8th meridian east

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8th meridian east

The meridian 8° 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 8th meridian east forms a great circle with the 172nd meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 8th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 8°0′E / 90.000°N 8.000°E / 90.000; 8.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°12′N 8°0′E / 81.200°N 8.000°E / 81.200; 8.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
63°28′N 8°0′E / 63.467°N 8.000°E / 63.467; 8.000 (Norway)  Norway Islands of Smøla and Tustna, the mainland (passing through Kristiansand), and the island of Flekkerøy.
58°3′N 8°0′E / 58.050°N 8.000°E / 58.050; 8.000 (North Sea) North Sea Passing just west of Jutland,  Denmark
Passing just east of the island of Heligoland,  Germany
53°43′N 8°0′E / 53.717°N 8.000°E / 53.717; 8.000 (Germany)  Germany
49°2′N 8°0′E / 49.033°N 8.000°E / 49.033; 8.000 (France)  France
48°46′N 8°0′E / 48.767°N 8.000°E / 48.767; 8.000 (Germany)  Germany
47°34′N 8°0′E / 47.567°N 8.000°E / 47.567; 8.000 (Switzerland)   Switzerland
46°1′N 8°0′E / 46.017°N 8.000°E / 46.017; 8.000 (Italy)  Italy
43°52′N 8°0′E / 43.867°N 8.000°E / 43.867; 8.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Passing just west of the islands of Sardinia and San Pietro,  Italy
36°52′N 8°0′E / 36.867°N 8.000°E / 36.867; 8.000 (Algeria)  Algeria
34°28′N 8°0′E / 34.467°N 8.000°E / 34.467; 8.000 (Tunisia)  Tunisia
33°7′N 8°0′E / 33.117°N 8.000°E / 33.117; 8.000 (Algeria)  Algeria
21°11′N 8°0′E / 21.183°N 8.000°E / 21.183; 8.000 (Niger)  Niger
13°19′N 8°0′E / 13.317°N 8.000°E / 13.317; 8.000 (Nigeria)  Nigeria
4°32′N 8°0′E / 4.533°N 8.000°E / 4.533; 8.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just west of the island of Bioko,  Equatorial Guinea
60°0′S 8°0′E / 60.000°S 8.000°E / -60.000; 8.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
69°53′S 8°0′E / 69.883°S 8.000°E / -69.883; 8.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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