126th meridian east

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126th meridian east

The meridian 126° east of Greenwich is a line of longitude that extends from the North Pole across the Arctic Ocean, Asia, Australia, the Indian Ocean, the Southern Ocean, and Antarctica to the South Pole.

The 126th meridian east forms a great circle with the 54th meridian west.

From Pole to Pole[edit]

Starting at the North Pole and heading south to the South Pole, the 126th meridian east passes through:

Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes
90°0′N 126°0′E / 90.000°N 126.000°E / 90.000; 126.000 (Arctic Ocean) Arctic Ocean
77°41′N 126°0′E / 77.683°N 126.000°E / 77.683; 126.000 (Laptev Sea) Laptev Sea
73°31′N 126°0′E / 73.517°N 126.000°E / 73.517; 126.000 (Russia)  Russia Islands of the Lena Delta and mainland
52°46′N 126°0′E / 52.767°N 126.000°E / 52.767; 126.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Heilongjiang — for about 10 km
52°40′N 126°0′E / 52.667°N 126.000°E / 52.667; 126.000 (Russia)  Russia For about 9 km
52°35′N 126°0′E / 52.583°N 126.000°E / 52.583; 126.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Heilongjiang
Inner Mongolia — for about 1 km from 50°56′N 126°0′E / 50.933°N 126.000°E / 50.933; 126.000 (Inner Mongolia)
Heilongjiang — from 50°55′N 126°0′E / 50.917°N 126.000°E / 50.917; 126.000 (Hailongjiang)
Jilin — from 45°11′N 126°0′E / 45.183°N 126.000°E / 45.183; 126.000 (Jilin)
40°56′N 126°0′E / 40.933°N 126.000°E / 40.933; 126.000 (North Korea)  North Korea For about 2 km
40°55′N 126°0′E / 40.917°N 126.000°E / 40.917; 126.000 (China)  People's Republic of China Jilin — for about 2 km
40°53′N 126°0′E / 40.883°N 126.000°E / 40.883; 126.000 (North Korea)  North Korea
37°52′N 126°0′E / 37.867°N 126.000°E / 37.867; 126.000 (Yellow Sea) Yellow Sea
34°53′N 126°0′E / 34.883°N 126.000°E / 34.883; 126.000 (South Korea)  South Korea Several islands of Sinan and Jindo counties
34°15′N 126°0′E / 34.250°N 126.000°E / 34.250; 126.000 (Yellow Sea) Yellow Sea Passing just west of the island of Jeju-do,  South Korea (at 33°17′N 126°9′E / 33.283°N 126.150°E / 33.283; 126.150 (Jeju-do))
33°17′N 126°0′E / 33.283°N 126.000°E / 33.283; 126.000 (East China Sea) East China Sea
25°15′N 126°0′E / 25.250°N 126.000°E / 25.250; 126.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Philippine Sea
— passing just east of Calicoan Island,  Philippines (at 10°56′N 125°50′E / 10.933°N 125.833°E / 10.933; 125.833 (Calicoan))
— passing just east of Suluan Island,  Philippines (at 10°45′N 125°58′E / 10.750°N 125.967°E / 10.750; 125.967 (Suluan))
9°57′N 126°0′E / 9.950°N 126.000°E / 9.950; 126.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Islands of Siargao and Middle Bucas
9°42′N 126°0′E / 9.700°N 126.000°E / 9.700; 126.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean Philippine Sea
9°18′N 126°0′E / 9.300°N 126.000°E / 9.300; 126.000 (Philippines)  Philippines Island of Mindanao
6°54′N 126°0′E / 6.900°N 126.000°E / 6.900; 126.000 (Davao Ocean) Davao Gulf
6°12′N 126°0′E / 6.200°N 126.000°E / 6.200; 126.000 (Pacific Ocean) Pacific Ocean
3°29′N 126°0′E / 3.483°N 126.000°E / 3.483; 126.000 (Molucca Sea) Molucca Sea
1°48′S 126°0′E / 1.800°S 126.000°E / -1.800; 126.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Mangole
1°54′S 126°0′E / 1.900°S 126.000°E / -1.900; 126.000 (Ceram Sea) Ceram Sea
2°15′S 126°0′E / 2.250°S 126.000°E / -2.250; 126.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Sanana
2°28′S 126°0′E / 2.467°S 126.000°E / -2.467; 126.000 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea
3°13′S 126°0′E / 3.217°S 126.000°E / -3.217; 126.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Buru — westernmost point
3°18′S 126°0′E / 3.300°S 126.000°E / -3.300; 126.000 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea
7°40′S 126°0′E / 7.667°S 126.000°E / -7.667; 126.000 (Indonesia)  Indonesia Island of Wetar
7°54′S 126°0′E / 7.900°S 126.000°E / -7.900; 126.000 (Banda Sea) Banda Sea
8°30′S 126°0′E / 8.500°S 126.000°E / -8.500; 126.000 (Timor-Leste)  Timor-Leste Island of Timor
9°6′S 126°0′E / 9.100°S 126.000°E / -9.100; 126.000 (Timor Sea) Timor Sea
13°7′S 126°0′E / 13.117°S 126.000°E / -13.117; 126.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean
14°1′S 126°0′E / 14.017°S 126.000°E / -14.017; 126.000 (Australia)  Australia Western Australia
32°17′S 126°0′E / 32.283°S 126.000°E / -32.283; 126.000 (Indian Ocean) Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean[1][2]
60°0′S 126°0′E / 60.000°S 126.000°E / -60.000; 126.000 (Southern Ocean) Southern Ocean
66°17′S 126°0′E / 66.283°S 126.000°E / -66.283; 126.000 (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.