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Asian Highway 1 (AH1) is the longest route of the Asian Highway Network, running 20,557 km (12,774 mi) from Tokyo, Japan via Korea, China, Southeast Asia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran to the border between Turkey and Bulgaria west of Istanbul where it joins end-on with European route E80.

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Asian Highway 1
Route information
Length20,557 km (12,774 mi)
Major junctions
East endTokyo, Japan
West endIstanbul, Turkey
Location
CountriesTokyo, Japan via South Korea, North Korea, China, Southeast Asia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran to the border between Turkey and Bulgaria west of Istanbul where it joins end-on with European route E80
Highway system
Asian Highway Network
AH87AH2

Contents

JapanEdit

 
AH1 at Nihonbashi, Tokyo, the "zero milepost" for measuring highway distances to Tokyo.

The 1200-kilometre[1] section in Japan was added to the system in November 2003.[2] It runs along the following tolled expressways:[3]

  Camellia Line ferry to Busan, South Korea.

From Fukuoka, the Japan–Korea Undersea Tunnel has been proposed to provide a fixed crossing.

South KoreaEdit

North KoreaEdit

ChinaEdit

Hong KongEdit

VietnamEdit

CambodiaEdit

ThailandEdit

 
Thai Myanmar Friendship Bridge

MyanmarEdit

IndiaEdit

BangladeshEdit

India 2Edit

 
Asean India car rally crossing AH1 at Numaligarh
 
Durgapur Expressway as part of AH1

PakistanEdit

 
Motorway M2, Lahore-Islamabad

AfghanistanEdit

IranEdit

TurkeyEdit

Connection to E80Edit

 
E80 across southern Europe and Turkey

The route AH1 is also marked as   E80 in Turkey. The E80 continues in the E-road network from the border station at Kapitan Andreevo/Kapıkule to Sofia in Bulgaria, followed by E80 highways to Niš, Pristina, Dubrovnik, Pescara, Rome, Genoa, Nice, Toulouse, Burgos, Valladolid, Salamanca and finally Lisbon on the Atlantic Ocean.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 2003 Asian Highway Handbook Archived 2012-04-14 at the Wayback Machine, 2003, page 54
  2. ^ Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 2003 Asian Highway Handbook Archived 2012-04-14 at the Wayback Machine, 2003, page 3
  3. ^ アジアハイウェイ標識の設置場所 (in Japanese). MLIT. Retrieved December 5, 2011.
  4. ^ Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific,2003 Asian Highway Handbook Archived 2012-04-14 at the Wayback Machine, 2003, page 54 shows an aerial photo of the Yokohama Aoba Interchange, placing AH1 clearly on the Tomei Expressway rather than the other Tokyo-Nagoya expressway, the Chūō Expressway.
  5. ^ "Archived copy" Regional Road Connectivity Bangladesh Perspective (PDF). RHD. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 19, 2017. Retrieved February 19, 2017.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Asian Highway Route Map" (PDF). ESCAP. Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  7. ^ http://www.rhd.gov.bd/RHDMaps/Maps/Country_Bangladesh.pdf