40th meridian east
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The meridian 40° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.
From Pole to Pole
Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes Arctic Ocean Barents Sea Russia Island of Ostrov Lumbovskiy and the Kola Peninsula White Sea Russia White Sea Dvina Bay Russia Ukraine Russia Ukraine For about 10km Russia Ukraine For about 6km Russia Black Sea Turkey Syria Iraq Saudi Arabia Red Sea Eritrea Dahlak Archipelago and the mainland Ethiopia Kenya Indian Ocean Passing just east of the islands of Pemba, Latham and Mafia, Tanzania Tanzania Mozambique Indian Ocean Passing between the atoll of Bassas da India and Europa Island, French Southern and Antarctic Lands Southern Ocean Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by Norway