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12th Meridian East

Line across the Earth
12°
12th meridian east

The meridian 12° 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 12th meridian east forms a great circle with the 168th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 12th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
 Norway Islands of Spitsbergen and Prince Charles Foreland, Svalbard
Atlantic Ocean
 Norway Røst islands
Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea
 Norway Island of Vega
Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea
 Norway
 Sweden For about 4km
 Norway
 Sweden Passing through Gothenburg
Kattegat
 Denmark Islands of Zealand and Falster
Baltic Sea Bay of Mecklenburg
 Germany
 Austria
 Italy
Mediterranean Sea Passing just west of the island of Marettimo,  Italy
 Italy Island of Pantelleria
Mediterranean Sea
 Libya
 Niger
 Nigeria
 Cameroon
 Gabon
 Republic of the Congo
 Gabon
 Republic of the Congo For about 9km
 Gabon
 Republic of the Congo
Atlantic Ocean
 Angola
 Namibia
Atlantic Ocean
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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