5th meridian east

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5th meridian east

The meridian 5° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Europe, Africa, the Atlantic Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 5th meridian east forms a great circle with the 175th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 5th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 5°0′E / 90.000°N 5.000°E / 90.000; 5.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°22′N 5°0′E / 81.367°N 5.000°E / 81.367; 5.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
61°2′N 5°0′E / 61.033°N 5.000°E / 61.033; 5.000 (Norway)  Norway Several islands, including Bremangerlandet, Sula and Sotra, and the mainland.
Entering at Vågsøya in Sogn og Fjordane. Exiting south of Telavåg in Hordaland.
60°13′N 5°0′E / 60.217°N 5.000°E / 60.217; 5.000 (North Sea) North Sea
53°17′N 5°0′E / 53.283°N 5.000°E / 53.283; 5.000 (Netherlands)  Netherlands Island of Vlieland
53°16′N 5°0′E / 53.267°N 5.000°E / 53.267; 5.000 (Wadden Sea) Wadden Sea
52°56′N 5°0′E / 52.933°N 5.000°E / 52.933; 5.000 (Netherlands)  Netherlands Passing just east of Amsterdam, and west of Tilburg
51°26′N 5°0′E / 51.433°N 5.000°E / 51.433; 5.000 (Belgium)  Belgium Passing through the Provinces of Antwerp, Limburg, Flemish Brabant, Walloon Brabant, Liège, Namur and Luxembourg.
49°47′N 5°0′E / 49.783°N 5.000°E / 49.783; 5.000 (France)  France
43°23′N 5°0′E / 43.383°N 5.000°E / 43.383; 5.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea
36°49′N 5°0′E / 36.817°N 5.000°E / 36.817; 5.000 (Algeria)  Algeria
19°17′N 5°0′E / 19.283°N 5.000°E / 19.283; 5.000 (Niger)  Niger
13°44′N 5°0′E / 13.733°N 5.000°E / 13.733; 5.000 (Nigeria)  Nigeria
5°50′N 5°0′E / 5.833°N 5.000°E / 5.833; 5.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 5°0′E / 60.000°S 5.000°E / -60.000; 5.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
70°3′S 5°0′E / 70.050°S 5.000°E / -70.050; 5.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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