2nd meridian east

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Line across the Earth
2nd meridian east

The meridian 2° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Africa, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 2nd meridian east forms a great circle with the 178th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 2nd meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 2°0′E / 90.000°N 2.000°E / 90.000; 2.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°32′N 2°0′E / 81.533°N 2.000°E / 81.533; 2.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
61°0′N 2°0′E / 61.000°N 2.000°E / 61.000; 2.000 (North Sea) North Sea Passing just east of Lowestoft, England,  United Kingdom
51°0′N 2°0′E / 51.000°N 2.000°E / 51.000; 2.000 (France)  France Passing just west of Paris
42°27′N 2°0′E / 42.450°N 2.000°E / 42.450; 2.000 (Spain)  Spain Llívia exclave - for about 1km
42°26′N 2°0′E / 42.433°N 2.000°E / 42.433; 2.000 (France)  France For about 9km
42°22′N 2°0′E / 42.367°N 2.000°E / 42.367; 2.000 (Spain)  Spain Passing just west of Barcelona
41°16′N 2°0′E / 41.267°N 2.000°E / 41.267; 2.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea
36°34′N 2°0′E / 36.567°N 2.000°E / 36.567; 2.000 (Algeria)  Algeria
20°15′N 2°0′E / 20.250°N 2.000°E / 20.250; 2.000 (Mali)  Mali
15°19′N 2°0′E / 15.317°N 2.000°E / 15.317; 2.000 (Niger)  Niger Passing just west of Niamey
12°44′N 2°0′E / 12.733°N 2.000°E / 12.733; 2.000 (Burkina Faso)  Burkina Faso
11°25′N 2°0′E / 11.417°N 2.000°E / 11.417; 2.000 (Benin)  Benin
6°17′N 2°0′E / 6.283°N 2.000°E / 6.283; 2.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 2°0′E / 60.000°S 2.000°E / -60.000; 2.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
69°57′S 2°0′E / 69.950°S 2.000°E / -69.950; 2.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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