21st meridian east

The meridian 21° 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 21st meridian east forms a great circle with the 159th meridian west.

Part of Namibia's border with Botswana is defined by the meridian.

Line across the Earth
21°
21st meridian east

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 21st meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 21°0′E / 90.000°N 21.000°E Arctic Ocean
80°43′N 21°0′E / 80.717°N 21.000°E  Norway Svalbard - island of Tavleøya
80°42′N 21°0′E / 80.700°N 21.000°E Arctic Ocean
80°13′N 21°0′E / 80.217°N 21.000°E  Norway Svalbard - island of Nordaustlandet
79°21′N 21°0′E / 79.350°N 21.000°E Barents Sea
79°2′N 21°0′E / 79.033°N 21.000°E  Norway Svalbard - islands of Bastian Insel, Spitsbergen, Barentsøya and Edgeøya
78°2′N 21°0′E / 78.033°N 21.000°E Barents Sea
77°35′N 21°0′E / 77.583°N 21.000°E  Norway Svalbard - island of Edgeøya
77°27′N 21°0′E / 77.450°N 21.000°E Barents Sea
73°24′N 21°0′E / 73.400°N 21.000°E Atlantic Ocean Norwegian Sea
70°3′N 21°0′E / 70.050°N 21.000°E  Norway Islands of Skjervøya, Kågen and the mainland
69°3′N 21°0′E / 69.050°N 21.000°E  Finland
68°53′N 21°0′E / 68.883°N 21.000°E  Sweden
64°9′N 21°0′E / 64.150°N 21.000°E Baltic Sea Gulf of Bothnia, passing just east of the Holmöarna islands,  Sweden
and passing just west of the island of Replot and the mainland,  Finland
60°39′N 21°0′E / 60.650°N 21.000°E  Åland Islands Numerous islands
59°55′N 21°0′E / 59.917°N 21.000°E Baltic Sea
56°30′N 21°0′E / 56.500°N 21.000°E  Latvia Passing through Liepāja
56°12′N 21°0′E / 56.200°N 21.000°E Baltic Sea
55°20′N 21°0′E / 55.333°N 21.000°E  Lithuania Curonian Spit
55°17′N 21°0′E / 55.283°N 21.000°E Curonian Lagoon
54°54′N 21°0′E / 54.900°N 21.000°E  Russia Kaliningrad Oblast (exclave)
54°21′N 21°0′E / 54.350°N 21.000°E  Poland Passing through Warsaw
49°20′N 21°0′E / 49.333°N 21.000°E  Slovakia
48°31′N 21°0′E / 48.517°N 21.000°E  Hungary
46°16′N 21°0′E / 46.267°N 21.000°E  Romania
45°21′N 21°0′E / 45.350°N 21.000°E  Serbia passing near cities of Smederevo and Kragujevac, passing through Trstenik
43°7′N 21°0′E / 43.117°N 21.000°E  Kosovo or  Serbia Kosovo is a partially recognised state. Some nations consider its territory to be part of Serbia.
42°8′N 21°0′E / 42.133°N 21.000°E  North Macedonia
41°1′N 21°0′E / 41.017°N 21.000°E Lake Prespa
40°49′N 21°0′E / 40.817°N 21.000°E  Greece For about 8 km
40°44′N 21°0′E / 40.733°N 21.000°E  Albania
40°32′N 21°0′E / 40.533°N 21.000°E  Greece Passing through the Ambracian Gulf
38°38′N 21°0′E / 38.633°N 21.000°E Mediterranean Sea Ionian Sea, passing just east of the island of Zakynthos
37°16′N 21°0′E / 37.267°N 21.000°E  Greece Strofades islands
37°15′N 21°0′E / 37.250°N 21.000°E Mediterranean Sea
32°44′N 21°0′E / 32.733°N 21.000°E  Libya
21°3′N 21°0′E / 21.050°N 21.000°E  Chad
9°44′N 21°0′E / 9.733°N 21.000°E  Central African Republic
4°25′N 21°0′E / 4.417°N 21.000°E  Democratic Republic of the Congo
7°17′S 21°0′E / 7.283°S 21.000°E  Angola
17°57′S 21°0′E / 17.950°S 21.000°E  Namibia
18°19′S 21°0′E / 18.317°S 21.000°E  Namibia /  Botswana border
22°0′S 21°0′E / 22.000°S 21.000°E  Botswana
26°50′S 21°0′E / 26.833°S 21.000°E  South Africa Northern Cape
Western Cape
34°22′S 21°0′E / 34.367°S 21.000°E Indian Ocean
60°0′S 21°0′E / 60.000°S 21.000°E Southern Ocean
69°59′S 21°0′E / 69.983°S 21.000°E Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

See also

159th meridian west

The meridian 159° west of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, North America, the Pacific Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 159th meridian west forms a great circle with the 21st meridian east.

20th meridian east

The meridian 20° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Europe, Africa, the Atlantic and Indian oceans, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 20th meridian east forms a great circle with the 160th meridian west.

Part of Namibia's borders with Botswana and South Africa are defined by the meridian. The boundary between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean is defined by the meridian. The meridian defines the eastern limit of the New Swabia area in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica.

21st meridian

21st meridian may refer to:

21st meridian east, a line of longitude east of the Greenwich Meridian

21st meridian west, a line of longitude west of the Greenwich Meridian

22nd meridian east

The meridian 22° 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 22nd meridian east forms a great circle with the 158th meridian west.

Part of the border between Angola and Zambia is defined by the meridian.

50th parallel north

The 50th parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 50 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane. It crosses Europe, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, North America, and the Atlantic Ocean.

At this latitude the sun is visible for 16 hours, 22 minutes during the summer solstice and 8 hours, 4 minutes during the winter solstice.

The maximum altitude of the sun on the summer solstice is 63.5 degrees and on the winter solstice it is 16.5 degrees.At this latitude, the average sea surface temperature between 1982 and 2011 was about 8.5°C (47.3°F).

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