European route E40
E40 interchange near Bruges, Belgium
|Length:||8,500 km (5,300 mi)|
Ghent (Belgium) |
|Countries:||France, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan|
|International E-road network|
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 to China.
- Kiev () - Lubny - Poltava () - Kharkiv () - Sloviansk - Debaltseve ()
- Debaltseve () - Luhansk - Izvaryne
Note: in italic are cities in a war zone and 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.
- Antill, Peter; Dennis, Peter (2007). Stalingrad 1942. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-84603-028-5.
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