- China National Highway 312
Route information Length: 4,967 km (3,086 mi) Major junctions From: Shanghai To: Khorgas Highway system
China National Highway 312 (312国道), also referred to as Route 312 or The Mother Road, is an important highway that runs east-west across the breadth of People's Republic of China. It begins at the port city Shanghai and ends at Khorgas in the Ili River valley, on the border with Kazakhstan. In total it spans 4,967 km (3,086 mi). Other important cities on the route include Nanjing, Hefei, Xinyang, Xian, Lanzhou, Jiayuguan and Urumqi. The road was the subject of Rob Gifford's 2007 book China Road, in which he describes traveling the entire length of Route 312 from the East China Sea to Central Asia.
The G40 Hushan Expressway between Shanghai and Xi'an has replaced National Highway 312 as the main route between the two cities.
Route and distance
Route and distance City Distance (km) Shanghai, Shanghai 0 Kunshan, Jiangsu 84 Suzhou, Jiangsu 124 Wuxi, Jiangsu 185 Changzhou, Jiangsu 230 Danyang, Jiangsu 279 Zhenjiang, Jiangsu 305 Nanjing, Jiangsu 380 Quanjiao, Anhui 453 Feidong, Anhui 554 Hefei, Anhui 570 Lu'an, Anhui 649 Gushi, Henan 768 Huangchuan, Henan 831 Shihe District, Henan 887 Xinyang, Henan 909 Tongbai, Henan 987 Tanghe, Henan 1057 Nanyang, Henan 1109 Zhenping, Henan 1139 Neixiang, Henan 1177 Xixia, Henan 1227 Shangnan, Shaanxi 1300 Danfeng, Shaanxi 1366 Shangluo, Shaanxi 1419 Lantian, Shaanxi 1507 Xi'an, Shaanxi 1572 Xianyang, Shaanxi 1592 Liquan, Shaanxi 1624 Qian County, Shaanxi 1642 Yongshou, Shaanxi 1666 Bin County, Shaanxi 1721 Changwu, Shaanxi 1761 Jingchuan, Gansu 1809 Pingliang, Gansu 1879 Longde, Ningxia 1941 Jingning, Gansu 1982 Huining, Gansu 2088 Dingxi, Gansu 2167 Yuzhong, Gansu 2245 Lanzhou, Gansu 2291 Yongdeng, Gansu 2390 Tianzhu, Gansu 2422 Gulang, Gansu 2495 Wuwei, Gansu 2554 Yongchang, Gansu 2624 Shandan, Gansu 2730 Zhangye, Gansu 2796 Linze, Gansu 2836 Jiuquan, Gansu 3017 Jiayuguan, Gansu 3039 Hongliuyuan, Gansu 3370 Kumul, Xinjiang 3679 Piqan, Xinjiang 3995 Turpan, Xinjiang 4089 Urumqi, Xinjiang 4271 Changji, Xinjiang 4309 Hutubi, Xinjiang 4342 Manas County, Xinjiang 4402 Shihezi, Xinjiang 4418 Shawan County, Xinjiang 4452 Wusu, Xinjiang 4522 Jinghe County, Xinjiang 4681 Huocheng County, Xinjiang 4924 Yining, Xinjiang 4967
China National Highways Radial North-south East-west NoteChina National Highway 112 runs around Beijing; China National Highway 228 in Taiwan is unilaterally planned by People's Republic of China.
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