17th meridian east

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17th meridian east

The meridian 17° 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 17th meridian east forms a great circle with the 163rd meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 17th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 17°0′E / 90.000°N 17.000°E / 90.000; 17.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
79°57′N 17°0′E / 79.950°N 17.000°E / 79.950; 17.000 (Norway)  Norway Island of Spitsbergen, Svalbard
76°36′N 17°0′E / 76.600°N 17.000°E / 76.600; 17.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea
69°24′N 17°0′E / 69.400°N 17.000°E / 69.400; 17.000 (Norway)  Norway Islands of Senja and Rolla, and the mainland
67°59′N 17°0′E / 67.983°N 17.000°E / 67.983; 17.000 (Sweden)  Sweden
58°37′N 17°0′E / 58.617°N 17.000°E / 58.617; 17.000 (Baltic Sea) Baltic Sea
57°19′N 17°0′E / 57.317°N 17.000°E / 57.317; 17.000 (Sweden)  Sweden Island of Öland
57°6′N 17°0′E / 57.100°N 17.000°E / 57.100; 17.000 (Baltic Sea) Baltic Sea
54°38′N 17°0′E / 54.633°N 17.000°E / 54.633; 17.000 (Poland)  Poland Passing through Wrocław
50°25′N 17°0′E / 50.417°N 17.000°E / 50.417; 17.000 (Czech Republic)  Czech Republic For about 14km
50°18′N 17°0′E / 50.300°N 17.000°E / 50.300; 17.000 (Poland)  Poland For about 9km
50°13′N 17°0′E / 50.217°N 17.000°E / 50.217; 17.000 (Czech Republic)  Czech Republic
48°39′N 17°0′E / 48.650°N 17.000°E / 48.650; 17.000 (Slovakia)  Slovakia Passing just west of Bratislava
48°10′N 17°0′E / 48.167°N 17.000°E / 48.167; 17.000 (Austria)  Austria
47°42′N 17°0′E / 47.700°N 17.000°E / 47.700; 17.000 (Hungary)  Hungary Passing through the center of Nagykanizsa.
46°13′N 17°0′E / 46.217°N 17.000°E / 46.217; 17.000 (Croatia)  Croatia
45°13′N 17°0′E / 45.217°N 17.000°E / 45.217; 17.000 (Bosnia and Herzegovina)  Bosnia and Herzegovina
43°35′N 17°0′E / 43.583°N 17.000°E / 43.583; 17.000 (Croatia)  Croatia Dalmatia, and the islands of Hvar and Korčula
42°55′N 17°0′E / 42.917°N 17.000°E / 42.917; 17.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Adriatic Sea - passing just east of the island of Lastovo,  Croatia
41°5′N 17°0′E / 41.083°N 17.000°E / 41.083; 17.000 (Italy)  Italy
40°30′N 17°0′E / 40.500°N 17.000°E / 40.500; 17.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Gulf of Taranto
39°29′N 17°0′E / 39.483°N 17.000°E / 39.483; 17.000 (Italy)  Italy
38°56′N 17°0′E / 38.933°N 17.000°E / 38.933; 17.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea
31°10′N 17°0′E / 31.167°N 17.000°E / 31.167; 17.000 (Libya)  Libya
22°59′N 17°0′E / 22.983°N 17.000°E / 22.983; 17.000 (Chad)  Chad
7°38′N 17°0′E / 7.633°N 17.000°E / 7.633; 17.000 (Central African Republic)  Central African Republic
3°33′N 17°0′E / 3.550°N 17.000°E / 3.550; 17.000 (Republic of the Congo)  Republic of the Congo
1°8′S 17°0′E / 1.133°S 17.000°E / -1.133; 17.000 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
7°15′S 17°0′E / 7.250°S 17.000°E / -7.250; 17.000 (Angola)  Angola
17°23′S 17°0′E / 17.383°S 17.000°E / -17.383; 17.000 (Namibia)  Namibia Passing just west of Windhoek
28°4′S 17°0′E / 28.067°S 17.000°E / -28.067; 17.000 (South Africa)  South Africa Northern Cape
29°34′S 17°0′E / 29.567°S 17.000°E / -29.567; 17.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 17°0′E / 60.000°S 17.000°E / -60.000; 17.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
69°40′S 17°0′E / 69.667°S 17.000°E / -69.667; 17.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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