18th meridian east

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18th meridian east

The meridian 18° 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.

The 18th meridian east forms a great circle with the 162nd meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 18th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 18°0′E / 90.000°N 18.000°E / 90.000; 18.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
80°11′N 18°0′E / 80.183°N 18.000°E / 80.183; 18.000 (Norway)  Norway Islands of Nordaustlandet and Spitsbergen, Svalbard
77°30′N 18°0′E / 77.500°N 18.000°E / 77.500; 18.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea
69°31′N 18°0′E / 69.517°N 18.000°E / 69.517; 18.000 (Norway)  Norway Island of Senja and the mainland
68°4′N 18°0′E / 68.067°N 18.000°E / 68.067; 18.000 (Sweden)  Sweden
62°34′N 18°0′E / 62.567°N 18.000°E / 62.567; 18.000 (Baltic Sea) Baltic Sea Gulf of Bothnia
60°36′N 18°0′E / 60.600°N 18.000°E / 60.600; 18.000 (Sweden)  Sweden Passing through Stockholm, just west of the city centre
58°56′N 18°0′E / 58.933°N 18.000°E / 58.933; 18.000 (Baltic Sea) Baltic Sea Passing between the islands of Stora Karlsö and Gotland,  Sweden
54°50′N 18°0′E / 54.833°N 18.000°E / 54.833; 18.000 (Poland)  Poland
50°1′N 18°0′E / 50.017°N 18.000°E / 50.017; 18.000 (Czech Republic)  Czech Republic
49°2′N 18°0′E / 49.033°N 18.000°E / 49.033; 18.000 (Slovakia)  Slovakia
47°44′N 18°0′E / 47.733°N 18.000°E / 47.733; 18.000 (Hungary)  Hungary
45°48′N 18°0′E / 45.800°N 18.000°E / 45.800; 18.000 (Croatia)  Croatia
45°8′N 18°0′E / 45.133°N 18.000°E / 45.133; 18.000 (Bosnia and Herzegovina)  Bosnia and Herzegovina
42°45′N 18°0′E / 42.750°N 18.000°E / 42.750; 18.000 (Croatia)  Croatia Mainland (for about 6 km) and the island of Koločep. Passing just west of Dubrovnik
42°40′N 18°0′E / 42.667°N 18.000°E / 42.667; 18.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Adriatic Sea
40°38′N 18°0′E / 40.633°N 18.000°E / 40.633; 18.000 (Italy)  Italy
39°59′N 18°0′E / 39.983°N 18.000°E / 39.983; 18.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea
30°50′N 18°0′E / 30.833°N 18.000°E / 30.833; 18.000 (Libya)  Libya
22°31′N 18°0′E / 22.517°N 18.000°E / 22.517; 18.000 (Chad)  Chad
7°59′N 18°0′E / 7.983°N 18.000°E / 7.983; 18.000 (Central African Republic)  Central African Republic
3°34′N 18°0′E / 3.567°N 18.000°E / 3.567; 18.000 (Republic of the Congo)  Republic of the Congo
1°23′N 18°0′E / 1.383°N 18.000°E / 1.383; 18.000 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
8°6′S 18°0′E / 8.100°S 18.000°E / -8.100; 18.000 (Angola)  Angola
17°23′S 18°0′E / 17.383°S 18.000°E / -17.383; 18.000 (Namibia)  Namibia
28°49′S 18°0′E / 28.817°S 18.000°E / -28.817; 18.000 (South Africa)  South Africa Northern Cape
Western Cape
31°28′S 18°0′E / 31.467°S 18.000°E / -31.467; 18.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
32°44′S 18°0′E / 32.733°S 18.000°E / -32.733; 18.000 (South Africa)  South Africa Western Cape
33°8′S 18°0′E / 33.133°S 18.000°E / -33.133; 18.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 18°0′E / 60.000°S 18.000°E / -60.000; 18.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
69°43′S 18°0′E / 69.717°S 18.000°E / -69.717; 18.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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