108th meridian east

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108th meridian east

The meridian 108° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 108th meridian east forms a great circle with the 72nd meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 108th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 108°0′E / 90.000°N 108.000°E / 90.000; 108.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
79°44′N 108°0′E / 79.733°N 108.000°E / 79.733; 108.000 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea Passing just east of Maly Taymyr Island, Severnaya Zemlya,  Russia (at 78°7′N 107°45′E / 78.117°N 107.750°E / 78.117; 107.750 (Maly Taymyr Island))
Passing just east of Ostrov Bol'shoy Island,  Russia (at 77°18′N 107°45′E / 77.300°N 107.750°E / 77.300; 107.750 (Ostrov Bol'shoy Island))
76°55′N 108°0′E / 76.917°N 108.000°E / 76.917; 108.000 (Russia)  Russia Taymyr Peninsula
76°54′N 108°0′E / 76.900°N 108.000°E / 76.900; 108.000 (Faddey Bay) Faddey Bay
76°31′N 108°0′E / 76.517°N 108.000°E / 76.517; 108.000 (Russia)  Russia Taymyr Peninsula
73°39′N 108°0′E / 73.650°N 108.000°E / 73.650; 108.000 (Khatanga Gulf) Khatanga Gulf
73°12′N 108°0′E / 73.200°N 108.000°E / 73.200; 108.000 (Russia)  Russia Passing through Lake Baikal (from 53°49′N 108°0′E / 53.817°N 108.000°E / 53.817; 108.000 (Lake Baikal) to 52°51′N 108°0′E / 52.850°N 108.000°E / 52.850; 108.000 (Lake Baikal))
49°40′N 108°0′E / 49.667°N 108.000°E / 49.667; 108.000 (Mongolia)  Mongolia
42°26′N 108°0′E / 42.433°N 108.000°E / 42.433; 108.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Inner Mongolia
Shaanxi – from 37°49′N 108°0′E / 37.817°N 108.000°E / 37.817; 108.000 (Shaanxi)
Gansu – from 36°38′N 108°0′E / 36.633°N 108.000°E / 36.633; 108.000 (Gansu)
Shaanxi – from 35°16′N 108°0′E / 35.267°N 108.000°E / 35.267; 108.000 (Shaanxi)
Sichuan – from 32°8′N 108°0′E / 32.133°N 108.000°E / 32.133; 108.000 (Sichuan)
Chongqing – from 30°1′N 108°0′E / 30.017°N 108.000°E / 30.017; 108.000 (Chongqing)
Guizhou – from 29°2′N 108°0′E / 29.033°N 108.000°E / 29.033; 108.000 (Guizhou)
Guangxi – from 25°11′N 108°0′E / 25.183°N 108.000°E / 25.183; 108.000 (Guangxi)
21°33′N 108°0′E / 21.550°N 108.000°E / 21.550; 108.000 (Vietnam)  Vietnam Quảng Ninh – for about 10 km
21°27′N 108°0′E / 21.450°N 108.000°E / 21.450; 108.000 (South China Sea) South China Sea Gulf of Tonkin
16°18′N 108°0′E / 16.300°N 108.000°E / 16.300; 108.000 (Vietnam)  Vietnam Thừa Thiên–Huế
Da Nang – from 16°12′N 108°0′E / 16.200°N 108.000°E / 16.200; 108.000 (Da Nang)
Quảng Nam – from 15°55′N 108°0′E / 15.917°N 108.000°E / 15.917; 108.000 (Quảng Nam)
Kon Tum – from 15°0′N 108°0′E / 15.000°N 108.000°E / 15.000; 108.000 (Kon Tum)
Gia Lai – from 14°15′N 108°0′E / 14.250°N 108.000°E / 14.250; 108.000 (Gia Lai)
Đắk Lắk – from 13°23′N 108°0′E / 13.383°N 108.000°E / 13.383; 108.000 (Đắk Lắk)
Đắk Nông – from 12°18′N 108°0′E / 12.300°N 108.000°E / 12.300; 108.000 (Đắk Nông)
Lâm Đồng – from 12°7′N 108°0′E / 12.117°N 108.000°E / 12.117; 108.000 (Lâm Đồng)
Đắk Nông – from 12°3′N 108°0′E / 12.050°N 108.000°E / 12.050; 108.000 (Đắk Nông)
Lâm Đồng – from 11°48′N 108°0′E / 11.800°N 108.000°E / 11.800; 108.000 (Lâm Đồng)
Bình Thuận – from 11°20′N 108°0′E / 11.333°N 108.000°E / 11.333; 108.000 (Bình Thuận)
10°42′N 108°0′E / 10.700°N 108.000°E / 10.700; 108.000 (South China Sea) South China Sea
4°2′N 108°0′E / 4.033°N 108.000°E / 4.033; 108.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Natuna Besar
3°56′N 108°0′E / 3.933°N 108.000°E / 3.933; 108.000 (South China Sea) South China Sea
2°35′S 108°0′E / 2.583°S 108.000°E / -2.583; 108.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Belitung
3°15′S 108°0′E / 3.250°S 108.000°E / -3.250; 108.000 (Java Sea) Java Sea
6°17′S 108°0′E / 6.283°S 108.000°E / -6.283; 108.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Java
7°44′S 108°0′E / 7.733°S 108.000°E / -7.733; 108.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
60°0′S 108°0′E / 60.000°S 108.000°E / -60.000; 108.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°35′S 108°0′E / 66.583°S 108.000°E / -66.583; 108.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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