21st meridian east

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21st meridian east

The meridian 21° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 21st meridian east forms a great circle with the 159th meridian west.

Part of Namibia's border with Botswana is defined by the meridian.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 21st meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 21°0′E / 90.000°N 21.000°E / 90.000; 21.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
80°43′N 21°0′E / 80.717°N 21.000°E / 80.717; 21.000 (Norway)  Norway Svalbard - island of Tavleøya
80°42′N 21°0′E / 80.700°N 21.000°E / 80.700; 21.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
80°13′N 21°0′E / 80.217°N 21.000°E / 80.217; 21.000 (Norway)  Norway Svalbard - island of Nordaustlandet
79°21′N 21°0′E / 79.350°N 21.000°E / 79.350; 21.000 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
79°2′N 21°0′E / 79.033°N 21.000°E / 79.033; 21.000 (Norway)  Norway Svalbard - islands of Bastian Insel, Spitsbergen, Barentsøya and Edgeøya
78°2′N 21°0′E / 78.033°N 21.000°E / 78.033; 21.000 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
77°35′N 21°0′E / 77.583°N 21.000°E / 77.583; 21.000 (Norway)  Norway Svalbard - island of Edgeøya
77°27′N 21°0′E / 77.450°N 21.000°E / 77.450; 21.000 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
73°24′N 21°0′E / 73.400°N 21.000°E / 73.400; 21.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea
70°3′N 21°0′E / 70.050°N 21.000°E / 70.050; 21.000 (Norway)  Norway Islands of Skjervøya, Kågen and the mainland
69°3′N 21°0′E / 69.050°N 21.000°E / 69.050; 21.000 (Finland)  Finland
68°53′N 21°0′E / 68.883°N 21.000°E / 68.883; 21.000 (Sweden)  Sweden
64°9′N 21°0′E / 64.150°N 21.000°E / 64.150; 21.000 (Baltic Sea) Baltic Sea Gulf of Bothnia, passing just east of the Holmöarna islands,  Sweden
and passing just west of the island of Replot and the mainland,  Finland
60°39′N 21°0′E / 60.650°N 21.000°E / 60.650; 21.000 (Åland Islands)  Åland Islands Numerous islands
59°55′N 21°0′E / 59.917°N 21.000°E / 59.917; 21.000 (Baltic Sea) Baltic Sea
56°30′N 21°0′E / 56.500°N 21.000°E / 56.500; 21.000 (Latvia)  Latvia
56°12′N 21°0′E / 56.200°N 21.000°E / 56.200; 21.000 (Baltic Sea) Baltic Sea
55°20′N 21°0′E / 55.333°N 21.000°E / 55.333; 21.000 (Lithuania)  Lithuania Curonian Spit
55°17′N 21°0′E / 55.283°N 21.000°E / 55.283; 21.000 (Curonian Lagoon) Curonian Lagoon
54°54′N 21°0′E / 54.900°N 21.000°E / 54.900; 21.000 (Russia)  Russia Kaliningrad Oblast (exclave)
54°21′N 21°0′E / 54.350°N 21.000°E / 54.350; 21.000 (Poland)  Poland Passing through Warsaw
49°20′N 21°0′E / 49.333°N 21.000°E / 49.333; 21.000 (Slovakia)  Slovakia
48°31′N 21°0′E / 48.517°N 21.000°E / 48.517; 21.000 (Hungary)  Hungary
46°16′N 21°0′E / 46.267°N 21.000°E / 46.267; 21.000 (Romania)  Romania
45°21′N 21°0′E / 45.350°N 21.000°E / 45.350; 21.000 (Serbia)  Serbia
43°7′N 21°0′E / 43.117°N 21.000°E / 43.117; 21.000 (Kosovo/Serbia)  Kosovo or  Serbia Kosovo is a partially recognised state. Some nations consider its territory to be part of Serbia.
42°8′N 21°0′E / 42.133°N 21.000°E / 42.133; 21.000 (Macedonia)  Macedonia
41°1′N 21°0′E / 41.017°N 21.000°E / 41.017; 21.000 (Lake Prespa) Lake Prespa
40°49′N 21°0′E / 40.817°N 21.000°E / 40.817; 21.000 (Greece)  Greece For about 8 km
40°44′N 21°0′E / 40.733°N 21.000°E / 40.733; 21.000 (Albania)  Albania
40°32′N 21°0′E / 40.533°N 21.000°E / 40.533; 21.000 (Greece)  Greece
38°38′N 21°0′E / 38.633°N 21.000°E / 38.633; 21.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Ionian Sea, passing just east of the island of Zakynthos
37°16′N 21°0′E / 37.267°N 21.000°E / 37.267; 21.000 (Greece)  Greece Strofades islands
37°15′N 21°0′E / 37.250°N 21.000°E / 37.250; 21.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea
32°44′N 21°0′E / 32.733°N 21.000°E / 32.733; 21.000 (Libya)  Libya
21°3′N 21°0′E / 21.050°N 21.000°E / 21.050; 21.000 (Chad)  Chad
9°44′N 21°0′E / 9.733°N 21.000°E / 9.733; 21.000 (Central African Republic)  Central African Republic
4°25′N 21°0′E / 4.417°N 21.000°E / 4.417; 21.000 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
7°17′S 21°0′E / 7.283°S 21.000°E / -7.283; 21.000 (Angola)  Angola
17°57′S 21°0′E / 17.950°S 21.000°E / -17.950; 21.000 (Namibia)  Namibia
18°19′S 21°0′E / 18.317°S 21.000°E / -18.317; 21.000 (Namibia / Botswana border)  Namibia /  Botswana border
22°0′S 21°0′E / 22.000°S 21.000°E / -22.000; 21.000 (Botswana)  Botswana
26°50′S 21°0′E / 26.833°S 21.000°E / -26.833; 21.000 (South Africa)  South Africa Northern Cape
Western Cape
34°22′S 21°0′E / 34.367°S 21.000°E / -34.367; 21.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
60°0′S 21°0′E / 60.000°S 21.000°E / -60.000; 21.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
69°59′S 21°0′E / 69.983°S 21.000°E / -69.983; 21.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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