3rd meridian east

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Line across the Earth
3rd meridian east

The meridian 3° 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 3rd meridian east forms a great circle with the 177th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 3rd meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 3°0′E / 90.000°N 3.000°E / 90.000; 3.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°29′N 3°0′E / 81.483°N 3.000°E / 81.483; 3.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
61°0′N 3°0′E / 61.000°N 3.000°E / 61.000; 3.000 (North Sea) North Sea
51°16′N 3°0′E / 51.267°N 3.000°E / 51.267; 3.000 (Belgium)  Belgium
50°46′N 3°0′E / 50.767°N 3.000°E / 50.767; 3.000 (France)  France
42°29′N 3°0′E / 42.483°N 3.000°E / 42.483; 3.000 (Spain)  Spain
41°46′N 3°0′E / 41.767°N 3.000°E / 41.767; 3.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea
39°55′N 3°0′E / 39.917°N 3.000°E / 39.917; 3.000 (Spain)  Spain Island of Majorca
39°18′N 3°0′E / 39.300°N 3.000°E / 39.300; 3.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Passing just east of the island of Cabrera,  Spain
36°49′N 3°0′E / 36.817°N 3.000°E / 36.817; 3.000 (Algeria)  Algeria Passing just west of Algiers
19°56′N 3°0′E / 19.933°N 3.000°E / 19.933; 3.000 (Mali)  Mali
15°21′N 3°0′E / 15.350°N 3.000°E / 15.350; 3.000 (Niger)  Niger
12°16′N 3°0′E / 12.267°N 3.000°E / 12.267; 3.000 (Benin)  Benin
9°4′N 3°0′E / 9.067°N 3.000°E / 9.067; 3.000 (Nigeria)  Nigeria
6°24′N 3°0′E / 6.400°N 3.000°E / 6.400; 3.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just west of Bouvet Island,  Norway
60°0′S 3°0′E / 60.000°S 3.000°E / -60.000; 3.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
69°57′S 3°0′E / 69.950°S 3.000°E / -69.950; 3.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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