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.

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15th meridian east

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
90°0′N 15°0′E Arctic Ocean
79°42′N 15°0′E  Norway Island of Spitsbergen, Svalbard
79°8′N 15°0′E Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
Norwegian Sea
68°51′N 15°0′E  Norway Islands of Langøya, Austvågøy and Hinnøya
68°16′N 15°0′E Vestfjorden
67°59′N 15°0′E  Norway Island of Engeløya and the mainland
66°9′N 15°0′E  Sweden for about 1111 km
56°9′N 15°0′E Baltic Sea
55°11′N 15°0′E  Denmark Island of Bornholm, for about 21 km. There is a small memorial at 55°N 15°E / 55; 15
55°0′N 15°0′E Baltic Sea
54°5′N 15°0′E  Poland
51°19′N 15°0′E  Germany For about 16 km near Görlitz
51°10′N 15°0′E  Poland
51°1′N 15°0′E  Czech Republic For about 3 km
50°59′N 15°0′E  Poland For about 6 km
50°56′N 15°0′E  Czech Republic A mark in the pavement is found in Jindřichův Hradec, but the precise place is 100m to the West.[2]
49°1′N 15°0′E  Austria
46°37′N 15°0′E  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.[3]
45°30′N 15°0′E  Croatia Mainland, and the islands of Pag, Sestrunj and Dugi otok
44°2′N 15°0′E Mediterranean Sea Adriatic Sea
42°0′N 15°0′E  Italy On the beach of Termoli; a 7-metre monument marks the 42°N 15°E / 42; 15 point[4]
40°12′N 15°0′E Mediterranean Sea Tyrrhenian Sea
38°23′N 15°0′E  Italy Island of Vulcano
38°22′N 15°0′E Mediterranean Sea Tyrrhenian Sea
38°9′N 15°0′E  Italy Island of Sicily, across the Etna volcano
36°42′N 15°0′E Mediterranean Sea
32°25′N 15°0′E  Libya
23°0′N 15°0′E  Chad For about 1 km - the meridian just passes through the country's most north-westerly point
22°59′N 15°0′E  Niger
16°22′N 15°0′E  Chad Passing through Lake Chad
Passing just west of N'Djamena
12°7′N 15°0′E  Cameroon
10°0′N 15°0′E  Chad
8°41′N 15°0′E  Cameroon
6°45′N 15°0′E  Central African Republic
4°25′N 15°0′E  Cameroon
2°1′N 15°0′E  Republic of the Congo
4°35′S 15°0′E  Democratic Republic of the Congo
5°52′S 15°0′E  Angola
17°23′S 15°0′E  Namibia
23°21′S 15°0′E Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 15°0′E Southern Ocean
69°15′S 15°0′E 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. http://www.prazdninynavenkove.cz/en/lokalita/4/cms/206/ The confusion over the 15th meridian in Jindřichův Hradec. Accessed 2014-12-29. Archived 2014-12-31.
  3. Jenko, Marjan (2005). "O pomenu meridiana 15° vzhodno od Greenwicha" [About the Significance of the 15th Degree to the East of Greenwich Meridian] (PDF). Geodetski vestnik (in Slovenian). 49 (4). pp. 637–638. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  4. "Non dite l'ora 'esatta' se non siete a Termoli. Per l'Italia e tutta l'Europa centrale!Moliseinvita". moliseinvita.it (in Italian). 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2017-12-29.

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