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The MERIDIAN 15° EAST OF GREENWICH is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean
Arctic Ocean
, Europe
Europe
, Africa , the Atlantic Ocean , the Southern Ocean , and Antarctica
Antarctica
to the South Pole
South Pole
. 15° 15TH MERIDIAN EAST

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Monument marking the meridian in Stargard , Poland
Poland
Monument marking the meridian in Görlitz
Görlitz
, most eastern town of Germany
Germany
Mark of the 15th meridian in the pavement in Jindřichův Hradec
Jindřichův Hradec
, Czech Republic

The 1 5th meridian east forms a great circle with the 165th meridian west .

The meridian is the central axis of Central European Time .

FROM POLE TO POLE

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole
South Pole
, the 1 5th meridian east passes through:

CO-ORDINATES COUNTRY, TERRITORY OR SEA NOTES

90°0′N 15°0′E / 90.000°N 15.000°E / 90.000; 15.000 (Arctic Ocean) ARCTIC OCEAN

79°42′N 15°0′E / 79.700°N 15.000°E / 79.700; 15.000 (Norway) NORWAY Island of Spitsbergen , Svalbard

79°8′N 15°0′E / 79.133°N 15.000°E / 79.133; 15.000 (Atlantic Ocean) ATLANTIC OCEAN Greenland Sea Norwegian Sea

68°51′N 15°0′E / 68.850°N 15.000°E / 68.850; 15.000 (Norway) NORWAY Islands of Langøya
Langøya
, Austvågøy and Hinnøya

68°16′N 15°0′E / 68.267°N 15.000°E / 68.267; 15.000 (Vestfjord) VESTFJORDEN

67°59′N 15°0′E / 67.983°N 15.000°E / 67.983; 15.000 (Norway) NORWAY Island of Engeløya and the mainland

66°9′N 15°0′E / 66.150°N 15.000°E / 66.150; 15.000 (Sweden) SWEDEN

56°9′N 15°0′E / 56.150°N 15.000°E / 56.150; 15.000 (Baltic Sea) BALTIC SEA

55°11′N 15°0′E / 55.183°N 15.000°E / 55.183; 15.000 (Denmark) DENMARK Island of Bornholm
Bornholm

55°0′N 15°0′E / 55.000°N 15.000°E / 55.000; 15.000 (Baltic Sea) BALTIC SEA

54°5′N 15°0′E / 54.083°N 15.000°E / 54.083; 15.000 (Poland) POLAND

51°19′N 15°0′E / 51.317°N 15.000°E / 51.317; 15.000 (Germany) GERMANY For about 16 km near Görlitz
Görlitz

51°10′N 15°0′E / 51.167°N 15.000°E / 51.167; 15.000 (Poland) POLAND

51°1′N 15°0′E / 51.017°N 15.000°E / 51.017; 15.000 (Czech Republic) CZECH REPUBLIC For about 3 km

50°59′N 15°0′E / 50.983°N 15.000°E / 50.983; 15.000 (Poland) POLAND For about 6 km

50°56′N 15°0′E / 50.933°N 15.000°E / 50.933; 15.000 (Czech Republic) CZECH REPUBLIC A mark in the pavement is found in Jindřichův Hradec
Jindřichův Hradec
, but the precise place is 100m to the West.

49°1′N 15°0′E / 49.017°N 15.000°E / 49.017; 15.000 (Austria) AUSTRIA

46°37′N 15°0′E / 46.617°N 15.000°E / 46.617; 15.000 (Slovenia) SLOVENIA Almost corresponds to the middle line of the country in the direction west-east. A memorial has been set up in the village of Vrhtrebnje .

45°30′N 15°0′E / 45.500°N 15.000°E / 45.500; 15.000 (Croatia) CROATIA Mainland, and the islands of Pag , Sestrunj and Dugi otok
Dugi otok

44°2′N 15°0′E / 44.033°N 15.000°E / 44.033; 15.000 (Mediterranean Sea) MEDITERRANEAN SEA Adriatic Sea

42°0′N 15°0′E / 42.000°N 15.000°E / 42.000; 15.000 (Italy) ITALY

40°12′N 15°0′E / 40.200°N 15.000°E / 40.200; 15.000 (Mediterranean Sea) MEDITERRANEAN SEA Tyrrhenian Sea

38°23′N 15°0′E / 38.383°N 15.000°E / 38.383; 15.000 (Italy) ITALY Island of Vulcano

38°22′N 15°0′E / 38.367°N 15.000°E / 38.367; 15.000 (Mediterranean Sea) MEDITERRANEAN SEA Tyrrhenian Sea

38°9′N 15°0′E / 38.150°N 15.000°E / 38.150; 15.000 (Italy) ITALY Island of Sicily
Sicily

36°42′N 15°0′E / 36.700°N 15.000°E / 36.700; 15.000 (Mediterranean Sea) MEDITERRANEAN SEA

32°25′N 15°0′E / 32.417°N 15.000°E / 32.417; 15.000 (Libya) LIBYA

23°0′N 15°0′E / 23.000°N 15.000°E / 23.000; 15.000 (Chad) CHAD For about 1 km - the meridian just passes through the country's most north-westerly point

22°59′N 15°0′E / 22.983°N 15.000°E / 22.983; 15.000 (Niger) NIGER

16°22′N 15°0′E / 16.367°N 15.000°E / 16.367; 15.000 (Chad) CHAD Passing through Lake Chad
Chad
Passing just west of N\'Djamena

12°7′N 15°0′E / 12.117°N 15.000°E / 12.117; 15.000 (Cameroon) CAMEROON

10°0′N 15°0′E / 10.000°N 15.000°E / 10.000; 15.000 (Chad) CHAD

8°41′N 15°0′E / 8.683°N 15.000°E / 8.683; 15.000 (Cameroon) CAMEROON

6°45′N 15°0′E / 6.750°N 15.000°E / 6.750; 15.000 (Central African Republic) CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

4°25′N 15°0′E / 4.417°N 15.000°E / 4.417; 15.000 (Cameroon) CAMEROON

2°1′N 15°0′E / 2.017°N 15.000°E / 2.017; 15.000 (Republic of the Congo) REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

4°35′S 15°0′E / 4.583°S 15.000°E / -4.583; 15.000 (Democratic Republic of the Congo) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

5°52′S 15°0′E / 5.867°S 15.000°E / -5.867; 15.000 (Angola) ANGOLA

17°23′S 15°0′E / 17.383°S 15.000°E / -17.383; 15.000 (Namibia) NAMIBIA

23°21′S 15°0′E / 23.350°S 15.000°E / -23.350; 15.000 (Atlantic Ocean) ATLANTIC OCEAN

60°0′S 15°0′E / 60.000°S 15.000°E / -60.000; 15.000 (Southern Ocean) SOUTHERN OCEAN

69°15′S 15°0′E / 69.250°S 15.000°E / -69.250; 15.000 (Antarctica) ANTARCTICA Queen Maud Land , claimed by

Norway
Norway

Wooden mark of the 1 5th meridian east passing through the Ještěd-Kozákov Ridge. Made by local group called Ještěďáci.

REFERENCES

* ^ " Stargard Szczecinski". StayPoland.com. Archived from the original on 2009-09-03. Retrieved 2009-08-31. * ^ http://www.prazdninynavenkove.cz/en/lokalita/4/cms/206/ The confusion over the 15th meridian in Jindřichův Hradec. Accessed 2014-12-29. Archived 2014-12-31. * ^ Jenko, Marjan (2005). "O pomenu meridiana 15° vzhodno od Greenwicha" (PDF). Geodetski vestnik (in Slovenian). 49 (4). pp. 637–638. Retrieved 5 January 2010.

SEE ALSO

* 14th meridian east * 16th meridian east

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Circles of latitude / Meridians

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Tropic of Cancer
Tropic of Capricorn Arctic Circle
Arctic Circle
Antarctic Circle EQUATOR Tropic of Cancer
Tropic of Cancer
Tropic of Capricorn Arctic Circle
Arctic Circle
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Tropic of Cancer
Tropic of Capricorn Arctic Circle
Arctic Circle
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