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Prime Meridian Countries

Name the countries whose territory lies closest to the Prime Meridian.
Closest by degrees of longitude, not absolute distance
Quiz by buck1017
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First submittedDecember 29, 2013
Last updatedSeptember 29, 2018
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Distance
Country
Algeria
Burkina Faso
France
Ghana
Mali
Spain
Togo
United Kingdom
0.12°
Niger
0.83°
Benin
Distance
Country
1.17°
Morocco
1.40°
Andorra
2.58°
Belgium
2.58°
Ivory Coast
2.75°
Nigeria
3.25°
Netherlands
4.50°
Norway
4.75°
Mauritania
5.62°
Equatorial Guinea
5.73°
Luxembourg
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level 66
Oct 5, 2014
How is Equatorial Guinea closer than Sao Tome and Principe, Gabon or Cameroon?
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level ∞
Oct 9, 2014
San Antonio de Palé
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level 66
Jan 16, 2017
The island is called Annobón.
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level 28
Oct 9, 2014
Norway"is missing! It would lie between Netherlands and Mauritania in the list, Check it out
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level 56
Oct 9, 2014
You forgot Monaco. But good quizz
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level 56
Jan 22, 2017
Moncao is too far from the meridien
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level 72
Oct 9, 2014
There are similar quizzes for 60 degrees east and west, 120 degrees east and west and 180 degrees.
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level 66
Oct 9, 2014
Ireland is at 5.25 west.
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level 77
Oct 9, 2014
easy quiz but I was also a little surprised to not see Ireland.
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level ∞
Oct 9, 2014
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_easternmost_point
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level 43
Jul 25, 2016
Malheureusement, L'Irlande se trouve à 5.99 du méridien (non pas à 6.01 car c'est faux) Mais avec L'Irlande du Nord on peut être à 5.43...
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level 68
Aug 6, 2017
Northern Ireland belongs to the UK.
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level 52
Oct 9, 2014
Awesome quiz!
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level 59
Oct 9, 2014
According to my eyes and brain, the coordinates given in the quiz are right, I don't know why the others say they're not.
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level 74
Oct 15, 2014
Equatorial Guinea? Is that the correct longitude?
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level 23
Nov 30, 2014
Very surprised I got all on my first try
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level 57
Jul 9, 2015
You know, technically, Norway has claim to the portion of Antarctica the Prime Meridian passes through, which would make it have a longitude of 0 degrees. Or are we not including that?
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level 43
Jan 25, 2016
that's just a claim, not a recognition.
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level ∞
Jun 30, 2016
True. Norway claims the territory, but de-facto it is controlled by penguins.
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level 76
Jan 16, 2017
I propose we recognize their independence and call the new country Penguinea. We can always use another guinea on the world map.
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level 78
Jan 16, 2017
@ander217 brilliant! :)
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level 53
Mar 27, 2017
@ander217 YES
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level 61
Sep 23, 2019
Lmao quizmaster one of the best comments I've seen on this site. (Ander's is good too, less funny though, but more clever :) )
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level 66
Sep 23, 2019
As territories are not excluded, Bouvet Island, which is Norwegian (not just a claim) should be in at 3'22 E
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level 28
Jun 10, 2016
How is Morocco not on here?
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level 73
Jun 10, 2016
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+countries+lie+on+the+prime+meridian%3F
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level 59
Aug 9, 2016
Missed just Mauritania, though when Ireland didn't work I didn't think twice of it.
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level 79
Sep 3, 2016
Is Cote D'Ivoire slightly closer than Belgium? I only ask out of curiosity because all countries on the prime meridian are listed alphabetically, but Belgium would be listed earlier if it were exact--exclusively curious, and I am sure I could look it up.
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level 62
Oct 19, 2016
What about Monaco?
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level 73
Oct 19, 2016
7.41 degrees to the westernmost point. Monaco is further east than you might realize.
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level 67
Jan 16, 2017
I just can't see what part of Equatorial Guinea is at 5.62 degrees east........
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level 45
Jan 16, 2017
San Antonio de Palé
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level 73
Jan 19, 2017
There are places even further west on the Annobon island.
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level 61
Jan 16, 2017
I started from the UK and headed south without even thinking about Norway, and that ended up being the only one I missed. Fun quiz.
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level 32
Jan 17, 2017
look at a map bud
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level 48
Mar 17, 2018
got them all on first try with 56 seconds remaining. it took me more than 30 seconds to get Equatorial Guinea. haha
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level 69
Oct 14, 2018
Very surprised that Denmark isn't on here because of the Faroes but oddly they're too far West. Would never have thought that.
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level 46
Sep 24, 2019
Does the prime meridian wrap all the way around the globe like the equator, or just from the north to the south?