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They're in geographic order. However, long Taiwanese roads are broken up into "sections" (段), each of which restarts the numbering. So if you look at these two addresses: #456, Xinyi Rd Sec. 4, Xinyi District, Taipei City #16, Xinyi Rd Sec. 5, Xinyi District, Taipei City "#16" (Sec. 5) is actually further away from the city center than "#456" (Sec. 4). ...
The easternmost tip of Sughd Province, Tajikistan, east of the town of Isfara, has a panhandle squeezed between Uzbekistan to the north and Kyrgyzstan to the south. Using the Maps Labs Distance Measurement Tool on Google Maps, its skinniest part is only around 2.2 km wide. The national borders in the whole Fergana Valley region are generally just ...
Tajikistan and Pakistan are 16 km from each other, separated by the Wakhan Corridor which belongs to Afghanistan.
Bangladesh and Nepal come within about 25 km of each other, with India in between. Egypt and Saudi Arabia come within about 30 km overland through Israel and Jordan (closer straight-line distance over water). Mongolia and Kazakhstan are separated by about 35 km of rather mountainous terrain. Germany and Italy are separated by about 45 km through Austria.
I'm trying to find countries with a tight corridor to sea, so that the countries on both sides are close to each other. Bosnia's corridor is only a few km, but both sides of it are Croatia, so that doesn't count. Israel's Red Sea corridor is about 10km wide I think, with neighbouring Egypt and Jordan being that close to each other. This is probably the ...
Please read the reply below from Mass Transit Railway Company of Hong Kong on this matter. No doubt that it is irresponsible public behavior to walk on escalators, left or right. It is not an "etiquette" to be encouraged. Also see: http://www.welovedc.com/2010/07/20/dc-mythbusting-stand-to-the-right/ Dear Sir: The Company at March 14, 2014 and 16 , ...
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