Louisiana road (Croatia)

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A milestone on Lujzijana near the village of Nadvučnik

The Louisiana road (Croatian: Lujzijana, Lujzinska cesta) is a roadway in Croatia, built between 1803 and 1809. The road was finished by the French Empire It is named after Napoleon's second wife Marie Louise.[1]

It linked Rijeka with Karlovac through Grobničko polje, Kamenjak, Gornje Jelenje, Lokve, Delnice, Skrad, Stubica, Severin na Kupi, and Netretić.[1] The length of the Louisiana road was 18 Austrian miles (1 mile = 7.585 km). It was about 6 m wide. It was the shortest route between Rijeka and Karlovac, and was one of the most modern roads in the empire. With the building of the Lujzijana, the Karolina road became less important.

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  1. ^ a b Boris Banovac; Robert Blažević; Željko Boneta. "Modernizacija (i/ili europeizacija) hrvatske periferije – primjeri Istre, Like i Gorskog Kotara" [Modernization (and/or Europeization) of Croatian Periphery – Examples of Istria, Lika and Gorski Kotar]. Revija za sociologiju (in Croatian) (Croatian Sociological Association): 113–141. ISSN 0350-154X. Retrieved 21 June 2012.