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140th Meridian East

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140th Meridian East

Line across the Earth
140th meridian east

The meridian 140° 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 140th meridian east forms a great circle with the 40th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 140th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
Arctic Ocean
 Russia Island of Kotelny, New Siberian Islands
Laptev Sea
 Russia Island of Great Lyakhovsky, New Siberian Islands
Laptev Sea
Sea of Okhotsk
Sea of Japan
 Japan Island of Hokkaidō
— Hokkaidō Prefecture
Sea of Japan
 Japan Island of Hokkaidō
— Hokkaidō Prefecture
Sea of Japan
 Japan Island of Honshū
Aomori Prefecture
Akita Prefecture — from
Sea of Japan
 Japan Island of Honshū
— Akita Prefecture
Yamagata Prefecture — from
Fukushima Prefecture — from
Tochigi Prefecture — from
Ibaraki Prefecture — from
Chiba Prefecture — from
Tokyo Bay
 Japan Island of Honshū
— Chiba Prefecture (Bōsō Peninsula)
Pacific Ocean Passing just east of the island of Hachijōjima,  Japan (at )
Passing just east of the island of Aogashima (at )
Passing through the Bayonnaise Rocks,  Japan (at )
Passing just west of Smith Island,  Japan (at )
Passing just west of Tori Shima,  Japan (at )
Passing just east of Ulithi Atoll,  Federated States of Micronesia (at )
 Indonesia Island of New Guinea
Arafura Sea
Gulf of Carpentaria
 Australia Queensland
South Australia — from
Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
Southern Ocean
Antarctica Adélie Land, claimed by  France

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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