Sunday, October 9, 2011

Splendour of Streets of your home town! (Part - 1)

Do you like to know the specialties of streets in different parts of the world? Read these fascinating details.

World's Longest Street ( Yonge St – Ontario , Canada )

This distinction belongs to Yonge Street, a major arterial street running between Lake Ontario and Lake Simcoe in the Canadian province of Ontario, which is listed as a whopping 1,178 miles (1,896 km) in length -- roughly the distance from San Diego, California, to Seattle, Washington. It starts on the Toronto lakeshore and winds its way northwesterly along Highway 11 to Rainy River , Ontario , at theMinnesota border.

(Actually, The Guinness Book of World Records no longer lists Yonge as the longest street in the world, citing instead the Pan-American Highway as the world's longest "motorable road").

World's Longest National Highway (Highway 1 – Australia )

Australia's Highway 1 is a network of highways that circumnavigates the Australian continent, joining all mainland state capitals. At a total length of approximately 14,500 km (9,000 mi) it is the longest national highway in the world, along with the Trans-Siberian Highway (over 11,000 km [6,800 mi]) and the Trans-Canada Highway (8,030 km [4,990 mi]). Every day more than a million people travel on some part of it.

World's Largest Roundabout (Putrajaya – Malaysia )

Not many people realize this when they are driving around Putrajaya, especially near the Prime Minister's office. Try to clear your mind and observe while you are driving, and you will soon realize that you are indeed driving along the potentially largest roundabout in the world.Malaysia Boleh!

The main reason people don't take note is because they tend to think it is just a hill. The circumferential length of this roundabout is approximately 3.4km, and the road that circumvents it is Persiaran Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah.

Source: Shrenik R. Dalal


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