22nd meridian east

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22nd meridian east
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The meridian 22° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 22nd meridian east forms a great circle with the 158th meridian west.

Part of the border between Angola and Zambia is defined by the meridian.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 22nd meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 22°0′E / 90.000°N 22.000°E / 90.000; 22.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
80°8′N 22°0′E / 80.133°N 22.000°E / 80.133; 22.000 (Norway)  Norway Island of Nordaustlandet, Svalbard
79°22′N 22°0′E / 79.367°N 22.000°E / 79.367; 22.000 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
78°33′N 22°0′E / 78.550°N 22.000°E / 78.550; 22.000 (Norway)  Norway Islands of Barentsøya and Edgeøya, Svalbard
77°31′N 22°0′E / 77.517°N 22.000°E / 77.517; 22.000 (Barents Sea) Barents Sea
72°55′N 22°0′E / 72.917°N 22.000°E / 72.917; 22.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea
70°39′N 22°0′E / 70.650°N 22.000°E / 70.650; 22.000 (Norway)  Norway Island of Sørøya
70°35′N 22°0′E / 70.583°N 22.000°E / 70.583; 22.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea
70°19′N 22°0′E / 70.317°N 22.000°E / 70.317; 22.000 (Norway)  Norway
69°3′N 22°0′E / 69.050°N 22.000°E / 69.050; 22.000 (Finland)  Finland
68°32′N 22°0′E / 68.533°N 22.000°E / 68.533; 22.000 (Sweden)  Sweden
65°22′N 22°0′E / 65.367°N 22.000°E / 65.367; 22.000 (Baltic Sea) Baltic Sea Gulf of Bothnia
63°23′N 22°0′E / 63.383°N 22.000°E / 63.383; 22.000 (Finland)  Finland The mainland and several islands, including Luonnonmaa and Lillandet
60°7′N 22°0′E / 60.117°N 22.000°E / 60.117; 22.000 (Baltic Sea) Baltic Sea Passing just west of the island of Hiiumaa,  Estonia
58°31′N 22°0′E / 58.517°N 22.000°E / 58.517; 22.000 (Estonia)  Estonia Island of Saaremaa
58°14′N 22°0′E / 58.233°N 22.000°E / 58.233; 22.000 (Baltic Sea) Baltic Sea
57°59′N 22°0′E / 57.983°N 22.000°E / 57.983; 22.000 (Estonia)  Estonia Island of Saaremaa
57°57′N 22°0′E / 57.950°N 22.000°E / 57.950; 22.000 (Baltic Sea) Baltic Sea
57°36′N 22°0′E / 57.600°N 22.000°E / 57.600; 22.000 (Latvia)  Latvia
56°25′N 22°0′E / 56.417°N 22.000°E / 56.417; 22.000 (Lithuania)  Lithuania
55°5′N 22°0′E / 55.083°N 22.000°E / 55.083; 22.000 (Russia)  Russia Kaliningrad Oblast (exclave)
54°20′N 22°0′E / 54.333°N 22.000°E / 54.333; 22.000 (Poland)  Poland Passing through Rzeszów
49°18′N 22°0′E / 49.300°N 22.000°E / 49.300; 22.000 (Slovakia)  Slovakia
48°23′N 22°0′E / 48.383°N 22.000°E / 48.383; 22.000 (Hungary)  Hungary
47°23′N 22°0′E / 47.383°N 22.000°E / 47.383; 22.000 (Romania)  Romania
44°38′N 22°0′E / 44.633°N 22.000°E / 44.633; 22.000 (Serbia)  Serbia Passing just east of Leskovac
42°20′N 22°0′E / 42.333°N 22.000°E / 42.333; 22.000 (North Macedonia)  North Macedonia
41°8′N 22°0′E / 41.133°N 22.000°E / 41.133; 22.000 (Greece)  Greece
38°23′N 22°0′E / 38.383°N 22.000°E / 38.383; 22.000 (Gulf of Corinth) Gulf of Corinth
38°19′N 22°0′E / 38.317°N 22.000°E / 38.317; 22.000 (Greece)  Greece Peloponnese
37°1′N 22°0′E / 37.017°N 22.000°E / 37.017; 22.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea
32°54′N 22°0′E / 32.900°N 22.000°E / 32.900; 22.000 (Libya)  Libya
20°32′N 22°0′E / 20.533°N 22.000°E / 20.533; 22.000 (Chad)  Chad
13°6′N 22°0′E / 13.100°N 22.000°E / 13.100; 22.000 (Sudan)  Sudan
12°38′N 22°0′E / 12.633°N 22.000°E / 12.633; 22.000 (Chad)  Chad
10°52′N 22°0′E / 10.867°N 22.000°E / 10.867; 22.000 (Central African Republic)  Central African Republic
4°14′N 22°0′E / 4.233°N 22.000°E / 4.233; 22.000 (Democratic Republic of the Congo)  Democratic Republic of the Congo
9°45′S 22°0′E / 9.750°S 22.000°E / -9.750; 22.000 (Angola)  Angola
13°0′S 22°0′E / 13.000°S 22.000°E / -13.000; 22.000 (Angola / Zambia border)  Angola /  Zambia border
16°12′S 22°0′E / 16.200°S 22.000°E / -16.200; 22.000 (Angola)  Angola
17°55′S 22°0′E / 17.917°S 22.000°E / -17.917; 22.000 (Namibia)  Namibia Caprivi Strip
18°13′S 22°0′E / 18.217°S 22.000°E / -18.217; 22.000 (Botswana)  Botswana
26°39′S 22°0′E / 26.650°S 22.000°E / -26.650; 22.000 (South Africa)  South Africa Northern Cape
Western Cape
34°13′S 22°0′E / 34.217°S 22.000°E / -34.217; 22.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
60°0′S 22°0′E / 60.000°S 22.000°E / -60.000; 22.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
70°9′S 22°0′E / 70.150°S 22.000°E / -70.150; 22.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

Meridian 22.5° East[edit]

Meridian 22.5° East crosses most countries (sovereign states) from all meridians: 26 in total. When Svalbard (in the North) and Antarctica (in the South) are added it crosses 28 territories.

From North to South: Norway, Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia (Kaliningrad), Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, North Macedonia, Greece, Libya, Chad, Sudan, Central African Republic, Congo Democratic Republic, Angola, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa.

The line could be drawn from Tappeluft in Norway (the most northern town on mainland on this meridian) to George in South Africa (the most southern city on this meridian) which is 11,573 km. It crosses also Turku in Finland. Meridian 22° East misses Ukraine and Bulgaria and Meridian 23° East misses Russia (Kaliningrad) and Slovakia. Halfway both meridians, on 22.5° EL, those missing countries are on the line.

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