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29th Meridian East

Line across the Earth
29°
29th meridian east

The meridian 29° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Europe, Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 29th meridian east forms a great circle with the 151st meridian west.

The meridian defines the eastern border of the Abyei area,[1] which is disputed between Sudan and South Sudan.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 29th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
 Norway Island of Kongsøya, Svalbard
Barents Sea
 Norway
 Finland
 Norway
 Russia
 Finland
 Russia
Baltic Sea Gulf of Finland
 Russia
 Belarus
 Ukraine
 Moldova Passing through the de facto independent, but unrecognised state of  Transnistria
 Ukraine
 Moldova For about 11 km
 Ukraine For about 7 km
 Moldova For about 4 km
 Ukraine
 Romania
Black Sea
 Turkey 25 km. Thrace, Passing just east of Istanbul
Sea of Marmara
 Turkey 19 km. Anatolia (Armutlu Peninsula)
Sea of Marmara Gemlik Bay
 Turkey 430 km. Anatolia
Mediterranean Sea
 Egypt
 Sudan
Border of Abyei and  Sudan proper Abyei is controlled by  Sudan, and claimed by  South Sudan
 South Sudan
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Rwanda
 Democratic Republic of the Congo For about 8 km
 Burundi For about 4 km
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Zambia Passing through Lake Mweru
 Democratic Republic of the Congo
 Zambia
 Zimbabwe Passing through Lake Kariba
 Botswana
 South Africa Limpopo
Mpumalanga
Gauteng - for about 14 km
Mpumalanga
Free State
KwaZulu-Natal
 Lesotho
 South Africa Eastern Cape
Indian Ocean
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

References

  1. ^ "Abyei Arbitration: Final Award Map". Permanent Court of Arbitration. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 

See also


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