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20th meridian east


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20th_meridian_east
Updated: 2016-09-16T17:09Z
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20th meridian east

The meridian 20° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Europe, Africa, the Atlantic and Indian oceans, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 20th meridian east forms a great circle with the 160th meridian west.

Part of Namibia's borders with Botswana and South Africa are defined by the meridian. The boundary between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean is defined by the meridian. The meridian defines the eastern limit of the New Swabia area in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 20th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinatesCountry, territory or seaNotes
90°0′N 20°0′E / 90.000°N 20.000°E / 90.000; 20.000 (Arctic Ocean)Arctic Ocean
80°32′N 20°0′E / 80.533°N 20.000°E / 80.533; 20.000 (Norway) NorwayIslands of Nordaustlandet and Spitsbergen, Svalbard
78°37′N 20°0′E / 78.617°N 20.000°E / 78.617; 20.000 (Barents Sea)Barents Sea
73°54′N 20°0′E / 73.900°N 20.000°E / 73.900; 20.000 (Atlantic Ocean)Atlantic OceanNorwegian Sea
70°10′N 20°0′E / 70.167°N 20.000°E / 70.167; 20.000 (Norway) NorwayIsland of Vanna, and the mainland
68°34′N 20°0′E / 68.567°N 20.000°E / 68.567; 20.000 (Sweden) SwedenFor about 2 km
68°33′N 20°0′E / 68.550°N 20.000°E / 68.550; 20.000 (Norway) NorwayFor about 18 km
68°23′N 20°0′E / 68.383°N 20.000°E / 68.383; 20.000 (Sweden) Sweden
63°37′N 20°0′E / 63.617°N 20.000°E / 63.617; 20.000 (Baltic Sea)Baltic SeaGulf of Bothnia
60°24′N 20°0′E / 60.400°N 20.000°E / 60.400; 20.000 (Åland Islands) Åland IslandsIsland of Fasta Åland
60°1′N 20°0′E / 60.017°N 20.000°E / 60.017; 20.000 (Baltic Sea)Baltic Sea
54°57′N 20°0′E / 54.950°N 20.000°E / 54.950; 20.000 (Russia) RussiaKaliningrad Oblast (exclave)
54°25′N 20°0′E / 54.417°N 20.000°E / 54.417; 20.000 (Poland) PolandPasses through Kraków (where crosses with 50th parallel north)
49°13′N 20°0′E / 49.217°N 20.000°E / 49.217; 20.000 (Slovakia) SlovakiaPasses through the mountain of Kriváň
48°10′N 20°0′E / 48.167°N 20.000°E / 48.167; 20.000 (Hungary) Hungary
46°10′N 20°0′E / 46.167°N 20.000°E / 46.167; 20.000 (Serbia) Serbia
43°4′N 20°0′E / 43.067°N 20.000°E / 43.067; 20.000 (Montenegro) Montenegro
42°31′N 20°0′E / 42.517°N 20.000°E / 42.517; 20.000 (Albania) Albania
39°41′N 20°0′E / 39.683°N 20.000°E / 39.683; 20.000 (Mediterranean Sea)Mediterranean SeaIonian Sea
39°27′N 20°0′E / 39.450°N 20.000°E / 39.450; 20.000 (Greece) GreeceIsland of Corfu
39°24′N 20°0′E / 39.400°N 20.000°E / 39.400; 20.000 (Mediterranean Sea)Mediterranean SeaIonian Sea and the Mediterranean proper
32°1′N 20°0′E / 32.017°N 20.000°E / 32.017; 20.000 (Libya) Libya
31°28′N 20°0′E / 31.467°N 20.000°E / 31.467; 20.000 (Mediterranean Sea)Mediterranean SeaGulf of Sidra
30°46′N 20°0′E / 30.767°N 20.000°E / 30.767; 20.000 (Libya) Libya
21°33′N 20°0′E / 21.550°N 20.000°E / 21.550; 20.000 (Chad) Chad
9°7′N 20°0′E / 9.117°N 20.000°E / 9.117; 20.000 (Central African Republic) Central African Republic
4°58′N 20°0′E / 4.967°N 20.000°E / 4.967; 20.000 (Democratic Republic of the Congo) Democratic Republic of the Congo
7°0′S 20°0′E / 7.000°S 20.000°E / -7.000; 20.000 (Angola) Angola
17°53′S 20°0′E / 17.883°S 20.000°E / -17.883; 20.000 (Namibia) Namibia
22°0′S 20°0′E / 22.000°S 20.000°E / -22.000; 20.000 (Namibia / Botswana border) Namibia /  Botswana border
24°45′S 20°0′E / 24.750°S 20.000°E / -24.750; 20.000 (Namibia / South Africa border) Namibia /  South Africa (Northern Cape) border
28°26′S 20°0′E / 28.433°S 20.000°E / -28.433; 20.000 (South Africa) South AfricaNorthern Cape
Western Cape
34°50′S 20°0′E / 34.833°S 20.000°E / -34.833; 20.000 (Atlantic Ocean / Indian Ocean boundary)Atlantic Ocean / Indian Ocean boundary
60°0′S 20°0′E / 60.000°S 20.000°E / -60.000; 20.000 (Southern Ocean)Southern Ocean
69°53′S 20°0′E / 69.883°S 20.000°E / -69.883; 20.000 (Antarctica)AntarcticaQueen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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