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21st Meridian East

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21st Meridian East

Line across the Earth
21°
21st meridian east

The meridian 21° 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 21st meridian east forms a great circle with the 159th meridian west.

Part of Namibia's border with Botswana is defined by the meridian.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 21st meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
 Norway Svalbard - island of Tavleøya
Arctic Ocean
 Norway Svalbard - island of Nordaustlandet
Barents Sea
 Norway Svalbard - islands of Bastian Insel, Spitsbergen, Barentsøya and Edgeøya
Barents Sea
 Norway Svalbard - island of Edgeøya
Barents Sea
Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea
 Norway Islands of Skjervøya, Kågen and the mainland
 Finland
 Sweden
Baltic Sea Gulf of Bothnia, passing just east of the Holmöarna islands,  Sweden
and passing just west of the island of Replot and the mainland,  Finland
 Åland Islands Numerous islands
Baltic Sea
 Latvia Passing through Liepāja
Baltic Sea
 Lithuania Curonian Spit
Curonian Lagoon
 Russia Kaliningrad Oblast (exclave)
 Poland Passing through Warsaw
 Slovakia
 Hungary
 Romania
 Serbia
 Kosovo or  Serbia Kosovo is a partially recognised state. Some nations consider its territory to be part of Serbia.
 Macedonia
Lake Prespa
 Greece For about 8 km
 Albania
 Greece
Mediterranean Sea Ionian Sea, passing just east of the island of Zakynthos
 Greece Strofades islands
Mediterranean Sea
 Libya
 Chad
 Central African Republic
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Angola
 Namibia
 Namibia /  Botswana border
 Botswana
 South Africa Northern Cape
Western Cape
Indian Ocean
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

See also

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