119th meridian east

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119th meridian east

The meridian 119° 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 119th meridian east forms a great circle with the 61st meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 119th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 119°0′E / 90.000°N 119.000°E / 90.000; 119.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
78°29′N 119°0′E / 78.483°N 119.000°E / 78.483; 119.000 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
73°7′N 119°0′E / 73.117°N 119.000°E / 73.117; 119.000 (Russia)  Russia
49°59′N 119°0′E / 49.983°N 119.000°E / 49.983; 119.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Inner Mongolia
47°44′N 119°0′E / 47.733°N 119.000°E / 47.733; 119.000 (Mongolia)  Mongolia
46°47′N 119°0′E / 46.783°N 119.000°E / 46.783; 119.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Inner Mongolia
Hebei – from 41°15′N 119°0′E / 41.250°N 119.000°E / 41.250; 119.000 (Hebei)
Liaoning – from 41°3′N 119°0′E / 41.050°N 119.000°E / 41.050; 119.000 (Liaoning)
Hebei – from 40°38′N 119°0′E / 40.633°N 119.000°E / 40.633; 119.000 (Hebei)
39°12′N 119°0′E / 39.200°N 119.000°E / 39.200; 119.000 (Bohai Sea) Bohai Sea
37°56′N 119°0′E / 37.933°N 119.000°E / 37.933; 119.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Shandong
37°38′N 119°0′E / 37.633°N 119.000°E / 37.633; 119.000 (Bohai Sea) Bohai Sea Laizhou Bay
37°17′N 119°0′E / 37.283°N 119.000°E / 37.283; 119.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Shandong
Jiangsu – from 35°2′N 119°0′E / 35.033°N 119.000°E / 35.033; 119.000 (Hebei)
Anhui – from 32°56′N 119°0′E / 32.933°N 119.000°E / 32.933; 119.000 (Anhui)
Jiangsu – from 32°33′N 119°0′E / 32.550°N 119.000°E / 32.550; 119.000 (Jiangsu)
Anhui – from 31°14′N 119°0′E / 31.233°N 119.000°E / 31.233; 119.000 (Anhui)
Zhejiang – from 30°18′N 119°0′E / 30.300°N 119.000°E / 30.300; 119.000 (Zhejiang)
Fujian – from 27°26′N 119°0′E / 27.433°N 119.000°E / 27.433; 119.000 (Fujian)
24°56′N 119°0′E / 24.933°N 119.000°E / 24.933; 119.000 (South China Sea) South China Sea
10°27′N 119°0′E / 10.450°N 119.000°E / 10.450; 119.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Palawan
10°0′N 119°0′E / 10.000°N 119.000°E / 10.000; 119.000 (Sulu Sea) Sulu Sea
5°25′N 119°0′E / 5.417°N 119.000°E / 5.417; 119.000 (Malaysia)  Malaysia Sabah – island of Borneo
5°3′N 119°0′E / 5.050°N 119.000°E / 5.050; 119.000 (Celebes Sea) Celebes Sea Passing just east of Cape Mangkalihat, Borneo,  Indonesia (at 1°1′N 118°59′E / 1.017°N 118.983°E / 1.017; 118.983 (Cape Mangkalihat))
1°1′N 119°0′E / 1.017°N 119.000°E / 1.017; 119.000 (Makassar Strait) Makassar Strait
2°37′S 119°0′E / 2.617°S 119.000°E / -2.617; 119.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sulawesi
3°32′S 119°0′E / 3.533°S 119.000°E / -3.533; 119.000 (Makassar Strait) Makassar Strait
5°24′S 119°0′E / 5.400°S 119.000°E / -5.400; 119.000 (Java Sea) Java Sea
6°20′S 119°0′E / 6.333°S 119.000°E / -6.333; 119.000 (Flores Sea) Flores Sea Passing by numerous small islands of  Indonesia (at 6°50′S 119°0′E / 6.833°S 119.000°E / -6.833; 119.000)
Passing just west of the island of Sangeang,  Indonesia (at 8°12′S 119°0′E / 8.200°S 119.000°E / -8.200; 119.000 (Sangeang))
8°24′S 119°0′E / 8.400°S 119.000°E / -8.400; 119.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sumbawa
8°45′S 119°0′E / 8.750°S 119.000°E / -8.750; 119.000 (Sumba Strait) Sumba Strait
9°27′S 119°0′E / 9.450°S 119.000°E / -9.450; 119.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sumba
9°38′S 119°0′E / 9.633°S 119.000°E / -9.633; 119.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
20°2′S 119°0′E / 20.033°S 119.000°E / -20.033; 119.000 (Australia)  Australia Western Australia
34°27′S 119°0′E / 34.450°S 119.000°E / -34.450; 119.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
60°0′S 119°0′E / 60.000°S 119.000°E / -60.000; 119.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°55′S 119°0′E / 66.917°S 119.000°E / -66.917; 119.000 (Antarctica) Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by  Australia

See also[edit]

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.