30th meridian east

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30th meridian east

The meridian 30° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Europe, Turkey, Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 30th meridian east forms a great circle with the 150th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 30th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 30°0′E / 90.000°N 30.000°E / 90.000; 30.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
80°9′N 30°0′E / 80.150°N 30.000°E / 80.150; 30.000 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea Passing between the islands of Kongsøya and Abeløya, Svalbard,  Norway
70°42′N 30°0′E / 70.700°N 30.000°E / 70.700; 30.000 (Norway)  Norway
70°4′N 30°0′E / 70.067°N 30.000°E / 70.067; 30.000 (Varangerfjord) Varangerfjord
69°51′N 30°0′E / 69.850°N 30.000°E / 69.850; 30.000 (Norway)  Norway
69°25′N 30°0′E / 69.417°N 30.000°E / 69.417; 30.000 (Russia)  Russia
67°41′N 30°0′E / 67.683°N 30.000°E / 67.683; 30.000 (Finland)  Finland For about 8 km
67°37′N 30°0′E / 67.617°N 30.000°E / 67.617; 30.000 (Russia)  Russia
66°0′N 30°0′E / 66.000°N 30.000°E / 66.000; 30.000 (Finland)  Finland
65°41′N 30°0′E / 65.683°N 30.000°E / 65.683; 30.000 (Russia)  Russia
64°47′N 30°0′E / 64.783°N 30.000°E / 64.783; 30.000 (Finland)  Finland
63°45′N 30°0′E / 63.750°N 30.000°E / 63.750; 30.000 (Russia)  Russia For about 2 km
63°44′N 30°0′E / 63.733°N 30.000°E / 63.733; 30.000 (Finland)  Finland
61°45′N 30°0′E / 61.750°N 30.000°E / 61.750; 30.000 (Russia)  Russia
60°0′N 30°0′E / 60.000°N 30.000°E / 60.000; 30.000 (Baltic Sea) Baltic Sea Gulf of Finland
59°52′N 30°0′E / 59.867°N 30.000°E / 59.867; 30.000 (Russia)  Russia
55°51′N 30°0′E / 55.850°N 30.000°E / 55.850; 30.000 (Belarus)  Belarus
51°29′N 30°0′E / 51.483°N 30.000°E / 51.483; 30.000 (Ukraine)  Ukraine
46°30′N 30°0′E / 46.500°N 30.000°E / 46.500; 30.000 (Moldova)  Moldova For about 12 km
46°23′N 30°0′E / 46.383°N 30.000°E / 46.383; 30.000 (Ukraine)  Ukraine
45°44′N 30°0′E / 45.733°N 30.000°E / 45.733; 30.000 (Black Sea) Black Sea
41°8′N 30°0′E / 41.133°N 30.000°E / 41.133; 30.000 (Turkey)  Turkey For 548 km.
36°13′N 30°0′E / 36.217°N 30.000°E / 36.217; 30.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea
31°17′N 30°0′E / 31.283°N 30.000°E / 31.283; 30.000 (Egypt)  Egypt
22°0′N 30°0′E / 22.000°N 30.000°E / 22.000; 30.000 (Sudan)  Sudan
10°17′N 30°0′E / 10.283°N 30.000°E / 10.283; 30.000 (South Sudan)  South Sudan
4°13′N 30°0′E / 4.217°N 30.000°E / 4.217; 30.000 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
0°51′N 30°0′E / 0.850°N 30.000°E / 0.850; 30.000 (Uganda)  Uganda
1°26′S 30°0′E / 1.433°S 30.000°E / -1.433; 30.000 (Rwanda)  Rwanda Passing just west of Kigali
2°21′S 30°0′E / 2.350°S 30.000°E / -2.350; 30.000 (Burundi)  Burundi
4°18′S 30°0′E / 4.300°S 30.000°E / -4.300; 30.000 (Tanzania)  Tanzania
6°29′S 30°0′E / 6.483°S 30.000°E / -6.483; 30.000 (Lake Tanganyika) Lake Tanganyika
7°8′S 30°0′E / 7.133°S 30.000°E / -7.133; 30.000 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
8°19′S 30°0′E / 8.317°S 30.000°E / -8.317; 30.000 (Zambia)  Zambia
15°38′S 30°0′E / 15.633°S 30.000°E / -15.633; 30.000 (Zimbabwe)  Zimbabwe
22°13′S 30°0′E / 22.217°S 30.000°E / -22.217; 30.000 (South Africa)  South Africa Limpopo
Mpumalanga
KwaZulu-Natal
Eastern Cape
31°18′S 30°0′E / 31.300°S 30.000°E / -31.300; 30.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
60°0′S 30°0′E / 60.000°S 30.000°E / -60.000; 30.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
69°18′S 30°0′E / 69.300°S 30.000°E / -69.300; 30.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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