Prime Meridian Passes Through These Countries

Prime Meridian passes through Eight countries of the world. It is also known as Zero degree longitude. The zero degree latitude passes through Greenwich Observatory in United Kingdom.

Prime Meridian Passes through Eight Countries

  1. United Kingdom (England)
  2. France
  3. Spain
  4. Algeria
  5. Mali
  6. Burkina Faso
  7. Ghana
  8. Togo

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Important Facts

  • Prime meridian is Zero Degree Longitude.
  • It divides earth into Eastern and Western hemisphere.
  • It passes through a place called Greenwich in England.
  • Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is reference for standard time zones for all countries of world e.g. Indian Standard Time (IST) is 5 hours 30 minutes ahead of GMT time. So if it is 12.00 noon in England, it will be 5.30 PM in India.
  • International Date Line (IDL) is on the complete opposite side of globe from prime meridian.

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