International E-road network

International E-road network

The international E-road network is a numbering system for roads in Europe developed by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The network is numbered from E1 up and its roads cross national borders. It also reaches Central Asian countries like Kyrgyzstan, since they are members of the UNECE.

In most countries, roads carry the European route designation beside national road numbers. Other countries like Belgium and Sweden have roads with exclusive European route signage. E-roads in the United Kingdom are not signposted at all, and are not recognised by the UK authorities width. The E10 in Norway have parts with convert|5|m|ft|0|abbr=on width. In Central Asia some gravel roads have been included.

Notable E-roads

* The longest E-road is E40, which is more than 8000 km (5000 miles) long, connecting France with Kazakhstan.
* The shortest E-roads are E844, 22 km (13.75 miles), in Italy and E32, 30 km (18.75 miles), in the United Kingdom.
* Northernmost is E69, North Cape, Norway, 71°10' N
* Westernmost is E01, Lisbon, Portugal, 9°10' W
* Southernmost is E75, Crete, Greece, 35°6' N
* Easternmost is E127, Maikapshagai, Kazakhstan, 85°36' E
* The highest E-road is E008 which reaches 4272 m (13562 ft) altitude in the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan.
*The highest E-road in Europe is E62 reaching 2005m (6365 ft) at the Simplon Pass, Switzerland.
*The lowest E-road is E39 which reaches 262 m (832 ft) below sea level in the Bømlafjordtunnel, Norway.

ee also

*Asian Highway Network
*Road transport
*European long-distance paths
*Pan-European corridors

External links

* [ EU Transport Networks home page]
* [ Introduction to EU European routes, with links]
* [ UNECE document ECE/TRANS/SC.1/384 "Road Transport Infrastructure"; 14 March 2008] (PDF file, official E route list starting at p.14)
* [ Routes in Benelux as well as E routes in Europe]
* [ Trans-Global Highway and the Eur-Africa Friendship Tunnel]

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