Africa is the most centrally located of all the continents. The prime meridian (the Greenwich meridian) 0o passes through the Atlas Mountains and cuts through the coast of West Africa close to Accra, while the Equator (latitude 0 degrees) also divides the continent into 2 equal parts North and South.
What African countries does the Prime Meridian pass through?
The Prime Meridian crosses through five African countries. Starting from north to south, these countries are: Algeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Tongo, and Ghana.
How many African countries lie on the Prime Meridian?
The most commonly used meridian is the International Reference Meridian. There are eight nations located on the Prime Meridian: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Spain, Togo, and the United Kingdom.
What city is in the prime meridian?
The Royal Observatory in Greenwich is where east meets west at Longitude 0°.
How many countries are in the prime meridian?
1.2: Countries that the Prime Meridian passes through
There are 8 countries, 3 continents and 6 water bodies through which the Prime Meridian passes.
What African country is not on the Prime Meridian?
Which countries does the Prime Meridian pass through? In the Northern Hemisphere, the Prime Meridian passes through the UK, France and Spain in Europe and Algeria, Mali, Burkina, Faso, Tongo and Ghana in Africa. The only landmass crossed by the Meridian in the Southern Hemisphere is Antarctica.
Which country does the Prime Meridian pass through?
The prime meridian is arbitrary, meaning it could be chosen to be anywhere. Any line of longitude (a meridian) can serve as the 0 longitude line. However, there is an international agreement that the meridian that runs through Greenwich, England, is considered the official prime meridian.
How many countries are Africa?
How many countries are there in Africa? 48 countries share the area of mainland Africa, plus six island nations are considered to be part of the continent. All in all, there are 54 sovereign African countries and two disputed areas, namely Somaliland and Western Sahara (see the list of African countries below).
Why Prime Meridian is important?
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Importance of Prime Meridian is just that it divided the Earth into two Hemispheres (Eastern and Western). Another reason can be that its the starting point of starting the degrees as it is 0.
Which African countries are on the equator?
The equator is the only line of latitude which is a great circle. The lucky countries being crossed by the imaginary line in Africa include; Gabon, Democratic republic of Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Principe and Sao Tome.
Which city is the closest to the equator?
Quito is the closest capital city to the equator.
Which African city is closest to the prime meridian?
- Lomé, Togo at +1°12′
- Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso at -1°32′
- Niamey, Niger at +2°6′
- Paris, France at +2°21′
What cities sit on the equator?
Largest cities straddling the Equator
- Quito, Ecuador: 2,671,191 (2011)
- Kampala, Uganda: 1,659,600 (2012)
- Pekanbaru, Indonesia: 1,093,416 (2014)
- Padang, Indonesia: 1,024,906 (2014)
- Libreville, Gabon: 797,003 (2012)
- Pontianak, Indonesia: 573,751 (2014)
- Kisumu, Kenya: 409,928 (2009)
- Macapa, Brazil: 397,913 (2010)
Which country is closest to the equator?
The countries through which the equator runs are:
- São Tomé and Principe.
- Republic of the Congo.
- The Democratic Republic of the Congo.
What countries have coronavirus?
Countries where COVID-19 has spread
Which country lies on the equator?
The equator passes through 13 countries: Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Sao Tome & Principe, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Maldives, Indonesia and Kiribati. For more information about these places, visit our Countries of the World page.