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European Route E05
The EUROPEAN ROUTE E 05 is part of the United Nations
United Nations
international E-road network . It is the westernmost north-south "reference road", running from Greenock , Scotland
Scotland
south through England
England
and France
France
to Algeciras , Spain
Spain
. The route is 1,900 miles (3,100 km) long
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Greenock
GREENOCK (/ˈɡriːnək/ (_ listen ); Scottish Gaelic : Grianaig_, pronounced ) is a town and administrative centre in the Inverclyde council area in Scotland and a former burgh within the historic county of Renfrewshire , located in the west central Lowlands of Scotland . It forms part of a contiguous urban area with Gourock to the west and Port Glasgow to the east. The 2011 census showed that Greenock had a population of 44,248, a decrease from the 46,861 recorded in the 2001 Census . It lies on the south bank of the Clyde at the " Tail of the Bank " where the River Clyde expands into the Firth of Clyde
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United Kingdom
The UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, commonly known as the UNITED KINGDOM (UK) or BRITAIN, is a sovereign country in western Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland , the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
includes the island of Great Britain
Great Britain
, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland
Ireland
and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is the only part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍—‌the Republic of Ireland
Ireland

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Algeciras
ALGECIRAS (/ˌældʒɪˈsɪrəs/ ; Spanish: ; Arabic
Arabic
: Al Jazīra Al-Khadrā الجزيرة الخضراء‎‎) is a port city in the south of Spain
Spain
, and is the largest city on the Bay of Gibraltar
Bay of Gibraltar
(in Spanish , the Bahía de Algeciras). The Port of Algeciras
Port of Algeciras
is one of the largest ports in Europe
Europe
and the world in three categories: container , cargo and transhipment . It is situated 20 km north-east of Tarifa on the Río de la Miel
Río de la Miel
, which is the southernmost river of the Iberian peninsula
Iberian peninsula
and continental Europe
Europe
. In 2015, it had a population of 118,920
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Spain
Coordinates : 40°N 4°W / 40°N 4°W / 40; -4 Kingdom of Spain _Reino de España_ (Spanish ) Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: "Plus Ultra " (Latin ) "Further Beyond" ANTHEM: " Marcha Real
Marcha Real
" (Spanish ) "Royal March" Location of Spain (dark green) – in Europe
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France
FRANCE (locally ), officially the FRENCH REPUBLIC (_République française_ ), is a country with territory status in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories . The European, or metropolitan, area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea , and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean . The republic also includes French Guiana on the South American continent and several islands in the Atlantic , Pacific and Indian oceans. The country's 18 integral regions (5 of which are situated overseas) span a combined area of 643,801 square kilometres (248,573 sq mi) which, as of January 2017, has a total population of almost 67 million people. France is a unitary semi-presidential republic with its capital in Paris , the country's largest city and main cultural and commercial centre
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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 E 1 up and its roads cross national borders. It also reaches Central Asian countries like Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
, since they are members of the UNECE. European main international traffic arteries are defined by ECE/TRANS/SC.1/2016/3/Rev.1 which consider three types of roads: motorways , express roads , and ordinary roads. In most countries, roads carry the European route designation beside national road numbers. Other countries like Belgium
Belgium
, Norway
Norway
and Sweden
Sweden
have roads with exclusive European route signage (Examples: E 18 and E 6 ), while at the other end of the scale, British road signs do not show the routes at all
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United Nations
The UNITED NATIONS (UN) is an intergovernmental organization tasked to promote international co-operation and to create and maintain international order. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations , the organization was established on 24 October 1945 after World War IIin order to prevent another such conflict. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states ; there are now 193. The headquarters of the UN is in Manhattan, New York City, and experiences extraterritoriality . Further main offices are situated in Geneva, Nairobi, and Vienna. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment, and providing humanitarian aid in cases of famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict
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Scotland
SCOTLAND (/ˈskɒt.lənd/ ; Scots : ; Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic
: _ Alba
Alba
_ ( listen )) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain
Great Britain
. It shares a border with England
England
to the south, and is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
, with the North Sea
North Sea
to the east and the North Channel and Irish Sea to the south-west. In addition to the mainland, the country is made up of more than 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides
Hebrides
. The Kingdom of Scotland
Kingdom of Scotland
emerged as an independent sovereign state in the Early Middle Ages and continued to exist until 1707
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England
ENGLAND is a country that is part of the United Kingdom . It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west. The Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain (which lies in the North Atlantic ) in its centre and south; and includes over 100 smaller islands such as the Isles of Scilly , and the Isle of Wight . The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Palaeolithic period, but takes its name from the Angles , one of the Germanic tribes who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries
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Glasgow
GLASGOW (/ˈɡlɑːzɡoʊ, ˈɡlɑːs-, ˈɡlæz-, ˈɡlæs-/ ; Scots : _Glesga_ /ˈɡlezɡə/; Scottish Gaelic : _Glaschu_ ) is the largest city in Scotland , and third largest in the United Kingdom . Historically part of Lanarkshire , it is now one of the 32 council areas of Scotland . It is situated on the River Clyde in the country's West Central Lowlands . Inhabitants of the city are referred to as Glaswegians. Glasgow grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde to become the largest seaport in Britain. Expanding from the medieval bishopric and royal burgh , and the later establishment of the University of Glasgow in the 15th century, it became a major centre of the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th century
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Gretna, Dumfries And Galloway
GRETNA (Scottish Gaelic : Greatna) is a town in Dumfries and Galloway , Scotland
Scotland
. Because they are near the Anglo-Scottish border , nearby Gretna Green
Gretna Green
and, to a lesser extent, Gretna, are historically linked to weddings because of the more liberal marriage provisions in Scots law . "Gretna" has become a term for a place for quick, easy marriages. Gretna was historically a civil parish in Dumfriesshire . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Etymology * 1.2 17th century * 1.3 18th century * 1.4 World War I * 2 Geography and administration * 3 Transport * 4 Present day * 5 Sport * 6 References * 6.1 Notes * 6.2 Sources * 7 External links HISTORYETYMOLOGYGretna means "(place at the) gravelly hill", from Old English greot "grit " (in the dative form greoten (which is where the -n comes from) and hoh "hill-spur"
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Carlisle, Cumbria
CARLISLE (/kɑːrˈlaɪl/ or locally /ˈkɑːrlaɪl/ from Cumbric : Caer Luel Scottish Gaelic : Cathair Luail ) is a city and the county town of Cumbria . Historically in Cumberland
Cumberland
, it is also the administrative centre of the City of Carlisle
City of Carlisle
district in North West England
England
. Carlisle is located at the confluence of the rivers Eden , Caldew and Petteril , 10 miles (16 km) south of the Scottish border . It is the largest settlement in the county of Cumbria, and serves as the administrative centre for both Carlisle City Council and Cumbria County Council. At the time of the 2001 census , the population of Carlisle was 71,773, with 100,734 living in the wider city. Ten years later, at the 2011 census, the city's population had risen to 75,306, with 107,524 in the wider city
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Penrith, Cumbria
PENRITH (/pɛnˈrɪθ/ ) is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria , England
England
. Penrith lies less than 3 miles (5 km) outside the boundaries of the Lake District
Lake District
National Park . Historically a part of Cumberland
Cumberland
, Penrith's local authority is currently Eden District Council, which is based in the town. Penrith was formerly the seat of both Penrith Urban and Rural District Councils. From 1974 to 2015, Penrith had no town council of its own, and was an unparished area a civil parish of Penrith was recreated in 2015. Penrith Town Council was formed in 2015 and the first elections to the council took place on May 7, 2015
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Preston, Lancashire
PRESTON /ˈprɛstən/ ( listen ) is a city and the administrative centre of Lancashire
Lancashire
, England. On the north bank of the River Ribble , it is an urban settlement and unparished area that together with surrounding rural civil parishes forms the City of Preston local government district of Lancashire. The district obtained city status in 2002, becoming England's 50th city in the 50th year of Queen Elizabeth II 's reign. Preston has a population of 114,300, the City of Preston district 132,000 and the Preston Built-up Area 313,322. The Preston Travel To Work Area, in 2011, had a population of 420,661 compared to 354,000 in the previous census. Preston and its surrounding area have provided evidence of ancient Roman activity, largely in the form of a Roman road
Roman road
which led to a camp at Walton-le-Dale
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Warrington
WARRINGTON is a large town and unitary authority area in Cheshire
Cheshire
, England
England
, on the banks of the River Mersey
River Mersey
, 20 miles (32 km) east of Liverpool
Liverpool
, and 20 miles (32 km) west of Manchester
Manchester
. The population in 2015 was estimated at 207,700, more than double that of 1968 when it became a New Town . Warrington
Warrington
is the largest town in the county of Cheshire
Cheshire
. Warrington
Warrington
was founded by the Romans at an important crossing place on the River Mersey
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