29th meridian east

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29th meridian east

The meridian 29° 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 29th meridian east forms a great circle with the 151st meridian west.

The meridian defines the eastern border of the Abyei area,[1] which is disputed between Sudan and South Sudan.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 29th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 29°0′E / 90.000°N 29.000°E / 90.000; 29.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
78°56′N 29°0′E / 78.933°N 29.000°E / 78.933; 29.000 (Norway)  Norway Island of Kongsøya, Svalbard
78°53′N 29°0′E / 78.883°N 29.000°E / 78.883; 29.000 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
70°52′N 29°0′E / 70.867°N 29.000°E / 70.867; 29.000 (Norway)  Norway
69°43′N 29°0′E / 69.717°N 29.000°E / 69.717; 29.000 (Finland)  Finland
69°18′N 29°0′E / 69.300°N 29.000°E / 69.300; 29.000 (Norway)  Norway
69°2′N 29°0′E / 69.033°N 29.000°E / 69.033; 29.000 (Russia)  Russia
68°8′N 29°0′E / 68.133°N 29.000°E / 68.133; 29.000 (Finland)  Finland
61°11′N 29°0′E / 61.183°N 29.000°E / 61.183; 29.000 (Russia)  Russia
60°12′N 29°0′E / 60.200°N 29.000°E / 60.200; 29.000 (Baltic Sea) Baltic Sea Gulf of Finland
59°49′N 29°0′E / 59.817°N 29.000°E / 59.817; 29.000 (Russia)  Russia
56°2′N 29°0′E / 56.033°N 29.000°E / 56.033; 29.000 (Belarus)  Belarus
51°34′N 29°0′E / 51.567°N 29.000°E / 51.567; 29.000 (Ukraine)  Ukraine
47°58′N 29°0′E / 47.967°N 29.000°E / 47.967; 29.000 (Moldova)  Moldova Passing through the de facto independent, but unrecognised state of  Transnistria
46°29′N 29°0′E / 46.483°N 29.000°E / 46.483; 29.000 (Ukraine)  Ukraine
46°14′N 29°0′E / 46.233°N 29.000°E / 46.233; 29.000 (Moldova)  Moldova For about 11 km
46°9′N 29°0′E / 46.150°N 29.000°E / 46.150; 29.000 (Ukraine)  Ukraine For about 7 km
46°4′N 29°0′E / 46.067°N 29.000°E / 46.067; 29.000 (Moldova)  Moldova For about 4 km
46°2′N 29°0′E / 46.033°N 29.000°E / 46.033; 29.000 (Ukraine)  Ukraine
45°21′N 29°0′E / 45.350°N 29.000°E / 45.350; 29.000 (Romania)  Romania
44°40′N 29°0′E / 44.667°N 29.000°E / 44.667; 29.000 (Black Sea) Black Sea
41°15′N 29°0′E / 41.250°N 29.000°E / 41.250; 29.000 (Turkey)  Turkey 25 km. Thrace, Passing just east of Istanbul
41°2′N 29°0′E / 41.033°N 29.000°E / 41.033; 29.000 (Sea of Marmara) Sea of Marmara
40°39′N 29°0′E / 40.650°N 29.000°E / 40.650; 29.000 (Turkey)  Turkey 19 km. Anatolia (Armutlu Peninsula)
40°28′N 29°0′E / 40.467°N 29.000°E / 40.467; 29.000 (Sea of Marmara) Sea of Marmara Gemlik Bay
40°22′N 29°0′E / 40.367°N 29.000°E / 40.367; 29.000 (Turkey)  Turkey 430 km. Anatolia
36°43′N 29°0′E / 36.717°N 29.000°E / 36.717; 29.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea
30°50′N 29°0′E / 30.833°N 29.000°E / 30.833; 29.000 (Egypt)  Egypt
22°0′N 29°0′E / 22.000°N 29.000°E / 22.000; 29.000 (Sudan)  Sudan
10°10′N 29°0′E / 10.167°N 29.000°E / 10.167; 29.000 (Abyei / Sudan border) Border of Abyei and  Sudan proper Abyei is controlled by  Sudan, and claimed by  South Sudan
9°40′N 29°0′E / 9.667°N 29.000°E / 9.667; 29.000 (South Sudan)  South Sudan
4°29′N 29°0′E / 4.483°N 29.000°E / 4.483; 29.000 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
2°18′S 29°0′E / 2.300°S 29.000°E / -2.300; 29.000 (Rwanda)  Rwanda
2°42′S 29°0′E / 2.700°S 29.000°E / -2.700; 29.000 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo For about 8 km
2°47′S 29°0′E / 2.783°S 29.000°E / -2.783; 29.000 (Burundi)  Burundi For about 4 km
2°49′S 29°0′E / 2.817°S 29.000°E / -2.817; 29.000 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
8°27′S 29°0′E / 8.450°S 29.000°E / -8.450; 29.000 (Zambia)  Zambia Passing through Lake Mweru
12°17′S 29°0′E / 12.283°S 29.000°E / -12.283; 29.000 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
13°25′S 29°0′E / 13.417°S 29.000°E / -13.417; 29.000 (Zambia)  Zambia
15°56′S 29°0′E / 15.933°S 29.000°E / -15.933; 29.000 (Zimbabwe)  Zimbabwe Passing through Lake Kariba
21°46′S 29°0′E / 21.767°S 29.000°E / -21.767; 29.000 (Botswana)  Botswana
22°16′S 29°0′E / 22.267°S 29.000°E / -22.267; 29.000 (South Africa)  South Africa Limpopo
Mpumalanga
Gauteng - for about 14 km
Mpumalanga
Free State
KwaZulu-Natal
28°55′S 29°0′E / 28.917°S 29.000°E / -28.917; 29.000 (Lesotho)  Lesotho
30°1′S 29°0′E / 30.017°S 29.000°E / -30.017; 29.000 (South Africa)  South Africa Eastern Cape
32°9′S 29°0′E / 32.150°S 29.000°E / -32.150; 29.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
60°0′S 29°0′E / 60.000°S 29.000°E / -60.000; 29.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
69°45′S 29°0′E / 69.750°S 29.000°E / -69.750; 29.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Abyei Arbitration: Final Award Map". Permanent Court of Arbitration. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 

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