116th meridian east

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116th meridian east

The meridian 116° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 116th meridian east forms a great circle with the 64th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 116th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 116°0′E / 90.000°N 116.000°E / 90.000; 116.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
78°49′N 116°0′E / 78.817°N 116.000°E / 78.817; 116.000 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
74°21′N 116°0′E / 74.350°N 116.000°E / 74.350; 116.000 (Russia)  Russia Peschanyy Island
74°16′N 116°0′E / 74.267°N 116.000°E / 74.267; 116.000 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
73°41′N 116°0′E / 73.683°N 116.000°E / 73.683; 116.000 (Russia)  Russia
49°59′N 116°0′E / 49.983°N 116.000°E / 49.983; 116.000 (Mongolia)  Mongolia
48°42′N 116°0′E / 48.700°N 116.000°E / 48.700; 116.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Inner Mongolia
47°43′N 116°0′E / 47.717°N 116.000°E / 47.717; 116.000 (Mongolia)  Mongolia
45°38′N 116°0′E / 45.633°N 116.000°E / 45.633; 116.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Inner Mongolia
Hebei – from 41°46′N 116°0′E / 41.767°N 116.000°E / 41.767; 116.000 (Hebei)
Beijing – from 40°34′N 116°0′E / 40.567°N 116.000°E / 40.567; 116.000 (Beijing)
Hebei – from 39°32′N 116°0′E / 39.533°N 116.000°E / 39.533; 116.000 (Hebei)
Shandong – from 37°21′N 116°0′E / 37.350°N 116.000°E / 37.350; 116.000 (Shandong)
Henan – for about 8 km from 36°3′N 116°0′E / 36.050°N 116.000°E / 36.050; 116.000 (Henan)
Shandong – from 35°58′N 116°0′E / 35.967°N 116.000°E / 35.967; 116.000 (Shandong)
Henan – from 34°34′N 116°0′E / 34.567°N 116.000°E / 34.567; 116.000 (Henan)
Anhui – from 33°52′N 116°0′E / 33.867°N 116.000°E / 33.867; 116.000 (Anhui)
Hubei – for about 10 km from 31°1′N 116°0′E / 31.017°N 116.000°E / 31.017; 116.000 (Hubei)
Anhui – from 30°57′N 116°0′E / 30.950°N 116.000°E / 30.950; 116.000 (Anhui)
Hubei – from 30°14′N 116°0′E / 30.233°N 116.000°E / 30.233; 116.000 (Hubei)
Jiangxi – from 29°44′N 116°0′E / 29.733°N 116.000°E / 29.733; 116.000 (Jiangxi), passing just east of Nanchang (at 28°40′N 115°53′E / 28.667°N 115.883°E / 28.667; 115.883 (Nanchang))
Fujian – from 25°27′N 116°0′E / 25.450°N 116.000°E / 25.450; 116.000 (Fujian)
Guangdong – from 24°51′N 116°0′E / 24.850°N 116.000°E / 24.850; 116.000 (Guangdong)
22°50′N 116°0′E / 22.833°N 116.000°E / 22.833; 116.000 (South China Sea) South China Sea Passing through the disputed Spratly Islands
5°48′N 116°0′E / 5.800°N 116.000°E / 5.800; 116.000 (Malaysia)  Malaysia Sabah – on the island of Borneo
4°21′N 116°0′E / 4.350°N 116.000°E / 4.350; 116.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia On the island of Borneo
3°31′S 116°0′E / 3.517°S 116.000°E / -3.517; 116.000 (Java Sea) Java Sea Passing just west of Laut Island,  Indonesia (at 3°41′S 116°1′E / 3.683°S 116.017°E / -3.683; 116.017 (Laut))
Passing just east of the Kangean Islands,  Indonesia (at 6°57′S 115°55′E / 6.950°S 115.917°E / -6.950; 115.917 (Kangean Islands))
7°12′S 116°0′E / 7.200°S 116.000°E / -7.200; 116.000 (Bali Sea) Bali Sea
8°44′S 116°0′E / 8.733°S 116.000°E / -8.733; 116.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Lombok
8°54′S 116°0′E / 8.900°S 116.000°E / -8.900; 116.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
21°2′S 116°0′E / 21.033°S 116.000°E / -21.033; 116.000 (Australia)  Australia Western Australia – passing just east of Perth (at 31°57′S 115°52′E / 31.950°S 115.867°E / -31.950; 115.867 (Perth))
34°51′S 116°0′E / 34.850°S 116.000°E / -34.850; 116.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
60°0′S 116°0′E / 60.000°S 116.000°E / -60.000; 116.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°21′S 116°0′E / 66.350°S 116.000°E / -66.350; 116.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

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References[edit]

  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.