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1st Meridian East
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1st meridian east
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The meridian 1° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Africa, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.[1]

The 1st meridian east forms a great circle with the 179th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 1st meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0?N 1°0?E / 90.000°N 1.000°E / 90.000; 1.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°35?N 1°0?E / 81.583°N 1.000°E / 81.583; 1.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
61°0?N 1°0?E / 61.000°N 1.000°E / 61.000; 1.000 (North Sea) North Sea
52°58?N 1°0?E / 52.967°N 1.000°E / 52.967; 1.000 (United Kingdom)  United Kingdom England, passing through Stowmarket, Suffolk (at 52°11?N 1°0?E / 52.183°N 1.000°E / 52.183; 1.000 (Stowmarket))
51°47?N 1°0?E / 51.783°N 1.000°E / 51.783; 1.000 (North Sea) North Sea
51°21?N 1°0?E / 51.350°N 1.000°E / 51.350; 1.000 (United Kingdom)  United Kingdom England, passing just west of Whitstable, Kent (at 51°21?N 1°1?E / 51.350°N 1.017°E / 51.350; 1.017 (Whitstable))
51°1?N 1°0?E / 51.017°N 1.000°E / 51.017; 1.000 (English Channel) English Channel
49°55?N 1°0?E / 49.917°N 1.000°E / 49.917; 1.000 (France)  France
42°47?N 1°0?E / 42.783°N 1.000°E / 42.783; 1.000 (Spain)  Spain
41°2?N 1°0?E / 41.033°N 1.000°E / 41.033; 1.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Passing just west of the island of Ibiza (at 38°54?N 1°13?E / 38.900°N 1.217°E / 38.900; 1.217 (Ibiza))
36°28?N 1°0?E / 36.467°N 1.000°E / 36.467; 1.000 (Algeria)  Algeria
21°13?N 1°0?E / 21.217°N 1.000°E / 21.217; 1.000 (Mali)  Mali
15°0?N 1°0?E / 15.000°N 1.000°E / 15.000; 1.000 (Niger)  Niger
13°33?N 1°0?E / 13.550°N 1.000°E / 13.550; 1.000 (Burkina Faso)  Burkina Faso
13°22?N 1°0?E / 13.367°N 1.000°E / 13.367; 1.000 (Niger)  Niger A section of the border with Burkina Faso runs parallel to the meridian, about 1km to the west
13°3?N 1°0?E / 13.050°N 1.000°E / 13.050; 1.000 (Burkina Faso)  Burkina Faso
11°5?N 1°0?E / 11.083°N 1.000°E / 11.083; 1.000 (Benin)  Benin
10°13?N 1°0?E / 10.217°N 1.000°E / 10.217; 1.000 (Togo)  Togo
6°18?N 1°0?E / 6.300°N 1.000°E / 6.300; 1.000 (Ghana)  Ghana
5°55?N 1°0?E / 5.917°N 1.000°E / 5.917; 1.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0?S 1°0?E / 60.000°S 1.000°E / -60.000; 1.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
69°51?S 1°0?E / 69.850°S 1.000°E / -69.850; 1.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

See also

References

  1. ^ "GPS coordinates of 1st meridian east. Latitude: 90.0000 Longitude: 1.0000". Latitude. Retrieved 2019.

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