European route E40
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European route E 40 is the longest European route, 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.
|Length||8,641 km (5,369 mi)|
|West end||E 15 in Calais, France|
|East end||Ridder, Kazakhstan|
|International E-road network
A different route connecting Calais and Ridder is about 2,000 kilometres (1,243 miles) shorter, mostly using the E30 via Berlin-Moscow-Omsk. The E40 differs from that route in order to provide additional direct east-west access to Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Kyrgyzstan, which have a combined population base approaching 50 million people as of 2020.
- A 44: Aachen (E 314)
- A 4: Aachen (E 314) - Köln (E 31 / E 35, Towards E 29 / E 37) - Olpe (E 41)
- A 45: Olpe (start of concurrency with E 41) - Siegen - Gießen (E 44, end of concurrency with E 41)
- B 49: Gießen (E 41 / E 44)
- B 429: Gießen
- A 480: Gießen (E 451)
- A 5: Gießen (E 451) - Bad Hersfeld (E 45)
- A 7: Bad Hersfeld (E 45)
- A 4: Bad Hersfeld (E 45) - Eisenach - Erfurt - Zwickau (E 49 / E 51 / E 40) - Chemnitz (E 441) - Dresden (E 55) - Görlitz
- Cities in italics are in a war zone and/or controlled by separatists
- The A2 A-2 highway hasn't been fully built.
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