121st meridian east

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121st meridian east

The meridian 121° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, Australia, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 121st meridian east forms a great circle with the 59th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 121st meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 121°0′E / 90.000°N 121.000°E / 90.000; 121.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
78°15′N 121°0′E / 78.250°N 121.000°E / 78.250; 121.000 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
72°56′N 121°0′E / 72.933°N 121.000°E / 72.933; 121.000 (Russia)  Russia
53°17′N 121°0′E / 53.283°N 121.000°E / 53.283; 121.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Inner Mongolia
Liaoning – from 42°15′N 121°0′E / 42.250°N 121.000°E / 42.250; 121.000 (Liaoning)
40°50′N 121°0′E / 40.833°N 121.000°E / 40.833; 121.000 (Yellow Sea) Yellow Sea Liaodong Bay
Passing just west of the Liaodong Peninsula (at 38°55′N 121°5′E / 38.917°N 121.083°E / 38.917; 121.083 (Liaodong Peninsula))
Bohai Sea
37°44′N 121°0′E / 37.733°N 121.000°E / 37.733; 121.000 (China)  People's Republic of China ShandongShandong Peninsula
36°36′N 121°0′E / 36.600°N 121.000°E / 36.600; 121.000 (Yellow Sea) Yellow Sea
33°17′N 121°0′E / 33.283°N 121.000°E / 33.283; 121.000 (East China Sea) East China Sea
32°32′N 121°0′E / 32.533°N 121.000°E / 32.533; 121.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Jiangsu
Shanghai – from 31°8′N 121°0′E / 31.133°N 121.000°E / 31.133; 121.000 (Shanghai)
Zhejiang – from 30°50′N 121°0′E / 30.833°N 121.000°E / 30.833; 121.000 (Zhejiang)
30°34′N 121°0′E / 30.567°N 121.000°E / 30.567; 121.000 (Hangzhou Bay) Hangzhou Bay
32°32′N 121°0′E / 32.533°N 121.000°E / 32.533; 121.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Zhejiang
28°7′N 121°0′E / 28.117°N 121.000°E / 28.117; 121.000 (East China Sea) East China Sea
25°20′N 121°0′E / 25.333°N 121.000°E / 25.333; 121.000 (Taiwan Strait) Taiwan Strait
24°57′N 121°0′E / 24.950°N 121.000°E / 24.950; 121.000 (Taiwan)  Republic of China Island of Taiwan – claimed by  People's Republic of China
22°35′N 121°0′E / 22.583°N 121.000°E / 22.583; 121.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Philippine Sea
21°48′N 121°0′E / 21.800°N 121.000°E / 21.800; 121.000 (South China Sea) South China Sea
18°36′N 121°0′E / 18.600°N 121.000°E / 18.600; 121.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Luzon – passing through Manila (at 14°35′N 121°0′E / 14.583°N 121.000°E / 14.583; 121.000 (Manila))
13°47′N 121°0′E / 13.783°N 121.000°E / 13.783; 121.000 (Isla Verde Passage) Isla Verde Passage
13°27′N 121°0′E / 13.450°N 121.000°E / 13.450; 121.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Mindoro
12°25′N 121°0′E / 12.417°N 121.000°E / 12.417; 121.000 (Sulu Sea) Sulu Sea Passing through the Cuyo Islands,  Philippines (at 11°0′N 121°0′E / 11.000°N 121.000°E / 11.000; 121.000 (Cuyo Islands))
Passing just west of the Cagayan Islands,  Philippines (at 11°0′N 121°0′E / 11.000°N 121.000°E / 11.000; 121.000 (Cayagan Islands))
6°11′N 121°0′E / 6.183°N 121.000°E / 6.183; 121.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Jolo and smaller neighbouring islands
5°40′N 121°0′E / 5.667°N 121.000°E / 5.667; 121.000 (Celebes Sea) Celebes Sea
1°21′N 121°0′E / 1.350°N 121.000°E / 1.350; 121.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sulawesi (Minahassa Peninsula)
0°26′N 121°0′E / 0.433°N 121.000°E / 0.433; 121.000 (Gulf of Tomini) Gulf of Tomini
1°25′S 121°0′E / 1.417°S 121.000°E / -1.417; 121.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sulawesi
2°41′S 121°0′E / 2.683°S 121.000°E / -2.683; 121.000 (Gulf of Boni) Gulf of Boni
3°15′S 121°0′E / 3.250°S 121.000°E / -3.250; 121.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sulawesi
3°39′S 121°0′E / 3.650°S 121.000°E / -3.650; 121.000 (Gulf of Boni) Gulf of Boni
5°25′S 121°0′E / 5.417°S 121.000°E / -5.417; 121.000 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea
7°17′S 121°0′E / 7.283°S 121.000°E / -7.283; 121.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Selayar Islands
7°20′S 121°0′E / 7.333°S 121.000°E / -7.333; 121.000 (Flores Sea) Flores Sea
8°23′S 121°0′E / 8.383°S 121.000°E / -8.383; 121.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Flores
8°58′S 121°0′E / 8.967°S 121.000°E / -8.967; 121.000 (Savu Sea) Savu Sea
10°39′S 121°0′E / 10.650°S 121.000°E / -10.650; 121.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
19°36′S 121°0′E / 19.600°S 121.000°E / -19.600; 121.000 (Australia)  Australia Western Australia
33°52′S 121°0′E / 33.867°S 121.000°E / -33.867; 121.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
60°0′S 121°0′E / 60.000°S 121.000°E / -60.000; 121.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°48′S 121°0′E / 66.800°S 121.000°E / -66.800; 121.000 (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.