AH1

Asian Highway 1
Route information
Length 20,557 km (12,774 mi)
Major junctions
East end Tokyo, Japan
West end Istanbul, Turkey
Location
Countries Tokyo, Japan via South Korea, North Korea, China, Southeast Asia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran to the border between Turkey and Bulgaria west of Istanbul where it joins end-on with European route E80
Highway system

Asian Highway Network

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Asian Highway 1 (AH1) is the longest route of the Asian Highway Network, running 20,557 km (12,774 mi) from Tokyo, Japan via Korea, China, Southeast Asia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran to the border between Turkey and Bulgaria west of Istanbul where it joins end-on with European route E80.

Japan

The 1200-kilometre[1] section in Japan was added to the system in November 2003.[2] It runs along the following tolled expressways:[3]

Camellia Line ferry to Busan, South Korea.

From Fukuoka, the Japan–Korea Undersea Tunnel has been proposed to provide a fixed crossing.

South Korea

The section in South Korea mainly follows the Gyeongbu Expressway. The Highway Boundary of South and North Korea.

North Korea

China

Hong Kong

Vietnam

Cambodia

Thailand

Myanmar

India (Northeast)

Bangladesh

India

Pakistan

Afghanistan

Iran

Turkey

Connection to E80

The route AH1 is also marked as in Turkey. The E80 continues in the E-road network from the border station at Kapitan Andreevo/Kapıkule to Sofia in Bulgaria, followed by E80 highways to Niš, Pristina, Dubrovnik, Pescara, Rome, Genoa, Nice, Toulouse, Burgos, Valladolid, Salamanca and finally Lisbon on the Atlantic Ocean.

References

  1. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 2003 Asian Highway Handbook Archived 2012-04-14 at the Wayback Machine., 2003, page 54
  2. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 2003 Asian Highway Handbook Archived 2012-04-14 at the Wayback Machine., 2003, page 3
  3. アジアハイウェイ標識の設置場所 (in Japanese). MLIT. Retrieved December 5, 2011.
  4. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific,2003 Asian Highway Handbook Archived 2012-04-14 at the Wayback Machine., 2003, page 54 shows an aerial photo of the Yokohama Aoba Interchange, placing AH1 clearly on the Tomei Expressway rather than the other Tokyo-Nagoya expressway, the Chūō Expressway.
  5. Regional Road Connectivity Bangladesh Perspective (PDF). RHD. Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  6. "Asian Highway Route Map" (PDF). ESCAP. Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  7. http://www.rhd.gov.bd/RHDMaps/Maps/Country_Bangladesh.pdf
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