‘Top 10 Longest Highways in the World’

What are the longest highways in the world and where are they located? We have gathered the top 10 longest highways along with their location and length. They are listed below:

10. Interstate 80

Length: 4,666 km

Interstate 80 connects the east and west coasts of the United States. It stretches from San Francisco and runs all the way to the western part of the country (Hudson River and Interstate 95).

9. Interstate 90

Length: 4,861 km

The ninth longest highway in the world is Interstate 90. Similar to Interstate 80, it also connects the east and west coasts of the USA, but more to the north. It is about 200 km longer than Interstate 80. This highway connects the states of Washington and Massachusetts.

8. U.S. Route 6

Length: 5,148 km

U.S. Route 6 was the longest highway in the United States from 1936 to 1964. It runs from California on the west coast to Massachusetts on the east coast of the USA.

7. U.S. Route 20

Length: 5,415 km

U.S. Route 20 is the longest highway in the United States. Like other longest highways in the USA, it runs from the east coast to the west coast. It connects the northern states of Oregon and Massachusetts.

6. China National Highway 318

Length: 5,476 km

China National Highway 318 runs from Shanghai to Zhangmu. The stretch of this highway between the cities of Lhasa and Zhangmu is known as the “Friendship Highway”.

5. Golden Quadrilateral Highway Network

Length: 5,846 km

The Golden Quadrilateral Highway Network is located in India and connects the most important industrial and cultural places as well as the largest cities in the country. Its construction began in 2001 and lasted until 2012.

4. Trans-Canada Highway

Length: 7,821 km

The Trans-Canada Highway traverses all ten Canadian provinces. The highway splits into multiple segments, but is still considered as one continuous highway. The highest point of the highway is called “Kicking Horse Pass” and stands at an elevation of 1,643 meters.

3. Trans-Siberian Highway

Length: 11,000 km

The Trans-Siberian Highway in Russia connects the city of St. Petersburg and Irkutsk. It runs through a significant portion of the Asian continent. The construction of this highway dates back to 1800.

2. National Highway 1 in Australia

Length: 14,500 km

National Highway 1 in Australia circles the entire continent, including Tasmania. It passes through most of the major cities on the continent.

1. Pan-American Highway

Length: 48,000 km

The Pan-American Highway is the longest highway in the world, surpassing all other competing longest highways. It stretches for a total length of 48,000 km. The Pan-American Highway runs through two continents, South and North America. It is also listed in the Guinness World Records as the longest motorable road in the world. It starts in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, and runs all the way to Ushuaia, Argentina.


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