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European route E40

European route E 40 is the longest European route,[1] more than 8,000 kilometres (4,971 miles) long, connecting Calais in France via Belgium, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Kyrgyzstan, with Ridder in Kazakhstan near the border with Russia and China.

E40 shield

E40
E40 interchange near Bruges, Belgium
Route information
Length8,641 km (5,369 mi)
Major junctions
West end E15 in Calais, France
 
East endRidder, Kazakhstan
Location
CountriesFrance, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan
Highway system
International E-road network
E 40 roadsign in Skołoszów, Poland

RouteEdit

The road makes a big detour in Central Asia. The shortest road between Calais and Ridder is about 2,000 kilometres (1,243 miles) shorter, mostly using the E30 via Berlin-Moscow-Omsk.

GalleryEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Cities in italics are in a war zone and/or controlled by separatists
  2. ^ The A2 A-2 highway hasn't been fully built.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Antill, Peter; Dennis, Peter (2007). Stalingrad 1942. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-84603-028-5.

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