129th meridian east
The meridian 129° 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.
In Australia, the meridian defines the eastern border of Western Australia, and the western borders of the Northern Territory and South Australia. The border of Western Australia meets the Northern Territory border and South Australian border at the 26th parallel south, at what is known as Surveyor Generals Corner.
From Pole to Pole
Co-ordinates Country, territory or sea Notes Arctic Ocean Laptev Sea Russia Islands of the Lena Delta and the mainland People's Republic of China Heilongjiang
Jilin — from
North Korea Sea of Japan South Korea East China Sea Korea Strait — passing just west of the island of Shimono-shima, Japan (at ) Japan Islands of Nakadorijima, Wakamatsujima and Kabajima, Gotō Islands East China Sea Japan Islands of Kaminonejima and Yokoatejima, Tokara Islands East China Sea Japan Island of Tokunoshima Pacific Ocean Passing just east of the island of Halmahera, Indonesia (at ) Halmahera Sea Ceram Sea Indonesia Island of Seram Banda Sea Indonesia Island of Sermata Timor Sea Australia Western Australia / Northern Territory border
Western Australia / South Australia border — from
Indian Ocean Australian authorities consider this to be part of the Southern Ocean Southern Ocean Antarctica Australian Antarctic Territory, claimed by Australia
- Porter, John, Surveyor-General of South Australia (April 1990). "AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE - Longitude 129 degrees east, and why it is not the longest, straight line in the world". National Perspectives: 32nd Australian Surveyors Congress Technical Papers 31 March - 6 April 1990. Canberra: The Institution: Eyepiece - Official Organ of The Institution of Surveyors, Australia, W.A. Division. pp. 18–24. Porter.
- Darby, Andrew (22 December 2003). "Canberra all at sea over position of Southern Ocean". The Age. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
- "Indian Ocean". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 13 January 2013.