28th meridian east

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28th meridian east

The meridian 28° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Europe, Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 28th meridian east forms a great circle with the 152nd meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 28th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 28°0′E / 90.000°N 28.000°E / 90.000; 28.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
80°12′N 28°0′E / 80.200°N 28.000°E / 80.200; 28.000 (Norway)  Norway Island of Storøya, Svalbard
80°3′N 28°0′E / 80.050°N 28.000°E / 80.050; 28.000 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
78°52′N 28°0′E / 78.867°N 28.000°E / 78.867; 28.000 (Norway)  Norway Island of Kongsøya, Svalbard
78°50′N 28°0′E / 78.833°N 28.000°E / 78.833; 28.000 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
71°4′N 28°0′E / 71.067°N 28.000°E / 71.067; 28.000 (Norway)  Norway
70°1′N 28°0′E / 70.017°N 28.000°E / 70.017; 28.000 (Finland)  Finland
60°40′N 28°0′E / 60.667°N 28.000°E / 60.667; 28.000 (Russia)  Russia
60°30′N 28°0′E / 60.500°N 28.000°E / 60.500; 28.000 (Baltic Sea) Baltic Sea Gulf of Finland
59°26′N 28°0′E / 59.433°N 28.000°E / 59.433; 28.000 (Estonia)  Estonia
59°17′N 28°0′E / 59.283°N 28.000°E / 59.283; 28.000 (Russia)  Russia Passing through Lake Peipsi-Pihkva
56°40′N 28°0′E / 56.667°N 28.000°E / 56.667; 28.000 (Latvia)  Latvia
56°7′N 28°0′E / 56.117°N 28.000°E / 56.117; 28.000 (Belarus)  Belarus
51°34′N 28°0′E / 51.567°N 28.000°E / 51.567; 28.000 (Ukraine)  Ukraine
48°19′N 28°0′E / 48.317°N 28.000°E / 48.317; 28.000 (Moldova)  Moldova
47°2′N 28°0′E / 47.033°N 28.000°E / 47.033; 28.000 (Romania)  Romania
43°51′N 28°0′E / 43.850°N 28.000°E / 43.850; 28.000 (Bulgaria)  Bulgaria
41°13′N 28°0′E / 41.217°N 28.000°E / 41.217; 28.000 (Black Sea) Black Sea
42°3′N 28°0′E / 42.050°N 28.000°E / 42.050; 28.000 (Bulgaria)  Bulgaria For about 8 km
41°59′N 28°0′E / 41.983°N 28.000°E / 41.983; 28.000 (Turkey)  Turkey 109 km Thrace
41°1′N 28°0′E / 41.017°N 28.000°E / 41.017; 28.000 (Sea of Marmara) Sea of Marmara 61 km.
40°30′N 28°0′E / 40.500°N 28.000°E / 40.500; 28.000 (Turkey)  Turkey 385 km. Anatolia
37°2′N 28°0′E / 37.033°N 28.000°E / 37.033; 28.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea 18 km.Aegean Sea
36°48′N 28°0′E / 36.800°N 28.000°E / 36.800; 28.000 (Turkey)  Turkey 10 km. Datça Peninsula
36°34′N 28°0′E / 36.567°N 28.000°E / 36.567; 28.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea 43 km Aegean Sea
36°22′N 28°0′E / 36.367°N 28.000°E / 36.367; 28.000 (Greece)  Greece Island of Rhodes
36°3′N 28°0′E / 36.050°N 28.000°E / 36.050; 28.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea
31°5′N 28°0′E / 31.083°N 28.000°E / 31.083; 28.000 (Egypt)  Egypt
22°0′N 28°0′E / 22.000°N 28.000°E / 22.000; 28.000 (Sudan)  Sudan
10°10′N 28°0′E / 10.167°N 28.000°E / 10.167; 28.000 (Abyei) Abyei Area controlled by  Sudan, and claimed by  South Sudan
9°25′N 28°0′E / 9.417°N 28.000°E / 9.417; 28.000 (South Sudan)  South Sudan
4°33′N 28°0′E / 4.550°N 28.000°E / 4.550; 28.000 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
12°20′S 28°0′E / 12.333°S 28.000°E / -12.333; 28.000 (Zambia)  Zambia The border with Zimbabwe is in Lake Kariba
16°53′S 28°0′E / 16.883°S 28.000°E / -16.883; 28.000 (Zimbabwe)  Zimbabwe
21°33′S 28°0′E / 21.550°S 28.000°E / -21.550; 28.000 (Botswana)  Botswana
22°56′S 28°0′E / 22.933°S 28.000°E / -22.933; 28.000 (South Africa)  South Africa Limpopo
North West
Gauteng - passing through Johannesburg, west of the city centre
Free State
28°52′S 28°0′E / 28.867°S 28.000°E / -28.867; 28.000 (Lesotho)  Lesotho
30°39′S 28°0′E / 30.650°S 28.000°E / -30.650; 28.000 (South Africa)  South Africa Eastern Cape
32°57′S 28°0′E / 32.950°S 28.000°E / -32.950; 28.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
60°0′S 28°0′E / 60.000°S 28.000°E / -60.000; 28.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
69°52′S 28°0′E / 69.867°S 28.000°E / -69.867; 28.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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