So you know this region well.
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Old November 14th, 2008, 01:42 PM   #12
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Palance is "naše gore list".
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Old November 14th, 2008, 05:33 PM   #13
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Some months ago, I have found an old border marker between the Dutch provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel (near Deventer).





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Old November 15th, 2008, 06:32 AM   #15
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A typical province welcome sign in Canada:
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Also, similarly to different states in the US, different provinces can have slightly differently-looking roads, and in particular traffic lights, which are generally standardized inside provinces, but can vary widely between provinces.

A good example is a video I made a while ago, at the end of which (after 7:20 to be precise) I drive from Ottawa (in Ontario) across a bridge to Gatineau (Quebec). The traffic lights are completely different once the bridge is crossed.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 08:00 PM   #16
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German signs.

Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. This sign is posted on A11, Kołbaskowo/Pomellen (PL/D)border crossing.


Again A11, 20 km further, Brandenburg.


Opposite direction. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 08:05 PM   #17
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Nice signs, I've never been to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. I'd love to bike there once.

The New Hampshire-Massachusetts border near Winchendon. No sign welcoming you to Massachusetts. There is one on the other side, but it's a few kms further.

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Old November 17th, 2008, 08:31 PM   #18
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As far as I know, they only sign city limits in Denmark:
[IMG]http://i38.************/n2bdys.jpg[/IMG]

I believe these came obsolete with the arrival of the regions:
[IMG]http://i38.************/24m5js7.jpg[/IMG]
I haven't seen these along Motorvejen.

Belgian signs are usually behind trees or other weed. This yellow one shows the border between Hainaut and Namur.
[IMG]http://i38.************/k9yq8j.jpg[/IMG]

A somewhat closer picture on the R0 near Brussels.
[IMG]http://i38.************/1z73fw4.jpg[/IMG]

A75 in France
[IMG]http://i36.************/s2briv.jpg[/IMG]

Sweden:
[IMG]http://i36.************/mwa1yc.jpg[/IMG]
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Old November 18th, 2008, 11:59 AM   #19
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...and the county ones in Sweden aren't much more exciting. Municipality borders I can understand, but I wish we had somewhat more exciting county signs.
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Old November 18th, 2008, 10:18 PM   #20
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I like this polish sign

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