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Old March 12th, 2009, 01:06 PM   #1
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[AND] roads in Andorra

Andorra:


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1. Coming out of the tunnel from France. (toll, but avoids the busy Pas de la Casa)
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2. The whole route from France to Spain through Andorra is generally one big descent.
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3. Curvy road, but in good conditions. A bit unsafe downhill because you easily go too fast.
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4. Andorra consists mostly out of hotels and insufficient parking space.
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5. Town of Soldeu.
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6. Weird median, I didn't know what to do with it...
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7. Distances are short, and with decimals.
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8. Overhead sign.
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9. Capital Andorra-la-Vella
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10. Electronic signs and tidal wave lanes.
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11. Center lane can be used in either direction, depending on traffic flow.
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12. We're on the CG-1 now.
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13. Bidirectional lane.
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14. Repsol gas station. Gasoline was € 1,05 in summer 2008, while they were at € 1,65 in NL at the time.
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15. 4-lane undivided highway.
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16. A lot of gas stations here considering the amount of population. Gas in Spain is also fairly cheap though. France has more expensive gas.
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17. Shopping center.
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18. Approaching the Spanish border.
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Old March 12th, 2009, 03:20 PM   #2
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Very nice country, and good road
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Old March 12th, 2009, 03:43 PM   #3
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Is it true that Andorra only has one main road through the whole Country? Nice photos btw
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Old March 12th, 2009, 04:20 PM   #4
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Nice pics, Chris What currency was used in Andorra before they started using the Euro? They are also not an official member of the Euro zone, right?
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Old March 12th, 2009, 04:34 PM   #5
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Yeah, those pics are nice (though I've seen them before ) and roads in Andorra are great!
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Old March 12th, 2009, 05:24 PM   #6
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What currency was used in Andorra before they started using the Euro? They are also not an official member of the Euro zone, right?
The used to use the French Franc and the Spanish Peseta. They don't have an own currency.

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Is it true that Andorra only has one main road through the whole Country?
Yes, the CG-1/CG-2 axis is the only main road, though there are some other roads with numbers, I thought up to CG-5, but those are secondary and dead-end roads.
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Old March 12th, 2009, 05:45 PM   #7
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What does CG mean?
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Old March 12th, 2009, 05:59 PM   #8
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Carretera General I think...
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Old March 12th, 2009, 06:28 PM   #9
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Yeah, those pics are nice (though I've seen them before )
Hear hear! And I agree, the main axis looks great. I like the red color on the signs, and everything looks so clean. Where's Radi to comment?
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Old March 12th, 2009, 06:29 PM   #10
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It's probably not that difficult to drive every single road in Andorra
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Old March 12th, 2009, 06:32 PM   #11
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According to CIA World Factbook Andorra has 270 km of roads. You can do that in a few hours.
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Old March 12th, 2009, 08:07 PM   #12
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Nice signage. The red background under the most important destinations (France, Spain, the capital) is brilliant I definitely want to visit this country.
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Old March 12th, 2009, 08:52 PM   #13
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So how many kilometers of motorways do they have? I guess even Poland has more
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There are no motorways nor expressways in Andorra. Not really necessary too. The country has a population of only 72,000 of which only 23,000 live in the capital.
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So how many kilometers of motorways do they have? I guess even Poland has more
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Very beautiful country, I love the mountains that rise up almost vertically from all directions
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Old March 13th, 2009, 09:46 PM   #17
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I always think of a country in Africa when I hear the name 'Andorra'.
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Maybe b/c of Angola?
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Andorra

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Old November 8th, 2009, 03:15 PM   #20
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Quote:
Five killed after bridge collapses in Andorra
By m.p. - Nov 8, 2009 - 11:22 AM
Another six workers were injured when the structure under construction gave way



Five people have died and another six have been injured after a bridge under construction in Andorra collapsed on Saturday morning, trapping construction workers beneath the rubble. Some 100 square metres of the structure came down shortly before noon on Saturday as fresh concrete was being poured on the bridge which is being built at the western exit of the Dos Valiras tunnel near Massana.

Four bodies had been located by Saturday evening while a fifth man was rescued alive, but seriously injured and suffering hypothermia, at around 1am on Sunday. He however died shortly after being admitted to hospital.

35 construction staff were working at the site when the accident happened and it’s understood that most of the 11 workers affected by the tragedy are from Portugal. Work was continuing at the scene on Sunday to recover the victims’ bodies.
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Bad accident for such a small country.
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