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2nd Meridian East

Line across the Earth
2nd meridian east

The meridian 2° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, Europe, Africa, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 2nd meridian east forms a great circle with the 178th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 2nd meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
North Sea Passing just east of Lowestoft, England,  United Kingdom
 France Passing just west of Paris
 Spain Llívia exclave - for about 1km
 France For about 9km
 Spain Passing just west of Barcelona
Mediterranean Sea
 Algeria
 Mali
 Niger Passing just west of Niamey
 Burkina Faso
 Benin
Atlantic Ocean
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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