23rd meridian east

23rd meridian east

Line across the Earth
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23rd meridian east

The meridian 23° 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 23rd meridian east forms a great circle with the 157th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 23rd meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
 Norway Island of Nordaustlandet, Svalbard
Barents Sea
 Norway Island of Edgeøya, Svalbard
Barents Sea
Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea
 Norway Islands of Sørøya, Seiland, Stjernøya and the mainland
 Finland
 Sweden
Baltic Sea Gulf of Bothnia
 Finland
Baltic Sea
 Estonia Island of Hiiumaa
Baltic Sea Kassaare Bay
 Estonia Island of Saaremaa
Baltic Sea Gulf of Riga - passing just west of the island of Ruhnu,  Estonia
 Latvia
 Lithuania
 Poland
 Ukraine
 Romania
 Bulgaria For about 9 km
 Romania
 Bulgaria
 Serbia For about 7 km - easternmost point of the country
 Bulgaria
 Macedonia For about 10 km - easternmost point of the country
 Bulgaria
 Greece
Mediterranean Sea Aegean Sea
 Greece
Mediterranean Sea Pagasetic Gulf, Aegean Sea
 Greece Mainland and island of Euboea
Mediterranean Sea Euripus Strait, Aegean Sea
 Greece
Alkyonides Gulf
 Greece Peloponnese
Mediterranean Sea Argolic Gulf, Aegean Sea
 Greece Peloponnese
Mediterranean Sea
 Greece Island of Kythira
Mediterranean Sea
 Libya
 Chad
 Sudan
 Central African Republic
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Angola
 Zambia
 Angola
 Namibia Caprivi Strip
 Botswana
 South Africa North West
Northern Cape
Western Cape
Eastern Cape
Western Cape
Indian Ocean
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

See also