3rd meridian east

Line across the Earth
3rd meridian east

The meridian 3° 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.

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The 3rd meridian east forms a great circle with the 177th meridian west.

From Pole to PoleEdit

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 3rd meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 3°0′E / 90.000°N 3.000°E / 90.000; 3.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
81°29′N 3°0′E / 81.483°N 3.000°E / 81.483; 3.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean
61°0′N 3°0′E / 61.000°N 3.000°E / 61.000; 3.000 (North Sea) North Sea
51°16′N 3°0′E / 51.267°N 3.000°E / 51.267; 3.000 (Belgium)   Belgium
50°46′N 3°0′E / 50.767°N 3.000°E / 50.767; 3.000 (France)   France Passing just west of Lille (at 50°38′N 3°3′E / 50.633°N 3.050°E / 50.633; 3.050 (Lille)) and through Narbonne (at 43°11′N 3°0′E / 43.183°N 3.000°E / 43.183; 3.000 (Narbonne))
42°29′N 3°0′E / 42.483°N 3.000°E / 42.483; 3.000 (Spain)   Spain
41°46′N 3°0′E / 41.767°N 3.000°E / 41.767; 3.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea
39°55′N 3°0′E / 39.917°N 3.000°E / 39.917; 3.000 (Spain)   Spain Island of Majorca
39°18′N 3°0′E / 39.300°N 3.000°E / 39.300; 3.000 (Mediterranean Sea) Mediterranean Sea Passing just east of the island of Cabrera,   Spain
36°49′N 3°0′E / 36.817°N 3.000°E / 36.817; 3.000 (Algeria)   Algeria Passing just west of Algiers
19°56′N 3°0′E / 19.933°N 3.000°E / 19.933; 3.000 (Mali)   Mali
15°21′N 3°0′E / 15.350°N 3.000°E / 15.350; 3.000 (Niger)   Niger
12°16′N 3°0′E / 12.267°N 3.000°E / 12.267; 3.000 (Benin)   Benin
9°4′N 3°0′E / 9.067°N 3.000°E / 9.067; 3.000 (Nigeria)   Nigeria
6°24′N 3°0′E / 6.400°N 3.000°E / 6.400; 3.000 (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic Ocean Passing just west of Bouvet Island,   Norway
60°0′S 3°0′E / 60.000°S 3.000°E / -60.000; 3.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
69°57′S 3°0′E / 69.950°S 3.000°E / -69.950; 3.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Queen Maud Land, claimed by   Norway


Preceded by
2nd meridian east
3rd meridian east
forms a great circle with
177th meridian west
Succeeded by
4th meridian east