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 2006/10/12-14 [Reference/RealEstate, Politics/Foreign/Europe, Politics/Foreign/Asia/Japan] UID:44788 Activity:kinda low ```10/12 Why do numbers in some street addresses have so many digits? There are only ten houses on the one-block dead-end street in Fremont that I live on, but the numbers start at 34000. On the other hand, street numbers in the Bay Farm area in Alameda only have two or three digits. \_ IIRC, numbers don't repeat in a given "line", so if you find the next street before/after that cul-de-sac that's roughly in a line w/ it, the numbers will continue that way. I have a similar deal. I'm on a relatively long st. w/ a 4 digit address, but the 10 house cul-de-sac around the corner is 5-digit, because it points the direction of the rest of the (fairly long) city. \_ some address numbering trivia. There are a number of long streets running through Orange County which go through multiple cities, each with their own numbering scheme. Usually, it's not a source of much confusion since most cities cooperate. But there are/were small stretches (like < 6 blocks) in unincorporated areas of the county which are on the county numbering scheme -- usually 5 digits instead of the 4 digits that most cities use/used. Yeah, that's fun trying to find an address -- 3340 3350 3360 27400 27420 3520 ... \_ In Florence (Italy), numbers run in disjoint blue (residential) and red (commercial) sequences. So you can have 1 2 3 4 1 5 6 2 7 3 4 8 and so on. -tom \_ disjoint is not really the right word. \_ How do you tell which sequence it is from the address on an envelop? Are people required to write/print with red and blue ink? \_ Dunno, maybe they just do "R15" or something. -tom \- on an envelope or otherwise you write ###r if it is "rosso". Stendahl's famous novel "The Red and the Black" is about a fight between people with red and blue/black addresses in Florence, which he wrote after having a breakdown there trying to find the right address. YMWTG(stendahl syndrome, florence). \_ All I gotta say is "Japanese Addressing Schemes" particularly say in Tokyo or Kyoto. Street numbers are picked on totally an arbitrary basis many times -- family tradition, good luck, numerology, whatever.```
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