15th meridian east

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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, Europe, Africa, the Atlantic Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

Line across the Earth
15°
15th meridian east
Monument marking the meridian in Stargard Szczeciński, Poland
Monument marking the meridian in Görlitz, most eastern town of Germany
Mark of the 15th meridian in the pavement in Jindřichův Hradec, Czech Republic

The 15th meridian east forms a great circle with the 165th meridian west.

The meridian is the central axis of Central European Time.[1]

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 15th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Arctic Ocean
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Norway Island of Spitsbergen, Svalbard
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
Norwegian Sea
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Norway Islands of Langøya, Austvågøy and Hinnøya
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Vestfjorden
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Norway Island of Engeløya and the mainland
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Sweden
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Baltic Sea
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Denmark Island of Bornholm
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Baltic Sea
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Poland
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Germany For about 16 km
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Poland
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Czech Republic For about 3 km
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Poland For about 6 km
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Czech Republic A mark in the pavement is found in Jindřichův Hradec, but the precise place is 100m to the West.[2]
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Austria
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  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.[3]
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Croatia Mainland, and the islands of Pag, Sestrunj and Dugi otok
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Mediterranean Sea Adriatic Sea
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Italy
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Mediterranean Sea Tyrrhenian Sea
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Italy Island of Vulcano
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Mediterranean Sea Tyrrhenian Sea
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Italy Island of Sicily
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Mediterranean Sea
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Libya
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Chad For about 1 km - the meridian just passes through the country's most north-westerly point
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Niger
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Chad Passing through Lake Chad
Passing just west of N'Djamena
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Cameroon
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Chad
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Cameroon
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Central African Republic
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Cameroon
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Republic of the Congo
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Angola
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found.  Namibia
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Atlantic Ocean
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Southern Ocean
Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by

 Norway

Wooden mark of the 15th meridian east passing through the Ještěd-Kozákov Ridge. Made by local group called Ještěďáci.

References

  1. "Stargard Szczecinski". StayPoland.com. Archived from the original on 2009-09-03. Retrieved 2009-08-31.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 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.
  3. Jenko, Marjan (2005). "O pomenu meridiana 15° vzhodno od Greenwicha" (PDF). Geodetski vestnik (in Slovenian). 49 (4). pp. 637–638. Retrieved 5 January 2010. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

See also