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.
E40 interchange near Bruges, Belgium
|Length||8,641 km (5,369 mi)|
|West end||Calais, France|
| Ghent, Belgium|
|East end||Ridder, Kazakhstan|
|International E-road network|
- M03 Kiev ( ) - Lubny - Poltava ( ) - Kharkiv ( ) - Sloviansk - Debaltseve ( )
- M04 Debaltseve ( ) - Luhansk - Izvaryne
Note: in italic are cities in a war zone and/or controlled by separatists
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.