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5th Meridian East

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5th Meridian East

Line across the Earth
5th meridian east

The meridian 5° 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.

The 5th meridian east forms a great circle with the 175th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 5th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
 Norway Several islands, including Bremangerlandet, Sula and Sotra, and the mainland.
Entering at Vågsøya in Sogn og Fjordane. Exiting south of Telavåg in Hordaland.
North Sea
 Netherlands Island of Vlieland
Wadden Sea
 Netherlands Passing just east of Amsterdam, and west of Tilburg
 Belgium Passing through the Provinces of Antwerp, Limburg, Flemish Brabant, Walloon Brabant, Liège, Namur and Luxembourg.
Mediterranean Sea
Atlantic Ocean
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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