Saturday, February 4, 2012

Shortest and the Narrowest Streets of the world

Imagine what could be the length of the shortest street of the world - make any wild guesses. But you will be amazed to know that the shortest street of the world as entered in the Guinness Book of World Record is only 2.06 metres long or in other words 6 feet and nine inches. Amazing, isn't it?

This shortest street is the Ebenezer Place in Scotland. 

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Ebenezer Place, in Wick, Caithness , Scotland , is credited by the Guinness Book of Records as being the world's shortest street at 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in). In 2006 it surpassed the previous record (5.2 m, 17 ft) set by Elgin Street , Bacup, Lancashire . The street has only one address: the front door of Number 1 Bistro, which is part of Mackays Hotel.

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The street originated in 1883, when Ebenezer Place was constructed; the owner of the building, a hotel at the time, was instructed to paint a name on the shortest side of the hotel  It was officially declared a street in 1887.

Now a word about the narrowest street: 

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Spreuerhofstrae is the world's narrowest street, found in the city of Reutlingen , Baden-W¼rttemberg , Germany . It ranges from 31 centimeters (12.2 in) at its narrowest to 50 centimeters (19.7 in) at its widest.

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The lane was built in 1727 during the reconstruction efforts after the area was completely destroyed in the massive city-wide fire of 1726 and is officially listed in the Land-Registry Office as City Street Number 77.

Source: Funzug