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: Calais (France)
  Ghent (Belgium)
Brussels (Belgium)
Liège (Belgium)
Cologne (Germany)
Bolesławiec (Poland)
Kirchheim (Germany)
Dresden (Germany)
Legnica (Poland)
Mysłowice/Gliwice (Poland)
Dubno (Ukraine)
Kiev (Ukraine)
Kharkiv (Ukraine)
Debaltseve (Ukraine)
Astrakhan (Russia)
Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
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 description[edit]

The route passes through:

France[edit]

E40 follows the A16.

Belgium[edit]

E40 follows the A18 Adinkerke-Bruges, R0 past Brussels, A10 Bruges-Brussels and A3 Brussels-Eupen.

Germany[edit]

E40 follows the A44 past Aachen, A4 Aachen-Olpe, A45 Olpe-Wetzlar, B49/B429/A480 past Giessen, A5 Giessen-Bad Hersfeld and A4 Bad Hersfeld-Görlitz.

Poland[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

It traverses Ukraine from west to east and crosses following important cities along the way:

Note: in cursive are cities in a war zone and controlled by unmarked Russian troops

Russia[edit]

Kazakhstan[edit]

Uzbekistan[edit]

Turkmenistan[edit]

Uzbekistan[edit]

Kazakhstan[edit]

Kyrgystan[edit]

Kazakhstan[edit]

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.

Major junctions[edit]

The E40 coincides with the following national roads:

External links[edit]

Gallery[edit]


References[edit]

Notes[edit]

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