1st meridian east

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1st meridian east

The meridian 1° 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 1st meridian east forms a great circle with the 179th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 1st meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 1°0′E / 90.000°N 1.000°E / 90.000; 1.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°35′N 1°0′E / 81.583°N 1.000°E / 81.583; 1.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
61°0′N 1°0′E / 61.000°N 1.000°E / 61.000; 1.000 (North Sea) North Sea
52°58′N 1°0′E / 52.967°N 1.000°E / 52.967; 1.000 (United Kingdom)  United Kingdom England, passing through Stowmarket, Suffolk (at 52°11′N 1°0′E / 52.183°N 1.000°E / 52.183; 1.000 (Stowmarket))
51°47′N 1°0′E / 51.783°N 1.000°E / 51.783; 1.000 (North Sea) North Sea
51°21′N 1°0′E / 51.350°N 1.000°E / 51.350; 1.000 (United Kingdom)  United Kingdom England, passing just west of Whitstable, Kent (at 51°21′N 1°1′E / 51.350°N 1.017°E / 51.350; 1.017 (Whitstable))
51°1′N 1°0′E / 51.017°N 1.000°E / 51.017; 1.000 (English Channel) English Channel
49°55′N 1°0′E / 49.917°N 1.000°E / 49.917; 1.000 (France)  France
47°47′N 1°0′E / 47.783°N 1.000°E / 47.783; 1.000 (Spain)  Spain
41°2′N 1°0′E / 41.033°N 1.000°E / 41.033; 1.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Passing just west of the island of Ibiza (at 38°54′N 1°13′E / 38.900°N 1.217°E / 38.900; 1.217 (Ibiza))
36°28′N 1°0′E / 36.467°N 1.000°E / 36.467; 1.000 (Algeria)  Algeria
21°13′N 1°0′E / 21.217°N 1.000°E / 21.217; 1.000 (Mali)  Mali
15°0′N 1°0′E / 15.000°N 1.000°E / 15.000; 1.000 (Niger)  Niger
13°33′N 1°0′E / 13.550°N 1.000°E / 13.550; 1.000 (Burkina Faso)  Burkina Faso
13°22′N 1°0′E / 13.367°N 1.000°E / 13.367; 1.000 (Niger)  Niger A section of the border with Burkina Faso runs parallel to the meridian, about 1km to the west
13°3′N 1°0′E / 13.050°N 1.000°E / 13.050; 1.000 (Burkina Faso)  Burkina Faso
11°5′N 1°0′E / 11.083°N 1.000°E / 11.083; 1.000 (Benin)  Benin
10°13′N 1°0′E / 10.217°N 1.000°E / 10.217; 1.000 (Togo)  Togo
6°18′N 1°0′E / 6.300°N 1.000°E / 6.300; 1.000 (Ghana)  Ghana
5°55′N 1°0′E / 5.917°N 1.000°E / 5.917; 1.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 1°0′E / 60.000°S 1.000°E / -60.000; 1.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
69°51′S 1°0′E / 69.850°S 1.000°E / -69.850; 1.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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