15th meridian east

The meridian 15° 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.

15th meridian east
Monument marking the meridian in Stargard, Poland
Monument marking the meridian in Görlitz, most eastern town of Germany
Mark of the 15th meridian in the pavement in Jindřichův Hradec, Czech Republic

The 15th meridian east forms a great circle with the 165th meridian west.

The meridian is the central axis of time zones with the UTC+01:00 offset, including Central European Time[1] and West Africa Time.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 15th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 15°0′E Arctic Ocean
79°42′N 15°0′E  Norway Island of Spitsbergen, Svalbard
79°8′N 15°0′E Atlantic Ocean Greenland Sea
Norwegian Sea
68°51′N 15°0′E  Norway Islands of Langøya, Austvågøy and Hinnøya
68°16′N 15°0′E Vestfjorden
67°59′N 15°0′E  Norway Island of Engeløya and the mainland
66°9′N 15°0′E  Sweden for about 1111 km
56°9′N 15°0′E Baltic Sea
55°11′N 15°0′E  Denmark Island of Bornholm, for about 21 km. There is a small memorial at 55°N 15°E / 55; 15
55°0′N 15°0′E Baltic Sea
54°5′N 15°0′E  Poland
51°19.2′N 15°0′E  Germany For about 17 km between Rothenburg and Görlitz.
51°9.9′N 15°0′E  Poland For 1500 m in Zgorzelec.
51°9.1′N 15°0′E  Germany For 300 m in Görlitz.
51°8.9′N 15°0′E  Poland
51°0.65′N 15°0′E  Czech Republic For about 3 km
50°59′N 15°0′E  Poland For about 6 km
50°56′N 15°0′E  Czech Republic A mark in the pavement is found in Jindřichův Hradec, but the precise place is 100m to the West.[2]
49°0.8′N 15°0′E  Austria
49°0.25′N 15°0′E  Czech Republic
49°0.038′N 15°0′E  Austria
46°37′N 15°0′E  Slovenia Almost corresponds to the middle line of the country in the direction west-east. A memorial has been set up in the village of Vrhtrebnje.[3]
45°30′N 15°0′E  Croatia Mainland, and the islands of Pag, Sestrunj and Dugi otok
44°2′N 15°0′E Mediterranean Sea Adriatic Sea
42°0′N 15°0′E  Italy On the beach of Termoli; a 7-metre monument marks the 42°N 15°E / 42; 15 point[4]
40°12′N 15°0′E Mediterranean Sea Tyrrhenian Sea
38°23′N 15°0′E  Italy Island of Vulcano
38°22′N 15°0′E Mediterranean Sea Tyrrhenian Sea
38°9′N 15°0′E  Italy Island of Sicily, across the Etna volcano
36°42′N 15°0′E Mediterranean Sea
32°25′N 15°0′E  Libya
23°0′N 15°0′E  Chad For about 1 km - the meridian just passes through the country's most north-westerly point
22°59′N 15°0′E  Niger
16°22′N 15°0′E  Chad Passing through Lake Chad
Passing just west of N'Djamena
12°7′N 15°0′E  Cameroon
10°0′N 15°0′E  Chad
8°41′N 15°0′E  Cameroon
6°45′N 15°0′E  Central African Republic
4°25′N 15°0′E  Cameroon
2°1′N 15°0′E  Republic of the Congo
4°35′S 15°0′E  Democratic Republic of the Congo
5°52′S 15°0′E  Angola
17°23′S 15°0′E  Namibia
23°21′S 15°0′E Atlantic Ocean
60°0′S 15°0′E Southern Ocean
69°15′S 15°0′E Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by


Wooden mark of the 15th meridian east passing through the Ještěd-Kozákov Ridge. Made by local group called Ještěďáci.


  1. "Stargard Szczecinski". StayPoland.com. Archived from the original on 2010-02-21. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  2. http://www.prazdninynavenkove.cz/en/lokalita/4/cms/206/ The confusion over the 15th meridian in Jindřichův Hradec. Accessed 2014-12-29. Archived 2014-12-29.
  3. Jenko, Marjan (2005). "O pomenu meridiana 15° vzhodno od Greenwicha" [About the Significance of the 15th Degree to the East of Greenwich Meridian] (PDF). Geodetski Vestnik (in Slovenian). Vol. 49, no. 4. pp. 637–638. Retrieved 5 January 2010.
  4. "| Non dite l'ora 'esatta' se non siete a Termoli. Per l'Italia e tutta l'Europa centrale!Moliseinvita". moliseinvita.it (in Italian). 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2017-12-29.

See also

  • 14th meridian east
  • 16th meridian east
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