24th meridian east

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24th meridian east
The 24th meridian defines part of Sudan's borders with Libya and Chad.

The meridian 24° 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 24th meridian east forms a great circle with the 156th meridian west.

Part of the border between Libya and Sudan is defined by the meridian, as is a large section of the border between Chad and Sudan.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 24th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 24°0′E / 90.000°N 24.000°E / 90.000; 24.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
80°18′N 24°0′E / 80.300°N 24.000°E / 80.300; 24.000 (Norway)  Norway Island of Nordaustlandet, Svalbard
79°14′N 24°0′E / 79.233°N 24.000°E / 79.233; 24.000 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
77°52′N 24°0′E / 77.867°N 24.000°E / 77.867; 24.000 (Norway)  Norway Island of Edgeøya, Svalbard
77°33′N 24°0′E / 77.550°N 24.000°E / 77.550; 24.000 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
71°57′N 24°0′E / 71.950°N 24.000°E / 71.950; 24.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea
71°3′N 24°0′E / 71.050°N 24.000°E / 71.050; 24.000 (Norway)  Norway Islands of Ingøy and Rolvsøy
70°55′N 24°0′E / 70.917°N 24.000°E / 70.917; 24.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea
70°41′N 24°0′E / 70.683°N 24.000°E / 70.683; 24.000 (Norway)  Norway Island of Kvaløya, and the mainland
68°49′N 24°0′E / 68.817°N 24.000°E / 68.817; 24.000 (Finland)  Finland
66°50′N 24°0′E / 66.833°N 24.000°E / 66.833; 24.000 (Sweden)  Sweden For about 4 km
66°48′N 24°0′E / 66.800°N 24.000°E / 66.800; 24.000 (Finland)  Finland
66°2′N 24°0′E / 66.033°N 24.000°E / 66.033; 24.000 (Sweden)  Sweden
65°48′N 24°0′E / 65.800°N 24.000°E / 65.800; 24.000 (Baltic Sea) Baltic Sea Gulf of Bothnia
64°24′N 24°0′E / 64.400°N 24.000°E / 64.400; 24.000 (Finland)  Finland
60°1′N 24°0′E / 60.017°N 24.000°E / 60.017; 24.000 (Baltic Sea) Baltic Sea Gulf of Finland
59°21′N 24°0′E / 59.350°N 24.000°E / 59.350; 24.000 (Estonia)  Estonia Island of Väike-Pakri and the mainland
58°18′N 24°0′E / 58.300°N 24.000°E / 58.300; 24.000 (Baltic Sea) Baltic Sea Gulf of Riga
58°9′N 24°0′E / 58.150°N 24.000°E / 58.150; 24.000 (Estonia)  Estonia Island of Kihnu
58°6′N 24°0′E / 58.100°N 24.000°E / 58.100; 24.000 (Baltic Sea) Baltic Sea Gulf of Riga
57°2′N 24°0′E / 57.033°N 24.000°E / 57.033; 24.000 (Latvia)  Latvia Passing just west of Riga
56°20′N 24°0′E / 56.333°N 24.000°E / 56.333; 24.000 (Lithuania)  Lithuania
53°56′N 24°0′E / 53.933°N 24.000°E / 53.933; 24.000 (Belarus)  Belarus
51°35′N 24°0′E / 51.583°N 24.000°E / 51.583; 24.000 (Ukraine)  Ukraine
50°56′N 24°0′E / 50.933°N 24.000°E / 50.933; 24.000 (Poland)  Poland For about 10 km
50°51′N 24°0′E / 50.850°N 24.000°E / 50.850; 24.000 (Ukraine)  Ukraine For about 7 km
50°46′N 24°0′E / 50.767°N 24.000°E / 50.767; 24.000 (Poland)  Poland
50°26′N 24°0′E / 50.433°N 24.000°E / 50.433; 24.000 (Ukraine)  Ukraine
47°58′N 24°0′E / 47.967°N 24.000°E / 47.967; 24.000 (Romania)  Romania
43°45′N 24°0′E / 43.750°N 24.000°E / 43.750; 24.000 (Bulgaria)  Bulgaria
41°27′N 24°0′E / 41.450°N 24.000°E / 41.450; 24.000 (Greece)  Greece
40°45′N 24°0′E / 40.750°N 24.000°E / 40.750; 24.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Aegean Sea
40°23′N 24°0′E / 40.383°N 24.000°E / 40.383; 24.000 (Greece)  Greece Peninsula of Mount Athos
40°19′N 24°0′E / 40.317°N 24.000°E / 40.317; 24.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Aegean Sea
40°5′N 24°0′E / 40.083°N 24.000°E / 40.083; 24.000 (Greece)  Greece Peninsula of Sithonia
39°58′N 24°0′E / 39.967°N 24.000°E / 39.967; 24.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Aegean Sea - passing just west of the island of Kyra Panagia
and just east of the islands of Alonissos and Peristera,  Greece
38°41′N 24°0′E / 38.683°N 24.000°E / 38.683; 24.000 (Greece)  Greece Island of Euboea
38°24′N 24°0′E / 38.400°N 24.000°E / 38.400; 24.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Euripus Strait, Aegean Sea
38°15′N 24°0′E / 38.250°N 24.000°E / 38.250; 24.000 (Greece)  Greece
37°40′N 24°0′E / 37.667°N 24.000°E / 37.667; 24.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Aegean Sea and Sea of Crete
35°31′N 24°0′E / 35.517°N 24.000°E / 35.517; 24.000 (Greece)  Greece Island of Crete
35°13′N 24°0′E / 35.217°N 24.000°E / 35.217; 24.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea
34°56′N 24°0′E / 34.933°N 24.000°E / 34.933; 24.000 (Greece)  Greece Island of Gavdopoula
34°55′N 24°0′E / 34.917°N 24.000°E / 34.917; 24.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Passing just west of the island of Gavdos,  Greece
32°6′N 24°0′E / 32.100°N 24.000°E / 32.100; 24.000 (Libya)  Libya
20°0′N 24°0′E / 20.000°N 24.000°E / 20.000; 24.000 (Libya / Sudan border)  Libya /  Sudan border
19°30′N 24°0′E / 19.500°N 24.000°E / 19.500; 24.000 (Chad / Sudan border)  Chad /  Sudan border
15°42′N 24°0′E / 15.700°N 24.000°E / 15.700; 24.000 (Sudan)  Sudan
8°42′N 24°0′E / 8.700°N 24.000°E / 8.700; 24.000 (Central African Republic)  Central African Republic
5°52′N 24°0′E / 5.867°N 24.000°E / 5.867; 24.000 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
10°53′S 24°0′E / 10.883°S 24.000°E / -10.883; 24.000 (Zambia)  Zambia For about 5 km
10°55′S 24°0′E / 10.917°S 24.000°E / -10.917; 24.000 (Angola)  Angola
11°36′S 24°0′E / 11.600°S 24.000°E / -11.600; 24.000 (Zambia)  Zambia For about 16 km
11°45′S 24°0′E / 11.750°S 24.000°E / -11.750; 24.000 (Angola)  Angola For about 11 km
11°51′S 24°0′E / 11.850°S 24.000°E / -11.850; 24.000 (Zambia)  Zambia
12°10′S 24°0′E / 12.167°S 24.000°E / -12.167; 24.000 (Angola)  Angola
12°29′S 24°0′E / 12.483°S 24.000°E / -12.483; 24.000 (Zambia)  Zambia
12°55′S 24°0′E / 12.917°S 24.000°E / -12.917; 24.000 (Angola)  Angola
12°59′S 24°0′E / 12.983°S 24.000°E / -12.983; 24.000 (Zambia)  Zambia
17°31′S 24°0′E / 17.517°S 24.000°E / -17.517; 24.000 (Namibia)  Namibia Caprivi Strip
18°10′S 24°0′E / 18.167°S 24.000°E / -18.167; 24.000 (Botswana)  Botswana
25°37′S 24°0′E / 25.617°S 24.000°E / -25.617; 24.000 (South Africa)  South Africa North West
Northern Cape
Western Cape
Eastern Cape
34°2′S 24°0′E / 34.033°S 24.000°E / -34.033; 24.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
60°0′S 24°0′E / 60.000°S 24.000°E / -60.000; 24.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
70°17′S 24°0′E / 70.283°S 24.000°E / -70.283; 24.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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