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15th Meridian East

The meridian 15° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Europe, Africa, the Atlantic Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

Line across the Earth
15°
15th meridian east
Monument marking the meridian in Stargard Szczeciński, Poland
Monument marking the meridian in Görlitz, most eastern town of Germany

The 15th meridian east forms a great circle with the 165th meridian west.

The meridian is the central axis of Central European Time.[1]

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 15th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
 Norway Island of Spitsbergen, Svalbard
Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
Norwegian Sea
 Norway Islands of Langøya, Austvågøy and Hinnøya
Vestfjorden
 Norway Island of Engeløya and the mainland
 Sweden
Baltic Sea
 Denmark Island of Bornholm
Baltic Sea
 Poland
 Germany For about 16 km
 Poland
 Czech Republic For about 3 km
 Poland For about 6 km
 Czech Republic
 Austria
 Slovenia Almost corresponds to the middle line of the country in the direction west-east. A memorial has been set up in the village of Vrhtrebnje.[2]
 Croatia Mainland, and the islands of Pag, Sestrunj and Dugi otok
Mediterranean Sea Adriatic Sea
 Italy
Mediterranean Sea Tyrrhenian Sea
 Italy Island of Vulcano
Mediterranean Sea Tyrrhenian Sea
 Italy Island of Sicily
Mediterranean Sea
 Libya
 Chad For about 1 km - the meridian just passes through the country's most north-westerly point
 Niger
 Chad Passing through Lake Chad
Passing just west of N'Djamena
 Cameroon
 Chad
 Cameroon
 Central African Republic
 Cameroon
 Republic of the Congo
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Angola
 Namibia
Atlantic Ocean
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

References

  1. ^ "Stargard Szczecinski". StayPoland.com. Archived from the original on 2009-09-03. Retrieved 2009-08-31. 
  2. ^ Jenko, Marjan (2005). "O pomenu meridiana 15° vzhodno od Greenwicha" [About the Significance of the 15th Degree to the East of Greenwich Meridian]. Geodetski vestnik (in Slovenian) 49 (4). pp. 637–638. Retrieved 5 January 2010. 

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