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16th Meridian East

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16th Meridian East

Line across the Earth
16th meridian east
Monument marking the meridian in Zagreb, Croatia

The meridian 16° 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 16th meridian east forms a great circle with the 164th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 16th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
 Norway Island of Spitsbergen, Svalbard
Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
Norwegian Sea
 Norway Islands of Andøy and Hinnøya, and the mainland
Baltic Sea
 Czech Republic
 Slovenia For about 11 km
 Austria For about 6 km
 Croatia Passing through Zagreb, east of the city centre
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mediterranean Sea Adriatic Sea
 Croatia Island of Biševo
Mediterranean Sea Adriatic Sea
Mediterranean Sea Gulf of Manfredonia
Mediterranean Sea Tyrrhenian Sea
Mediterranean Sea
 Chad The meridian enters Chad at the country's northernmost point, on the Tropic of Cancer
 Central African Republic
 Republic of the Congo
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
Atlantic Ocean
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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