European route E40

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E40 shield

E40
E40 interchange near Bruges, Belgium
Route information
Length: 8,500 km (5,300 mi)
Major junctions
From: E15 Calais (France)
  E17 Ghent (Belgium)
E19 Brussels (Belgium)
E25 Liège (Belgium)
E35 Cologne (Germany)
E36 Bolesławiec (Poland)
E45 Kirchheim (Germany)
E55 Dresden (Germany)
E65 Legnica (Poland)
E75 Mysłowice/Gliwice (Poland)
E85 Dubno (Ukraine)
E95 Kiev (Ukraine)
E105 Kharkiv (Ukraine)
E50 Debaltseve (Ukraine)
E119 Astrakhan (Russia)
E123 Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
E125 Almaty (Kazakhstan)
To: Ridder (Kazakhstan)
Location
Countries: France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan
Highway system
International E-road network
E 40 roadsign in Skołoszów, Poland
E 40 in Eastern Europe and Asia

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 to China.

Route[edit]

The route passes through:

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.

Local numbering[edit]

The E40 coincides with the following national roads:

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Notes[edit]

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