122nd meridian east

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122nd meridian east

The meridian 122° 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 122nd meridian east forms a great circle with the 58th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 122nd meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 122°0′E / 90.000°N 122.000°E / 90.000; 122.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
78°8′N 122°0′E / 78.133°N 122.000°E / 78.133; 122.000 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
72°57′N 122°0′E / 72.950°N 122.000°E / 72.950; 122.000 (Russia)  Russia
53°25′N 122°0′E / 53.417°N 122.000°E / 53.417; 122.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Heilongjiang
Inner Mongolia52°11′N 122°0′E / 52.183°N 122.000°E / 52.183; 122.000 (Inner Mongolia)
Jilin45°57′N 122°0′E / 45.950°N 122.000°E / 45.950; 122.000 (Jilin)
Inner Mongolia — 45°30′N 122°0′E / 45.500°N 122.000°E / 45.500; 122.000 (Inner Mongolia)
Liaoning42°42′N 122°0′E / 42.700°N 122.000°E / 42.700; 122.000 (Liaoning)
40°45′N 122°0′E / 40.750°N 122.000°E / 40.750; 122.000 (Yellow Sea) Yellow Sea Liaodong Bay
40°7′N 122°0′E / 40.117°N 122.000°E / 40.117; 122.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Liaoning — Liaodong Peninsula
39°4′N 122°0′E / 39.067°N 122.000°E / 39.067; 122.000 (Yellow Sea) Yellow Sea
37°30′N 122°0′E / 37.500°N 122.000°E / 37.500; 122.000 (China)  People's Republic of China ShandongShandong Peninsula
36°59′N 122°0′E / 36.983°N 122.000°E / 36.983; 122.000 (Yellow Sea) Yellow Sea
33°17′N 122°0′E / 33.283°N 122.000°E / 33.283; 122.000 (East China Sea) East China Sea
31°13′N 122°0′E / 31.217°N 122.000°E / 31.217; 122.000 (China)  People's Republic of China ShanghaiJiuduansha Island (intertidal)
31°08′N 122°0′E / 31.133°N 122.000°E / 31.133; 122.000 (East China Sea) East China Sea Passing through the Donghai Bridge (at 30°40′N 122°0′E / 30.667°N 122.000°E / 30.667; 122.000 (Donghai Bridge))
30°9′N 122°0′E / 30.150°N 122.000°E / 30.150; 122.000 (China)  People's Republic of China ZhejiangZhoushan Island, mainland, and minor islands
29°46′N 122°0′E / 29.767°N 122.000°E / 29.767; 122.000 (East China Sea) East China Sea
25°1′N 122°0′E / 25.017°N 122.000°E / 25.017; 122.000 (Taiwan)  Republic of China Easternmost point of the island of Taiwan — claimed by  People's Republic of China
25°0′N 122°0′E / 25.000°N 122.000°E / 25.000; 122.000 (East China Sea) East China Sea
25°0′N 122°0′E / 25.000°N 122.000°E / 25.000; 122.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Philippine Sea — passing just east of islands in the Batanes group,  Philippines (at 20°55′N 121°56′E / 20.917°N 121.933°E / 20.917; 121.933 (Batanes Islands))
20°29′N 122°0′E / 20.483°N 122.000°E / 20.483; 122.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Batan Island
20°27′N 122°0′E / 20.450°N 122.000°E / 20.450; 122.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Philippine Sea — passing just east of the Babuyan Islands,  Philippines (at 19°32′N 121°59′E / 19.533°N 121.983°E / 19.533; 121.983 (Babuyan Islands))
18°17′N 122°0′E / 18.283°N 122.000°E / 18.283; 122.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Luzon
16°2′N 122°0′E / 16.033°N 122.000°E / 16.033; 122.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Philippine Sea
15°2′N 122°0′E / 15.033°N 122.000°E / 15.033; 122.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Polillo
14°40′N 122°0′E / 14.667°N 122.000°E / 14.667; 122.000 (Lamon Bay) Lamon Bay
14°10′N 122°0′E / 14.167°N 122.000°E / 14.167; 122.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Islands of Alabat and Luzon
13°48′N 122°0′E / 13.800°N 122.000°E / 13.800; 122.000 (Tayabas Bay) Tayabas Bay
13°31′N 122°0′E / 13.517°N 122.000°E / 13.517; 122.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Marinduque
13°12′N 122°0′E / 13.200°N 122.000°E / 13.200; 122.000 (Tablas Strait) Tablas Strait Passing just west of the island of Banton,  Philippines (at 12°59′N 122°2′E / 12.983°N 122.033°E / 12.983; 122.033 (Banton))
Passing just west of the island of Simara,  Philippines (at 12°48′N 122°1′E / 12.800°N 122.017°E / 12.800; 122.017 (Banton))
12°36′N 122°0′E / 12.600°N 122.000°E / 12.600; 122.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Tablas
12°8′N 122°0′E / 12.133°N 122.000°E / 12.133; 122.000 (Sibuyan Sea) Sibuyan Sea
11°55′N 122°0′E / 11.917°N 122.000°E / 11.917; 122.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Panay
11°45′N 122°0′E / 11.750°N 122.000°E / 11.750; 122.000 (Sulu Sea) Sulu Sea
10°57′N 122°0′E / 10.950°N 122.000°E / 10.950; 122.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Panay
10°26′N 122°0′E / 10.433°N 122.000°E / 10.433; 122.000 (Sulu Sea) Sulu Sea
7°15′N 122°0′E / 7.250°N 122.000°E / 7.250; 122.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Mindanao
6°56′N 122°0′E / 6.933°N 122.000°E / 6.933; 122.000 (Basilan Strait) Basilan Strait
6°44′N 122°0′E / 6.733°N 122.000°E / 6.733; 122.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Basilan and the Tapiantana Islands
6°17′N 122°0′E / 6.283°N 122.000°E / 6.283; 122.000 (Celebes Sea) Celebes Sea
1°2′N 122°0′E / 1.033°N 122.000°E / 1.033; 122.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sulawesi (Minahassa Peninsula)
0°28′N 122°0′E / 0.467°N 122.000°E / 0.467; 122.000 (Gulf of Tomini) Gulf of Tomini
0°21′S 122°0′E / 0.350°S 122.000°E / -0.350; 122.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Togian Islands
0°25′S 122°0′E / 0.417°S 122.000°E / -0.417; 122.000 (Gulf of Tomini) Gulf of Tomini
0°56′S 122°0′E / 0.933°S 122.000°E / -0.933; 122.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sulawesi (East Peninsula)
1°38′S 122°0′E / 1.633°S 122.000°E / -1.633; 122.000 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea
2°37′S 122°0′E / 2.617°S 122.000°E / -2.617; 122.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sulawesi (South-East Peninsula
4°53′S 122°0′E / 4.883°S 122.000°E / -4.883; 122.000 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea
5°9′S 122°0′E / 5.150°S 122.000°E / -5.150; 122.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Kabaena
5°31′S 122°0′E / 5.517°S 122.000°E / -5.517; 122.000 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea Passing just east of the Selayar Islands,  Indonesia (at 7°22′S 121°50′E / 7.367°S 121.833°E / -7.367; 121.833 (Selayar Islands))
7°29′S 122°0′E / 7.483°S 122.000°E / -7.483; 122.000 (Flores Sea) Flores Sea
8°26′S 122°0′E / 8.433°S 122.000°E / -8.433; 122.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Flores
8°48′S 122°0′E / 8.800°S 122.000°E / -8.800; 122.000 (Savu Sea) Savu Sea
10°27′S 122°0′E / 10.450°S 122.000°E / -10.450; 122.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Savu
10°28′S 122°0′E / 10.467°S 122.000°E / -10.467; 122.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
13°36′S 122°0′E / 13.600°S 122.000°E / -13.600; 122.000 (Australia)  Australia Western AustraliaSeringapatam Reef
13°42′S 122°0′E / 13.700°S 122.000°E / -13.700; 122.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Passing just east of Scott Reef, Western Australia,  Australia (at 14°7′S 121°59′E / 14.117°S 121.983°E / -14.117; 121.983 (Scott Reef))
18°24′S 122°0′E / 18.400°S 122.000°E / -18.400; 122.000 (Australia)  Australia Western Australia — mainland and the Archipelago of the Recherche
34°8′S 122°0′E / 34.133°S 122.000°E / -34.133; 122.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
60°0′S 122°0′E / 60.000°S 122.000°E / -60.000; 122.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°11′S 122°0′E / 66.183°S 122.000°E / -66.183; 122.000 (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.