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6th Meridian East

Line across the Earth
6th meridian east

The meridian 6° 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 6th meridian east forms a great circle with the 174th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 6th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
 Norway Entering at Godøya in Møre og Romsdal. Exiting south of Eigersund in Rogaland.
North Sea
 Netherlands Passing just east of Apeldoorn and Arnhem
 Germany For about 10 km
 Netherlands
 Germany For about 11 km
 Netherlands
 Germany For about 2 km, passing just west of Aachen
 Netherlands For about 4 km
 Belgium
 Luxembourg Passing just west of the city of Luxembourg
 France Passing through Besançon
  Switzerland For about 9 km, just west of Geneva
 France Meeting the Mediterranean Sea just east of Toulon
Mediterranean Sea
 Algeria
 Niger
 Nigeria
Atlantic Ocean Passing just west of the island of São Tomé,  São Tomé and Príncipe
Passing just east of the island of Annobón,  Equatorial Guinea
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by  Norway

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