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136th Meridian East

Line across the Earth
136th meridian east

The meridian 136° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, Australasia, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 136th meridian east forms a great circle with the 44th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 136th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
Laptev Sea
 Russia Belkovsky Island, New Siberian Islands
Laptev Sea
 Russia Stolbovoy Island, New Siberian Islands
Laptev Sea
Sea of Okhotsk
Sea of Japan
 Japan Island of Honshū
Pacific Ocean
 Indonesia Island of Biak
Pacific Ocean
 Indonesia Island of Yapen
Cenderawasih Bay
 Indonesia Island of New Guinea
Arafura Sea
 Australia Northern TerritoryDrysdale Island and mainland
Gulf of Carpentaria
 Australia Northern Territory
South Australia — from
Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

See also


  1. ^ Darby, Andrew (22 December 2003). "Canberra all at sea over position of Southern Ocean". The Age. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Indian Ocean". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 

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